Love large scale events in nationally recognized venues? Passionate about safe and engaging entertainment? If so, you may want to pursue a career as a director of event management with a specialization in sport and entertainment venue management.
As a director of event management, you will probably:
While salaries vary greatly by venue size, level of responsibility and location, those working as director of event management typically earn a median salary of $46,840 (as of 2016).
Job opportunities for directors of event management are growing at a rate of 9.90% nationally and at a rate of 16.7% in North Carolina.
Most of these positions require at least a bachelor’s degree, and about 10% require a master’s degree, graduate work or a graduate level certificate. The Graduate Certificate in Sport and Entertainment Venue Management fills a niche requirement specific to working as a director of event management for sports arenas, convention centers and entertainment venues.
Looking for real life examples of director of Event Management jobs that involve working with entertainment venues? Network through the International Association of Venue Managers to get to know colleagues and potential employers.
The following are job titles commonly held in this field:
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