Director of Events

Company Name: 

Heritage Square Foundation - Rosson House Museum


113 N 6th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Name: 

Sherri Starkey




Job Description: 

Heritage Square currently seeks a dynamic, organized person to work as Director of Events.

Our Director of Events is the primary individual responsible for all short-term Foundation rentals on the Square. The successful candidate will be well-versed in event management, be highly organized, and able to develop strategies for maximizing revenue potential while providing flawless venue services.  This is a full-time, salaried position with flexible hours. Weekend and evening availability required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and oversees all facility rentals for Heritage Square Foundation.
  • Develops and implements the external rental program for public and private events.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, develops and implements rental policies and procedures consistent with the care of the collection and the facility and the safety of staff and visitors.
  • Administers all short-term rental contracts, ensuring full compliance with applicable governing policies.
  • Serves as the liaison between clients and Foundation in the overall management of events and weddings; anticipates and troubleshoots problems.
  • Works with Executive Director and City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation staff to schedule and coordinate all City events in concert with the Foundation annual calendar.
  • Accountable for rental deposits, payment schedules, and deposit refunds for all short-term rentals.
  • Generates new ideas for attracting and retaining business.
  • Serves as on-site liaison for all contracted event vendors to ensure compliance with Foundation agreements.
  • Provides logistical support for all Foundation-sponsored events.
  • Maintains inventory and storage of all Foundation hospitality-related equipment and supplies.
  • Supervises contracted event staff.

Required Skills:

  • Must have 2-3 years management experience.
  • Polished presentation and public speaking skills
  • Professional appearance and deportment
  • Strong computer skills on Windows platform.
  • Strong organizational, communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and delegate appropriately.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively, sensitively and confidentially with a wide variety of people and problems.
  • Discretion and tact when handling internal and external matters
  • Flexibility to work occasional nights and weekends.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Sherri Starkey, Director of Museum Operations at

Position open until filled.