Customer Service and Event Sales Coordinator

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Customer Service and Event Sales Coordinator (full-time)

[This position has been filled. However, we may be hiring for it again later in 2020. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume as noted below] We’re looking for a responsible, confident, energetic and reliable individual to champion Dueling Axes’ customer service and event sales efforts. Your job will be highly important in ensuring our customers receive the individualized attention we have deemed as one of our core values to deliver the absolute best customer satisfaction experience. This position will require a flexible 30-40-hour work week and will offer additional opportunity for growth as Dueling Axes expands. Compensation is negotiable. Company cell phone and laptop will be provided.

The Customer Service and Event Sales Coordinator will report directly to the COO and work closely with the CMO and General Manager of each location to coordinate customer events, scheduling, space tours and offsite events. This position’s core function is to answer inbound phone calls and email requests for information regarding company operations, reservations, general questions, customer service inquiries and representing the company at offsite events. This position will also be expected to engage in prospecting efforts to find leads and sell group events including but not limited to small, large and corporate group events.

The ideal candidate will have strong phone and email communication skills with a sharp business mindset. They should be skilled at organizing and solving problems with an extreme aptitude for exceptional customer service. They will carry themselves with a professional personal presentation and keep timeliness in response at the forefront of their daily responsibilities.

PLEASE NOTE: Dueling Axes will provide full training for all aspects of this position. This role is intended to be a nontraditional full time position meaning the ideal candidate will be able to work remotely but also be required to occasionally work out of normal business hours. More information on this will be provided during the interview process.

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Customer Service and Event Sales Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Answer all inbound phone calls and emails as quickly as possible.
    • In the event of missed calls, call back as soon as possible (whether voicemail was left or not), check voicemails and call back prepared with appropriate information.
  • Understand and know all company policies and operational details. Be able to answer all questions asked via phone call, email or in person, take reservations over the phone, take deposits, book groups in scheduling software. (software training will be provided).
  • Manage all info@theduelingaxes.com email requests and inquiries.
  • Prospect, cold call and knock doors for new corporate business opportunities.
  • Follow up with past inquiries to move sales pipeline into final sale. Answer any current group questions and make the booking process as easy as possible.
  • Go through upcoming week in scheduling software. Reach out to upcoming groups coming in to ensure all participants have signed waivers, ask and provide catering information, answer all questions and set expectations of how their event will take place including who will be working their event.
  • Review recent bookings in the scheduling software. Look for 1 person bookings, larger parties etc. Reach out to any one-person groups to confirm number of people in party. Adjust reservation as needed.
  • Respond to community involvement and donation requests. In the event of participation, coordinate donation and logistic of getting material to recipient.
    • When donating gift certificates, record all information for recipient. (Name, group, exp. date, tax ID and when certificate was redeemed).
  • Attend tradeshows and networking events on behalf of Dueling Axes.
  • When booking events outside of normal business hours. Coordinate with location management to ensure staffing requirements can be met.
  • Track and record tax-exempt groups (group name, date of event, tax id number, event cost, etc.).
  • Be responsible for marketing and tradeshow material for events. (material will be created for you, but you will be responsible for organizing and transporting material to events).
  • Periodically pick up marketing and other material from printers (within Columbus)
  • Update customer contact information as needed in the event of a failed email delivery communication.
  • Try to answer calls during shop hours when shop seems busy.
  • Act as gatekeeper to calls and emails coming in asking for access to business executive management and ownership.

 Requirements

  • Will hire for attitude and train for skill.
  • Will be required to learn and master all responsibilities for setting reservations within scheduling software, front desk duties, and company operational information (Dueling Axes will train for this).
  • Self starter, self motivated and able to produce in an unsupervised setting.
  • Trust worthy, responsible and punctual.
  • Mastery of customer service principles.
  • Proficient math skills.
  • Organizational abilities.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Problem-solving attitude.
  • Schedule flexibility.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Be over the age of 18 and eligible to work in the United States.
  • Confident and outgoing personality.
  • Health and safety conscious.
  • Reliable, self-motivated and responsible.
  • Have reliable means of transportation.

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If you want to be part of a growing, local company that is focused on fun and customer service, this is for you. Dueling Axes, an urban axe throwing lounge, opened its doors in 2018 and quickly became one of the area’s most sought after experiences. We provide a unique, fun and safe experience to our customers by providing an approachable, inviting atmosphere, good music and an experience you cannot forget.

If you or someone you know is interested in an opportunity like this, please send a resume to info@theduelingaxes.com, attention Jess & Paul.

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Dueling Axes Assistant Manager (full-time)

[This position has been filled. However, we will be hiring for it again later in 2019. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume as noted below] We’re looking for a responsible, confident, energetic and reliable individual to help the General Manager run our Dueling Axes location in downtown Columbus. Your job will be highly important in ensuring the associate team meets its goals of efficiency and customer satisfaction. This position will require 30-40 hours a week and will offer additional opportunity for growth as Dueling Axes grows.

The Assistant Manager will report directly to the General Manager and assist in the daily operations of the store, train coaches and hosts, monitor inventory and work with the General Manager to order inventory/merchandise based on need. You will have management responsibilities including opening and closing of the store, ensuring high level of staff performance, assist in employee scheduling as needed and participate in Dueling Axes special events. The Assistant Manager will also be aware of consumer behavior to ensure our store meets and exceeds client expectations.

The ideal candidate will have retail manager skills with a sharp business mindset. They should be skilled at organizing and solving problems with an extreme aptitude for customer service. Interpersonal and mediation skills will also be very useful as you’ll often be acting as liaison between managers, employees and customers. Ultimately, the duties of the Assistant Manager are to make sure the store operates effectively and that we keep our customers safe and happy.

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Assistant Manager Responsibilities

  • Coordinate daily customer service operations (e.g. hosting, coaching, reservation management and payments)
  • Supervise and motivate staff to perform their best
  • Act as our store’s representative and set an example for our staff
  • Assist the General Manager in planning and implementing strategies to attract customers
  • Monitor and maintain store inventory
  • Assist in evaluating employee performance and identify hiring and training needs
  • Coach and support new and existing coaches and hosts
  • Suggest training programs and techniques
  • Communicate with customers and evaluate their needs
  • Handle any complaints from customers
  • Make sure all employees adhere to company’s policies and guidelines

 Requirements

  • Will hire for attitude and train for skill
  • Will be required to learn and master all responsibilities for coaching and running front desk (Dueling Axes will train for this)
  • Managerial or similar experience preferred but not required
  • Trust worthy, responsible and punctual
  • Experience with performance evaluation processes
  • Mastery of customer service principles
  • Proficient math skills
  • Leadership and organizational abilities
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Problem-solving attitude
  • Flexibility to work in shifts
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Be over the age of 18 and eligible to work in the United States
  • Confident and outgoing personality
  • Health and safety conscious
  • Reliable, self-motivated and responsible
  • Have reliable means of transportation

APPLY HERE

If you want to be part of a growing, local company that is focused on fun and customer service, this is for you. Dueling Axes, an urban axe throwing lounge, opened its doors in 2018 and quickly became one of the area’s most sought after experiences. We provide a unique, fun and safe experience to our customers by providing an approachable, inviting atmosphere, good music and an experience you cannot forget.

If you or someone you know is interested in an opportunity like this, please send a resume to info@theduelingaxes.com, attention Jess & Paul.

Urban Axe Throwing Founder Interviewed by 614 Startups

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The Urban Axe Throwing Interview

The small business atmosphere in Columbus, Ohio is booming! According to the Columbus Dispatch, Columbus has been known to be one of the top cities for new business growth. So, it sounds like Downtown Columbus is the perfect location for an urban axe throwing lounge, no?614 Startups Jess Hellmich Interview

Owner, Jess Hellmich was interviewed by Elio Harmon of 614 Startup Podcast about the Idea, Scale, and Impact of the urban axe throwing lounge, Dueling Axes.  On S2E5, Elio asks how the idea of bringing an axe throwing facility to Downtown Columbus came about. Co- Owners Jess Hellmich and Paul Sherry may or may not have talked about it over drinks after a poker game. They were looking to bring a different activity, that many people have not tried, to Downtown Columbus. They saw an opportunity in the axe throwing industry and decided they wanted to be the best. The process was tough, and long. But once they landed a location on South 4th Street in Downtown Columbus, in the middle of a community of other great small businesses, everything started falling into place. With help from their construction backgrounds, Jess and Paul put every screw into the space that Dueling Axes calls home. After a year and a half from start to finish, the urban axe throwing lounge opened in July 2018. Since opening, Jess and Paul have figured out what works best for them, what works best for business, and have only heard positive reviews.

The axe throwing industry is new but growing at a rapid pace. It is not only perfect for date night but also great for corporate groups to take a break from the computer screen to focus on something different. Dueling Axes has hosted a plethora of private events including birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and even fundraising events. Axe throwing is a safe, fun activity that suits any age, any fitness level, and a great way to relieve stress. Next time you are looking to plan a night out for family or friends, come check out Dueling Axes.

About 614 Startups:

At 614Startups, we believe that entrepreneurship has the potential to create a better world and that Columbus, Ohio will become the global capital for startup growth and innovation.

With this as our mantra, we are building a digital media company that provides a platform for entrepreneurs to tell their story and for startups to increase their brand awareness. Our goal is to become the leading source for startup news and interviews in Columbus. Contact us at info@614startups.com.614 startups logo

Make sure to check out the 614 Startup Podcast about Dueling Axes here.

Columbus Axe Throwing at Dueling Axes Location Update

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Columbus axe throwing with Dueling Axes at The New USCC building

Dueling Axes will be providing a space, coaching and equipment for the only Columbus axe throwing lounge coming to Downtown. We are located on the first floor at The New USCC building @ 309 S 4th Street, Columbus, OH 43215. We are currently renovating our space but will be open in late Spring 2018. Lot’s of hard work going on. We can can’t wait to see you there! You can visit the reservation page to book your axe throwing lane now.

When you visit us, remember that we are less than a block away from The Walrus,  Dirty Franks, Late Night Slice, and 16-Bit Bar + Arcade. Plan a night on S 4th Street with dinner, Columbus axe throwing at Dueling Axes and drinks. We are a BYOB and outside-food friendly establishment so grab a six-pack, a pizza, and your friends and we’ll make sure you have an axe throwing experience like you can’t have anywhere else in the country.

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