Event Specialist

  • Capital Factory
  • Austin, Texas
  • Jun 13, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description

Event Specialist → Event Manager

Austin, Texas, United States

Events & Venue Team reporting to Sr. Event Manager

Over two years you will become one of the most well-respected event producers in Texas, executing some of the biggest and most innovative events in Austin and at SXSW while gaining experience recruiting, training and managing a direct report.

After two years working with startups and building your reputation with the help of Capital Factory, you will receive a one-month, paid sabbatical to figure out your next step - you can pursue a career in the Venture Capital industry, join a high growth startup as one of the first employees, be promoted to Events Director at Capital Factory, or launch your own event production company.

You will learn the ins-and-outs of the Capital Factory Playbooks that have been refined over the past dozen years and helped to build one of the most vibrant startup communities in the world. Then you'll make them even better.

During your first year you will be paired with an Event Manager who will mentor you and show you the ropes. During your second year, you will be promoted to Event Manager, owning major programs from end-to-end and finding the next Event Specialist to take under your wing. Previous Event Specialists have gone on to become managers and directors at Capital Factory and other leading entrepreneurship organizations.


What you will do…

Own major, sponsored events for Capital Factory such as Austin Startup Week, Diversity and Inclusion, Fed Supernova, Startup Crawl, and SXSW from start to finish, according to the Capital Factory Playbooks

Work with internal and external stakeholders to identify potential topics and speakers

Come up with ideas for unique activations and experiences that leave lasting impressions

Market each event to fill the room with the right attendees

Execute with attention to detail

Track the key metrics needed to learn from each event and make it better, while proving to our sponsors the value of their investment

You'll know you're successful if....

Your events are well attended, run smoothly and exceed the expectations of our internal and external stakeholders

Your speakers and your audience are thoughtful and diverse, representing a variety of perspectives and backgrounds

You feel like you have enough time to plan and aren't rushing things at the last minute

Partners and sponsors give unsolicited feedback about how great you are to work with and they show they mean it by giving us repeat business

About you…

You have at least 2 years of experience planning, marketing and executing panels, keynotes, workshops, and hackathons

You are passionate about emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and robotics.

You are organized and plan ahead, but you don't get stressed out when things change at the last minute… because they will. You roll with it.

You check your email in the evenings and are available to work during evening events and over the weekends when there is a tight deadline. You do what it takes to get the job done.

You plan to stay in Texas and commit to this position for the full 2 years.

About our team...

We have a passion for startups and technology

We are transparent and we over-communicate

We have excellent written and verbal communication skills

We communicate when we are not able to meet a deadline and suggest a solution

We are professional and presentable and greet everyone cheerfully. We're ready to deal with an immature student, a pushy salesperson, top VC's, a fortune 500 CEO, and even the President of the United States.

We are excited to work in downtown Austin and have reliable transportation.

We have a quiet place where we can work remotely with fast internet.

We have a reliable laptop computer and smartphone.

We are security aware. We have a passcode on our computers and phones and use a password manager.

We are able to efficiently use the Google suite of productivity tools (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides).

We are available to work during SXSW (Spring Break) and Startup Week.

We get to Inbox Zero every day.


4 weeks paid time off (one week is between Christmas and New Year's)

Personal health, vision and dental insurance - paid 100% by Capital Factory for Employee Only coverage!

Additional benefits such as 401k, life insurance, short & long term disability and and employee assistance program

$1,000 personal innovation budget on your first year anniversary and then an additional $500 each anniversary thereafter

Coworking membership at Capital Factory with garage parking space, metro pass, or rideshare credits and access to the onsite gym

A priceless network

About Capital Factory

Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, the number one startup state in the U.S. Hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, programmers, and designers gather day and night, in-person and online for meetups, classes, and coworking. With boots on the ground in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, we meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors, and customers. According to Pitchbook, Capital Factory has been the most active investor in Texas since 2010.

Check out one of our DEI Summits and learn more about Capital Factory's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts