Special Events
Birmingham Zoo - Birmingham, AL

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Special Events

Birmingham Zoo

        The Special Events person is responsible for coordinating both in-house and private special events as part of the overall fundraising effort, which supports the institution’s education, recreation, and conservation mission.

        • Bachelor's degree with at least two years demonstrably successful experience in event planning and coordination or equivalent combination of education/experience
        • Good organizational skills, both written and oral
        • Flexibility and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet frequent deadlines
        • Willingness to be a team player
        • Understanding and appreciation for BZI’s mission and the capacity to project the unique aims and values of the institution to donors and prospective donors
        • TIPS/ Responsible Vendor Certification

        • Assist with the development and implementation of the annual special events calendar
        • Establish an event budget and fundraising objective for approval
        • Cultivate and maintain close contacts with past and potential private renters
        • Determine, solicit and schedule event entertainment
        • Act as administrative support for Zoo Gala
        • Assist with the management of event volunteers
        • Coordinate with city, county and state licensing authorities for any required special permits or licenses for events
        • Manage alcohol purchase and sales for all events held at the Zoo
        • Hire and manage bartending staff as needed for events
        • Work closely with the Education Department on events and rental facility availability
        • Works to increase the quality of rental space and the revenue of private rentals
        • Prepare reports and analysis reflecting progress, trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusion for events
        • Develop, plan and implement strategies to meet or exceed special event revenue goals
        • Maintains and updates internal checklist and external checklist for all special events
        • Hires private security for functions
        To apply, please send a resume to hr@birminghamzoo.com.

        Resumes may also be mailed to:

        Human Resources

        Birmingham Zoo

        2630 Cahaba Road

        Birmingham, AL 35223

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