Event Planner job description

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Description

Event Planners are required to coordinate conventions, fundraisers, weddings, meetings, and other special events. They listen to clients needs and then create plans that are showed to the customers for approval. These professionals secure venues and assign appropriate employees for the event. They may work with musicians, caterers, event rental companies, venues operators, among other professionals.

Event Planners usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Dealing with service providers.
• Creating budgets.
• Organizing different events.
• Developing a theme for the event.
• Managing resources.

Skills

• Having high attention to details.
• Being able to work under pressure.
• Having interpersonal skills.
• Being passionate about event planning.
• Having time management skills.
• Being responsible and trustworthy.
• Having good written and verbal communication skills.
• Being calm.
• Having IT skills.
• Being able to work with all types of people.

Education

There is no set of specific qualification requirements to be Event Planners. This area is open for professionals from different backgrounds, but a good recommendation is to have a Diploma, Certification, Degree or Master´s degree in Tourism, Event Management, Public Relations, Marketing, Hospitality Management, or Business Administration. There are several certifications for professionals working in this area such as Post Graduate Diploma in Event Management, Certified Destination Management Executive, Certified Association Executive, Certified Exhibition Management, Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive, among other qualifications.

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