Project Manager, Gala
This position has major responsibility for staffing the annual Gala on November 13 at the Bellevue, establishing and staffing an annual Gala Committee, executing an existing, successful strategy for sales of Gala tickets, tables and sponsorships, overseeing the program/ad book and coordination of the guest experience side of the Gala in cooperation with other teams at the Zoo. The Project Manager is involved with, but not responsible for, the event planning details.
Establish and manage Gala Committee
Coordinate with Gala Awardee and Gala Co-chairs as event leaders
Oversee all sales of tickets, tables, sponsorships, and ads, and coordinate production of the ad book (most of this will be reaching out to prior supporters of the Gala—the committee is responsible for the new business aspect, but the Coordinator supports and encourages their efforts in this regard)
Coordinate with Development and other Zoo teams to assure highest quality guest experience at Gala
Provide leadership on Gala theme and program