Conference, Meeting and Event Jobs

Conference jobs and meeting jobs offer friendly, energetic professionals the opportunity to use their organizational and planning skills to facilitate successful gatherings. Conference and event jobs are available in metropolitan areas across the nation. Whether your interests lay in managing, planning, coordinating, assisting or promoting, you'll find numerous conference, meeting and event jobs at Hcareers.

Hcareers is a growing job board for conference and event jobs. Featuring many of the top employers in the industry, Hcareers is dedicated to connecting managing and planning professionals with open meeting and event job opportunities. Available event staff positions frequently include conference manager and conference planner positions, event planner and event planning assistant positions, as well as convention sales manager and event marketing and promotion opportunities. Entry-level positions to senior level director of convention services roles are available to suit professionals of varying backgrounds.

Many event jobs are found in the hotel and resort industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), hotels and resorts employ the third largest percentage of conference and meeting professionals. Business clients may engage the assistance of hotel and resort event managers and meeting planners to organize their business conferences and corporate retreats. Professionals interested in these types of jobs should check out hotel and resort jobs as well.

Other event jobs are found at convention centers, stadiums, sporting arenas, music venues and country clubs. Convention centers may hire convention services managers and conference coordinators to handle conferences, retreats and professional conventions. Banquet halls and caterers may employ event planners to manage weddings and business dinners. Stadiums, sporting arenas and music venues may need employees to plan, coordinate and manage concerts and sporting events. These types of venues are often in search of event security and events sales manager positions. According to the BLS, �other support services,� which includes convention centers, banquet halls and caterers, employ the largest percentage of conference, meeting and event professionals.

People from a variety of educational and experiential backgrounds fill event jobs. While many employers prefer to hire staff with bachelor's degrees in marketing, public relations, communications, business, hotel management or hospitality management, others will select applicants with different backgrounds and allow them to learn the skills they'll need on the job. Many enter the industry after planning events or coordinating meetings while working in other positions. Others work in hotel sales or as marketing or catering assistants or coordinators before taking on their first meeting and event planning jobs.

Depending on your personality, you may find event, conference and meeting jobs to be stressful or exhilarating. The majority of roles in this industry are fast-paced and often demanding. While many hours are spent in traditional office settings, event and conference coordinators may also work on-site. Travel is also often a requirement of meeting and convention planning jobs.

If you are interested in convention center jobs or beginning your career in conference, meeting and convention management and planning, now is an excellent time. The BLS expects job opportunities to increase 16 percent by 2018, so check the Hcareers job board regularly for the newest conference, meeting and event jobs.

Most Recent Conference, Meeting and Event Jobs

Pier Sixty LLC
New York, NY
12/18/14

To assist with administering the Human Resources function including recruitment, associate relations and other Human Resources related tasks in an upscale, high-end catering environment. This role supports an operational staff that functions 7 days a week. Successful candidates must have a professio ... more
The Phoenician, Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ
12/18/14

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. owns, manages and franchises some of the most well-known brands in the industry. We are proud of who we are and happy to share some of those details with you. We are relatively young company; however we have a history full of stories of growth, innovatio ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
Pittsburgh, PA
12/17/14

Job purpose of banquet sales manager is to maximize catering revenues to include banquet food, banquet beverage, facility rental and net amounts received for equipment rental; execute banquet and food/beverage events according to banquet event order specifications. Coach, train and schedule banquet ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
Kuwait City
12/16/14

Alshaya Catering comprises of Business Catering, Mobile Events, @Home, @Home Entertainment and Prestige Catering. We provide premium quality food and beverages and exemplary service through our brands to individual guests and corporate clients. The offerings include breakfast, lunch, dinner, special ... more
W San Diego
San Diego, CA
12/16/14

W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 44 hotels and retreats, including 16 W-branded residences, in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insi ... more
Ghost Ranch Conference and Retreat Center
Abiquiu, NM
12/11/14

Do you like the great outdoors -- dirt roads, rustic accommodations, rural living? Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center in Abiquiu, New Mexico is seeking a dynamic hospitality professional to help energize our group sales business. Reporting to the Director of Finance & Sales, this role re ... more
Santa Catalina Island Resort Services
Irvine, CA
12/11/14

POSITION SCOPE: Full time, year round position including weekends and evenings when appropriate. Living on-island is preferred but not required. ... more
Turning Stone Resort & Casino
Verona, NY
12/11/14

The award-winning Turning Stone Resort Casino is one of the top five tourist destinations in New York State, hosting more than 4.5 million guests a year. The Resort features four hotels, five golf courses, two spas, 21 dining options including both casual and fine dining, a world-class casino, cabar ... more
CONFIDENTIAL
New York, NY
12/10/14

Grass Roots Meetings & Events is offering a great opportunity for someone to join their team of venue sourcing consultants in the New York office. ... more
The Venue of Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ
12/9/14

The Director of Sales is responsible for finalizing group business while maximizing the banquet space to meet/exceed sales goals. As a Director of Sales, one solicits, negotiates and books new/repeat business by via outside sales calls, telemarketing, mailings, networking, etc. Requirements of the p ... more

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