Deadline to apply: July 11, 2017 @ 5:00 PM, PDT Salary: $47,097.00 – $68,292.00 Annually
POSITION SUMMARY: Are you interested in working as an Event Manager in a fast-paced environment where something new awaits with each day? If so, the Oregon Convention Center welcomes your enthusiasm to join our team. From the Portland International Auto Show and IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships to the Rose City Comic Con and Crafty Wonderland, this is an opportunity to work in a fun and exciting venue amongst one of the best events team in the industry. We're looking for an experienced event manager who has a positive, team first attitude, is highly organized, prides themselves with their attention to detail and can easily juggle planning multiple events at once making what we do look like a breeze.
The Event Manager serves as the liaison to events hosted by the Oregon Convention Center in determining and executing event requirements and details. The position performs work of a professional nature which requires knowledge of event operations and the ability to coordinate and monitor work performance by a variety of technicians, laborers and other personnel. The work involves making decisions on services required for an event and services to be billed. This position manages multiple concurrent events, such as consumer shows, trade shows, performances, seminars, meal functions and meetings and ensures compliance with established policies, procedures, programs and services.
At the Oregon Convention Center, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.
A minimum of two years of experience in event management for a public assembly facility or similar and a Bachelor's degree in public relations, marketing, business administration, or related field, and, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a current and valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification or acquire one within 90 days of being hired.
Application requirement: 1) Electronic application, 2) answer to supplemental questions, 3) resume. Cover letter: Please be sure to include a cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position.
Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Metro operates the Oregon Zoo, the Oregon Convention Center, the Portland Expo Center and Portland'5 Centers for the Arts. Together, these popular destinations host about 1,500 events and attract nearly 4 million people annually. The venues provide a variety of experiences for visitors and residents – contributing to the livability of the Portland region and beyond.
Each of the venues has a uni...que business focus, history and client mix:
• The Oregon Convention Center is the largest convention facility in the Pacific Northwest and one of three in North America to receive a LEED-EB Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council. It is designed to maximize economic benefit for the State of Oregon and the Portland region by attracting out-of-town visitors to conventions and local residents to special events and trade shows;
• Portland'5 Centers for the Arts is the cultural hub for the Portland metropolitan region. P'5 hosts and produces more than 1,000 music, theatre, dance and lecture performances in its multiple theatres;
• The Portland Expo Center is the largest exhibition facility on the West Coast and the Portland region's primary destination for a diverse array of public exhibitions, community events, and lifestyle and hobby shows, some of which have been held at Expo for 50 years.
• The Oregon Zoo is Oregon's most popular attraction. The Oregon Zoo inspires the community to respect animals and take action on behalf of the natural world by creating engaging experiences and advancing the highest level of animal welfare, environmental literacy and conservation science.
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