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Temporary Events Manager

At 1stdibs, the Events team brings our site to life through strategic marketing moments and we are seeking a Temporary Events Manager to help manage the planning and execution. S/he will work with the permanent Events Manager and her team to produce client-facing, internal, and consumer-driven events around the world. This position will be a temporary cover for another team member from September through January.

What you’ll do

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with internal departments and external suppliers
  • Facilitate site visits, spec details and build venue recommendations
  • Manage event calendaring, communications, reporting and debrief recaps
  • Track spend within budget
  • Manage event details and on-site execution
  • Closely monitor and track partner contributions  
  • Communicate with external vendors
  • Be responsible for accurate and timely budgeting and reconciliation of events
  • Execute internal communications across teams
  • Develop tools to facilitate internal communication of event and partnership activities effectively

What you’ll bring

  • 5 years’ Event Management experience
  • Creativity and resourcefulness: you’re a problem solver and a team player
  • Ability to take direction and work independently
  • Strong adaptability to situations and ever-changing demands
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills to meet deadlines
  • An ambitious, proactive and highly-organized demeanor
  • A calm and flexible approach to handling pressure and stress
  • You’re detail oriented while also being a “Big Picture” thinker
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Impeccable organizational and time management skills
  • Proactiveness with ideas and creative solutions
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to travel, including the ability to work outside of regular office hours

Not a requirement, but a huge plus

  • Familiarity with Event Farm, Salesforce, G Suite, and general marketing and event software
  • Working knowledge of venues and suppliers in top US cities
  • Awareness of design vocabulary


1stdibs is the world’s largest online luxury marketplace for rare and desirable objects. It has become the go-to source for the world's leading interior designers and consumers to find antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage fashion and fine art.

Backed by Benchmark Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Spark Capital and Alibaba, 1stdibs is a unique blend of expert curators and seasoned Internet executives from companies including Amazon, Google, eBay,, PayPal, and Twitter.


1stdibs is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.