Marketing Events Operations Assistant job Brookfield Illinois
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Marketing Events Operations Assistant Job



Employer Name: Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo SpiderID: 8735440
Location: Brookfield, Illinois Date Posted: 6/13/2019
Wage: $14.50 Category: Marketing
Job Code: 1877BR

Job Description:
Part-time. Pay rate $14.50 per hour. Driver's license required. The Marketing Events Operations Assistant (Seasonal) contributes to the success of the Chicago Zoological Society by educating and entertaining potential guests at offsite outreach events regarding institutional activities and conservation issues, as well as executing onsite events that further the mission of the Society, contributing to an exceptional guest experience, and increasing the visibility and exposure of the Society and Brookfield Zoo. Marketing Events Assistants serve as Society ambassadors at weekend festivals and events inside and outside of the zoo.

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Support Marketing’s onsite public events. This includes set up, transportation and take down of supplies and equipment that pertain to each event. Events range from concerts, to a 5K, to Holiday evening festivities
• Act as key onsite liaison for onsite sponsorship activations. Responsible for set-up, transport and teardown of sponsor materials and supplies.
• Transport and set-up/take down outreach booth and represent the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo at scheduled outreach events including parades held throughout the Chicagoland metropolitan area. Responsible for learning and delivering a variety of information, materials and activities related to the Society and animal collection while maintaining a clean and branded appearance.
• Dress in costume and be animated as a Zoo character, while maintaining costume image. Greet Zoo guests and pose for pictures upon request.
• Support all Marketing revenue-generating programs including group sales, hotel partner program, ticketing programs, Tree Trim, and sponsorships. Responsible for order processing, customer service, and fulfillment.
• Identify and research event-related partnerships, sponsorship, in-kind contributions and assist with timely contract execution/tracking, issuing of invoices, and supporting partnership marketing administrative duties.
• Other related duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:
POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS:

• Excellent customer service skills required.
• Strong verbal communication skills required.
• Must be able to work in a team and be flexible.
• Must be animated and outgoing.
• Strong organizational and project management skills required.
• Ability to interact with public and maintain a positive image at all times required.
• Experience and/or ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse, multicultural audience.
• A valid driver’s license is required.

DESIRABLE/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
• A desire to work in events, marketing and theater.
• Multilingual ability, Spanish fluency a plus.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This seasonal position requires the incumbent to work events inside and outside of the Zoo during a variety of hours. Due to the nature of these events, the job requires weekend work, including Friday through Sunday evenings. Hours can be sporadic and generally range from 4 to 40 per hours per month. The number of hours worked depend on the amount and duration of the events in which the Society participates. Historically, the peak season for Marketing Events is from May through the end of December. Throughout the year there are approximately 5 mandatory event days you must be available to work. Incumbent must be reliable and dependable. Marketing Events Operations Assistants must coordinate their own transportation in the event a Society vehicle is not available. Mileage on personal vehicles will be reimbursed. Offsite outreach functions include but are not limited to local parades, shopping malls, county and community fairs, sporting events, and large show productions. Must represent the Society in a professional manner at all times. The required uniform for Marketing Events Operations Assistants is khaki (tan) pants to be provided by the employee, and a Society-issued uniform shirt. Additional uniform shirts and approved apparel are available for purchase, if desired.

Great position for someone looking to gain experience in Special Events Marketing or Promotions. Work schedule is part-time and consists mainly of weekends. For a description of the events for 2019 visit https://www.czs.org/Brookfield-ZOO/Events/Upcoming-Events.

Mandatory Dates:
ZooBrew: August 24: 10am – 10pm
ZooRunRun: September 8: 4am – 12:30pm
Tree Trim/Mag Mile Parade: November 23: 8am – 9pm (depending on which you get selected for)
Reindeer Run: November 29
Holiday Magic Opening: November 30
Lights and Lagers: December 6

Other dates:
Summer Nights June 21 – August 10 (must work at least 8 nights)
Summer Sundays – 4 Sundays in July
Boo! At the Zoo: Saturdays and Sundays October 12 – October 27 (must work at least 4 days)
Tree Trim: Nov 24 (in addition to the 23)
Holiday Magic: Saturday & Sunday Nov 30 – 22, Dec 26 – 31 (must work at least 8 nights)

The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If interested in being considered for this opportunity, please visit the CZS Career Center to obtain more details about the position and to apply by submitting your profile. Please visit our website at www.czs.org/careers. Please look for requisition number 1877BR.


Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Part-Time Temporary
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required:
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:


Contact Information:
Contact Name: Wendy Larsen Company Type: Employer
Company: Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo
City: Brookfield
State: Illinois
Zip: 60513
Web Site: http://www.czs.org/careers

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