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Job Description

Events Managers are responsible for the complete organisation and running of different types of events. They would need to work as part of a team and be able to complete a wide range of activities from planning stage right through to running activities on the actual day.  Types of events could include parties, weddings, conferences, exhibitions, music festivals, fundraising events etc.

Entry Requirements

Events managers often have a variety of backgrounds. You can do a college or university course in events management but it isn’t essential.

Whatever your qualifications or background, you should have practical experience gained from public relations, travel and tourism, or helping to organise events like live entertainment.

You could gain experience of organising events and activities in your social life. Paid or unpaid work as a crew member at large events or exhibitions can also be a good way of building contacts within the industry.

The Business Visits and Events Partnership has more information about working in events management.

Career Path and Progression

With experience and a good track record, you could run events that have larger budgets and eventually progress to management.

You could work freelance or set up your own events management business.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Audio-visual technician
  • Charity fundraiser
  • Conference and exhibition manager
  • Exhibition designer
  • Hotel manager

Required Skills

  • Excellent organisational, planning and time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • Strong team working skills
  • Able to manage a budget
  • A flexible approach
  • Good communication skills

Starting Salary

£17,000 to £80,000

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