Events organizers are required in a variety of industries including charities, marketing agencies and large commercial organizations. This is a high pressure job, working to deadlines and may involve evening and weekend work. You will be organizing the event, marketing it, booking entertainment, liaising with the venue and problem solving.
The type of events that you could be organizing include:
- PR events
- Fundraising events for charity
- Promotional events
The ability to communicate well, get on with other people and put them at ease is vital. Strong organizational skills, a creative mind and attention to detail will be important. You will need a certain amount of knowledge of the industry that you work in as you will be expected to make small talk with delegates. Having strong presentation skills can also be useful as you may be need to make speeches at the events that you organize.