Event Center Intern

Department:Legacy Events Center
Open Date:February 1, 2018
Close Date:April 6, 2018
Salary Range:$10/hr
Number of Openings:1
Employment Type:Seasonal

Seasonal (March – August)  Approximately 20-29 hr/wk.  Flexible schedule to accommodate school schedules and other commitments.  

Job Description

General Purpose

This internship provides an opportunity to learn event management while earning an income, plus it’s fun!  This program has been running for several years now and all the interns report having enjoyed this unique experience.  Intern performs a variety of duties in coordinating activities related to the Davis County Fair including planning entertainment/activities, marketing, securing support services and soliciting sponsorships.

Example of Duties
(Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in this position).  Assists in planning entertainment and activities. Responsible for social media management and website updates. Assists with the preparation of buildings, grounds, and coordination of logistical needs for fair events, exhibits, and vendors.  Coordinates various fair activities with committee members.  Assists in soliciting sponsorships for the fair.  May represent the Davis County Fair and Legacy Events Center in local organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce or Rotary Club.  Works extended flexible hours in preparation for and during the annual County Fair.  
Education and Experience

Must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university actively seeking a Bachelor’s Degree in recreation management, parks and recreation, leisure studies, business management, marketing, or a closely related field.  

Preference for experience in event planning or operations, recreation planning, sales, marketing, sponsorship or a directly related field.



Special Qualifications

Must furnish personal transportation for on-the-job driving.  Employees driving a personal or a County vehicle for job related travel must possess a valid driver license and must operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents).   Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must have basic knowledge of:  event planning and coordination; sponsor solicitation; concepts of public relations and marketing.  Skill in: public relations and communication; using applicable hardware and software including, but not limited to, Google, Microsoft Office and design software.  

Ability to:  solicit fair sponsorships; make oral presentations to community groups; interpret, read, and work from sketches, diagrams, and contracts; use computer hardware and applicable software; set priorities and work with minimal supervision; work in an environment where animals, animal matter, dust, and exhaust fumes are present; communicate effectively (both orally and in writing); follow written and oral instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees, board members, vendors, sponsors, volunteers and the general public.

Important Information
Davis County is a drug-free workplace.  All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment.   Copy of official college transcripts, current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) and proof of auto insurance required.