How to Hire a Event Planner

Does your growing business need an Event Planner? Event Planners manage vendors, performers, and client expectations when executing events.

Here are some tips to help you find great Event Planner candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Event Planners search for Jobs on Indeed*

117,912

job seekers clicked on event planner jobs

12,029

resumes from job seekers with event planner experience on Indeed

434

event planner jobs received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $17.50 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$45.35 hourly
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Common
$7.25
$45.35

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an Event Panner?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Event Planner hire can help your business:

• Develop event plans and estimations based on client budget and desires
• Serves as the liaison between clients and vendors
• Coordinates with staff and venue management to ensure the event goes as planned

Skills to look for in a great Event Panner

A great Event Planner candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Outstanding multi-tasker
• Professional organizational skills
• Maintains an extensive, updated list of clients and vendors
• Attention to detail
• Skilled delegator
• Budget-minded and deadline-driven

Writing an Event Panner job description

A thoughtful description is important for finding qualified Event Planner candidates. An Event Planner job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Event Planner jobs, such as:

• Event Planner
• Event Coordinator
• Events Organizer

Interviewing Event Panner candidates

Strong candidates for Event Planner positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Experience in developing and executing events with large attendances
• Management of event personnel, third-party staffing, and catering companies
• Expertise with executing event plans well within budget

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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