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...
Corporate Event Planner / Event Specialist Central Houston area firm is adding a corporate event specialist to their team. Position is responsible for all aspect of event planning and execution for client and company seminars, conferences, conventions and workshops. Must be experienced in contract negotiations, site research, and on-site management of all aspects related to events. Must have kno...
Event Planner -- Retail Marketing Firm We are an Event / Promotions and Planning firm in the HOUSTON 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...
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Event Planner/ Event Coordinator Duties Meets with prospective customers, working open houses, Work with the Executive Director of the Art Center on various tasks associated with raising funds and exposure for the Walk In Art Center. Responsible for working with artists, tenants, vendors, guests and donors to ensure a seamless, profitable event. Manages and organizes the events schedule for th...
Event Marketing Firm Looking for more of a challenge or chance to fully utilize your skills, and become part of a GROWING field? Proof Management is a 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 ex...
Position Summary Plan and execute tradeshows and events in support of Straumann’s Sales & Marketing goals. Work cross functionally with Sales, Marketing and Education leaders and staff to determine the objectives of an event or tradeshow and effectively manage messaging, logistics, and staffing within budget. Job Responsibilities This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the followi...
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 - 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? Riverpoint Management is Pittsburgh'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 pos...
Event Marketing Firm Looking for more of a challenge or chance to fully utilize your skills, and become part of a GROWING field? Harper Pierce & Co. is St. Louis' 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 marketin...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Events Manager New York, NY Full-Time $60,000 - $75,000 Apply Apply Events Manager New York, NY Full-Time $60,000 - $75,000 Apply Job Details Based in New York City we are a unique and growing advisory firm. Many firms tend to focus on how companies operate, we actually focus on how companies be...
Our client, a NYC restaurant group, is seeking an Event Planner. This person would be responsible for coordinating events, including planning menus, booking musicians, putting up decorations, ordering flowers, hiring bartenders, and ensuring the event runs smoothly. Job Responsibilities Include: · Coordinate details of events such as conferences, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, charity event...
ZALE CORPORATION Irving, TX Event Planning & Logistics Specialist Special Events Leadership Conferences Incentive Trips Sales Meetings ABOUT ZALE CORPORATION Zale Corporation, a division of Signet Jewelers, is a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America. Zale Corporation’s portfolio of brands includes Zales Jewelers, Zales Outlet, Gordon's Jewelers, Peoples Jewelers, Mappins...
GENERAL: Event planners and Site Planners needed with health care, pharmaceutical, hotel or corporate event planning or event site sourcing and negotiating experience. These are excellent opportunities. Must have excellent writing skills, administrative skills, previous marketing/event planning assistant experience. Event Planners will be responsible for planning events for major companies, distr...
Job Responsibilities: Prepare professional letters to manufacturers to follow up on our interest in their products. Prepare Excel analysis to determine expected cost and interest in products. Solicits customer’s wish list to determine interest level of market by preparing an Excel offer. Gets initial offers ready once pricing is agreed upon. Does preparation & research for meetings and confer...
Responsible for the coordination, planning and implementation of all aspects of medical conventions/conferences, customer training programs, and new hire training meetings. The incumbent will build relationships with key internal (field based sales team) and external customers to ensure successful execution of projects/materials. Convention Planning and Coordination Manage Convention/Meeting Cal...
Marketing Manager The Orchard Assisted Living & Memory Care – Katy, TX Marketing Manager The Orchard is seeking a highly motivated Marketing Manager who will work closely with the Community Relations Director to effectively market the community, and ensure that sales and marketing goals are met. The ideal candidate should have a passion for seniors, and an extensive knowledge of marketing and ...
Event Plannerneeded for a 4 monthcontractopportunity (with possible extension) with our client located inBellevue, WA. The Big Picture - Top Skills Should You Possess: - Corporate Event Planning - Proficient in Excel - Time Management What You'll Be Doing: - The Event Planner will be responsible for providing assistance for a Global Leadership Training seminar taking place in May. The event ...
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...
Sales Representative needed for Entertainment / Event Planning Company. We are looking for highly motivated individual with a great personality for a Sales & Event planning position. Duties: Phone sales, inbound, out bound, various marketing, meeting with clients, putting together client proposals, client schedules, location meetings, developing client and/or business relationships and various ...
KWI Grand Rental Station Party Plus seeks an out-going people person to assist customers planning parties & events, as well as staging/cleaning party equipment. You will be assisting customers both in-person and on our busy phones, helping them with reservations, contracts etc. You will also be assisting with showroom displays. This can be very fast-paced work, esp. with the upcoming holidays. Mu...

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