The success of an event often hinges completely on the work of the Event and Venue Management staff. Whether pulling off a successful concert or organizing a street festival, there’s a lot of work behind the scenes to create crowd pleasers. This means that performance venues such as theatres, rental halls and sporting coliseums, as well as hotels and non-profits.
This takes a blend of organizational and people skills, as well as the ability to find and make connections. Events generally have many different aspects coming together, which can include food, music, live performances and spectacles, security and crowd control and many other factors. Often these involve managing staff and artists who are not direct employees of the venue, and some event managers are even working independently and must even add working with the venue to their list of responsibilities.
Because of the nature of the work, event and venue managers must also be good at handling and helping with promotions, including familiarity with advertising techniques and methods, and the latest outreach modes, such as social media and personalized business blogging. They may use specialized software, and, given the complexity of hosting and deigning successful events, event and venue management can expect their flexible skillset will be in high demand.
Possible career paths include:
- Wedding Planner
- Tour Manager
- Hotel Administrator
- Event Promotions Professional