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Engagement & Experiential Manager APPLY NOW

Austin, Texas
Marketing Team
Wed, May 31, 2023
Full time

Who WE are:

Gel Blaster, Inc. is an Austin-based consumer experience company, revolutionizing the way the world thinks about toys, play and getting out there! We value out-of-the-box thinkers, problem solvers, and good vibes. We build our team intentionally with culture, diversity, and integrity at the forefront of every decision. 

Our Vision: To foster a global movement that heals the world through play.

Our Mission: Our mission is to get kids outside playing.

Our Purpose: We exist to nurture the playful spirit of children and awaken the inner child within us all.

Who YOU are:


We are seeking an experiencedEngagement & Experiential Manager to join our fun, playful and fast-growing team! This role reports to our VP of Marketing.

What You’ll Be Responsible For:

1. Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for the coordination of event logistics for a variety of assigned events. 

2. Establish schedules and methods for providing artistic services; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly. 

3. Participate in the development of policies and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures. 

4. Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; implement approved policies and procedures. 

5. Plan and coordinate various events; develop and review contracts with various contractors; ensure event compliance with established contract standards. 

6. Coordinate the maintenance and repair of assigned event facilities including the maintenance and repair of recreational equipment; oversee and approve purchases of new equipment and needed supplies. 

7. Perform the more complex and difficult tasks of the work group including seeking and obtaining private sector and media sponsorship for assigned events. 

8. Work closely with outside agencies and neighborhood associations in the preparation for assigned events; assist in negotiating and reviewing contracts to ensure compliance. 

9. Participate in the selection of events staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures. 

10. Participate in the preparation and administration of the assigned event budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures. 

11. Prepare analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities. 

12. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of event planning. 

13. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

What You Are Great At:

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis. 

Associate's degree in business, marketing, communications or a related field, plus five (4) years of event planning experience to include one (1-2) year direct supervisory or technical lead experience in an administrative capacity.


• Operations, services and activities of an event planning program 

• Operations, services and activities of theatrical performances and event planning program 

• Principles and practices of entertainment and event planning 

• Principles and practices of entertainment, theatrical performances and event planning

• MS Word and Excel 

• Recent developments, current literature and information related to assigned programs

• Principles and practice of contract negotiation and administration 

• Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation

• Modern and complex principles and practices of planning for special events 

• Modern and complex principles and practices of computerized box office/ticketing systems • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations 


• Maintain a high level of organization for numerous events happening within short periods of time 

• Supervise, organize, and review the work of lower level staff 

• Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff 

• Coordinate and direct assigned events or services 

• Coordinate the provision of food, entertainment, barricading, tenting and security at assigned events 

• Prepare necessary vendor contracts 

• Prepare necessary vendor facility rental permits/contracts 

• Coordinate the maintenance and repair of assigned event facilities 

• Elicit community and organizational support for cultural activities and art programs 

• Interpret and explain City policies and procedures 

• Prepare clear and concise reports 

• Communicate clearly and concisely 

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including City officials and the general public 

• Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation 

• Work flexible hours including evenings and weekends

What Makes You The Ideal Fit:

Supervise, assign, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for the coordination of entertainment and logistics for a variety of assigned events; ensure work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures and perform the more technical and complex tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Receive direction from higher level event management staff. May exercise supervision over lower level staff.

Must be authorized to work in US without sponsorship.

Gel Blaster, Inc. proudly offers highly competitive compensation and benefit programming as a way of thanking you for all you do, bringing to bare your experience, talent, skill, expertise, knowledge, proven capabilities, and potential. Our programming includes:

  • Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance (eligible upon 60-day employment)
  • Term Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 15 Paid Holidays
  • Ping Pong lessons on site and game room
  • Flexible Scheduling and Hybrid Work Week
  • Stocked Kitchen
  • Rolling Wellness Perks, i.e. 90 Day Yoga Membership, Office-Based Masseuse, Team Wakeboarding Sessions and On-Site Group Workouts
  • On-Site Gym
  • Beautiful Office Environment with Lake Views and Lawn Access
  • Opportunities for Professional Development

Join one of the fastest growing brands to hit the toy industry and play a key role in the continued success of our team at Gel Blaster!

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