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Beer Garden Auction Manager

Position Available: Beer Garden Auction Manager
Hours: Contract
Start Date: November 1, 2016
Location: Remote and/or 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Contact: Neida Arrington,

About the Position:

Our Beer Garden + Silent Auction Fundraiser is our most popular event and our second-largest fundraiser of the year. It brings together local breweries and popular restaurants for guests to enjoy while bidding on various items in our silent auction.  Our Auction Manager is responsible for all aspects of auction management, including but not limited to, item procurement and organization, auction management during event, and sending donor acknowledgements.  Auction Manager will have access to documents and information used for prior Beer Garden auctions.  This is a contract position that runs from November 1, 2016 to July 15, 2017.  Auction Manager must be available to work during Beer Garden Event on June 24, 2017 and able to meet with Beer Garden Committee once a month beginning in January. Procurement and communication duties can be completed from home if desired.

Position Duties:

  • Communicate with potential donors and secure items for our Beer Garden Silent Auction, including big-ticket item for raffle and wine for “Wine Grab”
  • Maintain updated list of donor contacts
  • Use Silent Auction Pro, our online silent auction software, to enter and organize donor and donated items information and to create bid sheets for event.
  • Prepare donated items and auction materials for silent auction
  • Manage all aspects of silent auction during the event on June 24, 2017, including set-up, coordinating auction/raffle volunteers, and check-out.
  • Send donor acknowledgements and follow up with any outstanding winners after event
  • Post weekly donated item updates to social media pages to boost interest

Applicant requirements

  • Previous experience in event management, particularly managing from start to finish
  • Experience with auction software, especially Silent Auction Pro, a plus
  • Outstanding communication, organizational, time-management, and computer skills.
  • Experience with Google Drive preferred
  • Able to work independently and with a team
  • Demonstrates honesty, integrity, and professionalism at all times


$500 base plus 10% commission on auction, raffle, and wine grab sales.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume, references, and cover letter to Neida Arrington ( Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through October 31, 2016, or a suitable applicant is found, whichever comes first.

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