Event coordinators arrange all aspects of the professional or personal gatherings they oversee. Their duties generally begin with meeting with a client to understand their vision for an event, planning logistics including time and location, soliciting bids from vendors and coordinating services. Demand for event coordinators is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations, mostly due to high turnover. A bachelor’s degree is typically preferred. Available certifications include the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential, the Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) designation and the Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) designation.
If you like being behind the scenes of special occasions, you may have worked as an event coordinator or perhaps you're looking into becoming one. Glassdoor can help you find local event coordinator vacancies. If you prefer to work from home, you can search for a remote event coordinator job as well.
If your experience as an event coordinator is limited, search Glassdoor for entry-level positions. If you're more experienced, search for senior and administrative openings. Also consider whether you want a full-time or part-time position. You can tailor your Glassdoor search to get the job that best suits your preferences.
Searching and applying are the first steps. The next part of the process is planning for the interview. Glassdoor can help with sample interview questions and answers specifically for event coordinator positions.
Salaries can vary widely. Prepare for that by researching average salaries for event coordinators. Your search needs to be specific, though. Consider these factors:
Benefits can be just as important as salary. In fact, many people consider them part of the base pay of a position. Some larger organizations may offer the following benefits as part of an event coordinator employment package: