Careers

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 info@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.

Current Openings

Ampa Events has an immediate opportunity for an experienced creative designer to create sales marketing material and new websites. We’re looking for a motivated, self-starter with excellent organizational, leadership and management skills. Our ideal candidate will thrive in a high pressure – deadline driven environment and is not afraid to commit the time necessary to deliver high quality work within strict, time sensitive deliverable timeframes. Candidate must have demonstrated ability to articulate creative rationale for individual designs and be open to constructive criticism. Expert in Adobe Creative Suite and Web development and general artistic skills.

What you will do in this position :

As part of a team of installers, the inventory/warehouse associate – event installer will:

  • Develop graphic art and design for company’s print media such as direct mail,
    brochures, and catalog.
  • Assist with production of print material, brochures, eFliers for Constant Contact,
    post cards, etc.
  • Assist with the design and maintenance of Ampa’s WordPress website.
  • Create detailed event designs, floor plans, drawings, renderings, photo boards,
    and power point files to communicate event vision to internal and external
    clients.
  • Collaborate with sales staff to design and produce presentations and print
    materials.
  • Utilize Ampa inventory to design and produce artistic photography style shoots
    with a fresh, creative look and style for use in Ampa sales and marketing efforts.
  • Actively participate in discussions with Ampa team and clients to offer ideas on
    spatial design and fabrication materials.
  • Actively acquire and maintain fluent knowledge of Ampa inventory.
  • Adhere to all client timelines and completion deadlines.
  • Assist as needed with onsite scenic fabrication efforts and general management
    of the production.
  • Maintain well-organized filing system using Ampa standards to facilitate easy
    accessibility to paperwork, renderings, digital design files, and image files.
  • Assist as needed to prepare photos for web publishing to include Cut Images
    with electronic CYC, appropriate shadows and apply a set of standard photo
    attributes to each for consistency.
  • Provide graphics support for client sets and exhibits.
  • Act as a project manager as needed for event installations that require creative
    skills for finishing touches.
  • Stay current with industry and design trends, new technologies, software
    innovations, production techniques, props/design elements, and vendor
    products.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please apply for this position if you have the following qualifications:

  • 3-5 years graphic design experience with a background in scenic design,
    technical design, interior design, or a related field and ready to showcase
    creative talents.
  • Strong art sense, well-developed sense of creative conceptualization.
  • Design, theatre, art, decorating, or other creative skills
  • Proficient in use of Adobe Creative Suite including, InDesign, Illustrator and
    Photoshop
  • Knowledge and experience working in Mac OS X and with Mac OS apps such
    as Keynote and Pages
  • Proficient knowledge of production techniques, finishes, color, media, and
    styles.
  • Demonstrated photography skills including editing and retouching as required.
  • Working knowledge and experience working with WordPress and other web
    design software, good understanding of HTML & CSS.- Proficient knowledge of
    scale/proportion, material, color space, and resolution.
  • Ability to adhere to strict and sometimes tight deadlines and work efficiently
    under pressure.
  • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible to meet client needs.
  • Self-motivated and strong work ethic; willingness to take on responsibilities and/
    or tasks not specifically assigned.
  • Cooperative team player who will work well with sales and operations staff to
    actively listen and visually interpret event design concepts and ideas.
  • Professional demeanor and excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate ideas
    and the ideas of others to multiple audiences.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work extended hours and/or irregular schedule as
    needed to meet business and client needs.

Basic understanding of fabrication and carpentry techniques is a plus. Experience with digital marketing (iContact) and social media is also a plus.

Perks:

  • This is a full-time position with an abundance of opportunity to expand your skill set with a stable and financially sound event design and production management company.
  • The opportunity to wear multiple hats in an event production environment to deliver exceptional customer service to all our clients.
  • Casual work environment!
  • Benefit package – 50% employer paid medical plan + vision and dental options. IRA savings with a company match plan.

About us:

Visit our website at www.ampaevents.com to learn more about us.

Ampa Events, an event production company and scene shop, seeks candidates with design and artistic skills to develop and implement unique events that creatively bring value to a client through artistically telling their story, supporting a worthy cause or advancing a brand.

The primary responsibility for this position is to design unique events to meet client needs and goals however, with society closed, designing interesting stage sets, furniture, prop and scenery for marketing will be the primary focus. Candidate must have the ability to illustrate unique designs in rendering, drawing, and other media to capture a client’s interest and secure a signed contract. Once the design phase is completed, the event designer will then take on a production manager role for the execution of events, including preproduction workups and fabrication as needed.

Demonstrated creative and artistic skills are required for this position. The ideal candidate will have 5-10 years of experience in theatre, events, conference design or other related industries. Consideration will be given to candidates that have proven design skills and successful client relation skills but may not have the desired 5-10 years experience. A successful candidate will have a diverse skill set that is applicable to the event and live production industry. Additional skills are a plus but not mandatory: Theatrical skills including, carpentry, lighting, AV, rigging, and great people skills will position the candidate for success in this role. Candidates will need to wear multiple hats and change gears smoothly as operations require. Weekend and evening availability is required to meet client event needs. Some travel is required per event schedule.

Job responsibilities include:

Creativity – The ability to illustrate unique design suggestions in rendering, drawing, and other media to capture the client’s interest and secure new business opportunities, working within budget and venue constraints.

New Business Development and Client Relations – Creatively bring value to a client through artistically telling their story, supporting a worthy cause, or advancing a brand. Work with sales team to secure signed contracts.  Manage client relations to meet contract deadlines and facilitate efficient project execution.  Proactively manage client relationships to encourage and increase repeat business.

Production Management and Event Installation – Maintain effective communication with the installation team to ensure smooth development and installation of set designs.  Oversee and participate in the technical design, engineering, drafting, and construction of all scenery.  Assume production manager role as needed on high profile client events and assume client liaison role when working events.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Vector Works and or other Rendering Software – 5+ yeas
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Design, theatre, art, decorating, or other creative skills
  • Strong art sense, well-developed sense of creative conceptualization
  • Strong knowledge of design trends and styles.
  • Hand sketch abilities are a definite plus!
  • Experience with fabricating props, scenery, and stage sets
  • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible to meet client needs
  • Self-starter, able to work independently and meet tight deadlines
  • Proven communication and presentation skills
  • Customer service skills — good with people and able to interact positively with clients on site
  • Comfortable juggling multiple projects and able to improvise and rapidly change gears to meet client needs
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to lift, push or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools.
  • Safely drive box trucks and pull utility trailers as needed for event installations. Good driving record is required.

About us:

Visit our website at www.ampaevents.com to learn more about us.

Ampa Events seeks an accomplished wedding professional with an entrepreneurial spirit to expand and further develop our Wedding Division.  Qualified candidates will have a portfolio full of eye catching, wedding designs, a great understanding of how to develop new business and current industry business connections in the mid-Atlantic market.  If you are a responsible, well organized, self-starter with managerial skills and ambition to grow, this position that builds on Ampa’s 25 year foundation may be perfect for you.

We are looking for someone with a passion for weddings, someone that lives and breathes one of life’s most important and memorable events.  You will be responsible for the P&L of this market segment so you must have the ability to present and execute visually stunning designs while embracing the business need for efficient execution and profitability.  You must be skilled in developing and executing an annual sales plan that includes new business development and managing existing customer relationships to increase revenue streams.    The right candidate will thrive in the creative and business management components of this Directorship.

What you will do in this position:

  • Develop new business opportunities with a total solution approach to client event needs with our team and inventory as support.
  • Sell unique designs and total solutions including lighting, theme décor, scenery, audio visual, centerpieces, and general equipment.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for all inbound wedding related inquiries – 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.
  • Pursue networking opportunities – develop and maintain professional contacts in the wedding event industry including wedding planners, venues, and other wedding professionals.
  • Assist in the development and participate in maintaining an active social media presence to promote Ampa products and services to the wedding industry.
  • Oversee/manage all aspects of each event – you will be the face of Ampa for all wedding business and events.  Evening and weekend availability for event set-up and sometimes take down is required.
  • Log all sales activity in our CRM database, maintaining good records and files
  • Report weekly on all new business development activities to include sales forecasting and revenue projections.

Please apply for this position if you have the following qualifications:

  • Outgoing, friendly personality with 5+ years of experience in the wedding industry.
  • Managerial/Department head skill set and ability to work with subordinates.
  • Design skill and Demonstrated ability and a passion for turning creative vision into stunning wedding designs that emotionally appeal to customer needs.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and assume a leadership role in strengthening and increasing Ampa’s market presence in the wedding industry.
  • A positive, fun, passionate, and results-oriented approach to your sales efforts. Proven experience in managing a wedding specific P&L.  Ability to develop and execute an annual sales plan that achieves required revenue and profit goals.
  • Great relationships with venues and other wedding industry professionals.  Proven ability to capitalize on existing relationships and build new business.
  • Well-developed understanding of the wedding planning process and the ability to connect with other wedding professionals to establish and maintain strong professional relationships.
  • Flexibility to work an extended schedule that includes nights, weekends, and holidays to meet client needs.  This is not a M-F 9-5 job. 
  • Proven ability to write clear and concise internal and external communications
  • Strong computer and social media skills.  Working knowledge of Mac OS.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs.

Perks:

  • This is an incredible opportunity to build a brand from the ground up.
  • You will have P&L responsibility for the wedding business operations.
  • A competitive base salary of $40,000 per year + commission eligibility for paid sales contracts with incentives for maximizing profitability.
  • Benefit package – 50% employer paid medical plan + vision and dental options.  IRA savings with a company match plan. 
  • Casual work environment.

About us:

In business for over 25 years, Ampa Events is a stable and financially solid mid-Atlantic based event management and design company.  We are focused on providing exceptional customer service with creative-driven, budget-friendly solutions that encompass current design trends. We own over 30,000 square feet of equipment and rental furniture.  We also offer custom event solutions utilizing our in-house graphic design and fabrication capabilities. 

Visit our website at www.ampaevents.com to learn more about us.

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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