Event Specialist, City of West Palm Beach
Job Postings
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 02:12 PM
Job Title   Event Specialist (On-Call)
Department   Recreation/Volunteer Services
 City Information  

The City of West Palm Beach (pop. 102,000) - with its sunny palm-lined streets, scenic waterfront views, quaint shopping districts, historic neighborhoods, and year-round outdoor festivals - is a slice of paradise whose hallmarks are elegance and luxurious comfort.  West Palm Beach is the county seat of Palm Beach County and one of the fastest growing areas in the country.  We are proud of our ethnic and cultural diversity, both in the community we serve and in our workplace.

The City of West Palm Beach was incorporated in 1894 and encompasses 55 square miles and is blessed with a downtown intercoastal waterfront.  The City features a variety of national recognized cultural and leisure activities.  West Palm Beach operates under a strong mayor form of government since 1993.  This system combines the strong political leadership of a Mayor, who is responsible for running the affairs of the City, with an elected City Council.

Explore the many opportunities available for those who work, live or play in the paradise we call City of West Palm Beach!


This position requires the ability to recruit and work directly with diverse groups of volunteers for various types of events. Communication and interpersonal skills are also needed. Office work will include preparing press releases and waivers and will need to have experience working with volunteer and personal software. This position includes nights, weekends and holidays on a regular basis.


$18.68 Hourly (Pay Grade 47)


Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in recreation, Leisure Management or a related field, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.  A valid Florida driver's license is required.  A valid driver's license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized upon application; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver's license within 30 days from day of appointment.

Alternate Requirements:  High School Diploma or GED and four (4) years of experience in event management.  A valid Florida driver's license is required.

 Additional Details  

The selection process for this position may consist of any, all or a combination of the following tests: evaluation of training and experience, written examination, structured oral interview or other assessment method.


If you are interested in applying for this position you may apply online by selecting the Apply Now button .   Applications must be received in Human Resources by the closing date.

The City of West Palm Beach is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Veterans' preference will be given in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes for those who met the minimum requirements of the position.  Background investigation, physical, and drug and alcohol screening is required as condition of employment.

Event Specialists: Three PT (3) positions require the ability to recruit and work directly with diverse groups of volunteers for various types of group volunteer events and/or individual volunteer placements.  These positions require a flexible schedule as Event Specialists will directly supervise volunteers at weekday, weekend, holiday and/or evening events on a regular basis. Written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required.  Office work will include preparation of volunteer manuals, policies and procedures, volunteer forms, press releases, waivers etc.  Familiarization and experience with volunteer management software is not required, but recommended.