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Event Specialist

1,172

Statewide
Job Postings
72nd

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
1,290

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$15.89 - $25.42

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$16.59 - $29.86

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Event Specialist - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 1,172 job postings for the occupation of Event Specialist in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Event Specialist. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Event Specialist Do:

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

Common Job Activities:

  • Consult with customers to determine objectives and requirements for events such as meetings, conferences, and conventions.
  • Review event bills for accuracy, and approve payment.
  • Coordinate services for events, such as accommodation and transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, special needs requirements, printing and event security.
  • Arrange the availability of audio-visual equipment, transportation, displays, and other event needs.
  • Confer with staff at a chosen event site to coordinate details.
  • Inspect event facilities to ensure that they conform to customer requirements.
  • Maintain records of event aspects, including financial details.
  • Monitor event activities to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and laws, satisfaction of participants, and resolution of any problems that arise.
  • Negotiate contracts with such service providers and suppliers as hotels, convention centers, and speakers.
  • Evaluate and select providers of services according to customer requirements.
  • Plan and develop programs, agendas, budgets, and services according to customer requirements.
  • Hire, train, and supervise volunteers and support staff required for events.
  • Conduct post-event evaluations to determine how future events could be improved.
  • Direct administrative details such as financial operations, dissemination of promotional materials, and responses to inquiries.
  • Organize registration of event participants.
  • Meet with sponsors and organizing committees to plan scope and format of events, to establish and monitor budgets, or to review administrative procedures and event progress.
  • Develop event topics and choose featured speakers.
  • Promote conference, convention and trades show services by performing tasks such as meeting with professional and trade associations, and producing brochures and other publications.
  • Read trade publications, attend seminars, and consult with other meeting professionals to keep abreast of meeting management standards and trends.
  • Design and implement efforts to publicize events and promote sponsorships.
  • Obtain permits from fire and health departments to erect displays and exhibits and serve food at events.

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