City of Lake Worth - Special Events Assistant
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Written by Suzanne Neve   
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 09:28 AM

City of Lake Worth - Special Events Assistant

 This position is based on a 40 hour work week with an hourly pay of $14.50. This position will work at Leisure Services Beach Complex located at 10 South Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth, FL 33460.

In addition, this position offers:

  • Vacation and Sick Leave Accruals
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • City of Lake Worth Medical Benefits that include Life Insurance, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Retirement Plan

 

SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for assisting in the coordination, implementation, marketing and promotion of all City special events.  Employee must be committed to the City’s vision of creating a community where everyone participates in community experiences that engage, inspire and enrich lives. Candidates must demonstrate a successful track record in event planning, marketing, sponsorships, as well as proven abilities in public/media relations, graphic design/publishing, staff/volunteer/contractor management, and budget accountability. The successful candidate is at ease working in partnership with other team members in a high volume, fast-paced environment. This position reports to the Leisure Services Director and/or designee.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Key responsibilities include: assisting in the development and execution of the annual special event marketing plan, including community needs assessment, manage event sponsorship sales and fulfillments; create, track and analyze advertising and promotional efforts; provide coordination and leadership for special events; manage media relations (print, television, radio, social media) and special event website pages; produce special event proposals, presentations and reports; assist with recruitment and retention of volunteers; and manage special event contracts. 
  • Assists in the coordination, planning, and implementation of existing City-wide special events, including but not limited to: Holiday Parade, Veterans Parade, Daddy Daughter Date Night, Easter Egg Hunt Celebration, and 4th of July Celebration. 
  • Responsible for the coordination of the Special Event Temporary Permit request process and ensuring that City wide special event policies and procedures are followed.
  • Will Assist with Supporting the Ballroom functions.
  • Promotes and advertises City-wide special events through newspapers, radio commercials, television commercials, flyers, posters, and public service announcements; designs, prepares, and distributes flyers and posters for special events.
  • Prepares press releases and articles for local newspapers, periodicals, and journals; places display advertisements for the recreation section in local newspapers.
  • Assist with the design and preparation of the department’s Leisure Service’s Guide; distributes Leisure Services Guides to all elementary schools, community parks, libraries, visitor centers, Chambers of Commerce, and preschools on an on-going basis.
  • Coordinates staffing and volunteers for all City-wide special events.
  • Designs and prepares departmental informational flyers; designs and prepares reports to the City of Lake Worth Commissioners on an on-going basis.
  • Maintains the special events budget.
  • Maintains an updated media list; maintains good relations with all media; maintains the departmental media scrapbook and photo scrapbook.

JOB STANDARDS:

An employee in this class is responsible for the marketing and promotion of all City activities, events, facilities and services. Studies community needs, develops long range and short range marketing initiatives, and promotes public interest and participation in City wide activities.  The work is performed according to the practices and procedures of the Leisure Services Department and the City of Lake Worth. Must be able to work weekends and have Rec Trac user Experience

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

This position requires an Associate’s Degree in Event Planning, Marketing, Business, Recreation, or a related field; minimum of Two years of implementing, coordinating, and managing special events; and proficiency with Microsoft Office. Experience with program and event flyer creation required.

 

PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING:

Interested parties should forward a completed application packages to:

Germaine English, HR Director

City of Lake Worth

Attn: Human Resources

7 N. Dixie Highway

Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

Or visit our website at: City of Lake Worth, Florida

 

Each application package should include the following:

 

• Resume of previous work experience and cover letter summarizing relevant experience

• City of Lake Worth Application

https://www.lakeworth.org/files/files/hr/Employment%20Application.pdf

 

Applicants for positions with the City of Lake Worth should know and be aware of the following:

Please note incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview.

 

Applicants for employment who become candidates for available employment positions should note employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of all reference checks and pre-employment physical satisfaction. Upon request, information on the nature and scope of an inquiry will be provided under FS 119.

 

Furthermore, most of the job classifications within the City of Lake Worth workforce are covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements with the Public Employees Union (PEU), Professional Managers and Supervisors Association (PMSA), and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Consistent with Chapter 447 of the Florida Statutes, a bargaining unit employee has the right to join or not join the union. However, the Union is not obligated to represent a non-member.