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JOB LISTING | DEXTER, MI

Cornman Farms Event Coordinator

LOCATION

8540 Island Lake Rd
Dexter, MI, USA 48130

BASE PAY

$17.00/hr
All hourly employees are also eligible to participate in a shared tip pool.

EMPLOYEE TYPE

Full Time, Regular

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About Zingerman’s Cornman Farms

Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is a multi-award winning and nationally renowned wedding venue and culinary destination. Cornman Farms hosts effortlessly elegant events tailored to each and every guest. Our unparalleled service, bespoke experiences, and meticulous attention to the smallest details create unforgettable moments for life’s most important occasions. We make the farm feel like home—a place that adds foundation to memories and provides a cornerstone to come back to.

We are looking for a passionate, extremely focused individual with a strong work ethic who wants to become an integral member of the Cornman Farms Team. This individual will be responsible for planning all kinds of perfect events. 

  • Do you love details and organization?
  • Do you want to give a seamless great event experience to our guests?
  • Do you love selling something you believe in?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, keep reading!  We aren’t currently hiring an Event Coordinator, but we always love to talk to passionate people.

Overview

Purpose:  The Event Coordinator (or producer, as we say internally) is responsible for creating an amazing experience by coordinating all the necessary details to create a truly memorable event!  This is a year round position with many skill areas and opportunities to learn.  This role requires great attention to detail, patience, flexibility and the ability to multitask in a fast paced environment while maintaining a calm, professional demeanor at all times.    

Description:  Full time, Hourly.  Weekends and flexible schedule required.   

Pay Rate:  $17 per hour

Producers are eligible to participate in the Cornman Farms hourly tip pool along with porters, porter coaches, concierges, bartender/servers and administrative assistants.

 

Reports to: Managing Partner

Overall Responsibilities 

  • Assists Guests with inquiries – phone, email and in-person as needed
  • Provides Guest tours and actively works to achieve bookings and sales goals
  • Creates, maintains and improves task card systems and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for office related work
  • Participates in open book management by owning event revenue related lines on Cornman’s P&L (profit and loss) sheet; includes forecasting the annual budget and keeping costs in budget
  • Attends meetings and Staff huddles (meetings)
  • Assists with creating and implementing systems and processes
  • Identifies and implements process improvements to increase efficiency and accuracy through the planning process and event execution
  • Works closely and regularly communicates with other Zingerman’s business event staff working on events (caterers, etc.)
  • Gives exceptional service to all Guests at our events
  • Conducts all business in accordance with Zingerman’s Guiding Principles and Bottom Lines
  • Completes Training Passport within the stated timeframes and continues to live the Training Compact

Tiny Weddings, Elopements & Intimate Weddings Responsibilities

  • Books and oversees on the day of all Intimate Wedding vendors based on couple’s vision and budget, from officiant to florist to photographer
  • Actively sells package upgrades
  • Acts as full wedding planner for intimate weddings, including:
    • Over-see time management of the entire event (ceremony, processional, recessional, cocktail hour transition, grand entrance, speeches, dancing, cake cutting, bouquet toss, toasts, etc.)
    • Prompt the MC and vendors
    • Troubleshoot and ensure quality control of set up, including personalized details and décor
    • Run processional/recessional and music for ceremony and first dances

Bespoke Weddings Responsibilities

  • Supports the Guest in all aspects needed for planning their event such as:
    • Vendor Coordination
    • Catering Referrals
    • Beverage selection
    • Rentals, table/chair set-up and day of event assistance
  • Creates and maintains event day details, workable floor plans and rental documents and communicates these timely with other Cornman Farms Events Staff as needed
  • Provides day-of support for events – primarily as client support 
  • Explains the rental items and options that Cornman Farms offers
  • Discusses layout options create floor plans events
  • Acts as liaison between Zingerman’s Bakehouse and our catering partners
  • Provides a written cost estimate and actively sells package upgrades

Corporate Events, Private Dining, Farmhand Programs & Offsite Catering Responsibilities

  • Supports the Guest in all aspects needed for planning their event such as vendor coordination, catering referrals/menus for Cornman Farms catered events, beverages, rentals, table/chair set-up and day of event assistance audio visual
  • Creates and maintains event day details, workable floor plans and rental documents and communicates these timely with other Cornman Farms Events Staff as needed
  • Provides day-of support for events – primarily as client support 

Other Functions:

  • May act as administrative assistant, concierge, server or event lead or assist with cleaning when necessary
  • Assists with rental and linen ordering, tracking the deliveries and accurate receiving of these items
  • Other duties as assigned by Cornman Farms Leadership Team

The Success Patterns for this position are:

  • Must be able to make decisions quickly and prioritize with consideration for guests and staff
  • Works independently and is reviewed infrequently with minimal supervision
  • Self-supervising within the guidance and expectations of divisional management
  • Has strong people management and leadership skills  
  • Communicates with clarity and demonstrate excellence in approach to work and people activities  
  • Has a reputation for giving great service to guests and co-workers
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in professional event planning or coordination
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in a customer service role
  • Experience working in an event or restaurant environment is preferred
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong skills in data entry and Google Applications
  • Strong and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Great problem solving skills, especially in the moment
  • Has a reputation for excellent relationships with co-workers
  • Can safely lift and carry 30 pounds and move product around the venue spaces

Successful Candidates will have the following Personal Characteristics:

  • Passionate about providing an amazing Guest experience
  • Strong service orientation
  • Has a passion for great food/beverage, great service and great finance
  • Effectively manages emotions in the workplace
  • Is accepting to constructive criticism regarding job performance
  • Has excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Is able to set and manage priorities
  • Detail oriented and results driven and able to multitask
  • Well organized and strong follow-through with all tasks
  • Handle complexity and paradox with ease
  • High integrity and honesty
  • Enjoys being around people and has great interpersonal skills
  • High energy, charisma and outgoing personality
  • Timely and accurate
  • Comfortable following established systems or solving problems on the fly
  • Excited about systems and continuous improvement
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One of the best things about working at Corman Farms is the community. You work with some of the most amazing people you will ever meet and learn so much while doing so. It is also one of the most beautiful event spaces I have ever been to.

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2025 Vision

MANAGING PARTNERS KIERON HALES & TABITHA MASON WROTE THIS PICTURE OF SUCCESS IN 2017. WE SHARE IT HERE TO GIVE YOU A GLIMPSE INTO WHO WE ARE AND WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO US.

“The sun is shining and the air is crisp – a beautiful day at Cornman Farms. It has been over 10 years now since the first event was held at the farm. We relish our decade of memories, recalling the joy and wonder our many guests and employees have experienced: First taking in our manicured lawn and lovingly restored red barn (so welcoming against the green farm backdrop), smelling the rich soil as it’s tilled in preparation for planting season, reveling in the peals of laughter from generations of family playing lawn games together, the wonder of the first time really feeling the heft of a ripe heirloom tomato or the wooly caress of a sheep.

It’s this poetry of the senses that first communicates we are different (real!) and the delight of this discovery is immediate and intense. To us, this is part of providing the Zingerman’s experience. Our connection with our guests extend beyond the event or the day itself. We are a part of the memories being made and they have become part of our family and we part of theirs.

Employees, Partners and guests alike respect the roots that have been here for decades and we are all thrilled to be able to plant our own. Coming to Cornman Farms is like coming home.”