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EVENT MANAGER - Durham Convention Center (Durham, NC)


Event Manager plans and coordinates multiple events; supervise the work of facility event staff; serve as liaison between facility users and facility staff, service providers and other stakeholders.  Provides support and assistance with catering, meetings, special events and convention activities.  Is active in the profitable management of concessions operations. 


§  Communicate and meet with facility customers in advance of events and assist in determining event needs

§  Supervise operations and support staff including housekeeping, set-up, utilities, maintenance, security, and banquet/event staff

§  Coordinate facility events with exclusive and outside service contractors including food & beverage, audio/visual, telecommunications, decorators, etc.

§  Up-sell food & beverage packages to customers to assist in increasing overall revenues for facility and ensure customers are meeting contracted minimum guarantees. 

§  Prepare pre-event cost estimates for facility customers

§  Prepare written details and requirements for each event; prepare floor plans and ensure compliance with applicable fire, building, and safety codes; communicate changes before and during events.

§  Develop event security and staffing plans for assigned events; submit requests for additional medical and security staff; supervise event staff during events

§  Serve as a facility representative at events; facilitate pre and post-event walk through to assess facility condition; enforce facility policies and procedures throughout each event; identify and resolve event challenges; resolve public complaints; problem solve as necessary

§  Prepare written evaluations of assigned events; calculate, prepare, and submit summary billing statements

§  Answer questions and provide information to facility customers; conduct facility tours as needed

§  As assigned, conduct a variety of industry related studies and recommend modifications to departmental service delivery methods and operational policies and procedures as appropriate

§  Assists in the overall effective management of Catering and Concession operations

§  Ensures total compliance with all alcohol service policies. 

§  Generates employee schedules and verifies employee time. 

§  Perform other duties as required


§  Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in facility management, hospitality management, marketing, public relations, business management, or other related field

§  Additional years of experience may be substituted for formal education

§  Graduate of IAAM Public Assembly Facility Management School preferred

Knowledge Of:

§  Operational characteristics of event management

§  Customer Service practices

§  Crowd management and control techniques

§  Fire and public safety regulations

§  Basic understanding of food service practices

§  Basic understanding of A/V equipment and systems

§  Terminology used in entertainment and convention/conference settings

§  Relevant federal, state, and local regulations

§  Must have computer skills in Microsoft office applications and word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, and internet software

§  Valid food handlers certificate if required by state or county of venue

§  Valid Alcohol service permit if required by state of county of venue

§  Familiar with inventory cost control and menu planning

§  Cash handling abilities

Ability To:

§  Analyze challenges, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of organizational objectives

§  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, contractors and facility users

§  Work a flexible schedule including early mornings, days, evenings, overnight, weekends, holidays, extended (long) work days and extended numbers of days


§  Plan and monitor event activities to ensure smooth running, efficient events and maximum customer satisfaction.


§  Determines and prepares written report of event requirements

§  Prepares event estimate for client

§  Develops staffing plans and supervises event staff during events/evaluates event staff performance

§  Directs service contractors

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