What is it like to be an Events coordinator?
Event coordinators conceptualize, plan, manage and execute the operational and logical requirements of an event to ensure it is a success for the client or organisation. Events they may be involved include festivals, meetings, conferences, concerts and corporate functions, dinners and social gatherings.
Other titles for event coordinators include event planners, functions coordinator, convention coordinator and events manager.
Event coordinators work in a variety of settings including the leisure, hospitality, tourism and travel industries, corporate sector, government organisations, charity organisations and events management companies, among others.
For more information about a career as an Events coordinator, visit the Job Outlook website.
This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.
This data shows median weekly cash earnings for the occupation, before tax and not including superannuation. These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: Based on ABS Characteristics of Employment survey, August 2015, Cat. No. 6333.0, Customised Report.
Is it right for me?
Events coordinators have a natural talent for organising and will have skills in building relationships. Successful events coordinators need determination and the ability to budget, plan and meet strict deadlines.
- Enjoy working with people
- Good organisational and time management skills
- Attention to detail
- Good interpersonal and supervisory skills
- Good communication skills
- Neat personal appearance
- Comfortable working with computers
- Able to negotiate
- Delegate and work under pressure.
To become an Events coordinator
The following pathway will assist you on your journey to working as an Events coordinator
- Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Tourism and Events Management)
- Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Marketing)
- Bachelor of Communication and Media (Public Relations)
- Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations Studies)
- Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Public Relations Studies and Marketing)
Which pathway is best for you is individual in nature. Contact a career counsellor to explore these options further.