Event Designer

We’re making things happen + guess what? We are seeking an Event Designer to lead efforts in the planning of corporate + charity + social events. This includes live + 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. Event Designer candidates must be willing to work occasional evenings + weekends + have the ability to travel. 

Duties for the Event Designer may include, but not limited to:

  • Overall project management + coordination of various logistical items, timelines, and schedules as it pertains to 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 clients as well as event partners + vendors + other team members
  • Manages relationships with event vendors + contract negotiations 
  • Participate with the team of Event Designers + Creative Director + Strategic Communications Manager for the following tasks: 
    • inventory management
    • reconciliation of event budgets
    • development of project plans
    • scheduling of vendor meetings
    • event communication plans
    • conduct market research to stay abreast of industry trends 
    • development of event design boards for client presentations 
  • Stewardship of existing client relationships

Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management, marketing or communications 
  • At least two years of professional project management + vendor management experience 
  • Experience in successful management + execution of projects from start to finish 
  • Work in corporate development or non-profit fundraising experience is preferred
  • Experience in project management applications like Asana, Trello and Basecamp  
  • Highly organized with ability to multitask and manage various projects at once
  • 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  
  • 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 + LinkedIn  
  • Strong proficiency in G Suite + MS Office + DropBox 
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle driver’s license + automobile insurance 
  • Willingness to travel

Salary + Benefits:

This is a full-time in-office position headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Competitive salary + benefits that include health insurance + paid time off (PTO) + incentives for new client acquisition + 401(K) + other exciting offerings! 

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