Director of Business Development and Community Relations (Southern California – Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Indio)

Valley Music Travel – Job Description

Position: Director of Business Development and Community Relations
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer, CID Entertainment/Valley Music Travel
Location: Southern California – Los Angeles, Palm Springs Indio

POSITION SUMMARY

The Valley Music Travel Director of Business Development and Community Relations will work directly under the CEO to manage the growth of VMT and the company’s presence in Southern California, specifically the Coachella Valley. This individual will initiate and maintain exceptional relationships with individuals ranging from sports/entertainment executives to community leaders, in order to build awareness and further all VMT initiatives. The ideal candidate for this position has more than 5 years of professional experience with proven successes in growing networks and creating business opportunities. This position is full time with the possibility of travel and after-hours availability needed. The CID Entertainment business development team works primarily from the CID Entertainment HQ in Philadelphia, but travel regularly to be on location with their on-site staff and projects. The VMT Business Development Lead will be part of this team, however based in Southern California. Regular travel to Palm Springs/Coachella Valley and Los Angeles is required on a schedule to be determined.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be “the face” of Valley Music Travel and represent the company in all capacities
  • Cultivate and manage exceptional relationships with community partners
  • Maintain a current contact database and track all correspondence with partners in the internal CRM database
  • Respond to partner correspondences in a professional and timely fashion
  • Write and design prospective business proposals for tour partners
  • Create and maintain program budgets
  • Clearly and efficiently distribute program information regarding all newly confirmed partnerships
  • Manage all related partner certificates of insurance and legal agreements from draft to full execution
  • Manage event settlement process to ensure quick and accurate settlement
  • Contribute to a weekly Business Development meeting, lead by the CID Directors of Business Development
  • Compile post-event reports that document project activities and conduct analysis to improve programming and operations in future years of repeat business
  • Perform all tasks with a high level of client service, professionalism, and confidentiality

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years of related experience
  • Friendly, fun loving person with strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Experience with program budgeting, contract negotiation, and relationship management
  • Self motivated with the ability to work efficiently in a team or independent environment
  • Strong negotiation, organization and time management skills
  • Outstanding telephone and grammar skills
  • Ability to function efficiently within tight deadlines in a high-paced, dynamic environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google applications
  • Flexibility to travel on short notice
  • Valid Passport
  • Able to work effectively from an office and while traveling
  • Power to inspire, manage and lead while working remotely
  • Capable of working with all levels of associates within the organization
  • FileMaker familiarity a plus

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Valley Music Travel (VMT), a subsidiary of CID Entertainment, strives to provide fans of live music the best, hassle-free service available for music travel in Coachella Valley. We provide a “one-stop shop” that saves you both time and money when traveling to see music. Our VIP tickets and travel packages offer unprecedented service and experience to a wide variety of guests. By providing top-notch customer service, we go out of our way to make sure all of your needs are met and your live music experience is unparalleled.

The Coachella Valley
The Coachella Valley has a long history of being a resort oasis in the desert just far enough outside of Los Angeles to make it feel a world away, while being close enough for a weekend drive.  The Valley has always been a leisure destination for people across the globe, but with the addition of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in 1999, a new generation is discovering this beautiful region.  With its astonishing year-round weather, abundant golf courses and mineral hot springs, the Valley provides all the elements needed for an unforgettable experience.

To apply, email cover letter and resume with the subject “VMT – Director of Business Development and Community Relations” to jobs@valleymusictravel.com.