Director of Event Management

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.

event managerWhat Does Working as a Director of Event Management Look Like?

As a director of event management, you will probably:

  • Consult with customers to determine objectives and requirements for events, such as meetings, conferences, sporting events, entertainment events and conventions.  
  • Review event bills for accuracy and approve payment.  
  • Coordinate services for events, such as accommodation and transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, special needs requirements and printing and event security.
  • Arrange the availability of audio-visual equipment, transportation, displays and other event needs. 
  • Confer with staff at a chosen event site to coordinate details.

Director of Event Management Salary and Forecast

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).

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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.

What Education is Required to Work as a Director of Event Management?

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.

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Director of Event Management Job Opportunities

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:

  • Director of Event Management
  • Conference Director
  • Convention Services Manager
  • Event Coordinator
  • Conference Services Director
  • Special Events Coordinator

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Ready for a challenging and rewarding career? Apply now to get the education required for an exciting career in sport and entertainment venue management.

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Tuition and Monthly Payment Plans

Tuition and fee information for the upcoming semester can be found on the Cashier’s Office & Student Accounts website. NC State offers a monthly payment plan.

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