Event Designer

We are seeking a passionate self-starter and dream builder to assist in the design and planning of corporate, charity, and social events. This includes not only live + in-person events, but also virtual + hybrid events. Many of these events will take place throughout the five-state region; however, some will be located in other parts of the country. The candidate must be willing to work occasional evenings, weekends and has the ability to travel multi-days for events.

Duties May Include, But Not Limited To:

  • Coordination of various logistical items, timelines, and schedules as it pertains to select client live + virtual + hybrid events including:
    • participation in design planning sessions to understand client goals
    • event research
    • venue coordination
    • event design
    • budget development
    • graphic design needs
    • set-up + tear-down
    • event communication plans
    • booking of entertainment and event talent
    • developing fundraising event levels
    • post-event analysis
  • Prompt communication with all current and prospective clients as well as event partners + vendors + other team members
  • Manages relationships with event vendors + contract negotiations
  • Participate with the team of Event Designers + Communications & Graphic Design Specialist the following tasks:
    • inventory management
    • reconciliation of event budgets
    • development of project plans
    • scheduling of vendor meetings
    • conduct market research to stay abreast of industry trends
    • development of event design boards for client presentations
  • Stewardship & solicitation of new clients

Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, Marketing or Communications
  • At least three years of professional event planning experience
  • At least two years of successful work in corporate development or non-profit fundraising experience
  • Knowledge of planning virtual + hybrid events
  • Excellent interpersonal verbal + written communications
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic start-up environment
  • Ability to handle high pressure situations and troubleshoot difficult situations
  • Highly organized with the ability to multitask and manage various projects at once
  • Self-starter with proven experience to prioritize and execute successful and memorable events
  • Innovative + creative with strong problem-solving skills
  • Social media savvy on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • Strong proficiency in G Suite + MS Office + DropBox
  • Experience in project management applications like Asana, Trello, and Basecamp
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle driver’s license
  • Willingness to travel

Salary:

This is a full-time position headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Competitive salary + benefits + incentives for new client acquisition.

Benefits:

The Event Company offers a variety of traditional and non-traditional benefits for all full-time employees. Please inquire for a full listing of benefits.

Join #TheDreamTeam!

Interested and qualified dream builders should send resume and cover letter to: Hello@TheEventCompanySD.com.