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Working As An Events Associate

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $46,840

    Average Salary

What Does An Events Associate Do At Orange County Marketing Company

* Entry Level Marketing Entry Level Event Promotions Entry Level Advertising We are seeking a Special Events Associate for a consistently growing event marketing company providing marketing, advertising and consulting services to large national companies and corporations.
* This firm identifies and develops new streams of revenue for clients through on-site promotions, innovative marketing strategies and advertising campaigns with a personal touch.
* Every product campaign is executed uniquely for each clients researched target market.
* As a result of recently taking on new clients to the event portfolio the marketing teams are looking for self motivated individuals to assist in the marketing for retail events and grow into a campaign management role to develop new clients.
* This position is considered to be a crucial member of the Special Events team and reports directly to the Promotions Coordinator.
* Responsibilities: Assist the Promotions Coordinator in developing and executing marketing strategies for each event Coordinate event activities including event setup, visual merchandising and inventory control Process and track event sales Coordinate event logistics, timelines and schedules Serve as Event Manager when necessary Serve as an enthusiastic member of the event staff and lead by example for interns The Special Events Training Program uses a hands on approach that will challenge our team to learn marketing, advertising, sales, public relations and management.
* Senior management provides a setting that will broaden experiences while promoting self-confidence, accomplishment and maturity.
* In just a short amount of time, an entry-level candidate will have the opportunity to work with several difference clients as well as the management team

What Does An Events Associate Do At Bass Pro Shops

* Supports a strong commitment to world class customer service and ensures a pleasant and productive shopping experience for all customers
* Assists with the execution of all major Promotional events
* Coordinates "in-house" outdoor skills workshop program
* Coordinates external and internal Public Relations activities
* Communicates all Store “events” timely & appropriately and works with Management to insure proper staffing
* Fosters goodwill for the BPS “Brand” in the local community
* Maintains strong relationships with local chapters of conservation organizations and affinity groups
* Submits timely information for tabs, website pages, signage, ROP, etc. to Marketing
* Keeps work area clean, neat and safe at all times
* Follows all Company Policies and Procedures

What Does An Events Associate Do At Black Card

* Creating maximum excitement and BUZZ for our clients Assist with development of various clients brand campaigns Experience of working within a demanding fast-paced environment to very high standards.
* Brand & Business development strategies and execution Acting as liaison between client and customer Inventory Management Retail Marketing Strategies & Follow through Run events at various venues.
* Requirements 0
* years experience managing public and marketing events, retail, sales, promotions, campaigns BS in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or or related experience Proven ability to establish strong relationships within the consumer, business and/or clients Proven ability to develop and execute successful communications/marketing strategies and plans Proven ability to plan and execute events Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills Demonstrated ability to contribute at both a strategic and an operational level Ability to work with urgent deadlines, flexible priorities and manage multiple high-priority assignments Excellent written and oral communication skills, able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization Results driven, energetic, resourceful and hands-on individual with a strong service orientation People from all backgrounds seeking part time or full time opportunities in the following areas are encouraged to inquire about our program: sales, customer service, sales representative, internships, part time, manager, clerical, management, purchasing, administrative, receptionist, maintenance, warehouse, part time, restaurant, office, assistant, hotel, supervisor, general, advertising, writer, graphic, office manager, communications, sales manager, admin, executive assistant, pharmaceutical, food, production, project management, editor, hospitality, professional, bartender, call center, inventory, photography, bilingual, sports, cashier, clerk, distribution, sales management, shipping, waiter, waitress.
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How To Become An Events Associate

Applicants usually need a bachelor's degree and some experience related to event planning. 


Many employers prefer applicants who have a bachelor's degree and some work experience in hotels or planning. The proportion of planners with a bachelor's degree is increasing because work responsibilities have become more complex. Although some colleges offer degree programs in meeting and event management, other common fields of study include hospitality and tourism management. If an applicant’s degree is not related to these fields, employers are likely to require at least 1 to 2 years of related hospitality or planning experience.

Planners who have studied meeting and event management or hospitality management may start out with greater responsibilities than those from other academic disciplines. Some colleges offer continuing education courses in meeting and event planning.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The Convention Industry Council offers the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential, a voluntary certification for meeting and convention planners. Although the CMP is not required, it is widely recognized in the industry and may help in career advancement. To qualify, candidates must have a minimum of 36 months of meeting management experience, recent employment in a meeting management job, and proof of continuing education credits. Those who qualify must then pass an exam that covers topics such as strategic planning, financial and risk management, facility operations and services, and logistics.

In 2014, the Convention Industry Council created the Certified Meeting Professional-Healthcare (CMP-HC) certification, a CMP specialization related to healthcare industry meeting planners. Planners who want to earn CMP-HC certification must first hold CMP certification and also meet the work and planning requirements specifically in healthcare industry meeting planning.

The Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) offers the Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) designation for meeting planners who work for, or contract with, federal, state, or local government. This certification is not required to work as a government meeting planner; however, it may be helpful for those who want to show that they know government purchasing policies and travel regulations. To qualify, candidates must have worked as a meeting planner for at least 1 year and have been a member of SGMP for 6 months. To become a certified planner, members must take a 3-day course and pass an exam.

Some organizations offer voluntary certifications in wedding planning, including the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners and the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants. Although not required, the certifications can be helpful in attracting clients and proving knowledge.

Other Experience

It is beneficial for new meeting, convention, and event planners to have experience in hospitality industry jobs. Working in a variety of positions at hotels, convention centers, and convention bureaus provides knowledge of how the hospitality industry operates. Other beneficial work experiences include coordinating university or volunteer events and shadowing professionals.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Meeting, convention, and event planners communicate with clients, suppliers, and event staff. They must have excellent written and oral communication skills to convey the needs of their clients effectively.

Composure. Meeting, convention, and event planners often work in a fast-paced environment and must be able to make quick decisions while remaining calm under pressure. When necessary materials do not arrive on schedule, they make alternative arrangements calmly and swiftly.

Interpersonal skills. Meeting, convention, and event planners must establish and maintain positive relationships with clients and suppliers. There are often a limited number of vendors in an area which can be used, and they will likely need them for future events.

Negotiation skills. Meeting, convention, and event planners must be able to negotiate service contracts events. They need to secure quality products and services at reasonable prices for their clients.

Organizational skills. Meeting, convention, and event planners must multitask, pay attention to details, and meet tight deadlines in order to provide high-quality meetings. Many meetings are planned more than a year in advance, so long-term thinking is vital. 

Problem-solving skills. Meeting, convention, and event planners must be able to develop creative solutions that satisfy clients. They must be able to recognize potential problems and identify solutions in advance.

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Events Associate Career Paths

Events Associate
Event Coordinator Account Executive Product Manager
Brand Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Event Specialist Sales/Marketing Event Coordinator
Catering Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Marketing Manager Senior Product Manager Marketing Director
Chief Marketing Officer
10 Yearsyrs
Director Of Special Events Marketing Director Property Manager
Communications Director
7 Yearsyrs
Manager Of Special Events Director Of Special Events Development Director
Community Development Director
9 Yearsyrs
Event Coordinator Event Manager Marketing Manager
Digital Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Manager Of Special Events Event Manager Catering Sales Manager
Director Of Catering
7 Yearsyrs
Marketing Manager Marketing Director
Director Of Communications And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Assistant Manager Restaurant Manager Event Manager
Director Of Special Events
5 Yearsyrs
Associate Merchandiser Event Specialist
Events Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Marketing Coordinator Marketing Manager General Manager
Food Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Event Specialist Marketing Specialist
Marketing Communications Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Event Manager Marketing Manager
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Event Manager Sales Manager
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Assistant Manager Account Executive Marketing Specialist
Marketing Program Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Associate Partner Marketing Consultant
Marketing Strategist
6 Yearsyrs
Director Of Special Events Development Director Business Developer
Marketing/Business Development
8 Yearsyrs
Marketing Coordinator Account Manager Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
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Events Associate Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • Italian

  • Korean

  • Portuguese

  • Ukrainian

  • Russian

  • Cantonese

  • Polish

  • Arabic

  • Swedish

  • Hindi

  • Bengali

  • Albanian

  • Greek

  • Carrier

  • Latvian

  • Hakka

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Real Events Associate Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Associate (Analyst)-Credit/Event-Driven Sail Advisors Research Inc. New York, NY Mar 09, 2016 $95,000 -
Associate (Analyst), Credit/Event-Driven Sail Advisors Research Inc. New York, NY Sep 03, 2013 $75,000 -
Professional Exchange Program and Events Associate Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Inc. New York, NY May 08, 2015 $57,000
Events Associate Gilt City, Inc. New York, NY Sep 12, 2015 $46,500
Events Associate Gilt City, Inc. New York, NY Dec 09, 2015 $46,500
Event Associate Gilt City, Inc. New York, NY Sep 12, 2013 $45,000
Event Associate Gilt City, Inc. New York, NY Dec 09, 2013 $45,000
Professional Exchange Program and Events Associate Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Inc. New York, NY May 07, 2012 $45,000
Professional Exchange Program and Events Associate The Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce New York, NY Sep 24, 2010 $41,156
Events Associate Dolce & Gabbana USA, Inc. New York, NY Sep 10, 2015 $40,000

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Top Skills for An Events Associate

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Top Events Associate Skills

  1. Special Events
  2. Customer Service
  3. Venue Selection
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assist Director of Marketing with development of special events and advertising material.
  • Created positive atmosphere during game nights with exceptional customer service.
  • Developed business connections with major companies in Travel or Event Planning industries.
  • Oversee inventory of supplies and work with the logistics team for all deliveries and set-up.
  • Redesign and update the company website and Facebook page, including writing new copy and producing new media for the sites.

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