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Director, Special Events



Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

At Vast, our mission is to contribute to a future where billions of people are living and thriving in space. We are building artificial gravity space stations, allowing long-term stays in space without the adverse effects of zero-gravity. Our initial crewed space habitat will be Haven-1, scheduled to be the world’s first commercial space station when it launches into low earth orbit in August 2025. Our team is all-in, committed to executing our mission safely and on time. If you want to work with the most talented people on Earth furthering space exploration for humanity, come join us.

Vast is actively looking for a Director, Special Events, reporting to the VP, Communications, to support the development of the Avionics and Power systems for our artificial-gravity human-rated space stations. This will be a full-time, exempt position located onsite at our Long Beach location.


  • Own the end-to-end strategy and execution of Vast’s owned events, including executive roundtables, EBCs, industry events, launch days, milestones, and more.
  • Collaborate closely with the Brand and Creative teams to ensure events effectively reflect Vast’s culture and value proposition.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive field marketing strategy that aligns with business objectives and contributes directly to promoting Vast’s brand, missions, and goals.
  • Develop and manage event budgets, timelines, and logistics, ensuring flawless execution and attendee experience.
  • Measure event effectiveness and provide data-driven recommendations to optimize future events and overall event strategy.
  • Build and nurture relationships with key customers, partners, industry influencers and senior leaders to engage them as speakers, sponsors and participants.
  • Stay up-to-date on industry trends, research, and new technologies to develop events that advance Vast’s position and deepen engagement with our priority audiences.
  • Design the resourcing and vendor strategy to support a repeatable, scalable event playbook.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 8+ years experience developing and executing large-scale events, ideally in-house for a high-growth company.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and executing field marketing strategies that directly contribute to business goals.
  • Strong understanding of working with business development and communications teams and ability to align event strategies with these objectives.
  • Proven track record of creating memorable, on-brand event experiences that drive business results.

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree.
  • Prior experience in aerospace, start up or tech environment.
  • Exceptional project management skills with ability to manage complex budgets, timelines, and cross-functional teams.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills; experience building and leading high-performing event teams.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; comfortable engaging with senior executives and external stakeholders.
  • Passion for Vast’s mission to contribute to a future where billions of people live and thrive in space.

Additional Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel as needed to support event execution.
Salary Range: California
$170,000$200,000 USD
Base salary will vary depending on job-related knowledge, education, skills, experience, business needs, and market demand. Salary is just one component of our comprehensive compensation package. Full-time employees also receive company equity, as well as access to a full suite of compelling benefits and perks, including: 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents, flexible paid time off for exempt staff and up to 15 days of vacation for non-exempt staff, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, free catered meals and snacks and beverages, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, One Medical membership, ClassPass credits, personalized mental healthcare through Spring Health, and other discounts and perks.


The person hired will have access to information and items subject to U.S. export controls, and therefore, must either be a “U.S. person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.62 or otherwise eligible for deemed export licensing. This status includes U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents (green card holders), and asylees and refugees with such status granted, not pending.


Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.