Event Manager I, Oregon Convention Center
Position Title: Event Manager I, Oregon Convention Center
Deadline to apply: February 28, 2018 @ 5:00 PM, PST
Salary: $47,097.00 – $68,292.00 annually
Appointments are typically made near the beginning of the salary range. Prior experience will be taken into consideration.
This is an internal and a First Opportunity recruitment opportunity. We are only accepting applications from 1) current employees and/or 2) residents who live within the First Opportunity Target Area (FOTA) and meet the qualifying annual household income limit. Internal applicants must be current employees of Metro having regular, regular part-time or temporary employment. Employees must have gone through a competitive selection process for the position currently held.
Are you interested in working as an Event Manager in a fast-paced environment where something new awaits with each day? If so, the Oregon Convention Center welcomes your enthusiasm to join our team. From the Portland International Auto Show and IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships to the Rose City Comic Con and Crafty Wonderland, this is an opportunity to work in a fun and exciting venue amongst one of the best events team in the industry. We're looking for an experienced event manager who has a positive, team first attitude, is highly organized, prides themselves with their attention to detail and can easily juggle planning multiple events at once making what we do look like a breeze.
The Event Manager serves as the liaison to events hosted by the Oregon Convention Center in determining and executing event requirements and details. The position performs work of a professional nature which requires knowledge of event operations and the ability to coordinate and monitor work performance by a variety of technicians, laborers and other personnel. The work involves making decisions on services required for an event and services to be billed. This position manages multiple concurrent events, such as consumer shows, trade shows, performances, seminars, meal functions and meetings and ensures compliance with established policies, procedures, programs and services.
The Oregon Convention Center (OCC), a LEED Platinum facility, is the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, hosting more than 12 million visitors since its opening in 1990. Annually hosting roughly 500 events with an average of $450 million in economic benefit for the region from the national and international visitors who attend conventions and events at the facility.
The industry leader for its sustainability practices, the OCC was the first convention center in the U.S. to earn the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Certification for existing buildings in 2004. It has since earned LEED Silver in 2008 and then LEED Platinum in 2014. OCC's commitment to sustainable practices, focus on superior customer service and innovation ensures its future as a leader in the hospitality and convention business.
At the Oregon Convention Center, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.
A minimum of two years of experience in event management for a public assembly facility or similar and a Bachelor's degree in public relations, marketing, business administration, or related field, and, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a current and valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification or acquire one within 90 days of being hired.
To apply: visit www.oregonmetro.gov/FOTA for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center.
1) Electronic application, 2) answer to supplemental questions, 3) resume.
Cover letter: Please be sure to include a cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position.
Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer