Opening Ceremony is Hiring Special Projects & Events Manager (NYC)

Opening Ceremony is Hiring (Jan 2019) // DNAMAG

Opening Ceremony was founded in 2002 by two friends from UC Berkeley, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, as a place to share their passions for travel, art, and fashion. Inspired by a trip to Hong Kong, the two decided to leave their jobs in corporate fashion to realize their unique dream. What began as a single store on a quiet street in downtown New York is now a global community with outposts in New York and Los Angeles, a department store in Tokyo, a wholesale showroom, an in-house clothing line, a blog, and an e-commerce site. 

Currently looking for a full-time Special Projects and Events Manager. This person will be a key voice in developing and executing Opening Ceremony's special projects and event strategy.


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 3+ experience in public relations & events at a major fashion brand, PR agency or events company

  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office for creation of relevant artwork and reporting

  • Extensive network in NYC with agencies, production houses, vendors etc specific to the execution of events

  • Organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills are a must

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Creative thinker and pro-active executor

  • Must work well independently and in a team environment, and in a fast-paced organization

  • Travelling as needed


  • Manage influencer relationships and oversee seeding

  • Manage retail and off-site events: calendar, budgets, execution (in-store and off-site)

  • Provide activity reports (pre-event proposals and post-event recaps)

  • Maintenance of in-house marketing contact database and calendar events (celebrity, social, holiday, etc.)

  • Compile calendar of events and relevant opportunities across all markets (local charity, notable events, etc.)

  • Develop relationships in line with the Opening Ceremony brand (including influencer, sponsorship, etc.)

  • Liaise with various departments to ensure all marketing initiatives are on-brand and executed to brand standards

  • Oversee relationship with PR firm, Black Frame (liaison between brand and PR)

  • Propose strategic partnerships for local markets, aimed at elevating and expanding brand awareness and new client recruitment

  • Assists in developing and executing special projects and collaborations