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Event Manager

 

Overview

Event Managers are responsible for planning and organizing events. They make sure that the events run smoothly and are in charge of all aspects of the events.

 

 

What type of responsibilities will I have?

  • Assess necessary budgets for events
  • Keep track of RSVPs and dietary restrictions
  • Prepare and mail invitations
  • Ensure details of events with clients
  • Hire and supervise event staff
  • Reserve appropriate locations for events
  • Select the food and catering services
  • Order giveaways for attendees
  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations
  • Negotiate event accommodations
  • Choose an audio-visual equipment and production company
  • Monitor the event while it's taking place and resolve issues on site as they arise
  • Ensure proper permits are obtained to host the event in the municipality if needed
  • Promote the event through advertising and social media

 

What education and training is required?

Bachelor’s degree in agriculture business, public relations, hotel and restaurant management or communications.

 

To pursue a career as an event manager:

The following high school courses are recommended:  agricultural education, mathematics, English, personal finance and computer courses.

 

Where can I work?

Some companies hire events managers to handle events, field days, trade shows etc. Some event managers are self-employed and contract their work out to different clients.

 

Future Job Market / Outlook

The future outlook for an event manager will be good over the next five years.

 

Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations

  • National Agri-Marketing Association
  • Event Planners Association
  • National Association for Catering and Events
  • Meeting Professionals International