Memorial House Manager Job Posting

Position Announcement

Memorial House Manager

Posted September 23, 2019


Preservation Utah seeks qualified applicants for the staff position of Memorial House Manager to oversee event sales, marketing, operation, management, vendor relationships, and historic stewardship at Memorial House in Memory Grove Park. This is a position vacancy, not a new position.

Position:               Memorial House Manager

Opening:              To be filled immediately

Deadline:              Open until filled

Employer:            Preservation Utah

Location:             Salt Lake City

Status:                 Full time, exempt

Salary:                  Base salary ($25,000-$33,000) plus sales commission

Benefits:               Medical; Dental; Matching SIMPLE IRA retirement; Paid holidays; Annual leave; Sick leave


The Memorial House Manager is responsible for weddings, corporate, and community events at Memorial House, which is operated by Preservation Utah in Memory Grove Park near downtown Salt Lake City. In addition, the Memorial House Manager develops and implements policies and procedures for marketing, selling, and managing events, as well as conducts outreach to new audiences to increase bookings and develop new sources of revenue for Memorial House.

The successful candidate must have 2-3 years of experience in hospitality/event management, promotion, and/or sales, as well as 1-2 years in advertising, marketing and social media skills. Supervisory experience, excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills are required.  Must be professional, energetic, organized, and self-motivated with the ability to manage a budget and staff, and demonstrate a strong track record of developing client relationships and providing high-quality customer service.

This position requires weekend and evening work, but a flexible schedule is allowed. The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director.



  • Generate and implement a plan to increase use of Memorial House
  • Create an annual marketing plan and revise as needed
  • Develop and maintain preferred vendor relationships
  • Attend and network at relevant activities and events such as trade shows, event planner meetings, Chamber of Commerce and Visit Salt Lake functions, and other community events and activities to promote the Sites within the community
  • Improve the branding and marketing of Memorial House through social media, public outreach, and advertisements

Build Revenue

  • Engage new audiences to increase revenue and diversity clientele
  • Establish annual sales goals, including lead-generation planning
  • Conduct inside and outside sales calls and appointments
  • Make sales presentations to and conduct tours with prospective clients
  • Create event proposals and contracts
  • Book client events
  • Compile metrics relating to event leads and bookings
  • Compile and track revenues for required compliance reporting
  • Apply for grants and lead philanthropic support efforts toward improvements at Memorial House

Event Management

  • Recruit, hire, manage, and schedule part-time event staff
  • Train, schedule, and manage part-time event staff, making them accountable for high-quality customer service
  • Oversee booked events
  • Create and maintain event policies that are consistent with the organizations policies and standards and public safety, health and welfare requirements

General Management / Staff Role

  • Day-to-day business and operations
  • Communicate regularly and effectively throughout the organization, including staff at all levels, committees, and the Board of Trustees
  • Coordinate building and park maintenance with Salt Lake City Corp. and other entities as needed
  • Maintain and enhance relationships with police, fire, parks, and other governmental agencies
  • Maintain and enhance relationships with Canyon Road neighbors
  • Maintain and enhance relationships with vendors, outside contractors, firms, and individuals providing services.
  • Manage all social media accounts and build a following.
  • Fulfill historic building stewardship role through maintaining and enhancing physical facilities, including all equipment
  • Attend Preservation Utah meetings as needed and be prepared to report on activities
  • Provide staff support and participate in Preservation Utah events as needed and/or as time allows
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Preservation Utah’s Executive Director


Questions should be directed to David Amott, Interim Executive Director, at (801) 533-0858 or .


Please email a cover letter and resume to David Amott, Interim Executive Director, at . Applications submitted via social media will not be accepted. Position open until filled.