Event Planner Jobs

Event Planner Job Overview

Event planners are often confused with event coordinators. However, event planners are in charge of all of the scheduling and planning aspects of an event, while coordinators are on-site individuals that handle any problems that may arise during the event. 99 percent of an event planner's daily activities happen while sitting at a desk.

Daily tasks for event planner jobs include:

  • Choosing event venues and locations
  • Meeting with clients to determine event details
  • Turning client's visions into reality
  • Determining menus, entertainment, and speakers
  • Scheduling and coordinating activities prior to the date of the event

A candidate wishing to attend events and oversee operations should consider working as an event coordinator.

Event Planner Job Education Requirements

In order to achieve success in the field of event planning, candidates should possess a minimum of a bachelor's degree in one of several fields, including hospitality management, tourism management, business management, marketing, or communications. Internships are key to finding potential employment in the field as well.

Certifications can also give event planner candidates an advantage. The Convention Industry Council offers a program to become a Certified Meeting Professional; this certification requires at least three years of industry experience in order to qualify for the exam. For those looking to cater to politicians, the Society of Government Meeting Professionals offers the Certified Government Meeting Professional credential, which proves that the planner is familiar with the government regulations relevant to these meetings.

Jobs are more plentiful in large metropolitan areas such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and Washington, D.C., which are home to large corporations, the wealthy, and politicians. Those that wish to oversee all the operations of a large scale event should consider becoming an event manager.

Event Planner Job Market

The current market for the special events industry is estimated to be worth about $500 billion annually. In the next ten years, the market is expected to grow at a rate of 33 percent, or three times faster than the average for all other occupations. There are currently 94,200 meeting, convention, and event planner positions in the country, with 31,200 projected through 2022.

Event Planner Job Salary Information

The average starting salary for an event planner is $45,810 a year, or $22.02 an hour. The top 10 percent of event planners made an average of $78,530, while the lowest 10 percent made $27,410 annually. The amount of money made is also affected by the type of planning involved, as those that plan large-scale conventions make more than those that plan smaller events such as business parties or weddings.


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Event Marketing Firm - Event Management - Retail Events We are San Antonio's premiere sales and marketing firm, hired by nationwide high end clientele to act a mediator between the clients' professional services and their account holders. We are currently offering positions at ENTRY LEVEL for sales and marketing account executives. We are looking for candidates that are new to the workforce or ha...
Event Planner -- Retail Marketing Firm We are an Event / Promotions and Planning firm in the ATLANTA area. We are looking for innovative, team-oriented individuals who enjoy working with others in a fast paced environment and maintaining relationships with our prestigious clientele. Purpose of Position: The main focus of this position is to promote our clients brand names by developing and supp...
Our Motto Have fun, make money, and make a difference! Company Overview What started with a dream in Andy Albright’s basement has grown into a blooming business with 160 corporate employees here in Burlington. The Alliance has grown from a single employee in 2002 when Albright was working out of his home to three buildings near Maple Avenue – including a 54,000 square foot main campus at 1214 T...
Event Planner - Retail / Marketing /PR Event Marketing Firm Looking for more of a challenge or chance to fully utilize your skills, and become part of a GROWING field? ELECTRIC is Sacramento's premiere sales and marketing firm, hired by nationwide high end clientele to act a mediator between the clients' professional services and their account holders. We are currently offering positions at ENT...
Recruiting for three positions; Scroll to the bottom of this website for more detailed job descriptions and qualifications: http://www2.humboldt.edu/hsuhr/vacancies.html GEAR UP Program Director: Under the supervision of the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, the GEAR-UP Program Director will be responsible for the overall implementation and success of HSU GEAR-UP. The incumbent ...
Step Up, Stand Out: Advance By joining Ciber, you can turn your innovative ideas into world class solutions for some of the world's most dynamic companies. With global reach and deep technical experience, Ciber is big enough to keep you working with household names, but small enough for you to stand out and advance. Choose a career at Ciber and enjoy an environment where being challenged and rewa...
Event Planner - Retail / Marketing /PR Event Marketing Firm Looking for more of a challenge or chance to fully utilize your skills, and become part of a GROWING field? We are San Antonio's premiere sales and marketing firm, hired by nationwide high end clientele to act a mediator between the clients' professional services and their account holders. We are currently offering positions at ENTRY L...
Temporary Event Planner position open in the East Hanover area. Our client is looking for an experienced Event Planner to coordinate all aspects of their upcoming events. Candidates MUST be able and willing to travel to the majority of these functions. Job Responsibilities • Coordinate logistics, reservations, and facilitation of all events internal and external • Interface with all departments...
One of premier clients located in Washington, DC is searching for an Event Planner/Meeting Coordinator. Provide support for logistical management for the Spring & Fall National Meeting Schedule internal planning meetings Develop charts for the layout of event space, coordinate shipments of event collateral and signage Communicate with internal and external program contacts, external service co...
IMMEDIATE OPENING!! Associate for Administrative and Logistical Support United Church of Christ National Offices, Downtown, Cleveland (Full-time Temporary through June 30, 2015) To provide administrative support to the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer as needed and serve as the logistical liaison between the General Synod Administrator and Associate Administrator and the convention...
Job Number: 251393 Event Planner/Meeting Coordinator Our client is looking for a strong Event Planner to run their annual spring and fall meetings. This person will be responsible for the full scope of the events. Everything from pre-meeting logistics, collaboration with the internal stakeholders. Developing a vendor/clients list for the event. Creating and tracking data in Excel. Strong int...
As the New Jersey Events Manager, you will develop and execute an effective, results-oriented community relations program to maximize sales growth and increase customer traffic through outreach. You will work Horizon Helps' events in the following New Jersey counties: Salem, Gloucester, Camden, and Mercer County. Horizon Helps is a non-profit, community service organization formed by and compris...
Event Planner We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Event Planner. We are looking for an individual with 1-2 years experience on high-touch, high-quality medical educational & promotional meetings, webinars and conferences. Qualified candidates must have a proven ability to manage client relations, external vendors and work well under pressure and deadlines. Job Requirements § Cand...
Event Planner / Production - Internship www.TheGraffitiRun.com www.TheUrbanSlide.com www.MightyMudDash.com Annual Internship Terms - Spring Internship o January (or February) - May - Summer Internship o May – August - Fall Internship o August – November Work Schedule - Monday – Friday - 8:30 am – 5:30 pm - 1 hour lunch break - (Event Planners Only*) Scheduled event weekends (8-10 per...
Long term assignment in Parsippany for an Events Planner. Responsibilities include coordinating activiites, logistics and facilitation of all internal and external meetings including transportation, food services and recreation/ entertainment. Extensive contact and follow up with vendors and suppliers. Assist in the day to day coordination of all vendor acitivites including advertsiing agencies, p...
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Prospect Solutions is continuing to expand due to our clients huge demands. We represent major clients in the Consumer Products industry, allowing us to work with Retail GIANTS. This is not telemarketing or door to door sales. Professionalism and people skills are a must! We are looking for recent graduates and MOTIVATED professionals willing to grow with our company to fill some of our Entry-Lev...
Lanyon believes that when people come together amazing things happen, relationships are built and business gets done. This is why we have created the industry’s leading cloud-based software for managing corporate meetings, events and travel programs. From a one-to-one sales meeting, employee training or a large flagship customer conference, Lanyon’s unmatched software and the data it provides hel...
Essential Job Duties: This position is responsible for leading the planning, production, and implementation of University special events including, but not limited to, athletic entertainment, University-wide special events, and donor relations events. The incumbent will work with academic and administrative units to identify and articulate the goals and objectives for each university event, utili...
We live our passion of helping children learn and grow. Innovation and collaboration fuel us every day. We believe that if you are not moving forward, you are moving backward. If you embrace change and resist the status quo, we have a place for you. Are you ready? Join us and be part of a driven, dynamic team unlike any other. The Tradeshow Coordinator works directly with the Sr. Tradeshow Coord...
Under general supervision, the Sales Support Representative is an entry level position that provides support to a National Sales Team. This includes administrative and clerical duties needed to help the sales force excel. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: · Experience working directly with a Sales Organization. · Assists sales team with queries, problems and research. · Creates and/ or fo...

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