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 Marketing Firm - Event Management - Retail Events We are one of Orlando'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...
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...
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...
Position Summary: The main purpose of this position is to promote our Business Units by assisting in the development, organization and coordination of conferences, conventions, meetings, seminars, exhibitions, trade shows, and other events to meet the quality expectations of Amplifon and its Business Units. The Event Planner will be an innovative and team oriented individual who enjoys working wi...
Event Planner NCA Scope of position The Events team is responsible for executing traveler events ?- Traveler Celebration Events, 7+ Traveler luncheons and Harriet?s Corner events. Our top travelers and their friends and family attend events, it is critical the events are executed flawlessly so that attendees have an enjoyable, fun and informative time. Scheduling, event logistics and on-site ma...
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...
GENERAL SUMMARY: Position is on the research staff of a government consulting organization headquartered in McLean, VA. Employment location will be on-site at a Washington, DC based agency. Top Secret clearance is required. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Plan events and conferences for national and international visitors to a U.S. government office. Organize meals, tours, programs, docu...
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...
Event Planner – Entry Level Retail Communications New Acquisitions is seeking an entry level Event Planner for a premiere sales and marketing firm in the local area. This firm specializes in provided marketing and sales solutions for national clientele and serves as a mediator between the clients' professional services and their account holders. The position is ENTRY LEVEL for sales and marketing...
Event Planner – Entry Level Retail Public Relations BUSINESS FOR US MARKETING is seeking an entry level Event Planner for a premiere sales and marketing firm in the local area. This firm specializes in provided marketing and sales solutions for national clientele and serves as a mediator between the clients' professional services and their account holders. The position is ENTRY LEVEL for sales an...
About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FO...
Position Description: AMTIS, Inc. is seeking an experienced Event Planner responsible for the expedient development and execution of strategic leader courses and forums, as well as events that support the Army Strategic Leaders Development Program objectives. Key responsibilities include procurement, logistics, coordination, pre-selection venue site visits, validation site visits, and onsite exec...
Job Title: Inside sales and event planner Status: Part time employee Job category: Sales/Business Development Job Description: Fun Town is Brevard's largest indoor family entertainment center. We are committed to providing fun and exceptional service as well as affordable entertainment to all of our guests. With state of the art technology and cutting edge attractions, we offer great entertain...
Boar's Head was established in 1905 and has been in business for over 105 years, operating as a Private company. Metro Detroit Deli Provisions is an authorized Distributor of the Boar's Head Brand. We are one of many Distribution centers across the country and our mission is to provide exceptional customer service, quality products and innovative ideas through our time honored Distribution methods...
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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...
8Elements Marketing provides event campaigns for national accounts in North Houston & customers with the everyday value and uncompromising customer service that has made us so successful. We are now accepting applications for Entry Level Account Managers and Event Planners to grow with our business. Be part of an exciting, fun work environment while helping to develop the market! This Entry Level...
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...
Our client, one of the top international banks, has an upcoming need for an Event Planner for a contract to hire position located in Olivette, MO. By working for our client, you will be exposed to a large global company (listed on the NYSE), work for one of the most financially stable financial institutions within the U.S., work in a fast paced corporate environment and be an integral part to the...
EVENT PLANNER A professional business association located in Warren, Michigan responsible for ensuring the growth, success and opportunity for nearly 150,000 businesses by providing its members with the knowledge to ensure businesses stay competitive and informed through various networking and business related events including approximately 30 workshops, various digital webinars and more than fiv...

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