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Fever Venue Scout / Architect (NYC) in New York, New York

We’re Fever!

Fever is the leading global entertainment discovery platform and has revolutionised the world of entertainment since 2015, inspiring over 45 million people every month to discover the best experiences in their cities. Fever empowers event organizers to create amazing experiences, with successful examples such as the “Candlelight Concert Series” attended by over 1 million guests, the Los Angeles based “Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience”, or the “Mad Hatter G&T Party” in multiple cities across the world.

Fever is an international company with a team of over 550 people, currently present in more than 80 cities, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Paris, Madrid, and Barcelona, and is backed by leading institutional investors, including Rakuten Capital, Accel, Fidelity, and Atresmedia among others.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced, passionate, and critical-thinking venue lead and architect Project Managers, and Producers in all aspects of production ensuring that high-quality experiences are delivered.

This role requires flexibility, creativity, attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines while staying within budgets. The ideal candidate has a proven track record assessing buildings and spaces, managing landlord relationships, and working with multiple vendors and stakeholders.

You will be responsible for building and maintaining a venue database, which will be organized according to a number of criteria you will develop with Fever’s production teams. You will be responsible for scouting venues for our Fever Originals experiences that will enhance the audience’s experience through authenticity and visual flair. Strong communication and negotiation skills are critical to succeed in this role. The right candidate will be a self-starter and have strong interpersonal and project management skills.

You will also be responsible for identifying challenges and opportunities with venues and providing production teams with insights they need to plan events that are within budget and operationally sound.

You will:

  • Liaise with Originals / Ops / Production teams and Project Managers.

  • Be responsible for bridging communications between these stakeholders and for documenting and summarizing site visits via due diligence tracker and programming package. This was a collaborative effort with all stakeholders including Design, PM, Ops, and external consultants. These reports provide a holistic view of sites and allow the team to prioritize projects, flag risks, and identify potential implications for pricing/schedules at an early stage.

  • Oversee venue-related issues across multiple large projects at once, while also overseeing standards for smaller events.

  • Make sure design intent is correct and will judge how design decisions will affect budget and schedule.

  • Be judged on how you save CAPEX and OPEX by flagging issues early on.

  • Track / negotiate build and rental costs per sq ft

  • Develop playbooks to be passed onto the production team and which can inform contracts

  • Develop real estate trackers and deal trackers

  • Find venues that coincide with the Producer’s concepts and fit in the budget.

  • Use a combination of online research, driving, picture taking, and direct communication to find great spots.

  • Check out potential venues to ensure the best result for the project, and return to the producers to discuss budgeting and logistics.

  • Find appropriate locations that present the least amount of financial and legal hurdles for the project on budget and on time.

  • Make sure that the venues chosen don’t drive the project’s budget out of control.

  • Contact and negotiate fees, lease agreements, and terms with venue owners to use the location.

  • Obtain all fire, police, and other governmental permits, and coordinate the logistics for the production.

  • Once the project has come to an end, will ensure that everything in the venue is returned to its original condition when the crew leaves.

  • Represent Fever at local events and with local PR

    Preferred Qualifications

    You have a track record as a technical director or architect, with an eye for details, and strong oral and written communication skills. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and pride yourself on your network, negotiation skills, and willingness to explore different cities to build up a portfolio of unique and beautiful venues.

    In order to be successful in this role, you will be expected to be an entrepreneurial individual, willing to be hands-on and eager to demonstrate ownership. The role requires a mix of business development and operational experience. Candidates need to be passionate about the entertainment/events industry. You will have to be comfortable delivering results in an ambiguous environment, being exceptionally detail-orientated while looking around corners, and thinking bigger about how we create a compelling experience.

  • Previous experience closing and negotiating real estate contracts, and/or working as an architect with commercial spaces.

  • Great networking skills and the ability to make smart partnerships happen

  • You'll have strong communication skills and a proven track record of building positive working relationships.

  • Excellent face-to-face communication skills

  • Highly organized and efficient. Time management skills are key.

  • A problem-solver with the ability to think strategically and efficiently when faced with issues on-site

  • Collaborative approach and willing to get hands dirty and work on all required events tasks

  • Strong academic background is a plus

  • Domestic and international travel and work across time zones may be required

    You can expect to join a group of diverse, hardworking team players, where a cultural fit is someone willing to stay humble and learn and can work nimbly. We welcome applications with unusual backgrounds with the expectation that the applicant will have acquired hard or soft skills and maturity throughout their experiences.

    This role is located in New York.

    Fever is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workspace where everyone's background and ideas count. Our main goal is to find the best possible talent regardless of place of birth, racial or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, religion, opinion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, marital status, age or caring responsibilities. We encourage everyone to apply!

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