Careers

Senior Management Positions

In business for over 25 years, Ampa Events is a well-established event and production services company looking for a long term career minded lead who truly wants to make a difference as a senior manager. We seek an organized, multitasker who is a self starter and can work with a diverse team. TD should have great carpenter, design and fabrication skills and be equally comfortable in the shop building scenic elements, working with team members loading trucks or managing client needs on site. Join a company with an established history of success and become a key manager, making your mark on productions throughout the mid Atlantic region.
Responsibilities:
 

General

  • Provides executive level leadership over all aspects of operations.
  • Shows advanced carpentry skills in scene shop and on production site
  • Ensure a safe and efficient work environment that adheres to long-standing company policies and procedures. Teach, reinforce and enforce policies and procedures
  • Manage the scheduling of all crew and materials over multiple events.
  • Manage efficient workflow of staff between events to ensure inventory is repaired, or replaced as needed and warehouse is kept in a safe and ordered manner.
  • Manage and supervise inventory work and our inventory in our CRM system with team members
  • Manage and schedule vehicle maintenance.
  • Order materials for events and general supplies according to policy
  • Work with team members in all areas of operation to achieve high levels of productivity and thus support the continued success of the company.

HR

  • Manage Staff with a coaching, teaching approach and maintain a high level of expectations for each employee’s performance. Success starts with our people. We are all dependent on each other
  • Organize team members for a productive and efficient execution of workload in an timely manner
  • Direct supervisory role; Staff Evaluations and disciplinary actions as needed

Event

  • Oversee the execution of multiple events including scheduling of all assets to execute client orders
  • Manage and supervise all preproduction preparation for an excellent outcome
  • Assignment and confirmation of accurate pulling of orders via CRM digital inventory pick lists which is automatically developed from our event designers programs developed in concert with the client.
  • Act as a production manager to deliver and install a client order showing care for details in creating the clients desired environment.
  • Manages on-site construction and installation of scenery, props, drape treatment, centerpieces, lounge furniture, or any event parts contracted for the event which requires advanced skills.
  • Interact with venues, other planners, vendors, and suppliers as needed
  • Work with the client as needed in the preparation for an event

Inventory

  • This is our lifeblood 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 inventory maintenance, both digital, e-commerce and physical
  • Care about the inventory and promote this Care to all staff members. Our amassed inventory is a huge value and key advantage in our success. In combination with our creativity, it is responsible for our success and longevity

Customer Service

  • Work with clients as needed
  • 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 resolutions if needed.
  • Our goal is to receive 5 of 5 start reviews from every client. We seek to exceed client expectations

Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years of proven leadership and strong operations experience, preferably in Events, Catering, Theatre, or related Hospitality Industries
  • Exceptional organizational skills and forethought, anticipating needs and plans accordingly for successful outcomes
  • A great mix of general event skills including advanced carpentry, working with tools, general painting, drape, etc
  • Able to understand and interpret floor plans and drawings – AutoCAD or hand drawn
  • 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 50+lbs without assistance
  • Good customer service skills
  • Good written/verbal communication skills
  • A positive personality who sees solutions and is a good mentor to subordinates
  • Ampa Events follows CDC guidelines and as a Federal contractor, requires all candidates be fully vaccinated.

Compensation Package & Benefits

  • Healthcare
  • IRA with 3% Matching
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave
  • Direct Deposit
  • Wage Package starting at $55 to 65K. Negotiable for skills and experience.
Job Type: Full-time
Resume is required.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $55,000.00 – $65,000.00 per year
 
Schedule:
  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Weekend availability
Ability to commute/relocate:
  • Richmond, VA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Events management: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)
Must provide a resume and cover letter stating what makes you a tremendous asset for this position with Ampa Events.
 
Be a part of the event industry! An exciting opportunity for a qualified applicant to assist a lovely southern belle that designs proms for schools. works with associations, universities, and corporate clients, in VA, DC, & MD. Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, providing essential support to the Sr. Event Designer and the President of the company by carrying out a diverse range of administrative tasks. The Assistant Event Planner is an in-office full time position located in Richmond, VA with some remote work.
Job Types: Part-time, Full-time
Salary: $15.00 – $16.00 per hour
Schedule:
 
  • Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:
 
  • Henrico, VA 23228: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
Experience:
 
  • Events management: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)
Ampa Events follows CDC guidelines and, as a Federal contractor, requires all candidates be fully vaccinated.
Must provide a resume and cover letter stating what makes you a tremendous asset for this position with Ampa Events.
Do you like designing programs that exceed clients expectations and solve event problems? 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.
Job responsibilities include:
 

Production Manager

  • Manage client relations to ensure event expenses are managed to maintain profit margins and contract deadlines are met to facilitate efficient project execution.
  • Assume project manager/ leadership role on all assigned events and oversee the pre-production process for all assigned productions.
  • Manage and supervise operations staff for peak efficiency and according to SOPs.
  • Act as lead installer and main client and venue customer service contact throughout the production.
  • Conduct site inspections and meet with clients as needed.

Event Installation & Program Management

  • Assume client liaison role when working events. Be the face of Ampa, promoting the company at all times. Address all client concerns.
  • Plan in advance for all aspects of the installation, including but not limited to: loading dock logistics, time management during both load in and load out, staff assignments on site, creative elements, and client interaction.
  • Maintain effective communication with the installation team to ensure smooth development and installation of set designs.
  • Load, unload, install, and work with equipment as needed per production requirements.
  • Maintain irregular and extended working hours; able to lift, push or pull objects up to 50 pounds using appropriate tools.
  • Ensure that all equipment is loaded out and packed for safe transport and that no items are left behind at a job site.
  • Safely drive box trucks and pull utility trailers as needed for event installations.

Event Designer – Sales

  • Sell total solutions including lighting, stage sets, theme décor, scenery, audio visual, centerpieces, and general equipment.
  • Generate creative ideas and themes for events to present/sell to potential clients
  • Develop new business opportunities with a total solution approach to client event needs with our service team and inventory for support.
  • Pursue networking opportunities – develop and maintain professional contacts in the event industry.
  • Work directly with clients to determine and finalize event orders including theme décor, lighting, production services, linens, china or other client needs.
  • Draft proposals and contracts using a sales database system that includes a point and click inventory database.
  • Interact with operational and administrative staff to ensure quality service to clients.
  • Participate and attend industry association events for marketing and business development.
  • Attend client events as needed and/or required by client. Evening and weekend availability for event attendance is required.
Other
  • Assist as needed in all aspects of Ampa business, including but not limited to: administrative, sales, installation, and warehouse operations.
  • Assist in shop and fabrication as needed, including securing supplies.
Required skills/qualifications:
  • Outgoing friendly personality with 2+ years demonstrated successful sales experience
  • Great relationships with venues and organizations in the Richmond area
  • Demonstrated design, theatre, art, decorating, or other creative skills
  • Strong art sense, well-developed sense of creative conceptualization
  • Strong knowledge of design trends and styles
  • Active in event industry associations
  • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible to meet client needs
  • Self-starter, able to work independently and meet tight deadlines; attention to detail
  • Proven communication and presentation skills
  • Rendering, Photoshop and Illustrator skills; hand sketch abilities are a definite plus!
  • Experience with fabricating props, scenery, and stage sets
  • Customer service skills — good with people and able to interact positively with clients on site
  • Project management skills – comfortable juggling multiple projects and able to improvise and rapidly change gears to meet client needs
  • Good driving record; the ability to safely drive box trucks and pull utility trailers as needed
  • Good physical fitness – able to lift, push, and pull objects up to 50 pounds unassisted
  • Ability to maintain irregular and extended working hours as needed to meet client needs. Some travel is required.
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
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $40,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year
Benefits:

 

  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

 

Schedule:

 

  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

 

Supplemental pay types:

 

  • Commission pay
  •  
Ability to commute/relocate:

 

  • Henrico, VA 23228: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

 

Experience:

 

  • Events management: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)
 
Ampa Events follows CDC guidelines and, as a Federal contractor, requires all candidates be fully vaccinated.
Must provide a resume and cover letter stating what makes you a tremendous asset for this position with Ampa Events.
Use your construction and management skills in the exciting world of live events. Responsibilities are similar to those of a construction foreman – overseeing daily operations to ensure the completion of projects in a safe and efficient manner, managing install and warehouse personnel to perform specific tasks, achieve deadlines in a timely manner, install programs and build props and scenery for use in programs – but with the excitement of the event world.
Duties and Responsibilities:

General:

  • Provide leadership in overall company operations
  • Coordinating daily tasks according to priorities and plans in advance to achieve goals
  • Delegating individual responsibilities and projects to crew members
  • Scheduling: Be able to manage and schedule crews, vehicles, and materials over multiple events
  • Recruiting, hiring, training, managing and mentoring employees
  • Providing adequate resources and staffing to meet project schedules with best practices
  • Train and enforce safety rules and standard operating procedures
  • Be able to manage workflow of staff between events including inventory and warehouse maintenance. Operate an efficient warehouse and inventory system
  • Resolving conflicts or miscommunications quickly and amicably

HR:

  • Manage staff with a coaching, teaching approach and maintain a high level of expectations
  • Evaluates and handles disciplinary actions as needed
  • Comply with State and local regulations, record-keeping, and related HR tasks

Events:

  • Oversee the execution of multiple events including scheduling of all assets to execute client orders with a goal to exceed expectations
  • Manage and supervise all preproduction preparation for an excellent outcome.
  • Assignment and confirmation of accurate pulling of orders via CRM digital inventory pick lists which is automatically produced from our CRM when the event designers input an order
  • Act as the lead installer managing all process in the execution of an event
  • Interact with venues, other planners, vendors, and suppliers as needed

Inventory:

  • This is our lifeblood and sets us a part from other event companies. Our inventory must be cherished, cared for, and maintained
  • Enforce safe loading practices of inventory with proper packing materials to protect products for client use and long term lifespan
  • Manage inventory maintenance, both digital, e-commerce, and physical
  • Care about the inventory and promote this to all staff members. Our amassed inventory is a huge value and key advantage to our success.

Customer Service:

  • Work with clients as needed
  • Manage both positive and negative client relations

Qualifications:

  • 5 – 10 years of strong operations and management experience
  • Proven leadership and organizational skills to be able to delegate tasks to lower-level personnel
  • Decision-making skills for selecting personnel for specific tasks and jobs to meet deadlines
  • An extensive amount of general skills, including carpentry, working with tools, general painting
  • Speaking and written communication skills for providing clear orders, explaining complex information to company’s event installers
  • Technical skills for interpreting event construction details as seen on technical drawings/floor plans
  • Time-management skills to meet deadlines
  • Good driving record – must be able to drive trucks and trailers and be cleared by our insurance company to drive company vehicles
  • Good customer service skills
  • Positive attitude that foresees solutions

Compensation Package & Benefits:

  • Healthcare
  • IRA with 3% Matching
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave
  • Direct Deposit
  • Wage Package starting at $60K – $70K
Ampa Events follows CDC guidelines and, as a Federal contractor, requires all candidates be fully vaccinated.
Must provide a resume and cover letter stating what makes you a tremendous asset for this position with Ampa Events.
 
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $60,000.00 – $70,000.00 per year
 
Benefits:
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
Schedule:
  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Weekend availability
Ability to commute/relocate:
  • Richmond, VA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Require

General and Entry Level Positions

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:

  • Act as general event associate/installer.
  • Follow the lead of the production manager to adhere to the client’s schedule of installation.
  • Safe and timely load in of event equipment then packaging and return of equipment after strike of event.
  • Comprehending event needs as per the contract and manage a timely and neat install as well as strike.
  • Installation of basic theatrical lighting including hanging, focusing, and circuiting of lighting equipment will be a plus. We will train.
  • 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
  • Manage inventory – help as part of the team
  • Pull and Load orders for the event and then return to stock always keeping a clean warehouse.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • A positive individual who’s eager to learn and grow with the company.
  • Basic carpentry skills (experience in theatrical & events a plus).
  • Good driving record, able to drive small box trucks.
  • Able to understand and interpret floor plans and drawings – AutoCAD or hand-drawn.
  • Basic lighting, wiring, and repair skills. Will train
  • Good written/verbal communications.
  • 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 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):

  • Artistic skills – painting, craft skills
  • Scene shop skills
  • 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 the surrounding areas. 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 [email] with Event Installer in the subject line, including a resume and a cover letter specifying availability.
 
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $16.00 – $20.00 per hour
Benefits:
 
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
Schedule:
 
  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability
Ability to commute/relocate:
 
  • Henrico, VA 23228: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
Application Question(s):
 
  • Do you have a good driving record?
  • Are you able to drive small box trucks?
Education:
 
  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Experience:
 
  • event, hospitality or performing arts: 1 year (Preferred)
License/Certification:
 
  • Driver’s License (Required)
Willingness to travel:
 
  • 50% (Preferred) 
Ampa Events follows CDC guidelines. Because Ampa is a Federal contractor, all candidates MUST be fully vaccinated.
 
Applicants must provide a resume and cover letter. 
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:

  • Act as general event associate/installer.
  • Follow the lead of the production manager to adhere to the client’s schedule of installation.
  • Safe and timely load in of event equipment then packaging and return of equipment after strike of event.
  • Comprehending event needs as per the contract and manage a timely and neat install as well as strike.
  • Installation of basic theatrical lighting including hanging, focusing, and circuiting of lighting equipment will be a plus. We will train.
  • 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
  • Manage inventory – help as part of the team
  • Pull and Load orders for the event and then return to stock always keeping a clean warehouse.

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • A positive individual who’s eager to learn and grow with the company.
  • Basic carpentry skills (experience in theatrical & events a plus).
  • Good driving record, able to drive small box trucks.
  • Able to understand and interpret floor plans and drawings – AutoCAD or hand-drawn.
  • Basic lighting, wiring, and repair skills. Will train
  • Good written/verbal communications.
  • 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 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):

  • Artistic skills – painting, craft skills
  • Scene shop skills
  • 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 the surrounding areas. 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 [email] with Event Installer in the subject line, including a resume and a cover letter specifying availability.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $16.00 – $20.00 per hour
Benefits:
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
Schedule:
  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability
Ability to commute/relocate:
  • Henrico, VA 23228: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
Application Question(s):
  • Do you have a good driving record?
  • Are you able to drive small box trucks?
Education:
  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Experience:
  • event, hospitality or performing arts: 1 year (Preferred)
License/Certification:
  • Driver’s License (Required)
Willingness to travel:
  • 50% (Preferred) 
Ampa Events follows CDC guidelines. Because Ampa is a Federal contractor, all candidates MUST be fully vaccinated.
 
Applicants must provide a resume and cover letter. 

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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