Weddings & Special Events: Captain, Coordinator & Consultant Trainee
- $15.00 Hourly
- Full Time
- Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K / Retirement, Meal Plan / Free Food, Ask Us!
- Employer Very Likely to Respond
Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Centers at Aliso Viejo Conference Center in Aliso Viejo, CA is looking for a dynamic addition to our Catering Team!
We are currently hiring a Wedding Coordinator/Reception Captain/Wedding Consultant Trainee.
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn everything about producing and leading our events while learning the catering sales process. We produce beautiful and extraordinary wedding ceremonies & receptions! This is a perfect opportunity to join our company at an entry level with the tremendous opportunity to grow.
Remember, we work when our clients and guests play, so weekend, evening and holiday availability is mandatory.
First and foremost, we are looking for candidates with a positive attitude and a brilliant smile!
Qualified candidates will:
~ have a passion for weddings, events and the hospitality industry
~ possess a college degree or be a current student in an accredited academic program or have solid hospitality experience
~ have 2 years hospitality experience (preferred but not required)
~ have strong computer skills~ solid knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook required
~ be able to analyze and solve problems while multi-tasking
~ have tremendous interpersonal skills (verbal/written/listening/presentation)
~ possess strong organization and time management skills
~ have the willingness to do "whatever it takes" to get the job done
~ be willing to work a variety of shifts, weekends, evenings and holidays
~ be able to exhibit grace under pressure
~ have the ability to relate to a diverse set of team members and clients
~ be able to lift chairs, move tables and participate in the set-up/tear down of banquets.
The position is a combination of the Reception Captain, Wedding Coordinator and Wedding Consultant Trainee/Administrator. Individuals who are successful at all aspects of this position will have the opportunity to be considered for full-time Catering Manager positions at this and other Wedgewood locations.
Reception Captain duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
~Set-Up and Clean-Up of all banquets
~Managing vendors and banquet servers to execute perfect weddings and banquets
~Maintain pro-active and constant communication with the Bride/Groom or Event Organizer to ensure fantastic results
~Act as the Manager on Duty in the absence of the management team
Consultant Trainee and Wedding Coordinator duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
~Running the sales office in the absence of the Catering Sales Managers
~Schedule and conduct personal consultations, invitations, details, and final meetings for clients.
~Close sales & finalize contracts with clients.
~Review previous business/clients and contact for rebooking.
~Obtain guaranteed counts/payments/details for all events.
~Communicate detailed information with the catering team.
~Coordinating final details and guest counts with all vendors.
~Coordinate wedding rehearsals and "Day of Coordination".
The compensation for this position is hourly with a generous quarterly bonus plan. Our company culture fosters teamwork, guest service and individual accountability. We offer a competitive compensation package including health, vision, dental and life insurance. We also have a 401k plan with a company match after an initial waiting period.
Would you like to join us? Please apply via Workpop and also, if you want to REALLY impress, please visit our “Careers” page of our website:
At the top & bottom of the page you will find a link to our on-line application. We look forward to learning about you, your experience and why you think you would be a great fit at Wedgewood! Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you!
At Wedgewood Weddings, we are committed to being a great place to work! From growth opportunities to our dynamic "Wedge" culture, we work hard to provide a foundation for building successful careers. To be one of us, you need to have these building blocks:
- Fiery passion for success in the wedding/event industry
- Devotion to hospitality
- Excellent attention to detail
- Flawless communication skills
Our ultimate goal is to deliver the best value, service and convenience (or, our trademark Valservenience™) to every client, every time. To achieve that goal, we hire the most highly qualified people in the industry who share our philosophy. Our company culture fosters diversity, teamwork, brilliant guest service and individual accountability. Would you like to join us? We hope so!