American Party Rentals seeks an event specialist with excellent communication, customer service, and sales skills to join our team in Durham, NC.

As an outgoing, energetic and customer-friendly event specialist, we will rely on you to be one of our primary customer contacts. Your everyday responsibilities will include generating rental quotes and inputting rental orders, answering the phone, responding to online inquiries, and assisting customers with showroom appointments. In addition to these responsibilities, we also expect the event specialist to generate increased sales with existing clients while also seeking out new customers through site visits, networking and inside and outside sales calls. Our client base includes homeowners, engaged couples, wedding & event planners, venue managers, and caterers. The successful applicant may also be asked to assist in our social media marketing efforts through Facebook, Instagram, and blogging. The work will be fast-paced, at times challenging, and most certainly rewarding.

Requirements and preferred skills/abilities:

  • Maintain a positive attitude, humor, creativity, adaptability, approachability, and team player mentality
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be detail oriented and organized
  • Demonstrate an interest in marketing, event design trends, food & beverage service, fashion, interior design, and/or event planning
  • Must have a flexible schedule to include occasional weekend hours
  • Must be able to multi-task and graciously take care of customers under pressure
  • Must be computer-literate and be able to quickly learn our software program – Point Of Rental
  • Effectively develop and maintain existing accounts while tending to new customers
  • Proficient in computer skills and Microsoft Office products as well as various software programs
  • Professional telephone and written communication skills required
  • Must possess the ability to establish priorities, work independently and meet designated objectives
  • Proficient in using social media sites for promotion and market research such as Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Ability to work under pressure and able to meet deadlines

Compensation and benefits:

This is an hourly, full-time, non-exempt position. Our competitive pay structure includes commission on rental sales after introductory period. The person(s) hired for this position should expect to earn anywhere from $40,000 to $50,000 in their first year depending on previous experience and sales success. Benefits include health insurance after 60 days, paid vacation and holidays, 401(k) with one-year tenure and more.

About us:

American Party Rentals is a family-owned and operated business offering the highest quality, leading-edge event rental equipment available to the greater Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area events industry. We provide our clients with exceptional service, well-maintained equipment, and unique style.

Our company is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To apply:

Please email résumé and cover letter, as well as any references, to in order to proceed with the application process.