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Entry Level Event Manager - All Community Events (Lake Zurich · IL)

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Event Management: Competition Management
Be part of All Community Events managing virtual and live events. While most event companies are scratching their heads and holding on for dear life All Community Events is finding ways to crush it. In the year of the pandemic we will have organized virtual challenges for 100,000 runners and walkers. We will have also organized drive-thru winter light shows for an expected half a million attendees.

One thing is for sure, "the harder we work, the luckier we get."

If you believe you can earn your spot on a team that passionately believes in high performance then we invite you to apply.

If you eat, sleep and breathe logistics, problem-solving, coordination combined with the fast pace get stuff done nature of event day then this is the job for you.
  
DESCRIPTION
This is a full-time Running and/or Festival Event Manager position managing ALL aspects of creating fun runs, 5ks, marathons and/or light shows from conception to closeout. You would be joining the "A team" surrounded by people who love and enjoy what they do.

This is a two part job... 

PART 1: PRE EVENT PLANNING (OFFICE)
Pre-event planning includes event development, permits, contractors, volunteer recruitment, creating course layouts/site maps, event day crew schedules and persistence.

PART 2: EVENT DAY EXECUTION (FIELD)
The excitement of event day execution includes leading/directing/managing up to 20 crew members, 100's of volunteers to make an event run smoothly for 1,000’s of participants. It's very fast-paced with a lot of problem-solving, logistical coordination and communication. This is for the person who stops at nothing to make sure everything is perfect and leaves no problem left unsolved. Beyond just directing, event days are made for people who like getting out of the office and physically engaged setting up equipment, driving trucks and trailers.
 
THE MUST KNOW DETAILS
REQUIRED, REQUIRED, REQUIRED:
  • Career and development-focused individuals.
  • Meets deadlines no matter what. 
  • Focused attention to detail. Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Works well under pressure and tight deadlines. 
  • Comfortable presenting to city agencies. 
  • Must be able to read maps (events depend on course maps; site maps). 
  • Will need to learn Adobe and/or CAD programs to develop course and site maps. 
  • Must be able to handle problems, conflicts (there are always problems that need to be SOLVED very quickly on event day)
 
EVENT DAY DETAILS:
  • Willingness to travel frequently to work events on weekends (Our events are nationwide and on the weekends). 
  • On event days must be able to work very long hours on your feet (12+ hours). 
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. repeatedly over an extended period of time (events require a lot of equipment). 
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • Decisive 
  • Leader/Ability to direct 
  • Assertive & Undeniably Persistent 
  • On Your Feet Problem Solver/Quick Thinker 
  • Confident/Ambitious  
  • Strong Communicator 
  • Motivated 
  • Accountable 
 
OFFICE LOCATION:
Lake Zurich, IL (No remote option)
 
SALARY:
Entry Level Event Manager: ~$50,000

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