Job Description

New Kent Winery at Dombroski Vineyards is seeking an experienced full-time Marketing/Event Coordinator to direct and execute all aspects of the winery marketing strategy.  The Coordinator will market and coordinate both public and private events that promote growth in market share and customer base.  The marketing events will include but are not limited to; club pick-up parties, public and private dinners feature local chefs, cooking classes, special food & wine pairings, and corporate events along with promoting wine distribution to area restaurants, other special event venues, wine shops, grocery stores, etc.  The Marketing/Event Coordinator will report to the owner of New Kent Winery and be responsible for all marketing and sales related to these events, planning, coordination, execution, and resource management.  This position will sell, manage and coordinate all these events hosted at The Winery and at The Inn at New Kent Winery.  The position will also be responsible for assisting in obtaining distribution customers for our wines thru the VWDC system. This manager will create programs and staff training to provide our guests with an exceptional experience at New Kent Winery properties that will generate outstanding reviews and brand recognition.

Key Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this position are the following:

·       Direct and market all aspects of our winery for the public including social media, electronic media, print media and other marketing avenues that promote growth in market share and customer base

  • Coordinate and execute the Winery’s Strategic Marketing Plan;
  • Work closely with Owners, Management Team and Marketing Consulting firm to develop board based marketing strategy to focus on future growth.
  • Work side-by-side with vendors and partners to execute events per contract;
  • Manage all aspects of these events including client meetings & relationships, timelines, and layouts;
  • Manage and maintaining external vendor relationships and communications for marketing and events;
  • Manage and assist in set up, maintain and break down event decorations and space configurations (including furniture);
  • Maintain area cleanliness and present a professional venue for events and sales tours at all times;
  • Present a professional demeanor to clients at all times even when under pressure;
  • Provide excellent customer service to clients including prompt phone & email responses and meetings;
  • Secure and create décor commensurate with the event in cases of winery or other special events;
  • Work with the owner to generate marketing event ideas, themes and décor;
  • Fully trained and versed in the Tasting Room operations and help as needed.

Job Requirements

The individual must exemplify the following qualifications and skills:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience working as a marketing manager;
  • BA degree in related field is preferred;
  • Strong background in events and hospitality management including marketing, sales and coordination;
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, customer service, and organizational skills are necessary;
  • Decisive leader with the ability to quickly resolve issues independently;
  • Exemplary customer service standards.  Be willing to “go the extra mile” to satisfy our clients;
  • Ability to keep calm under pressure;
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment;
  • Self-motivated, highly-organized, positive with a good attention to detail;
  • Strong PC skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word);
  • Must be present for all events;
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

Salary Information: 

·      Salary depending on experience level

·      Medical Benefits

·      Paid Vacation


Job Type: Full-time Salaried Position

Local candidates only:

  • Central Virginia and Tidewater Region

Required experience:

  • Marketing, Sales, Event Coordination, Hospitality Management: 2 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s