What's it like to be an Events Manager?
Events Managers are professionals responsible for the development, coordination and organisation of occasions such as weddings, festivals, conventions, conferences, exhibitions, concerts and trade shows.
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.
Events Managers also need to be good financial managers, as working within strict budgets is an essential part of the role.
Some Events Managers will work for themselves, whereas others will work in teams at exhibition centres, reception venues or with in-house corporate companies.
What can I earn as an Events Manager?
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How to become an Events Manager
- Complete a Diploma of Event Management (SIT50316). This is typically a full-time course over one year. Alternatively, complete a Bachelor of Business (Event Management), which is usually full-time for three years.
- Explore opportunities to further your career, such as completing a Master of Management (Tourism and Event Management) in order to work towards senior roles in festival and event management, hospitality and tourism.
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