Venue Rental Sales Manager

 At the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, we believe in kid-powered learning. We work hard every day to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. To accomplish this mission, we bring together a dynamic team of talented individuals whose passions range from exhibit design to the culinary arts, from developing engaging educational programs to offering only the best in customer service. If you like to work hard and play hard, we want to hear from you! We offer a comprehensive benefits package, competitive wages, and a supportive, rewarding and FUN work environment. 

The Venue Rental Sales Manager is responsible for managing the Museum’s facility rental program. Duties include prospecting clients, sales/contracts, customer service and executing all event logistics. 

Position: Venue Rental Sales Manager 

Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours per week; Evenings and weekends as determined by business needs, typically 4 – 6 per month

Rate: $58,000-$62,370 

Benefits: A comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage. Paid time-off for vacation, sick days and four holidays. 401(k) Retirement Plan with eligibility to contribute after a 3-month waiting period (must be 21 years of age). Employee Assistance Program, flexible spending account and short-term disability. Free parking, free family membership to the Museum, and discounts in the Museum Gift Shop and Café. 

Responsibilities and Essential Functions To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the responsibilities. 

  •  Develop competitive and appealing program offerings based on current market research
  • Deliver a hands-on, proactive and creative approach to prospecting potential clients 
  • Serve as the point-of-contact for all venue rental clients and provide exceptional customer service throughout the entire process
  • Responsible for negotiating, implementing and ensuring compliance for all contracts and agreements related to the venue rentals program 
  • Collaborate with internal departments to manage, schedule and train staff for events; provide clear and concise event details to all support staff and vendors 
  • Create and maintain productive relationships with industry related organizations, including the development of a preferred vendor list 
  • Collaborate with the internal reservations team to ensure conflict-free scheduling of Museum resources 
  • Provide training to Museum staff in database procedures, guest service and care/operation of Museum resources 
  • Maintain event resources i.e., AV equipment, linens, tables and chairs 
  • Assist with special event set-up
  • Ensure Museum safety and security measures are followed at all times 
  • Coordinate with Finance Department for invoicing, purchase orders, budgeting, contract administration, income/expense audits and cash flow projections 
  • Meet or exceed established venue sales revenue goals  
  • Develop and manage annual expense budget for the program’s effective operation 
  • Serve as manager-on-duty (MOD) as scheduled 
  • Perform other tasks as assigned 
  • Proven experience in sales, special event planning and providing exceptional customer service
  • Professional, assertive, team-oriented, creative, outgoing and flexible 
  • Ability to work independently and to multi-task 
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends 
  • Database experience and proficiency with MS Office 
  • Ability to lift tables, chairs and other event equipment, up to 50lbs 
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or combination of education and/or 3 years experience in marketing, communications, event planning or related field 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, bilingual proficiency in Spanish, preferred 
  • Knowledge and understanding of museums and/or non-profits, preferred 
  • Strong commitment to the Museum’s mission, vision and values of diversity, equity, access and inclusion 

Supervisory Responsibilities 

  • Supervise day-of operational support including Museum staff, volunteers, security officers and janitorial team 

The Museum is a stimulating and team-oriented environment. The Museum is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.  

The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.