Events Manager

Job Description

Events Managers are professionals responsible for the development, coordination and organisation of occasions such as weddings, festivals, conventions, conferences, exhibitions, concerts and trade shows.

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Some after hours are required given the varied days and times events are scheduled.


There's no standard qualification requirement to become an Events Manager, but most have a diploma or degree in event management, PR, marketing or hospitality management.

Complete a Diploma of Event Management. This is typically a full-time course over one year. Alternatively, complete a Bachelor of Business (Event Management), which is usually full-time for three years.

Explore opportunities to further your career, such as completing a Master of Management (Tourism and Event Management) in order to work towards senior roles in festival and event management, hospitality and tourism.


  • Acumen
  • Ambitious
  • Approachable
  • Autonomous
  • Charismatic
  • Cheerful
  • Cooperative
  • Devoted
  • Easy going
  • Eloquent
  • Flexible
  • Inquisitive
  • Intuitive
  • Meticulous
  • Organised
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Responsible

Key Skills

  • Time Management
  • Negotiation
  • Multitasking
  • Planning
  • Project Management
  • Customer Satisfaction

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;