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Hiring: Event Manager

Fair State Brewing Cooperative is seeking a full-time Event Manager to join our staff in Northeast

Fair State is one of a limited number of cooperatively-owned breweries in the US. We began operations at our Northeast Minneapolis brewery and taproom in August 2014, and added a production brewery in St. Paul, MN in 2017.

This position reports to the Retail Director.

  • Assist to plan, coordinate, and execute all large- and small-scale events, working most closely with Retail, Marketing, and Sales Directors
  • Taproom events and programming
  • Member events and programming
  • Sales events and activations in the Minnesota market
  • Internal company events and meetings
  • Manage co-op membership program, new member engagement, and maintain social connection with Fair State Co-op members
  • Manage annual charitable giving program and volunteer events
  • Maintain event budgets, city and state event permitting, supplies, and equipment
  • Effectively communicate event plans, needs, tasks, and results to all Fair State staff
  • Gather, plan, and create event-related social media content by attending Fair State events on- and off-site
  • Attend and contribute to regular meetings with Retail Director, Marketing Director, Retail Operations team, Sales Team, and Event Committee
  • Desired Skills and Experience
  • 2+ years working in the brewing industry or an equivalent service or event industry
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office platforms
  • Highly organized, creative, and detail-oriented
  • Strong interest in care and connection to people and communities
  • Craft beverage knowledge and interest
  • Proficient with social media platforms
  • Requirements
  • Able to work occasional nights and weekends
  • Able to travel occasionally
  • At least 21 years of age as of time of application
  • Able to stand for prolonged periods
  • Able to stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs
  • Able to regularly lift/carry heavy objects (55 lbs.) repeatedly and safely above waist-level
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with high-pressure deadlines and time constraints
  • Able to safely work on ladders and elevated platforms and in confined spaces
  • Able to safely operate vehicles and material handling equipment (e.g., vans, trucks, hand trucks,
    scissor lifts, forklifts, pallet jacks)

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to pass insurance driving record review for operating company-owned vehicles on public roads
  • Compensation and Benefits

    This is a full-time, salaried position compensated at $45k–$50k based on experience. As a full-time employee, this role is also eligible for:

  • 8 paid holidays (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day)
  • Paid Time Off, which can be used for any purpose and is accrued at a rate of 0.0769 hours of PTO per hour worked (4 weeks per year)
  • Paid parental leave (160 hours of paid parental leave in the 12 months following, or the 9 months prior to, the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child in your home)
  • Health insurance for employee, spouse/domestic partner, and dependents, with a portion of premiums paid by Fair State
  • Dental and vision insurance, with 50% of employee and dependent premiums paid by Fair State
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, and life insurance coverage, with 100% of premiums paid by Fair State
  • Flexible savings account for medical and dependent care
  • Simple IRA with employer-matching up to 3% (eligible in 2023)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted membership in our cooperative (after 6 months)
  • Credit for Fair State clothing merchandise at hire
  • Annual safety clothing & equipment stipend
  • Employee beer stipend
  • Fair State merchandise and beer discounts
  • Application Process

    To apply, email a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until August 26, 2022, and interviews will be conducted in the following weeks for candidates who may be a good fit. We’re looking for someone to start by September 19, 2022.

    Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact [email protected] to discuss your application.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Fair State Brewing Cooperative strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.