Culinary Village: Corkyard Lead

DATES OF CONTRACT:  March 4 – March 11, 2019 (+3 sessions of training at CHSWFF HQ – exact dates, TBD)


REPORTS TO:  Event Manager + Event Director


CONTRACT OVERVIEW: The Corkyard Lead handles the fundamental aspects of managing the setup of the Corkyard rentals, the load-in of the Corkyard sponsors + exhibitors, the execution of the Corkyard operations, and the breakdown of the Corkyard. The position will also assist with additional tasks in the Marion Square Culinary Village, as needed.



  • Act as primary contact to The Corkyard once exhibitors once they’ve attended 2019 Culinary Village training sessions.
  • Be present on-site in the Culinary Village March 4 – March 11, 2019
  • Oversee placement of signage over all Corkyard structures
  • Oversee load-in of exhibitors and assist as needed
  • Enforce rules and regulations as they appear in the exhibitor handbook
  • Oversee set up of rentals in the Corkyard
  • Serve on-site as primary contact for all wineries, assisting and answering questions as needed
  • Be present in the Corkyard through all hours of Culinary Village to act as main contact to exhibitors and sponsors with activations
  • Familiarize yourself with Partner activations within the Corkyard, and ask Development team if there are any special requests regarding Partners’ time in the Culinary Village
  • Fulfill exhibitor and sponsor requests as needs arise
  • Work with Charleston Wine + Food team in the Culinary Village on Monday following the festival to clean Corkyard space
  • Exhibits excellent guest experience skills and can lead volunteers to deliver best in the world guest experience to our attendees and vendors.
  • Act as a brand representative of Charleston Wine + Food and portrays our values of people first, community, diversity and good stewardship.  Recognizes and uses our higher purpose as a guide in every decision made on behalf of the festival: to be a catalyst for connections that inspire curiosity through thoughtful storytelling and meaningful experiences with a sense of place



  • Skills Required are the ability to lift 25 lbs + stand for up to 8 hours, great interpersonal skills, attention to detail. The ideal candidate is a quick problem-solver, a strong leader, and organized  + enthusiastic.