CAREER

Event Planners

Overview

Salary Median (2017)

$48,290

Projected Job Growth (2016-2026)

+10.9% (faster than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's Degree

Career

What Event Planners Do

Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.

Other Job Titles Event Planners May Have

Catering Director, Conference Planner, Conference Planning Manager, Conference Services Director, Conference Services Manager, Convention Services Director, Convention Services Manager (CSM), Event Coordinator, Events Manager, Special Events Coordinator

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Event Manager, STEAM Carnival ,

Two Bit Circus

I'm affectionately called "King Carny" and am in charge of managing and building all of our games and events. My typical day is very stressful and I deal with a variety of tasks throughout the day. Right now, I am focused on helping our team build our Two Bit Circus micro-amusement park in Downtown Los Angeles, which means way more games and events than I've ever had to produce.

Coordinator Events ,

AT&T

A typical event day includes setting up the general session room and registration, checking attendees into the program, greeting and escorting event speakers, and interviewing program attendees on camera.


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Consult with customers to determine objectives and requirements for events, such as meetings, conferences, and conventions.
  • Monitor event activities to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and laws, satisfaction of participants, and resolution of any problems that arise.
  • Confer with staff at a chosen event site to coordinate details.
  • Review event bills for accuracy and approve payment.
  • Plan and develop programs, agendas, budgets, and services according to customer requirements.

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