Iowa Arboretum & Gardens


Print Job Details

Employment Type

Job Categories


This is a test

Event Specialist

Job Title

Event Specialist

Job Qualifications

• Plan, design, and produce events
• Manage weddings and the details associated with events
• Manage rental business for buildings and grounds
• Liaise with clients to identify their needs and to ensure customer satisfaction
• Provide feedback and reports for board meetings and other meetings
• Propose ideas to improve services and event quality
• Work with volunteers to organize fundraising events
• Ensure compliance with insurance, legal, health, and safety obligations
• Schedule staff and volunteers and coordinate their activities to support events
• Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems
• Conduct pre- and post-event evaluations and report on outcomes
• Research and identify new event and program opportunities
• Work directly with the Executive Director
• Produce the Arboretum’s newsletter and e-newsletter
• Manage special event and marketing interns
• Responsible for Arboretum’s marketing effort (social media, media releases, etc.)
• Produce flyers and brochures

Education and Experience

• BS in Event Management or related field
• Proven event management experience
• Excellent time management and communication skills
• Sales skills and ability to build productive business relationships
• Ability to manage multiple projects independently
• MS Office, PowerPoint, Adobe, Excel proficiency

Position Application

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to