Learning Experience and Event Designer

Job Title

Learning Experience and Event Designer

Job Description

About the Position
Walton Enterprises is seeking an enthusiastic Learning Experiences and Event Designer to join Walton Enterprises’ head office in Bentonville, AR. This person is responsible for shaping our culture where all family members and associates can thrive. This entails designing inspiring experiences across a variety of meetings, events, and learning experiences for the Walton family, their family entities, and associates in the Walton Enterprises family office.

What you will do

Create Meaningful Connections
• Create experiences that connect individual insights to a shared purpose and values
• Create experiences that inspires individuals to connect with each other
• Create meaningful experiences that engage the community (e.g., nature, travel, volunteering, industry tours)
• Create beautiful and engaging spaces to inspire collaboration and meaningful conversations (e.g., meeting spaces, dining, sleeping, travel)

Inspire Creativity and Change
• Understand and design for unique user needs
• Design holistic multi-day events that inspire individual growth and learning
• Design moments that matter throughout the learning journey – from the invitation to completion
• Guide teams to design culture building activities for associates
• Gather user feedback to drive continuous improvement

Design Exceptional Learning Experiences
• Lead strategic planning of associate and family meetings, activities, special events
• Collaborate with a broad network of vendors, suppliers, contractors, designers, global public speakers
• Oversee a team to manage logistics, venue research, audio visual arrangement, food and beverage planning, entertainment, activities, lodging, and transportation

Who we are looking for

Personal attributes that support your success
• Commitment to deliver world class customer service
• Utilize creative approaches to problem solving
• Learn from your mistakes
• Passionate about the details that make events seamless and memorable
• Work collaboratively with teammates to get things done
• Maintain composure in difficult situations
• Make and maintain connections across multiple audiences
• Unquestionable ethics and integrity

Leadership Qualities
• You are a trusted advisor
• You can operationalize a vision into strategic plans that others can follow
• You are proactive; anticipate potential issues and team needs
• You have gravitas to facilitate activities with a multi-generational audience
• You can influence and inspire others to follow you
• You exhibit a positive attitude during difficult situations with humor and levity
• You inspire a cross-functional and diverse team to bring their best selves to work
• You take care to develop others - establish performance expectations, conduct regular performance excellence check-ins; provide recognition and rewards; coach for success and improvement

Expected Hours of Work
This opportunity is a career-oriented position. Standard operating hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, yet flexibility in working hours may be required to meet client deadlines and complete tasks. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. Some travel will be required. Expense-related items will be reimbursed by the company.

About Walton Enterprises
Walton Enterprises (WEI) is a family office serving the personal and financial needs of multiple generations of the Walton family. Guided by Sam Walton’s values, WEI’s mission is to enable all family members to reach their personal, philanthropic, and business aspirations.

As the family’s wealth grows and a new generation takes on more meaningful roles, WEI is expanding the scope, depth and sophistication of its services, which include wealth management, legal, accounting, tax, risk management/insurance, technology, HR, construction, facilities management, as well as oversight of external resources and services for family members and their related entities. This is an exciting time to be part of this world class team.

Walton Enterprises is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status of protected veteran, among other things or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Basic Qualifications

• 5+ years designing learning experiences
• 3+ years managing people and leading cross-functional teams
• Demonstrated experience to work with a high level of confidentiality
• Proficiency with MS Office Suite
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds
• Must be able to drive an automobile

Preferred Qualifications to support your success
• Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Business, Design Research, Hospitality or related field
• Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)