The Senior Event Manager is responsible for assisting the Director and Assistant Director of Event Services in the arrangement, coordination and supervision of events held to ensure maximum client satisfaction and enhance and promote repeat business. This individual shall lead the Event Services staff in the absence of the Director and Assistant Director.Major Accountabilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Demonstrate knowledge of management techniques and technical expertise in the areas of event booking, event planning, food and beverage operations, NOMCC operational procedures and security to ensure efficient and effective operations.Comply with and maintain current knowledge of all administrative procedures and safety policies established by NOMCC and develop and maintain positive, cooperative relationships with other supervisory personnel.Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the physical requirements of major conventions and entertainment or public ticketed events.Manage high profile events, which include but are not limited to, community galas, special events, governmental events and conventions as assigned.Work with Event Services staff in maintaining client deadlines in compliance with the established departmental guidelines.Assist the Director and Assistant Director in the day to day management of the department.Monitor the work performance of assigned event personnel, participate in the performance review process and clearly communicate job duties and responsibilities so staff may proceed with certainty in the performance of their positions.Personally conduct or oversee training for new departmental employees to ensure established procedures are clearly understood and followed.Assist in creating a work climate in which assigned personnel are motivated to develop their skills and abilities and demonstrate by personal example the desired standards of the conduct and work performance.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or four to ten years related experience or training in event management in a convention center, large hotel or other large meeting facility in tier one and tier two cities; or equivalent combination of education or experience. CMP preferred.
The Convention Center offers a competitive compensation package that includes FREE PARKING. Qualified applicants should state salary requirements when applying for this position.
About New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Events held in New Orleans just aren't the same as events held in other cities. Smiles are brighter. Handshakes are more energetic. Everyone is simply excited to be in one of the world's most storied and culturally rich destinations. Traditional, old-time jazz music enlivens the soul, the cuisine is incomparable, and the city's charm captivates.
The freshly renovated New Orleans Ernest N. Moria...l Convention Center is an essential component of what makes the city's major business events so successful. With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, the Convention Center is the sixth largest convention facility in the nation, and it consistently ranks in the country's top ten of facilities that hold the most conventions and tradeshows annually.
Once the meetings are over, the city's renowned restaurants and music clubs are a great way for visitors to relax and have some fun. The world-famous attractions of the French Quarter lay just steps away from the convention center, while the historic St. Charles streetcar line runs past the elegant homes of the Garden District. The excitement of New Orleans transforms an obligatory business trip into an unexpected experience.