The Big List of Event Planning Job Titles

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If you enjoy working on events and servicing the needs of large groups, plenty of career choices are out there for you. One problem for job seekers, though, is that a lot of potential event planners get stuck looking specifically for "event planning jobs." A better approach is to search for clearly defined positions that are suited to your particular skill set.

Use the following list to expand your event planning job search. Target opportunities with precision, and figure out just what position you'll want listed on your resume in the future.

Corporate Titles Related to Event Planning

Large corporations often have roles related to product launches, employee training, conventions, trade shows and marketing events, such as:

  • Meeting Planner
  • Activities and Events Planner
  • Meeting and Event Planner
  • Event Operations Manager
  • Conference Planner
  • Association Event Planner
  • Event Planner or Event Analyst
  • Exhibition Coordinator
  • Special Events Planner
  • Convention Planner
  • Legal Marketing and Events Planner
  • Senior Event Planner
  • Field Events Manager
  • Event Coordinator
  • Retail Events Representative
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Student Event Planner for Trade Show Promotions

Nonprofit Positions

Nonprofits need professionals to help with fundraising activities, sponsorship recruitment, volunteer coordination, and general event management. Event-related job titles in nonprofits include:

  • Program Manager
  • Program Supervisor
  • Program Coordinator
  • Executive Assistant
  • Community Relations Manager
  • Development Director
  • Sponsorship Coordinator
  • Communications Assistant
  • Development Specialist
  • Community Market Manager
  • Fund Development Coordinator
  • Donor Relations
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Volunteer Services Specialist
  • Event Coordinator
  • Campaign and Event Coordinator

Hotel and Restaurant Titles Related to Event Planning

Hotels host many events and need staff to coordinate them. Event planning roles include:

  • Catering Sales Manager
  • Hotel Catering Sales Manager
  • Cleaning Crew
  • Host
  • Convention and Catering Operations Manager
  • Catering Services Manager
  • Bartender
  • Banquet Servers
  • Catering Manager
  • Restaurant and Catering Operations Manager
  • Catering and Convention Services Manager
  • Social Catering Manager
  • Assistant Catering Director
  • Director of Special Events
  • Catering and Specials Events Manager

Tourism and Resort Event Positions

Tourist event planners work for vacation resorts, cruise ships, and exotic tours. Job titles include:

  • International Tourism Sales Manager
  • Tourism Promotion Manager
  • Project Coordinator, Chamber of Commerce
  • Communications Specialist, Chamber of Commerce
  • Public Relations Specialist, Chamber of Commerce
  • Parks Volunteer Coordinator
  • Amusement Park Marketing Coordinator
  • Assistant Resort Manager
  • Resorts Operations Manager
  • Resort Promotions and Marketing
  • Resort Marketing Coordinator
  • Tour Receptionist
  • Concierge
  • Resort Recreations Manager
  • Resort Activities Director
  • Festival Coordinator

Event Planning Sports Positions

In sports, you may work with organizations, game day operations, or facilities management in positions like:

  • Field Sports Manager
  • Tournament Director
  • Assistant Campus Operations Manager
  • Director of Event Marketing
  • Senior Special Events Coordinator
  • Event Project Manager
  • Game Day Staff
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Event Manager
  • Site Development and Programming
  • Director of Event Services
  • Sponsorship Coordinator

Related Skills Positions

Event planners typically have several skills that transition well into outside positions. Here are some general job categories to consider in your search:

  • Project Management
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Training Management
  • Social Media Specialist