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03 December 2018

Junior Event Project Manager

Location: New York

Reports To: Director of Events

The Drone Racing League (DRL) is the premier, global drone-racing league and producer of world-class drone sports content. At once a tech, media, events, and sports company, DRL blends a diverse array of disciplines and industries. We are seeking a Junior Event Project Manager to support the event management team on all elements around our races. This role will rely on strong organizational and administrative skills in order to manage key documents and event functions, including master run of show, on-site logistics, and temporary staffing. This individual gets excited about a well-managed and organized site office, superior event documentation, and excellent team communication. The ideal candidate thrives as part of team, is incredibly detail-oriented, and can manage across many projects at one time.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support the project management of a suite of annual races (approximately 3 – 5 events per year) from top to bottom and coordinate with each functional event area in order to ensure planning and collaboration across the event
  • Create and oversee the updates of all key event management documents including event run of show, staffing plans, and others as required
  • Support in the budget management for each event across all stakeholders, including coordination of projection updates and reconciliation, invoicing, and record keeping for each event
  • Serve as the main point of contact for all event temporary staff, as well as all logistics and kit management
  • Assist in the coordination and management of all event planning meetings through the event lifecycle, including preparing agendas, circulating key documents, note taking, and meeting follow ups.
  • Travel to event locations for site visits, planning meetings, and on-site execution

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 2 – 4 years’ experience in event operations; live event experience preferred
  • Degree from a top-tier college or university
  • Strong people management skills and ability to work across multiple teams
  • Highly organized with a keen attention to detail (spreadsheets and checklists are your best friend)
  • Ability to effectively and professionally communicate via phone, e-mail and face to face. Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to work long and sometimes irregular hours a must to include nights, holidays and weekends
  • Willingness to travel approximately 25% of the time, but may be higher depending on event schedule
  • Positive attitude, team player
  • Knowledge of drones and drone racing a plus
  • Desire to work at a high growth, early stage company

Compensation

DRL offers a compensation package that is commensurate with experience and abilities

 

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