Director of Sponsorship - Chicago Gourmet

Illinois Restaurant Association - Chicago, IL4.0


Solicit Sponsorship and Exhibitors for Chicago Gourmet events;

Develop prospect lists and execute introductory communications;

Build and maintain strong relationships with all current and new Sponsors;

Determine creative ways to procure additional Sponsorship revenue;

Assist with Sponsor proposals and negotiations for new Sponsors;

Author Sponsorship agreement documents and manage contracting;

Manage Sponsor timeline with all production and collateral deadlines;

Implement tent Sponsor and Exhibitor activation leading up to the event and work with production company for feasibility, management and execution;

Attend Sponsor site visits and conference calls;

Liaise with Partner vendors to manage activation needs, social/earned media inclusions;

Work with Talent Coordinator to oversee Sponsor-driven Tasting Pavilions and stage programming segments;

Oversee onsite execution and troubleshooting throughout festival; and

Assist in post-festival wrap-up meetings with all Sponsors to solicit feedback and determine renewal status.

Job Type: Full-time


  • sales: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)