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Events Manager

Use your project management and communication skills to plan, manage and run a variety of events.

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.

Events Manager

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.
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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


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There's no standard qualification requirement to become an Events Manager, but most have a diploma or degree in event management, PR, marketing or hospitality management.

  1. 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.
  2. 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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Diploma of Event Management

This qualification provides you with the skills to coordinate event operations in both the preparation stage and on-site at venues.
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Bachelor of Business (Event Management)

Develop skills in business and project management to prepare for work in event management with this bachelor-level qualification.

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Bachelor of Arts

This qualification gives you broad skills and knowledge in your chosen area of specialisation to get you started in your career.
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Latest Events Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 42 Events Managers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Events life can be challenging but I love it and can’t imagine myself doing anything else!
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Production
The good things
Being an Event Manager is a fulfilling role especially after you have delivered a successful event and clients are happy. Also, you get to do variety of tasks everyday. It is never boring. You may not...
The challenges
Events can be very time consuming, always rushing for deadlines! It depends on what kind of events you’re doing but in general that is the case. There are definitely late nights and weekend work where...
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May 2021
Event Management is extremely stressful but the end result gives a overwhelming sense of satisfaction
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Events
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Events
The good things
As an Event Manager you are integral part of creating engagement with your customer that helps create revenue
The challenges
Time management, dealing with competitive deadlines, making everyone happy and being attentive to detail
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