Event Planner Cover Letter Sample 1:
Please accept my application for the event planner position you currently have posted on your company website. The description for this position parallels my passions and qualifications perfectly as an Event Planner with three years of comprehensive event and customer service experience.
While I currently enjoy working at my current employers company, ultimately I know my heart wants to follow a different path and passion and I believe joining a full-service event production and event management company, such as yours, aligns with my interests and desires. I also have all the qualifications necessary to excel in this position. My current position as Special Events Manager has provided me with the opportunity to manage multiple events, budgets, deadlines, schedules, and programs for a very diverse demographic. I currently coordinate a variety of events including professional executive luncheons, formal legislative breakfasts, picnics for 450 individuals with disabilities, conferences of 500+ individuals, and golf tournaments with minimal supervision. I am also responsible for the marketing and advertising aspects of the events, and am skilled in the Adobe software, including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator as well as the Microsoft Office Suite.
Not only do I have the professional knowledge necessary to be successful in this position, but I also have excellent interpersonal skills and experience in customer service, working with a diverse population including organization members, executives, volunteers, event attendees, and coworkers. I am accustomed to working weekends and after-hours, as it is necessary in the event planning field. As an artist, I bring a creative and fresh approach to events as well as maintain a detail oriented and organized approach to event coordination.
My energetic and positive personality allows me to work well with others while still displaying a hard work ethic and professional demeanor. I am confident that my abilities and passion for events make me a successful and capable event planner. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you further to discuss my candidacy and qualifications. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Event Planner Cover Letter Sample 2:
I am highly interested in the role of the event planner position that you have available. Please accept this cover letter and the enclosed resume as my application for your review.
I believe your organization atmosphere is a perfect match to my field of expertise. My 15 years of progressive experience in various channels of event planning. Together with my previous sales experience in the entertainment industry as a supplier to events, has given me a valuable insight to the overall relationships of planning.
Having natural interpersonal and communication abilities, I have built a solid foundation of trust and strategic partnerships with clients, venues and service providers, which has separated us from the competition.
Other important features are the capacity for effective guidance and the ability to motivate staff and vendors to work together as a team. I am exceptional in handling multiple facets of event planning such as research for different venues, budget management, contract negotiation, staff training, event promotion, and outcome reporting. I will characterize myself as a problem solver, excellent team player, fast paced, energetic, and able to relate to people.
I believe that to be the best Planner requires thinking differently, adopting new behaviors and creating a culture to support success. It’s not just staying ahead of the competition, but changing the game by being unconventional, innovative, embracing new ways of working and creating successful events.
With this type of embracement and my event experience, I know that my creativity will enhance your already well know events. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss with you my abilities and the specific needs of your events.
Event Planner Cover Letter Sample 3:
My name is Jennifer Gates, I am a graduate from McMaster University with an Honors degree in Communications and have several years of event and marketing coordination experience.
My experience has given me an ideal foundation in sales, marketing and event coordination. I demonstrate both strong leadership and project management skills. My responsibilities have included preparing e-blasts, media buying, copy-writing/managing web, electronic and print media campaigns, establishing/preparing marketing calendars and their corresponding budgets, and research and apply marketing.
Some of my event planning experiences include:
- Golf tournaments with several activities throughout, including managing the branding aspect, of approximately 220 people.
- Social gatherings in a restaurant atmosphere with or without themes, upwards to 450 people.
- Social media event planning. Creating, promoting and using social media as the means to plan and promote events with an open amount of attendees.
From managing multiple deadlines and projects, to leveraging new media and alternate marketing outlets, my effective communication skills set and result driven attitude have given me a solid business foundation. While being an effective self-starter, I am also a creative team player with a âthink outside of boxâ approach. I understand the value of deadlines and goals and have a track record of creating effective plans and initiatives to reach those. I keep the clients vision statements in mind all the while maintaining their brand personality. I am motivated, resourceful and want to be an asset to your team.
I look forward to meeting with you to further discuss the opportunity to work with your company in the marketing industry and to apply the skills I have acquired through my education and to further enhance my marketing knowledge.
How to Craft a Resume and Cover Letter as an Event Planner
Highlighting Your Organizational, Communication and Planning Skills
Event planning positions require impeccable organizational, communication, and planning skills. To get the attention of an employer, you need to provide examples of previous event experience and detail the ways in which your involvement directly led to the event's success.
Below is a cover letter and resume example for an event/meeting planner position which you can adjust to suit your needs.
Event Planning Cover Letter Example
Dear Mr. or Ms.
I am writing because I am keenly interested in your Meeting and Events Planning Director position at Universal Events, Inc. I have qualified success as an event planner and possess an organized and detail-oriented work ethic which I can bring to the role.
As a Senior Event Coordinator, I have planned and executed over one hundred corporate events, ranging from large-scale international meetings to intimate fundraising events. I have overseen all aspects of event planning for corporations. This work ranges from finding appropriate venues to selecting vendors to publicizing events through print, electronic, and online media.
My experience with financial and contract management is also in line with your job description. As an event coordinator at Event Management Solutions, I oversaw a variety of events, both large-scale and small-scale. I identified ancillary revenue sources and various cost-saving opportunities for clients with limited budgets.
I am known for my ability to stay within the parameters of my clients’ budgets, thus ensuring their satisfaction.
I have enclosed my resume and will call within the week to see if we can arrange a time to speak.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Below is an example of a resume for an event planner that can be adapted to suit your needs.
Event Planner Resume Example
123 Main Street, Boston, MA 02215
Organized and detail-oriented event planner with over eight years experience in planning and executing meetings and events. Expert in selecting and transforming venues to accommodate clients’ needs. Skilled at developing strong relationships with quality vendors. Proven ability to manage schedules, meet tight deadlines, and orchestrate consistently high-quality events.
July 20XX – Present Senior Event Coordinator – Professional Events, Boston, MA
- Direct the planning and execution of corporate events (including meetings and fundraisers) for a prestigious roster of corporate clients.
- Serve as primary contact for all vendors.
- Maintain strong relationships with numerous international vendors to assist corporations in planning overseas events.
- Manage budgets of up to $100,000 for large-scale events.
June 20XX – June 20XX Event Coordinator – Event Management Solutions, Natick, MA
- Seamlessly planned and executed events, both professional (e.g., conferences and meetings) and social (e.g., weddings and birthday parties) for a range of clients.
- Managed budgets of up to $30,000, for events with up to 500 attendees.
- Oversaw a team of vendors and event contributors including entertainers, photographers, caterers, and AV technicians.
January 20XX – May 20XX Special Events Associate – Art By Kids, Inc., Boston, MA
- Coordinated fundraising and donor communication for a nonprofit organization promoting and selling youth artwork.
- Organized two annual fundraisers and served as the primary contact for all vendors.
- Developed effective social networking outreach and managed radio and print ad campaigns to promote events.
- Recognized by the Executive Director for increasing attendance at fundraisers by 25 percent.
XYZ University, B.A. in Marketing, June 20XX
ISES (International Special Events Society), Member
Event Planner Association, Member
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