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Event Manager

Find out how to become an event manager and work in hospitality settings. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Event Manager is $61,400 - 82,600 annually

Overview

Event managers are responsible for the planning and smooth running of occasions such as conferences, banquets, events and functions. They oversee a number of staff to meet a range of client expectations. Employment for event managers to 2019 is expected to experience very strong growth. Employment in this large occupation (25,900 in 2017) was stable in the last 5 years.

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Key skills

Event managers work closely with clients to plan and organise a wide range of events. They are responsible for the coordination of outside and internal resources.

  • Discussing in detail client requirements and explaining available options on a variety of services
  • Managing the coordination of venues, catering, accommodation, transport, IT and display equipment and decoration
  • Marketing a range of events to potential clients
  • Responding to client enquires regarding event costs, equipment hire and catering options
  • Negotiating and working within an agreed budget
  • Supervising work carried out by external contractors to ensure events meet client expectations

Quick facts

Working as an event manager gives you the opportunity to work closely with clients whilst making the most of your communication and organisation skills.

Outlook
  • Average Hours Worked
    40 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
    *Source
  • Main Industries
    Administrative and support services; accommodation and food services; and arts and recreation services
  • Average qualification level
    Recommended qualification levels for nutritionists start at a diploma level

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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