Responsible for directing all aspects of the Events Department and working with clients to assist in planning and producing their events at the Center, to include coordination with internal staff, preferred provider services and outsourced contractors.
II. Essential Functions/Responsibilities: Responsible for supplying the client on a timely basis with the needed information and necessary forms to order services at the Center. Communicates with the client(s) continuously to keep client updated on a timely basis with the needed information and necessary forms to order services at the Center. Communicates with the client(s) continuously to keep client updated on a timely basis as to charges anticipated and those being incurred. Develops client invoices and reviews them with the client for approval. Forwards approved invoices to accounting. Responsible for insuring the setup of each nonfood event is complete according to the client’s instructions and agreements. Manage a diverse environment with a main focus on client and customer service. Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with other departments. Direct the day-to-day activities of the Events Department. Advise staff of formal policies and procedures. Scheduling of Events Department Staff. Plan, Organize, and Assign Events to Events Department Staff. Administrative duties for Events Department and General Manager, as needed. Other duties as assigned.
5-7 years experience in progressively responsible event management or coordination position, preferably with a convention center.
Demonstrated written and oral communication and presentation skills.
Working knowledge of convention industry related software applications strongly preferred.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
Self-directed and self-motivated team player with a positive outlook.
About Columbia Convention Center
Centrally located in South Carolina's historic state capital, our convention center is in the middle of an exciting urban scene that includes open-air cafes, deluxe accommodations, live music, exciting sports venues, and concert tours. With our temperate seasons, Columbia offers your guests a perfect year-round business and social climate with a wide variety of world-class cultural and natural attractions. We're also only minutes away from major airport and interstates, giving you access to anywhere you need to be.