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Event Captain

Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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The Cincinnati Art Museum has an immediate opening for a full-time Event Captain for the Museums Hospitality and Special Events department. This position will be scheduled 40 hours per week, working a mix of business hours, evenings, and weekends.


The Event Captain is vital for creating an exceptional guest experience, through the timely setup, execution, and teardown of museum focused events and venue rentals. In between events, the Event Captain will work in an open office-style environment, planning and coordinating events with entire hospitality and events team.


Working under the direction of the Events and Hospitality Manager, general responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversees all event service operations and ensures that all event service details are executed. Assist in ensuring that the events are on time. Make adjustments as needed and relay that information to the appropriate personnel.
  • Review Banquet Event Orders (BEOs) at the beginning of each shift to ensure room are set as contracted. Confirm and assist in setup of A/V equipment as needed for the event.
  • Responsible for the performance of the event service staff, including direct supervision of the event staff. Manage the staffing levels before and during the events.
  • Collaborate with the Kitchen and Special Events sales team to ensure that quality service is provided for all meeting and event guests.
  • Be an active liaison between the guests and other Art Museum staff to ensure outstanding customer service while maintaining company procedures and complying with company policies.
  • Maintain all equipment and facilities in an organized, clean, safe environment.
  • Communicate any areas of need, problems, and concerns from guest to the Hospitality Manager.
  • Work closely with Security, Buildings and Grounds, and Visitor Services staff to schedule and perform transportation of supplies and equipment as needed throughout the Art Museum.
  • Complete administrative tasks as assigned by Events and Hospitality Manager.


  • High School graduate or equivalent vocational training certificate required and minimum of 2-4 years of experience in events/banquets, food & beverage, conference services or a related discipline is required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Positive interpersonal and customer service skills required.
  • Strong project management skills required.
  • May work indoor or outdoor settings. Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, and extended hours as business dictates.
  • Working knowledge of various computer software programs (MS Office, restaurant management software, POS).
  • A degree in hospitality, culinary arts/science or related certificate from highly accredited school would be a highly desired.


  • Ability to speak and hear
  • Close and distance vision
  • Identify and distinguish colors
  • Frequent standing with some walking and sitting
  • Will stand for long periods of time
  • Frequently lifts/carries up to 25 lbs.
  • Occasionally lifts/carries up to 50 lbs.
  • Continual use of manual dexterity and gross motor skills with frequent use of bi-manual dexterity and fine motor skills
  • Able to reach hands and arms in any direction and kneel, stoop or crouch repeatedly

The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.


Posted: 2021-08-25 Expires: 2021-09-26

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