An Events Coordinator will work independently, or with a small team, to organise a wide range of events for your brand. This could be product launches, press releases, company celebrations, exhibitions, or charity events.
Some of the most important criteria to look for while interviewing Event Coordinators are:
- Excellent communication skills, a good Events Coordinator will be able to work across different teams seamlessly.
- Outstanding organisational skills. Coordinating events means multitasking quite often so great planning is essential.
- Good negotiation skills, as well as the ability to work with large budgets.
- Of course, a good knowledge of what’s needed before the event starts, such as risk management and health & safety.
Interviewing an Events Coordinator
Once you’ve written your job advertisement, you’ll soon start receiving applications for your Events Coordinator position. It’s important that you find someone who is well versed in the events industry, and who is very well organised.
To start the interview it’s always best to make candidates feel at ease, as it is likely they’ll be nervous! To do this, you can ask some easier questions about their background and experience. Doing so makes it much more likely that they’ll open up and have more of an in-depth discussion later on during the more difficult or specific questions.