Wedding And Special Events Assistant
YMCA of the Rockies

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Spend your summer & fall coordinating weddings in one of the most beautiful wedding destinations!

Located in one of the top wedding destination towns in the U.S, Estes Park, Colorado.

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Wedding And Special Events Assistant

YMCA of the Rockies
Estes Park, Colorado
$13.65 - $13.65 / hour
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts soon! (May 01, 2023)

Preferred dates: May 1 - October 31, 2023

Position Summary: This position supports the work of the YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center, which operates a mission based family and group conference and retreat center serving more than 150,000 guests annually. The Wedding & Special Event Assistant is primarily responsible for assisting the Wedding & Special Events Coordinator and Conference Department with management of weddings, special events, conferences, family reunions and other group logistics. They will provide guests information, knowledge and support to ensure all Conference services are delivered in a timely, efficient, professional and ethical manner.

Essential Functions:

  • Accountable for the accuracy of information gathered and entered into reservation system for weddings and special events. This includes but is not limited to arrangement of site tours, ceremony & reception venues, lodging, meals and billing as defined by contract.
  • Be the liaison between various departments needed to implement wedding and special events.
  • Conducts site tours that are essential to this position, therefore you must be 21 years of age to transport our guests, have a valid U.S. state issued driver’s license, a driving record in good standing with a minimum of 2 years driving experience.
  • Must have highly developed interpersonal skills (spoken & written communication with ability to build strong relationships with guests and work colleagues.
  • Works well with frequent interruptions in a busy office environment, developing an effective organizational system to pick up where you left of with tasks.
  • Professional in appearance and presentation.
  • Must be a self-starter with ability to be highly productive while working independently.
  • Demonstrates impeccable guest relations abilities, identifying opportunities to provide “Wow” service that will exceed expectations.
  • Must be available to work a varied schedule comprised of evenings, weekends and holidays.

Requirements/ Qualifications:

  • Has minimum of one year of banquet, catering and/or food experience OR be a student with focus in related industry preferred.
  • Develops proficiency with internal reservation system.
  • Must develop a comprehensive knowledge of Estes Park Center facilities and departments.
  • Promotes cooperative collaboration with other Estes Park Center departments to meet the needs of weddings and banquets.         
  • Assists groups as necessary when their assigned coordinator is not working or available.
  • May be asked to provide phone reception for the Conference Office and assist the Conference Coordinators with tasks during idle times.
  • Quality checks for billing accuracy.
  • Creates event function sheets, floor plans and banquet orders.
  • Ensure day of event logistics are handled such as prepping event spaces &placing signage.
  • Must have basic computer knowledge and understanding of office equipment, phones and copiers, etc.

General YMCA of the Rockies Requirements: 

  • Uphold and reflect the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith in all functions
  • Uphold the YMCA of the Rockies Mission, policies, and programs.
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent customer service skills; for example, friendly, personable, helpful, patient, and professional.
  • Support the YMCA of the Rockies safety program. Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for guests, members, and staff.
  • Promote a cooperative, positive, and flexible atmosphere while working with others in a diverse community.
  • Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards.

Compensation Package & Employee Perks
This is a seasonal position paying $13.65/hour with great employee perks and the opportunity to opt in to our Rocky Mountain Living Package which includes:

  • Housing in dormitory-style housing 
  • Buffet meals (3 meals/day, 7 days/week)
  • Free or discounted gear rentals for outdoor adventures
  • Rocky Mountain National Park as your backyard
  • YMCA of the Rockies Membership - access to all facilities 
  • Cultural events hosted by the YMCA
  • Free laundry
  • Free Wi-Fi

How to Apply

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