Event Coordinator

  • location: Syosset, NY
  • type: Temporary
  • salary: $25 - $27 per hour
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Event Coordinator

Are you creative, organized, and have a passion for event coordination? Do you enjoy live events and social networking? Are you outgoing, driven and ambitious with a go getter attitude? If so this may be the perfect opportunity for you. I am seeking a candidate that has experience with high end events and project management, and a candidate that is willing to exceed beyond what is expected.

Responsibilities:
-Understand requirements for each event
-Plan event with attention to financial and time constraints
-Book venues and schedule speakers
-Research vendors (catering, decorators, musicians etc.) and choose the best combination of quality and cost
-Negotiate with vendors to achieve the most favorable terms
-Hire personnel
-Manage all event operations (preparing venue, invitations etc.)
-Do final checks at the day of the event (e.g. tables, technology) to ensure everything meets standards
-Oversee event happenings and act quickly to resolve problems
-Evaluate event???s success and submit reports

Working hours: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Skills:
-Proven experience as event coordinator
-A proven track record of organizing successful events
-Proficient in MS Office
-Excellent vendor management skills
-Knowledge of basic recruitment practices
-Outstanding communication and negotiation ability
-Well-organized with multi-tasking skills
-Able to handle stress and remain calm
-Problem-solving ability
-Degree in hospitality management, public relations or relevant field is preferred

Qualifications:
** This posiiton does require after corporate hours work for certain events**
-2-3 years of experience with corporate events or weddings
-College degree required
**Please note this is a two month project based assignment**

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