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Job Description for Senior Event Manager

A senior event manager is in charge of overseeing all events for their organization. They prepare event documentation, as well as coordinate with customers to ensure they are fully satisfied with functions held at the manager's facilities. The senior event manager must communicate with the customer before and after the event; they often serve as the customer's primary point of contact.

The senior event manager must solve problems before, during, and after events as needed. They typically lead pre- and post-event meetings for all staff working during functions, such as servers, greeters, cooks, and technical staff. They must manage customer budgets, as well as review billing and payment with the customer. A senior event manager must make his or her presence known throughout the event, handling any complaints from guests and mitigating any issues as they occur. The senior event manager may also work with more junior event-planning professionals in their organization. In that case, they may be responsible for providing supervision, guidance, instruction, and discipline as needed.

A high school diploma or equivalent is generally needed for this position, as is several years of experience in event management. Employers may prefer - or require - a bachelor's degree in hospitality, business administration, hotel and restaurant management, or a related field as well.
Senior Event Manager Tasks
  • Plan and manage a large schedule of complex events, ensuring facilities are ready and expectations set.
  • Assemble paperwork, gifts, registration, name badges, and other items for events.
  • Assist with social media and marketing strategies.
  • Explain and sell services and goods, building strong relationships with clients.
  • Report on all potential and actual events, including budgets and staffing.

Key Stats

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

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