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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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The most common annual salary in AUS for an Events Manager is between $65k and $75k

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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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How do Events Managers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 31 Events Managers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.7
Job satisfaction
4.1
Career progression opportunities
3.1
Job security
3.9
Pay / Salary
3.6
Variety of work
4.1

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Jun 2018
Event Management - always exciting, sometimes chaotic
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business (Music Industry/Event Management)
Experience
5 - 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Communications & Marketing
The good things
Variety, variety, variety - you can't get bored in this role because every day is different. My favourite parts of Event Management are the short-term projects, meaning you see your success very quick...
The challenges
You really need to be VERY organised to be an Events Manager. If you're not organised in your personal life, it's unlikely you'll succeed at this highly stressful role. The lead-up time to planning an...
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Jun 2018
Venues & Events Management - Your job, could be as exciting as your Social life
Reviewer's Qualification
Advanced diploma Venues and Events Management
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Hotel General Manager
The good things
It is a very diverse and exciting industry to be a part of. Your role although stressful at times, is extremely rewarding when all of the hard work comes together and everyone works together as a team...
The challenges
The challenges are it involves weekends and evenings. Your social life has to take a back seat yes, but the events and hospitality world will become your social life. I wouldn't recommend this role fo...
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What are the job opportunities for Events Managers?

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