What's it like to be an Events Coordinator?
Event Coordinators are organisational specialists who pull together particular occasions such as meetings, festivals, weddings, conferences and exhibitions.
Tasks and duties
- Liaising with clients to understand their needs and establishing the aims and agenda of the event.
- Researching elements related to particular events, such as lighting, styling, food and venues.
- Ensuring that staff for the event are hired, supervised and briefed.
- Monitoring the event as it's taking place and resolving issues if they arise.
Event Coordinators work closely with Event Managers. The main difference between the two roles is that Event Coordinators tend to work with clients to achieve their aims, whereas Event Managers take particular responsibility for monitoring the event while it is occurring and resolving issues as they arise.
Individuals who are organised, have excellent communication skills and can work well in a fast-paced environment make good event coordinators.
What can I earn as an Events Coordinator?
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How to become an Events Coordinator
- Complete a qualification in the field. This may be a Certificate III in Events (SIT30516) or a Diploma of Event Management (SIT50316). Alternatively, complete a Bachelor of Business (Event Management), which is usually full-time for three years.
- There are numerous opportunities for Event Coordinators to further their career, such as undertaking senior roles in hospitality, tourism or event management. There are also academic pathways, such as completing a Master of Management (Tourism and Event Management).
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