Sponsor Relations Manager

Make: unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of like-minded people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. Make: magazine, Maker Shed and Maker Faire, and our new online platform Maker Share, nurture a growing community that believes in bettering ourselves, our environment, our educational system – our entire world. Care to join us?

Make: is looking for a Sponsor Relations Manager. The Sponsor Relations Manager would be responsible for handling sponsor communications and production for flagship Maker Faires. We’re looking for an individual with event production experience and a proven track record.

This position will run from February through approximately mid-October. This position is a temporary full time position. Hours may spike as the Faires near. San Mateo in May and New York in September!

Job Description:

  • Manage the execution and activation of event sponsorships for Maker Faires
  • Communicate closely with the partnership team on delivery of sponsorship
  • Work closely with the event production team on logistics and operations for pre-event and on-site planning
  • Work closely with outside vendors to help manage orders and service delivery
  • Interact extensively with agency and client personnel
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients
  • Manage projects within internal departments (marketing, web, editorial)
  • Develop summary reports outlining sponsorship benefits
  • Represent Make: in public environments
  • 30% travel


  • Minimum of three years event production experience
  • Minimum of two years of account/client management/services
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent training and/or experience
  • Project management skills; detail oriented; ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Google docs
  • Proficient in with Google Docs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Keynote, and Salesforce
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interact with staff at all levels in a fast-paced, startup environment
  • Sense of humor absolutely necessary!

Other Interesting Tidbits:

  • This position is located in our San Francisco or Sebastopol Office
  • Salary and level to be determined by experience and education
  • Our generous benefits package includes: health, dental, vision, life/disability insurance, and a 401(k) with matching program
  • Make: is proud to be an equal opportunity employer

To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume in a Word or PDF document to [email protected].

Please include the job title in the subject line.  Thanks!