14 Stories is Hiring a NY-Based Elopement Coordinator

Elopement and Assistant Wedding Coordinator

Company Overview:

14 Stories is a full service event planning and production company specializing in LGBT weddings. The company was established in 2004 in response to Massachusetts’s legalization of same-sex marriage. To date, the company has produced hundreds of gay and lesbian weddings, including conference, galas and fundraisers.  We have offices in Boston and New York City.

Position Overview:

We are looking for a highly organized, self-motivated, dynamic individual to assist with coordinating elopements with 2-20 attendees. This involves ensuring the couple has a flawless and seamless experience getting married and has a wedding cake, flowers, car service, and all of the other elements of a wedding, but on a much smaller scale.  This is an opportunity to work with some of the nicest couples you'll ever meet on a very special day.  This position is based in New York City.

Additionally, this coordinator will be invited to assist on our larger scale events (full production).

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that our elopement clients (most of whom travel in from outside of New York State) feel welcome in our city and provide them with concierge level resources to make their stay enjoyable

  • Arrange delivery for or pickup all of the elements of the mini wedding including cake and flowers

  • Coordinate the photographer, car service, officiant and couple for the mini wedding

  • Manage and attend the mini wedding

  • Be available to assist on larger weddings as needed

Qualifications:

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented individual;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • A proven ability to react quickly, calmly and resourcefully when problem solving;

  • Excellent phone, interpersonal and presentation skills and comfort with working with nontraditional couples, including same-sex couples;

  • A proven ability to be self-directed, work independently, exercise judgment, and manage multiple tasks and priorities;

  • Experience in event, party or wedding coordination helpful but not necessary;

Terms and Compensation:

This is a part time, contract position paid at a flat rate per job.  Please send cover letter and resume to info@14stories.com. No phone calls, please.

Please note:  In order to be considered, in your cover letter, we require that you explain your experience with or interest in gay and lesbian weddings and events.

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