Special Events - Recreation Specialist - EpicCentral (Grand Lawn)

  • City of Grand Prairie, TX
  • Grand Prairie, Texas
  • May 19, 2022
Full Time Parks and Recreation Tourism and Convention Services
  • Salary: $16.19 - $24.73 Hourly USD

Job Description

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to assist in the operation of special events at the EpicCentral - Grand Lawn. This is accomplished by developing and implementing specialized activities and events; performing a variety of office-related functions, registration fees, activity reports and related records and organizing and scheduling activities and events in assigned areas of responsibility. Other duties include working with the Marketing Team to create event publicity through flyers and news releases; assisting in setting up and tearing down events; implementing events and interacting with other City employees and the general public.

Essential Job Functions

  • Plans, organizes and implements events, programs and activities by creating event concepts, budgeting, securing sponsorships, coordinating logistics, coordinating event marketing with the marketing team, recruit volunteers and prepare event reports and evaluating event effectiveness.

  • Assists in supervision of events by maintaining a safe environment for the public; supervising volunteers and communicating with event participants and vendors.

  • Performs office duties by maintaining event reports; developing logistics lists and event layouts, profit and loss reports; scheduling volunteers; assisting in overseeing rental reservation scheduling; inputting data into the computer; stuffing and preparing envelopes for mailing and filing.

  • Promotes public relations by speaking to schools, groups, organizations, parents and participants about programs and the needs of the community.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • One year of related experience
  • CPR - First Aid, Valid Texas Class C Driver's License
  • Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
  • Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
  • Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
  • The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion.
  • Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees.
  • Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action.
  • Discussion Very Frequent: More than 51% of work time.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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