Job Posting: Events Manager
MOFAD is seeking an Events Manager to plan, manage, and execute its events. The Events Manager will work closely with the museum’s business development team and will be responsible for fundraising events, dining events, brand-sponsored events, and offsite outreach, as well as private venue rentals. This is an opportunity to be part of New York City’s next great cultural institution.
Coordinate MOFAD fundraising events, including the MOFAD Spring Benefit Dinner and the Fall Exhibition Premiere
Produce monthly experiential dining pop-ups at MOFAD Lab, working closely with the museum’s culinary and programming teams
Market, sell, close, and maintain venue rental opportunities, while investigating new market trends and event listing sites
Meeting revenue goals set with senior management will be a core goal
Serve as on-site manager for events, including setup and breakdown
Work with senior management to create new fundraising event concepts, including dining and tasting events
Manage and execute brand-sponsored events at MOFAD Lab
Create and maintain all event timelines and budgets
Serve as a primary point of contact with vendors and culinary event talent
Prepare financial reports for presentation to senior management and the Board
Lead MOFAD participation in external fairs and festivals
Commitment to MOFAD’s educational mission, approach, and values
At least three years of professional event production experience required
Flexibility to work events in evenings and on weekends
Willingness to do whatever it takes, including menial or custodial work
Familiarity with culinary industry standards and practices, particularly in fine dining
Familiarity with chefs and restaurants in the NYC area
Excellent oral and written communication skills
High standards for quality and attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple demands under pressure in a fast-paced environment
Ability to meet physical demands of the position, including extended standing or walking and lifting small furniture items, such as banquet chairs and folding tables
Ability to produce high-quality marketing collateral using software such as Adobe Creative Suite or Microsoft Office Suite a plus
Familiarity with CRM databases, especially Salesforce and PatronManager a plus
Valid driver’s license a plus
Culinary and/or beverage training a plus
Think you’re ready to help us build a New York institution for the ages? To apply, follow these specific instructions:
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit one PDF with the following to email@example.com:
A brief response (maximum two paragraphs) to this prompt: Please describe the best event you feel you’ve produced. Why is this your favorite event and how did it make you a better planner?
Please include your first name, last name, and "Events Manager" in the subject line of your email.
If we think you are a good fit, we will reach out regarding next steps.
The Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) is New York City’s first museum with exhibits you can eat. As an educational nonprofit, our mission is to inspire curiosity about food, what it means, and how it connects with the world around us.
Our first mobile exhibition, BOOM! The Puffing Gun and the Rise of Cereal featured live demonstrations of a giant 1930s-era cereal puffing gun. In 2015, we opened MOFAD Lab, a 5,000-square-foot experimental exhibition and events space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. At MOFAD Lab, we have debuted three exhibitions: Flavor: Making It and Faking It, Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant, and Feasts and Festivals. MOFAD Lab has been hailed as “New York’s Coolest New Museum” by Food & Wine and named one of the “Absolute Best Kids’ Museums in NYC” by New York Magazine.
We are proud to have reached hundreds of thousands of people with our experiential exhibitions, programming, digital content, and educational outreach.