Career outlook for events manager
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would organise all sorts of promotional, business and social events. You’d make sure they run smoothly and that everyone who attends has a great time.
You would control the whole project and lead a team who will help with planning at the start to running the event on the day.
- Discuss what the client wants
- Come up with original ideas for events
- Agree budgets and timescales with the client
- Research venues, contacts and suppliers
- Negotiate prices with suppliers and contractors
- Book venues, entertainment, equipment and supplies
- Hire and supervise contractors such as caterers and security
- Publicise the event
You’d make sure that everything runs smoothly on the day and that health, safety and insurance regulations are followed.
You might specialise in organising particular types of event, such as
- Parties and weddings
- Exhibitions and conferences
- Live cultural events
- Music festivals
- Product launches
- Fundraising events
You’d need good people skills and be able to deal with lots of things at once. Being positive, enthusiastic and motivated will help you create special events that people remember.
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- Developing a plan
- Taking responsibility
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