Good event operations employees have an uncanny ability to look into the future of a situation, see what could possibly go wrong, and plan for it.
At a Glance
- Event planning and management
- Personnel management
- Problem solving
To say that this position requires attention to detail would be a gross understatement. For event operations coordinators, details are the job. Good event operations employees have an uncanny ability to look into the future of a situation, see what could possibly go wrong, and plan for it. They are cautious, intelligent, and hyperaware of potential problems, which is all to say that they have backup plans to their backup plans. They are also excellent multitaskers who are deeply concerned with efficiency and resource management.
For events operations coordinators, life can be unpredictable. Their schedules vary widely depending on whether a large-scale event is coming up or already under way. Event coordinators are always on hand at the events they plan, troubleshooting issues as they arise. They are the first to arrive and the last to leave, setting up and staying late to ensure cleanup is completed, vendors are paid, and audience members are happy. Between events, they usually have more breathing room, and may only have minor administrative tasks to take care of until it's time to start on the next event. The job can require some travel, particularly for the best in the business, who are always in high demand.