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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. EDUCATIONBachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Parks and Recreation, Sports administration or a similar field of study.
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, ATTRIBUTESProactive, motivated and organized as some tasks will span over weeks or even monthsEfficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe SoftwareCreative and energeticAbility to work with minimal supervision and complete tasks efficiently and effectivelyExcellent oral and written communication skillsThrives 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.