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Facility Operations/Security/Event Management: Event Operations/Management
DIRECTOR, SPECIAL EVENTS - Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls & Old Falls (Niagara Falls, NY)

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OVERVIEW: To promote and create events for Old Falls Street; This individual will be highly creative, have a background in arts, music, dance and /or other multicultural facets of the event and festival industry. The role of this position is hands-on and often involves working as part of a team and leading that team. Event organizers must be able to complete a wide range of activities requiring clear communication, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. They must work well under pressure, ensuring the smooth and efficient running of an event.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create, produce, book and coordinate events.
  • Work with Director of Marketing to develop and produce marketing and promotional materials.
  • Work with Director of Marketing Identify, recommend and solicit business and individuals for event sponsorships.
  • Develop and implement programs, policies and procedures on Old Falls street.
  • Actively recruit participants to events.
  • Research and cultivate volunteer programs for events.
  • Coordinate street activities and festivals with local businesses.
  • Communicate with Niagara Falls stakeholders, and also coordinate road closures with local businesses.
  • Coordinating staffing requirements and staff briefings.
  • Working with the marketing team to sell sponsorship/stand/exhibition space to potential exhibitors/partners.
  • Liaising with marketing and PR colleagues to promote the event;
  • Coordinating suppliers, handling client queries and troubleshooting on the day of the event to ensure that all runs smoothly.
  • Overseeing the dismantling and removal of the event and clearing the venue efficiently.
  • Post-event evaluation (including data entry and analysis and producing reports for event stakeholders).
  • Facilitate permitting policies and procedures for vendors
  • Make solicitation calls and send out mailings
  • Prepare reports, correspondence, memoranda, and agreements and forecast projections
  • Serve as a liaison with industry representatives, the City of Niagara Falls, local businesses, the general public and other conference center departments.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required
  • Customer service practices.
  • Facility use contracts.
  • Fire and public safety regulations.
  • Food service practices and regulations.
  • Understanding of Cash Handling procedures.
  • Coordinate the annual budget process; prepare and distribute budget work papers to conference center staff; compile budget requests, and verify accuracy and completeness of information.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two to four years of increasingly responsible event coordination, promotions and marketing experience preferably in a public assembly facility and/or with special events.
  • A Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course works in marketing, business administration, or a related field, or a combination of education and experience.

Special Characteristics and Knowledge:

  • Multitask oriented, organized, and focused on customer service.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Procedures, methods, and techniques of marketing and sales.
  • Modern office methods, procedures, and equipment.
  • Proficient knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

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