Special events coordinators are hired to add extra value to an event. They are expected to put together an event based on customers’ expectations and organize all aspects in order to ensure a successful event.

Special events coordinators communicate with clients in order to determine the type of event and related information. This may include decoration and food arrangements and procurement of supplies. Once a special events coordinator understands what a client’s requirements are, he will set to work in creating the event.

If you are writing a resume for applying as a special events coordinator, you must make sure that you add information regarding any certifications that you may possess in this regard and highlight your aesthetic sense. Look at the sample below to get a better idea.


Special Events Coordinator Resume Example


Sofia Gabriel

100 Richard Street, Marietta, GA 63800
Cellular: (999) 999-9999 ■ Home: (000) 222-9876 ■ Email: myname @ hotmail . com

PROFILE: Results-driven and focused Special Events Coordinator with 8+ years progressive experience in coordinating small and large sized events. High-energy background in working successfully in a fast-paced event planning setting. Possess stupendous communication skills, superior presentation abilities and contagious enthusiasm. Exceptional time management skills aimed at ensuring timely execution of projects and meeting tight deadlines

• Well versed in planning and executing varied events such as corporate events, cocktail parties, luncheons and product launches
• Special ability to build and carry out themed events
• Highly skilled in negotiating for space contracts and arranging for catering services
• Superior knowledge of gathering information on each project in order to ensure quality and success of the event
• Keen understanding of proposing novel events management ideas to improve the process

• Coordinated and supervised a large event for Pepsi on its launch in Bauchi, Nigeria
• Developed a catalog of themed events for client reference
• Raised client base by 66% over three years by employing novel event planning ideas
• Received 5 awards in 3 consecutive years based on unique and original event planning ideas


Nirvana Events, Marietta, AT | June 2008 – Present
Special Events Coordinator

• Discuss clients’ specific event planning needs and make arrangements to meet them
• Confer with clients to determine their budgets
• Devise event planning techniques keeping within budgets
• Prepare event proposals based on clients needs
• Negotiate space and catering details
• Coordinate details of events in order to ensure appropriate execution
• Book talent such as musicians and DJs
• Select and book chefs and waiters in order to manage food details
• Select dishes to be served and taste them to ensure quality
• Design promotional materials and make changes as per clients’ demands
• Prepare presentations and secure sponsorships
• Keep inventory of equipment used at an event such as projectors, computers and music systems

ABC Company, San Diego, CA | May 2005 – Dec 2007
Assistant Events Coordinator

• Assisted in determining clients’ event planning needs
• Assisted clients in filling out requirement forms
• Managed promotional and event materials such as props and backdrops
• Contacted space vendors and caterers for booking purposes
• Answered logistics questions and created invitee lists
• Hired staff such as waiters, handymen and cooks


Bachelor of Arts in Communications – California State University, San Diego, CA, 2004

Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) – Hats Off Event Management Institute – 2007