Assistant Manager, Marketing Events job Brookfield Illinois
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Assistant Manager, Marketing Events Job

Employer Name: Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield Zoo SpiderID: 9218244
Location: Brookfield, Illinois Date Posted: 12/19/2019
Wage: Category: Marketing
Job Code: 1980BR

Job Description:
The Chicago Zoological Society's Brookfield Zoo is known throughout the world as a leader in animal welfare and conservation and has an exciting, fast-paced work environment and family friendly atmosphere. Our beautiful park like setting has 216 acres of meticulously landscaped grounds, which provide an amazing setting for fun and exciting annual events including Holiday Magic, Summer Nights, Boo! at the Zoo, Zoo Brew and ZooRunRun. We take PRIDE in every aspect of our operation, and our employees enjoy a work environment that is based on respect, openness, cooperation and involvement. We provide state-of-the-art care to thousands of animals representing over 500 species, and we are very customer focused as we host over 2 million guests at Brookfield Zoo each year. Employees are proud to work for the Chicago Zoological Society and are committed to our important conservation mission. Our dedicated staff has a true sense of purpose and a strong commitment to animals and conservation.

The Assistant Manager, Marketing Events contributes to the success of the Chicago Zoological Society by managing efforts to provide an extraordinary guest experience and drive attendance through engaging and impactful onsite communications, programming, promotions and events.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• Manage and provides suggestions/recommendations regarding the development of new onsite programs and events and the enhancement of existing programs and events, including logistics planning, budgets, etc. Research, develop, and manage new business programs through fruition, including logistics planning, budgets, etc.
• Recruit, hire, train, and schedule Marketing Event Operations Assistant seasonal employees for both external and internal events, coordinating with the Volunteer and Partnership Marketing departments, to support program execution and sponsorship onsite activations.
• Responsible for execution of assigned onsite programs, events, and promotions including coordinating with internal cross-functional groups/departments, and seasonal staff.
• Assist with the onsite operation logistics of all marketing events including set-up and take-down of equipment and supplies. Responsible for the coordination of staff to provide costume characters as needed.
• Manage project documents including timelines, budgets, performance tracking, etc. and disseminate information to internal cross-functional groups.
• Other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:
The requirements for this position include:
• High school diploma or (GED) equivalent required.
• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or related field or eight years of equivalent experience.
• Two years of experience in marketing, events, promotions or other related area or field required (may be included in above).
• Strong communications and creative writing skills. English fluency at a full professional proficiency.
• Strong computer skills required. Knowledge of a variety of software applications (including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.)
• Prior budget experience required.
• Strong interpersonal skills with a warm, amiable personality. Ability to interact professionally and effectively and maintain positive relationships with staff, outside vendors, suppliers, media, and others.
• Must be persistent, helpful, able to meet critical deadlines, and able to deal with multiple issues at one time.
• Solid analytical and decision-making skills.
• Must be self-motivated, flexible, and confident, possess a high level of energy, and enjoy working in a dynamic environment.
• Cultural competency; experience and/or ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse, multicultural audience.
• Valid driver’s license required.

Preferred Qualifications: Multilingual ability, Spanish fluency a plus.

Additional Information: This position description summarizes the primary duties and functions of this position, but should not be considered a complete listing of every duty the incumbent may ever be called upon to perform. Position requires weekends, evenings, early mornings, and travel to site locations as needed. Incumbent must be highly professional and tactful and represent the organization in a professional manner at all times. Must be available and willing to work numerous nights and weekends. Incumbent must gain an understanding of the Society’s mission and vision, as well as a comprehensive understanding and sensitivity to Society audiences.

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 Please look for requisition number 1980BR.

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

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Other Benefits

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Wendy Larsen Company Type: Employer
Company: Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield Zoo
City: Brookfield
State: Illinois
Zip: 60513
Web Site:

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