Careers

Senior Management Positions

Wages Starting at $50,000 and adjusted for experience and skill set.  Full time salary exempt position with benefits.
 
General Description:
In business for over 25 years, Ampa Events is a well-established event and production company in the east coast community.
We have successfully come through 2020 and are now looking to expand.
 
Our ideal candidate for General Manager will have the diverse skills and flexibility that the event/live production industry requires.  Leadership, organizational skills, HR skills and great customer service skills are a must.  The live event industry requires some work at nights, weekends, and occasionally overnights per the needs of our client events.
 

Job Location: Richmond VA, requires move to Richmond, VA. 

Responsibilities:
 

General

  • Monitor and Manage overall company operations.  Have your finger on the pulse of the company in all departments.
  • Insure a safe and efficient work environment that adhere to long standing company policies, and procedures.  Teach, reinforce and enforce policies and procedures
  • Scheduling: Be able to manage and schedule crews, vehicles and materials over multiple events.
  • Be able to manage efficient work flow of staff between events to ensure inventory is repaired, or replaced as needed. Warehouse is kept in a safe and ordered manner.
  • Manage and schedule vehicle maintenance.
  • Order materials for events and general supplies according to policy 
HR
  • Advertise for positions, be a part of the evaluation team for hiring
  • Monitor Staff with a coaching teaching approach but a level of high expectations for each employee to do their job and do it well.  We pay above market rates for positions and expect greatness in serving our client and thus serving each other as a team work for our mutual success.
  • Evaluations and disciplinary actions as needed
  • Comply with State and local regulations, record-keeping and related HR tasks
Event
  • Jump in and help out as needed with event, including acting as a production manager to deliver and install a client order.
  • Manage and supervise all preproduction preparation work executed by event producers.
  • Interact with venues, other planners, vendors and suppliers as needed
  • Work with client as needed in the preparation for an event
Inventory
  • This is our life blood and sets us apart from other event companies.  Our inventory must be cherished, cared for and maintained.
  • Enforce safe loading practices of inventory with proper packing material to protect products for client use and long term lifespan
  • Manage and assist as needed with inventory maintenance, both digital, e-commerce and physical 
Customer Service
  • Work with clients as needed
  • Follow up with each client for a post event review of customer service with the goal of gaining 5 of 5 start reviews
  • Manage both positive and negative client relations.  If a client is unsatisfied, first, determine why, gather complete info and input from our team and then suggest a resolutions if needed. 
Qualifications:
  • 5-10 years experience in Events, Catering, Theatre, or related Hospitality Industries
  • A great mix of general event skills including carpentry, working with tools, general painting, drape, etc and…above all…
  • Problem solving skills with a “get it done attitude”
  • Good Driving Record – must be able to drive trucks and trailers and be cleared by our insurance company to drive company vehicles.
  • Ability to push, pull, and lift objects up to 50libs without assistance
  • Good customer service skills
  • Good written/verbal communication skills
Compensation Package & Benefits
  • Healthcare
  • IRA with 3% Matching
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave
  • Direct Deposit
  • Wage Package Starting at $50,000 and adjusted for skills and experience.
Do you like creative work?  Are you a great organizer?  Would you like to work in a creative, artistic industry, handling and managing an incredible inventory of specialize event decor and equipment while putting your creativity to work executing stunning events?  This career may be perfect for you!
 
Ampa Events, an event management, and production service company, is actively searching for a seasoned professional with proven leadership skills to oversee general operations and execution of programs. Our ideal candidate will be a natural at multi-tasking, and organization, while having a keen understanding of business.
 
Location:  Richmond, Va – Henrico County distribution center
 
Primary Responsibilities
 
  • Directing, supervising, and scheduling all aspects of operations, including scheduling of people, equipment, trucking, over-hire staffing, rentals, and other support gear and services.
  • Facilitate efficiencies and smooth execution of events by developing timelines, schedules, and task lists for event installation
  • Anticipate problems. Analyze and formulate proactive solutions in a positive manner.
  • Inventory management, maintenance, and warehouse operations. 
  • Prepare reports and communicate regularly with the President on the state of operations. 
  • Lead and participate in pre-production review process. Oversee production planning and anticipate production needs. 
  • Lead, manage and execute programs 
  • Work flexible and extended hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays in addition to normal business hours. 
  • Mentor, train and develop staff in standard operating procedures for loading trucks, event installation and warehouse operations. Enforce strict adherence to safety standards and Ampa’s standard operating policies and procedures
  • Facilitate a safe work environment in the warehouse and at job sites.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years experience in a managerial position that includes directing and supervising a team of employees. The ideal candidate will have experience in theatre, events, conference, hospitality or other related businesses.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and deadlines. Work effectively under pressure and/or within time-sensitive schedules.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical abilities.
  • Strong organizational skills that include planning in advance for success and maximum efficiency.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to form effective working relationships with clients, employees, and business partners. 
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the job: walk/stand for extended periods of time, push/pull, kneel, climb ladders, and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without assistance.
  • Work in both indoor and outdoor conditions. 
  • Must have great driving record for insurance.  Drive box trucks and pull a utility trailer as needed.  
  • Familiarity with digital inventory management methods.
Job Type: Full-time


Benefits

  • Healthcare
  • Vacation pay
  • Holiday pay
  • Retirement plan with 3% Matching
  • Flex Time

Salary Package
Starting at $40,000 to $50,000 and adjusted for skills and experience.

To Apply:
Send complete resume with a cover letter, explaining why you are ideal for this position and how your skill set will advance Ampa Events to:  hiring@ampaevents.com
Are you creative, confident, fun, and outgoing? Are you passionate about serving clients and delivering exceptional customer service? Do you love designing programs and seeing them through to fruition?  If so, this may be the perfect position for you!
 
In business since 1996, Ampa Events, a full-service event design and production company, is a direct source for unique inventory, equipment, technical, and design services. We produce all types of events including galas, conferences, fundraisers, weddings, school events, corporate events and others as well as support other event professionals as a vendor.
 
There are remote & office full time positions located in Richmond, VA. 
 
Job responsibilities include:
 
  • Listen to client’s needs and generate creative solutions designing rooms, themes, lounge environments, floor plans that are both functional and fun.
  • Work directly with clients to determine and finalize event orders including custom branded stage sets, decorative lighting, lounge furniture, AV and Stage Lighting, theme decor, linens, china or other client needs.
  • Provide total solutions for clients that include planning services, design services, equipment services, technical services and skilled professional execution of programs
  • Pursue networking opportunities – develop and maintain professional contacts in the event industry by participating and attending industry association events creating beneficial relationships
  • Establish Ampa as a vendor at all major venues throughout the metro DC and Mid Atlantic region
  • Serve the event needs, equipment and technical services of other event professionals and venues
  • Draft proposals and contracts using a sales database system that includes a point and click inventory database to support complete designs
  • Manage the project to fruition including installation of client events and supervision of operation crew as needed.
  • Interact with operations and administrative staff to ensure quality service to clients.
  • Create reports and follow up with clients post event
  • Be a part of our social media program
Required skills/qualifications:
 
  • College degree preferred
  • Outgoing, friendly personality with 5+ years demonstrated successful sales experience
  • 5+ years of event, hospitality or related experience.
  • Have great relationships and experience with venues and organizations in the metro DC area
  • Active in event industry associations
  • Design, theatre, art, interior decorating, or other creative skills
  • Strong art sense, well-developed sense of creative conceptualization
  • Rendering, Photoshop and Illustrator skills; hand sketch abilities are a definite plus!
  • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible to meet client needs
  • Proven communication and presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of Mac OS
  • Social media skills
  • Physical Requirement. Must be able to safely lift, move, twist, use ladders and work with 25-50 pounds using material handling equipment
  • The event industry produces events at all times of the week and day.  Evening and weekend availability is required as needed for customer service.
Salary and Benefits
 
  • Salary Starting at $40,000 plus commission and negotiable based on experience and skills
  • Healthcare
  • IRA with 3% Matching
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave
  • Direct Deposit
 
To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter in PDF format with SENIOR EVENT DESIGNER –
SALES in the subject line of your email to info@ampaevents.com We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Learn more about us online at www.ampaevents.com
If you love everything weddings, this may be the perfect job for you! Work with Brides and Grooms helping them with their dreams. Manage and direct wedding sales for a team of wedding planners. Act as assistant show producer for 7 regional premiere wedding expo shows. Work from home and office both independently and as part of a team of long standing professionals.

Ampa Events, an event design, and production services company in business for over 25-year-old, provides production services for the Wedding Experience Shows, and seeks a Regional Sales Manager to help in the following areas:

Territories:

1) Regional Wedding Services

  • Manage inbound request for wedding service from brides and grooms
  • Call on qualified referrals
  • Develop relationships with venues and reception facilities
  • Call on lists of Brides and Grooms generated from wedding shows

2) Wedding Experience Assistant Producer and Sales

  • Manage and facilitate the production of 7 premiere Wedding Shows
  • Work with venues making and check pre-show details
  • Respond on inbound Vendor/Exhibitor requests and show information
  • Respond to inbound requests for the purchase of exhibitor space in the show
  • Sell Exhibitor Booths to regular returning exhibitors
  • Sell Exhibitor Booths to prequalified leads from a list of wedding industry professionals throughout the mid Atlantic.

Requirements:

  • Loves everything weddings
  • Experience in Sales
  • Familiarity with Telemarketing
  • High literacy with computers, email, social media and Google Search
  • Friendly with a persistent personality and drive to succeed

Will Train

  • Messaging, emails and scripts provided
  • Workflow Chart to help organize workflow

Full-time and Part-time Positions available with flex schedules
Commission + Base Pay Starting at $24,000 – Base pay negotiable based on experience

 

In business for close to 30 years, Ampa Events, an event production company, seeks well rounded candidates with many skills that theater and general event technicians will have including Carpentry, Lighting, AV, Rigging, and great people skills.  You do not need to be an expert in any or all of these technical skills, but proficient and willing to learn and grow. The primary responsibility is to manage the execution of events in the field which includes all preproduction planning and arrangements, the management of a crew, unload, install, and completion of the client’s order in a timely manner.

A Full Time manager level position with benefits for a career minded individual who wants to settle into one job, plant roots and grow with our company. A successful candidate will have a diverse skill set that is applicable to the event and live production industry. Candidates will need to wear multiple hats and change gears smoothly as operation require.  4-8 years of demonstrated experience in theatre, events, catering, or related hospitality industries is require for this position.  If you do not have the required experience, this position is not for you.

Job Location: Richmond VA, requires move to Richmond, VA.

Similar Job, Titles and Duties:

Operations Manager, Stage Manager, Prop Master, Technical Director, Creative Director, AV Manager.  If you have held management positions of this nature and have a diverse skill set, you may be well suited for this position

Experience Required

MUST HAVE 4-8 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THEATRE, EVENTS, CATERING OR RELATED HOSPITALITY INDUSTRIES
Consideration will be give to candidates that have proven skills and HR management experience, but may not have a complete 4 years of min. experience.

Responsibilities

  • Manage all preproduction arrangements in preparation for the execution of the event, to include Communications with venue, outside planners, subcontractors, arrangements for support crew, help with scheduling, and related tasks
  • Install and manage productions per clients need as well as manage the production team through the pre-production process.
  • Crew Lead/Manager:  candidate will run the production and manager the crew to execute on time installations. Great HR, People and customer service skills are a must.
  • Carpentry skills: Construction and installation of scenery; working with wood, foam, fiberglass, plastics, and other materials – general skills with tools
  • Lighting:  Installation of theatrical lighting for corporate stage applications as well as decorative theme designs including hanging, focusing, and circuiting of lighting equipment with groups based support in hotels and other venues
  • Inventory:  Assist and work with Inventory managers for tracking and maintenance to 30,000 sq ft of inventory. Our inventory is Ampa’s primary asset.  Track its goings and comings and enforcing safe and effective use of sets, scenery and support gear is essential to the success of an event company.
  • AV:  able to set up and operate general AV systems
  • Scheduling:  Facilitate efficient use of staff as needed for event schedule, and other tasks.
  • Requires the ability to work an irregular schedule that includes a typical work week schedule plus nights and weekends as needed per event schedule. Some travel required, including overnight stays.

Required Skill/Qualifications:

  • Positive individual eager to learn and grow with the company.
  • Well-developed leadership skills – demonstrated ability to motivate a team to execute and complete tasks under a tight timeline.
  • Carpentry skills
  • Lighting: understanding of theatrical lighting, wiring, and general repair skills.
  • Rigging Skills.Hanging focusing of lights.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, able to self-direct and anticipate potential issues and provide solutions.
  • Good driving record, able to drive small box trucks and pull utility trailers.
  • Good written/verbal communications; technologically savvy.  Mac OS preferred.
  • Customer service skills — good with people and able to interact positively with clients on site.
  • Comfortable juggling multiple projects and able to improvise.
  • Ability to rapidly change gears and adapt to client orders.
  • Ability to push, pull, and lift objects up to 50 lbs without assistance.
  • Artistic skills and/or prop fabrication design and fabrication experience a huge plus!

NOTE: A good mix of skills is a must.  We will train in many areas.  If you are well rounded and enjoy being creative, become a key member of our team and grow us.

Not Required, but desirable skills (may position you for other roles in the company):

  1. Artistic skills – painting, craft skills
  2. Prop Design and Fabrication
  3. HR Training
  4. HR Hiring, candidate evaluation

Training
Ampa will train and provide continuing education for committed employees.  However, as a Senior Managers Position, candidates must come to this role with superb skills in the aforementioned areas.  If you are lacking in one or two areas, but have a positive attitude and a proven work history of commitment to your past employers, please apply but in your cover letter explain how you will manage your role if you are laking in one of the skills.

Compensation Package & Benefits
  • Healthcare
  • IRA with 3% Matching
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave
  • Direct Deposit
  • Wage Package Starting at $42,500 and adjusted for skills and experience.

To Apply:

Send complete resume with a cover letter, explaining why you are ideal for this position and how your skill set will advance Ampa Events to:  info@ampaevents.com

Ampa Events, an event service and rental company, is actively searching for a part-time or full-time Full Charge Bookkeeper and Office Manager.  This management level position is an integral part of the Ampa team and will oversee and manage all aspects of operations, scheduling, and hiring.  Our ideal candidate will be a natural at multi-tasking, organization and genuinely has a passion for actively engaging team members and clients to foster business growth and operational efficiency. While we prefer to hire 1 full-time position, we are happy to hire a PT Full Charge Bookkeeper for 20-25hrs per week in a Work form Anywhere (home and office combination) model with 1 day in the office or a full time position combined with Office management responsibilities.  Work in a Covid Safe Environment with a private office.  Limited staff is back at the office.    

We are a successful small business for 25+ years and now we are rebuilding our staff post Covid.  Demand is high for our creative work and a capable company like Ampa.

Compensation package:

1. Salary rate based on experience – starting at $25.00/hr and adjusted upwards based on skills and capabilities.

2. Full-time or part-time. Flex schedule options are available.

3. Health benefits and retirement benefits for full time positions.

4. Vacation, sick leave, and time off as needed per policies and procedures manual.

5.  EOE

Full Charge Bookkeeper Responsibilities

MUST HAVE 4-8 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THEATRE, EVENTS, CATERING OR RELATED HOSPITALITY INDUSTRIES
Consideration will be given to candidates that have proven skills and HR management experience, but may not have a complete 4 years of min. experience.

Responsibilities

  1. Full Charge Bookkeeper. AR, AP, payroll prep and reporting to an outside payroll company, reconcile credit cards, bank statements, expense reports, account for incoming orders, and all related bookkeeping tasks.

     

  2. Controller. Ampa needs a thinking person. Candidate must demonstrate, through experience, their abilities to evaluate expense reports, identify questionable payables, identify questionable charges on credit cards and in general, analyze bookkeeping information and time cards, addressing problems, and enforce policy.

     

  3. Enforce policy. Candidate must be able to enforce policy with respect to submission of receipts, reports, and information in a timely manner from multiple employees.

     

  4. Systems-oriented approach to management of books, information flow, and reporting. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to analyze work flow and identify areas that need better systems to facilitate efficiency in bookkeeping and general office management. Candidate will be responsible to establish work flow procedures to facilitate their success and overall company efficiency.

     

  5. General office management. Receipt and handling of mail, receiving orders and checking their correctness vs. order placed with various vendors, management of all supplies, office upkeep and general enforcement of policies and procedures manual.

     

  6. Customer service. A primary bookkeeping responsibility is AR. Along with this, a candidate will be required to follow up with clients post event as a general follow up and send a thank you note.

     

  7. Insurance policy management. Facilitate the management of various insurance policies including administering company health insurance, and provide reporting to other various insurance agencies.

     

  8. Other responsibilities. Assist the President in his new business development role and act as the President’s general assistant interacting with him in all areas as needed. General research of vendors and elements as needed for operations.

Office Manager Responsibilities:

1. Chief of Staff & Communication

  • Directly engage and supervise the team.
  • Actively participate and oversee the planning, assigning, and delegation of work to achieve successful execution of business initiatives.
  • Actively manage office productivity and oversee to task completion.
  • Prepare reporting and communicate regularly with the President on all aspects of Ampa business including but not limited to:  sales reporting and forecasting, business performance, employee accountability, staffing updates and workflow efficiency.
  • Maintain proficiency in all business software needed for Ampa business operations.

2. General Office Operations

  • Organize and manage all office operations and workflow – engage and challenge current process as appropriate to improve operational efficiency.
  • Oversee and develop work standards for all repetitive operation tasks as needed.
  • Monitor and oversee all office equipment including but not limited to: telephones, computers, network servers, printers, and fax machine.
  • Develop and manage execution of standard data management procedures for systemic retention, protection, retrieval, transfer, and disposal of all electronic and hard copy files.
  • Oversee mail handling, inventory delivery process, supply management, and ordering.
  • Enforce company correspondence protocol, style practices, and brand standards.
  • Oversee facility maintenance including but not limited to:  office cleaning/upkeep, snow/ice removal, parking lot maintenance, pest control, and parking procedures.
  • Main point of contact for the general public

3.  Human Resource Management

  • Actively recruit, interview, hire, and oversee training for all new employees.
  • Maintain active list of open job positions.
  • Review and maintain all personnel records in compliance with all applicable laws.
  • Serve as main point of contact for all human resource related questions.
  • General enforcement of Ampa policy and procedures manual.
  • Develop and implement employee accountability programs to foster operational efficiency and client satisfaction.
  • Review and update job descriptions as needed to ensure efficient task allocation.

4.  Customer Service

  • Provide superior customer service and step in as needed to resolve challenging client interactions with positive outcomes.
  • Ensure that Ampa brand is consistently represented at all times by all employees.
  • Assist the President in business development efforts and other general administrative tasks as needed to achieve Ampa business goals.

Not Required, but desirable skills (may position you for other roles in the company):
1.  Artistic skills – painting, craft skills
2.  Prop Design and Fabrication
3.  HR Training
4.  HR Hiring, candidate evaluation

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  1. Highly experienced professional that can demonstrate through experience how their initiative affects positive results for their employer.
  2. Minimum 5-10 years consistent employment experience, management experience, HR experience, etc.
  3. Practical experience with small business.
  4. Expert with QuickBooks Pro.
  5. Proficiency in all general office software and office machinery.

To Apply:

Send complete resume with a cover letter, explaining why you are ideal for this position and how your skill set will advance Ampa Events to:  info@ampaevents.com

Do you love everything weddings? Are you creative and highly organized?  Do you like to work independently?  Have you worked in the wedding industry but never had the equipment and support systems at your finger tips?  If you want the perfect mix or independence and support from and established companies with vast inventory and technical resources, then running a Wedding Department for Ampa Events maybe the perfect job for you.  
 
Celebrating 25 years of success, Ampa is a social Conscience and environmentally friendly company. Our best practices include the purchase and support of made in the USA products from small businesses with environmentally friendly practices. We have created a new department head position for a Rock Star! To support success in the wedding industry, Ampa maintains a huge inventory of standard event equipment as well as the regions largest collection of unique event equipment, decor, lighting as well as custom fabrication services to achieve clients unique goals.  If you love everything weddings and enjoy being creative while giving best in class customer service, this could be the perfect position for you.
 
The Director will manage the Department with hiring authority and the directive to grow department with an a focus on excellence.  During periods of the year when weddings are slow, you can shift gears and work on a few, exciting national conferences or gala fundraisers.  In addition, The Wedding Experience produces 7 premium wedding shows in the fall and winter in the Baltimore, Md, Washington DC and Richmond, Va Markets.  Ampa is the Show Producer.  Dabble in everything weddings while experience the rewards of helping to produce the region highest quality wedding show.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Develop and implement a sales and customer service strategy that will support growth in high end weddings
  • Work Directly with clients and family to achieve event goals
  • Design and develop solutions uniquely suited for each client
  • Enforce policies and practices
  • Promote and embody Ampa culture of quality and excellence
  • Manage and implement social media marketing and advertising campaigns
  • Service of other wedding planners with equipment, design and technical support
  • Create innovative connections and partnerships with industry professionals and related companies
  • Help with Wedding Experience sales and followups developing new relationships with vendors and exhibitors.
  • Responsible for the management of the events and helping with wedding show details from planning to execution and post-event such as the collection of invoices, audit of budget, review, reports and follow up as needed.
  • Supervise and nurture the growth and development of Ampa Rentals in the wedding markets
  • Mentor team members
  • Supervise the execution and installation of events as needed with an active hands on approach

Requirements:

  • College degree preferred
  • Event or related hospitality sales experience 
  • 5 years of wedding event experience 
  • Independent business and/or small business experience preferred
  • 3+ years relevant managerial and HR experience
  • Position requires physical activity and the ability to work with 50 pounds with material handling equipment

Skills:

  • Evaluates situations effectively
  • Problem Solving, Critical Thinking
  • Excellent communications
  • Generally creative and able to design effective solutions
  • General skills with tools, crafting, fabrics and elements used for decorating weddings
  • Great leadership ability
  • Works well with others
  • Consistently holds team members to high standards
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Outgoing personality
  • Networker

Compensation:

  • Base Pay:  $40-50k depending on skills and experience
  • Commissions and Bonuses based on performance. 
  • Negotiable per experience and preference
Benefits for FT Position:
 
  • Simple IRA with company 3% match 
  • Healthcare care plan 
  • Paid Vacation 
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Flexible work schedule

To Apply:

If you have the required skills and experience please send a cover letter (explaining why you are the perfect candidate for the job), and resume in PDF or Word format  to hiring@ampaevents.com. Please specify job title and your name as the subject. Location: Richmond, VA

General and Entry Level Positions

If you want stable full time year round employment with benefits and creativity, the event world is waiting for you. Ampa Events, an event production company and scene shop, seeks candidates for a Lead Installer, Carpentry Technician. If you are seeking stable employment, wish to plant roots in one place and are willing to contribute in a variety of areas in addition to carpentry responsibilities to advance Ampa Events, a company that has been in business for 25 years, this may be the job for you.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assume leadership role in the execution of a customer order to include coordinating the logistics for the event, loading and unloading trucks, travel to the site, installation and strike, instructing clients on proper use of equipment and monitoring the event as needed.
  • Understand the production completely and with an ability to assign tasks for efficient execution of events.
  • Be the face of Ampa as needed while onsite, promoting the company at all times.
  • Facilitate and manage vehicle loads and unloads in advance per event schedule.
  • Ensure the correct equipment is loaded with all parts and support equipment
  • Enforce current safety policies and standard procedures.
  • Facilitate the receipt and unload of vehicles after events managing the correct restocking of equipment.
  • Maintain equipment including necessary cleaning and repairs before and after events.
  • Complete and submit all required event paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Assist with cataloging of inventory, including data input to the Filemaker Database System
  • Maximize the efficient use of space with the physical organization of inventory.
  • Train support staff in warehouse and event procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Carpentry responsibilities:

  • Execute orders per designs and seek guidance as needed from Art Director and sales team.
  • Build shipping boxes and other projects as needed.
  • Design projects independently or as part of a team using computer and shop skills.

Required skills and qualifications:

  • Self starter, able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Good driving record, able to drive small box trucks and pull utility trailers.
  • Good written/verbal communications: computer, web, and electronic skills. MAC experience preferred.
  • Good interpersonal skills – ability to interact positively with clients and internal team to facilitate positive outcomes.
  • Comfortable juggling multiple projects and working in a fast-paced environment that involves quick turn times and rapidly changing priorities.
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects up to 75 lbs. without assistance.
  • The ability to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends, to meet client needs.

Travel and overnight stays are required as needed to meet client needs.

Compensation Package & Benefits
  • Healthcare
  • IRA with 3% Matching
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave
  • Direct Deposit
  • Wage Package Starting at $40,000 – $42,000 adjusted for skills and experience.

To Apply

Send complete resume with cover letter, explaining why you are ideal for this position and how your skill set will advance Ampa Events. 

Richmond: You will be expected to travel to DC, Hampton roads and surrounding. Events may require overnight stays. Please do not apply for this position if you do not possess the required skills and experience. This diverse role means you will be a key player of a small team and be involved in many aspects of production. If you feel you are the right person, please apply to hiring@ampaevents.com with Event Installer in the subject line, including a resume and a cover letter specifying availability.

Do you want a job that is fun, different every day and will keep your attention?  Are you looking for a long term meaningful career?  Ampa Events may have the perfect entry level job!  We seek candidates for the installation of decor, props, scenery and stage lighting in this entry level position.  We promote from within and there is plenty of opportunity for advancement.

Job Location: Richmond VA, requires move to Richmond, VA. 

Responsibilities include:
 
  1. Act as general event associate/installer.
  2. Follow the lead of the production manager to adhere to the client’s schedule of installation.
  3. Safe and timely load in of event equipment then packaging and return of equipment after strike of event.
  4. Comprehending event needs as per the contract and manage a timely and neat install as well as strike.
  5. On site construction and installation of scenery, props, drape treatment, centerpieces, lounge furniture or any event parts contracted for the event which requires basic skills with a variety of tools
  6. Installation of basic theatrical lighting including hanging, focusing, and circuiting of lighting equipment will be a plus. We will train.
  7. Manage inventory – help as part of the team
  8. Pull and Load orders for event and then return to stock always keeping a clean warehouse.
 
Required Skills/Qualifications:
 
  1.  Positive individual eager to learn and grow with the company.
  2. Basic carpentry skills (experience in theatrical & events a plus).
  3. Able to understand and interpret floor plans and drawings – AutoCAD or hand drawn.
  4. Basic lighting, wiring, and repair skills. Will train
  5. Good driving record, able to drive small box trucks.
  6. Good written/verbal communications.
  7. Customer service skills – good with people and able to interact positively with clients on site.
  8. Comfortable juggling multiple projects and able to improvise.
  9. Ability to rapidly change gears and adapt to client orders.
  10. Ability to lift and move up to 50-75lbs unassisted with material handling equipment.
Not Required, but desirable skills (may position you for other roles in the company):
  1. Artistic skills – painting, craft skills
  2. Scene shop skills
  3. Theatre and/or production experience
Salary & Benefits for FT Position:
  • $16 – $20/hr. With regular Overtime 
  • Simple IRA with company 3% match 
  • Healthcare care plan 
  • Paid Vacation 
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Flexible work schedule

Richmond Distribution Center Position: You will be expected to travel to DC, Hampton roads and surrounding. Events may require occasional overnight stays. This diverse role means you will be a key player of a small team and be involved in many aspects of production. If you feel you are the right person, please apply to info@ampaevents.com with Event Installer in the subject line, including a resume and a cover letter specifying availability

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL CANDIDATES:

Thank you for your interest in Ampa Events Careers. So that we may evaluate you effectively, please proceed with the following:

  • Review Ampa’s website and completely familiarize yourself with our company, its products and services.
  • Review the job description of interest below.
  • Determine if you have the required experience first.
  • Send a cover letter clearly indicating which position you are interested in and why?
  • Email resume and cover letter to hiring@ampaevents.com. Please include position title you are applying for in the subject line of email.

MARKETS:

Career opportunities available in DC, Baltimore, Virginia, and Maryland. Ampa provides variety of event production services for corporate, non-profits, universities, worthy causes, gala, social, government and political clients. Our geographic coverages is primarily the mid-Atlantic states/east coast, and as a touring production company National meeting and Marketing Tours.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Able to lift 50 lbs. unassisted; 75 lbs. with handcarts, etc.  All positions at Ampa require some physical activity
  • Able to work: weekends and holidays and in all conditions – weather, indoors or out; travel and overnights are required
  • Good general academic skills: math, english, spelling, typing and possess good computer skills – Mac preferred
  • Take responsibility and initiative
  • Good verbal skills, good people skills in person and via phone
  • Well groomed and presentable for business meetings as well as site work

Although all of these skills are not required for employment, possessing as many as possible will facilitate your success with Ampa resulting in a more rewarding career and high job satisfaction.

F.A.Q

Ampa Events is a full service event company. We can plan events, provide rentals for all sorts of events, build custom structures for events and more. 

We will reach out to you as soon as possible if we think you are a good fit for the company.

Yes, we have a full benefits package available to employees. 

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