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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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EVENTS SPECIALIST – PARKS & RECREATION
Events Specialist is responsible for the implementation and coordination of all events associated with the  West  Feliciana  Parish  Parks  and  Recreation  Department.  This  position  serves  as  the  liaison  to  all  community and private events that request Parks & Recreation resources. The Events Specialist develops and  oversees  the  sponsorship  program  and  community  relations  with  businesses,  individuals,  and  organizations interested in supporting community events and activities at the West Feliciana Sports Park. Coordinates with other offices/organizations, Parish staff, and volunteers in attracting and implementing events for West Feliciana Parish. Oversees the recreation department facilities and supervises seasonal employees, interns/volunteers, and event staffers.  

EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Parks and Recreation, Sports administration or a similar field of study.


EXPERIENCE

Communication, marketing, and/or public relations experience desired.
Experience  working  within  a  park  and  recreation  system  as  an  event  planner,  activities coordinator, program coordinator, event specialist, sports coordinator, or other similar position.
Experience in a supervisory role.
Experience working with diverse groups of people.
Experience in using social media channels and other forms of marketing.
Experience working with the public in a customer service setting.
Candidate  will  have  experience  in  planning,  organizing,  preparing  and  creating  programs, activities, and events that appeal to a diverse population.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES
Proactive, motivated and organized as some tasks will span over weeks or even months
Efficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Software
Creative and energetic
Ability to work with minimal supervision and complete tasks efficiently and effectively
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Thrives in a fast=paced environment, handling multiple tasks simultaneously, while making logical decisions and meeting deadlines.
Great attention to detail in the oversight and delivery of quality services and programs.


A  detailed  description  of  this  position  is  available  upon  request. For  more  information,  please contact Brandon Brader. Resumes may be mailed to: Office of the Parish President, P.O. Box 1921, St. Francisville, LA 70775.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Please note this job description is not  designed  to  cover  or  contain  a  comprehensive  listing  of  activities,  duties  or  responsibilities  that  are  required  of  the  employee  for  this  job.  Duties,  responsibilities  and  activities  may  change  at  any  time  with  or  without  notice.  West  Feliciana  is  a  and  equal  opportunity  /equal  access employer and an equal opportunity service provider.

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