Event Coordinator Jobs

Event Coordinator Job Overview

Event coordinators, also known as event planners, are responsible for multiple facets of organizing and planning an event for a third party. The breadth of events range from smaller gatherings such as weddings and company parties to large affairs such as expos, conventions, and trade shows. Candidates must possess strong attention to detail, creativity, organization, and negotiation skills.

Daily tasks for event coordinator jobs include:

  • Meeting with clients to determine event details
  • Scouting and booking venues
  • Organizing transportation if necessary
  • Hiring entertainment or keynote speakers
  • Overseeing an event while it's in progress
  • Those who excel at these aspects of the job may seek promotion to an events manager job.

Events Coordinator Job Education Requirements

Most events coordinator positions require a minimum of a bachelor's degree in an area such as tourism management, hotel management, or hospitality management, although business degrees such as marketing, advertising, or finance are also considered. Another way to enhance a resume for an events coordinator is by obtaining a certification. A certified events planner obtains their certification through one of three organizations:

  • Meeting Professionals International
  • The International Special Events Society
  • Convention Industry Council

When obtaining a certificate, candidates should join one of these organizations to help further their career down the road. Those waiting to obtain certification will gain valuable experience by obtaining a position as a events co-coordinator.

Events Coordinator Job Market

The current market for the special events industry is estimated to be worth about $500 billion annually. In the next 10 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 event coordinator positions in the country, with 31,200 projected through 2022. The demand for the position is higher in cities with large events facilities and many corporate functions, such as Las Vegas, New York, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.

Events Coordinator Job Salary Information

The average starting salary for an event coordinator is $45,810 a year, or $22.02 an hour. The top 10 percent of event coordinators make an average of $78,530, while the lowest 10 percent make $27,410 annually. Certifications and experience help increase salary over time. The amount of money made is also affected by the type of planning involved, as those who plan large-scale conventions make more than those planning small events such as business Christmas parties or weddings.

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SEEKING A CAREER CHANGE? LOOKING TO GET YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR? Performance Marketing is one of of the leading Marketing and Advertising firms in the Albany, NY area. We have recently expanded and are looking to fill entry level marketing positions in Management, Marketing, Advertising, Customer Service, Sales and Public Relations. We are focusing on building our new divisions. Some of the nation...
We are a leading event marketing and advertising firm in Florida. We have recently expanded and are looking to fill entry level positions in management, marketing, hospitality, advertising, event planning, sales and public relations. We are focusing on building our new division and their retail marketing event campaigns. We recently acquired contracts with some of the nation’s largest companies to...
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SEEKING A CAREER CHANGE? LOOKING TO GET YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR? Global Vision Group is one of of the leading Marketing and Advertising firms in the Columbia area. We have recently expanded and are looking to fill entry level marketing positions in Management, Marketing, Advertising, Customer Service and Public Relations. We are focusing on building our new divisions. Some of the nation’s largest ...
Tracking Code 1361-763 Job Description The Events Coordinator is responsible for developing, facilitating and maintaining a full schedule of events and activities for the members. This includes planning, coordination and execution of all clubs, classes and activities including times and locations. Required Skills BS degree and 1-3 years experience in event planning or an equivalent combination ...
Event Promotions: Marketing / Advertising / Public Relations- Entry Level Position duties include: Entry Level Marketing Entry Level Event Promotions Entry Level Advertising We are seeking a Special Events Associate for our consistently growing event marketing team providing marketing, advertising and consulting services to large national companies and corporations. We identify and develop ne...
Marketing Genius required...If you are creative, energetic and a fierce competitor who wants to work for an employer that values it's people as it's greatest asset...this may be the home for you. Metal Roofing Systems, A growing and successful 25 year business, is looking for an Event Coordinator to manage our events and other marketing activities throughout the year. Our event coordinator is resp...
Manpower is looking to hire an Events coordinator with 3-5 years experience in the field, to work in NYC. This position is a 6 months contract assignment paying between $20-$22 per hour. See details below. If you meet the requirements please apply. Duties This role is accountable for the development and execution of internal and external meetings, events, conferences, trade shows and seminars th...
EVENT COORDINATOR - Sales / Marketing / Account Management Corporate Event Expansion Make Waves Marketing We are Salt Lake City's fastest growing event company. We specialize in working with high end clients in the beauty, cosmetics, and entertainment industry. We facilitate Events for them on a daily basis. We are seeking motivated business professionals looking for a long term career in Even...
Top Notch Events, Inc. will soon be one of the leading Event Promotions and Event Planning firms in New Jersey. Our diverse client portfolio includes market development and events with industry leaders in skincare & cosmetics, health & wellness, and gourmet foods. We are looking for innovative, team-oriented individuals who enjoy working with others and maintaining relationships with our prestigio...
Events Coordinator Tidewater Marketing Group ENTRY LEVEL, QUICK ADVANCEMENT, COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING, TEAM-ORIENTEDWORK ENVIRONMENT, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Position Title: Events Coordinator (Sales and Marketing Team) Responsibilities: Our Event Coordinators handle the following responsibilities for our client base: -Sales and marketing campaigns -Promotions and brand representation -Cons...
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...
Objective: Allegiance is opening up a Event Marketing Coordinator position. The coordinator ​​​creates and ensures a fun-filled, entertaining and exciting environment where the flawless delivery and execution of service excellence is paramount to our major clients in the sports industry. About Us: Allegiance is one of the most effective and influential advertising businesses in San Diego and acro...
GiveSmart is a service company that produces amazing fundraising technology providing increased revenue generation for our clients, and amazing experiences for their customers. As the industry leader, we set ourselves far apart from the competition by focusing on cultivating a culture of Honest, Empathy, Accessibility, Respect and Trust. At GiveSmart, we believe that good business and goodwill go...
Promotions Coordinator - Event Marketing / Event Coordinator Management Duties • Base paid position requiring at least 40 hours per week; more if needed • Oversee special events throughout the Denver region • Potentially manage 5+ employees • Weekly meeting with Management team and/or staff • Ensure event planning and execution (team buildings, office parties, etc) is top notch • Record and...
Management Duties • Base paid position requiring at least 40 hours per week; more if needed • Oversee special events throughout the Indianapolis region • Potentially manage 5+ employees • Weekly meeting with Management team and/or staff • Ensure event planning and execution (team buildings, office parties, etc) is top notch • Record and report daily sales in a timely manor • Insure complian...
Management Duties • Base paid position requiring at least 40 hours per week; more if needed • Oversee special events throughout the Jacksonville region • Potentially manage 5+ employees • Weekly meeting with Management team and/or staff • Ensure event planning and execution (team buildings, office parties, etc) is top notch • Record and report daily sales in a timely manor • Insure complian...
Modern Marketing, Inc. will soon be one of the leading Event Promotions and Event Planning firms in Greenville. Our diverse client portfolio includes market development and events with industry leaders in skincare & cosmetics, health & wellness, and gourmet foods. We are looking for innovative, team-oriented individuals who enjoy working with others and maintaining relationships with our prestigio...
Wisconsin Events, Inc. will soon be one of the leading Event Promotions and Event Planning firms in Milwaukee, WI. Our diverse client portfolio includes market development and events with industry leaders in skincare & cosmetics, health & wellness, and gourmet foods. We are looking for innovative, team-oriented individuals who enjoy working with others and maintaining relationships with our presti...
Urban Events, Inc. will soon be one of the leading Event Promotions and Event Planning firms in Florida. Our diverse client portfolio includes market development and events with industry leaders in skincare & cosmetics, health & wellness, and gourmet foods. We are looking for innovative, team-oriented individuals who enjoy working with others and maintaining relationships with our prestigious clie...
EVENT COORDINATOR - Sales / Marketing / Account Management Now Hiring for Entry Level Only We are SEATTLE'S fastest growing event marketing company. We specialize in working with top clients in the Health & Wellness, Entertain, Beauty & Cosmetic and Specialty Campaigns in the area. We facilitate Events for them on a daily basis. We are seeking motivated business professionals looking for a long ...

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