Event Manager – Oregon Convention Center
Position Title: Event Manager – Oregon Convention Center, part-time, temporary
Deadline to apply: April 23, 2018 @ 5:00 PM, PDT
Salary: $22.26 hourly
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 for a busy event venue where you can utilize your excellent multi-tasking skills while also demonstrating you have what it takes to stay calm under pressure? The part-time Event Management team manages, coordinates and oversees all aspects of services provided to clients on the day of assigned events. We're looking for a positive team member to act as a liaison to clients and staff to provide information and assistance during events, such as concerts, lectures, seminars, receptions, meetings, consumer shows and trade shows. This position ensures compliance with established policies, procedures, programs and services. The person in this position must be available to work various event hours, including nights, weekends and holidays.
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 and earned LEED Silver in 2008. 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, an Associate's Degree in public relations, marketing, business administration, performing arts or related field; and or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the successful performance in the essential job duties. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Certification.
To apply: visit www.oregonmetro.gov/FOTA for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer