Once a year in March, the rest of the world descends on Austin for South by Southwest. For two weeks, our parties are full of investors, press, elected officials, big brands and celebrities. Every year we’re rushing to get everything done in time and it’s always extra work on top of other people’s everyday jobs. This year we’re committed to putting the proper resources behind it to be proactive and get the most out of it.
NOTE: This position is not affiliated with South by Southwest (SXSW)
SXSW is a massive undertaking. They start planning the next year immediately after the previous year ends. The panel picker starts taking suggestions in the summer and all of the sponsors start locking down their plans in the fall. Every spring there is a mad rush by the people who didn’t plan ahead and Capital Factory has traditionally been part of the rush. Not this year!
March is the busiest time of the year for Capital Factory.
In some ways it’s not actually that different than any other time, there is just MORE of everything. Every classroom and every meeting room is full all of the time. Delegations are visiting from around the world. Multiple VIP tours are running at the same time with royalty and movie stars walking by left and right.
You will plan out the agenda of activities at Capital Factory during SXSW and then work with our partners and sponsors to plan and execute their programming. This is a sales role that requires creativity and imagination.You will be responsible for making sure every time slot on the calendar is full of engaging programming and closing the sponsorships necessary to underwrite them.
This role is 50% selling sponsorships, 25% event planning, 25% event promotion.
- Are you warm, outgoing, and able to handle all kind of people and situations with a smile on your face?
- Are you detail-oriented and do you have excellent verbal and written communication skills?
- Do you have experience organizing events and selling sponsorships?
- Are you a SXSW insider who has attended in the past and has relationships with SXSW staff and sponsors?
- Join us.