Utah’s Hogle Zoo Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Oct 30, 2018Full time
Special Events Coordinator Marketing, Salt Lake City, UT, US Requisition ID : 1046 Life is too short to work a boring job. And this job is anything but! The preferred candidate must have the ability to recognize a phenomenal opportunity when it presents itself and possess a fun, winning attitude. If you have these attributes, keep reading: This individual will work for one of Utah’s most popular family destinations, the most popular paid tourist attraction in Salt Lake City and one of Utah’s most visited attractions – Utah’s Hogle Zoo! Under the general supervision of the special events supervisor and the marketing director, the special events coordinator will be responsible to assist in the planning and execution of all zoo public events, including member events, fund-raising events and separate-ticketed events which drive attendance, revenue and focus on enhancing the importance of conservation and the guest experience. The ideal candidate must promote a positive and professional image of Utah’s Hogle Zoo in public and in all communication of Hogle Zoo events. This is a full-time, benefited position. Duties and Responsibilities . Assists in preparing and executing weekly/monthly activity plans; prepares special event memos and wrap ups for specific events; . Under the direction of the special events supervisor – plans, coordinates and executes on-site special events; . Under the direction of the special events supervisor – assists other departments in the planning, coordination and execution of departmental zoo events. . Evaluates existing events and explores the creation of new event opportunities; . Schedule personnel and volunteers to meet event staffing requirements; . Under supervision of special events supervisor, ensure the timely and accurate communication of special events activities with appropriate zoo departments, staff, outside vendors, media, sponsors, VIPs, and volunteers; . Under supervision of special events supervisor, plan, sell, host, set-up/take-down, of separate ticketed events including but not limited to: Zoo Brew and Boo Lights; Assist with all permitting. . Under supervision of special events supervisor, assists with the planning and coordination of Hogle Zoo’s largest fund-raising event in September; . Under supervision of special events supervisor, assists with the planning, set-up and implementation of Hogle Zoo’s largest public event – ZooLights! in November and December . Be available to work most Saturdays in the summer and plan to always be visible on Zoo grounds during all events, most of which are scheduled on weekends, weekday evenings and some on holidays. . Other duties as assigned by the special events supervisor and marketing director. Qualifications, Skills and Abilities . Possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; . Strong writing ability; . Ability to motivate others; . Flexibility to work weekends including most Saturdays throughout the summer and Boo Lights in October and ZooLights in December; . Minimum one year experience in special events planning and implementation. Experience in a marketing, development, public relations or hospitality environment is always a plus. Possess a proven track record of handling tight deadlines, working under pressure, working unsupervised, and juggling multiple tasks; . Strong computer literacy; . Exhibit high energy, enthusiasm, and drive to successfully complete tasks; . Have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 – 75 lbs. . The ability to work events with alcohol present. Must be 21+ Utah’s Hogle Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a drug free work environment.