Ever been to an even and the vibe is off? Well maybe that party planner should hire a Vibe Manager!
Companies and hotels are hiring vibe managers — well connected, self-starters who have their finger on the pulse of lifestyle and industry trends — and paying them up to $85,000 a year or more to throw celebrity-filled parties, make playlists and orchestrate office outings like scavenger hunts and lavish sushi dinners, in addition to doing some actual work.
San Francisco-based company Bateman Group, a public relations tech agency, put out a job posting two years ago seeking a “Talent and Vibe Manager,” described as a “self-starter who thinks outside the box.” The firm needed someone to help recruit talent and also balance producing innovative events for the staff.
The job requirements sound like a glorified recruiter or executive assistant gig, including planning monthly birthday celebrations and happy hours; brown bag professional development lunches; stocking the kitchen “with a variety of healthy snacks” and researching activities such as “lunch-time yoga and chair massages.”
As a manager, he says you can get paid between $75,000 to $80,000 a year and some employees at the VP level who are doing more management level tasks in addition to vibe can make $140,000 and up.
Source: New York Post