POSITION SUMMARY: Are you interested in working in a fast-paced environment where something new awaits with each event? If so, the Oregon Convention Center welcomes your enthusiasm to join our team. From multi-day conferences and conventions, to consumer shows and fundraising galas, this is an opportunity to work in a fun and exciting venue amongst one of the best events teams in the industry. We're looking for an experienced events professional who has a positive, team first attitude, is highly organized, has experience in managing event, customer service and front line staff, and can easily juggle planning multiple events at once making what we do look effortless.
This position plans, manages and coordinates all aspects of event services activities under the direction of the Director of Events and Guest Services for events held at the Oregon Convention Center. In this role you will directly supervise event managers and coordinate and oversee services provided for assigned events. These events include consumer shows, trade shows, conventions, performances, lectures, seminars, receptions, meetings, etc. You will also ensure compliance with established policies, procedures, programs and services and liaise with clients, promoters, staff and the general public.
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.
To apply: visit www.oregonmetro.gov for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in event management for a public assembly facility/larger hotel, and • two (2) years of supervisor or lead experience and • Bachelor's degree with major coursework in public relations, marketing, business administration, communications or a related field
OR • an equivalent combination of education, experience and training that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the successful performance of the essential job duties may be considered. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification required at time of hire or obtained within the first 90 days of employment.
Preferred • Possession of CMP, CVP, or similar industry certification at time of hire or obtained within the first year of employment • Additional experience sought include venue and event management experience, supervising and working with members of a labor union and with volunteers and overseeing database for scheduling personnel.
About Oregon Metro
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 unique 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 a...rray 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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