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Events Coordinator

Job ID: 19238
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Westlake Village, CA
Date Posted: Jun 11, 2024

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Job Description

Position Description:

The Events Coordinator plays a vital role in the execution of Guitar Center in-store events aimed at enhancing omnichannel traffic, customer acquisition, awareness, and vendor participation. Events are educational, inspirational, and participatory by nature. This position involves working closely with cross-functional internal and external teams and on-site staff to help Guitar Center’s events come to life and align with strategy for driving engagement with and affinity for the brand.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Onsite event support and execution of all Guitar Center events
  • Assist in driving major retail and market event strategy, planning, and coordination with cross-functional teams.
  • Creation of event briefs, decks, documentation, and recaps for each event
  • Contribute to the execution of disruptive brand and in-store events, large-scale opportunities with music lifestyle brands, media partnerships, music festivals, annual store grand openings, category-specific events, and vendor activations.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of the national event calendar, including proposing events
  • Assist in demonstrating the ROI of event investments through tracking and reporting measurable terms such as sales, margin, store and web traffic, and impressions.
  • Support the development of local event strategy, criteria for local store event investments, and activation tool kit
  • Collaborate with Content & Social stakeholders for strategic coverage and promotion of events.
  • Assist in partnering with the Artist team and relevant MI vendors on event logistics and execution.
  • Actively communicate and project manage all aspects of events, including written plans, calendars, timelines, deliverables, budget planning, and tracking.
  • Onboarding new vendors and submitting event vendor invoices, paying out vendors, etc.
  • Undertake additional duties as assigned related to the planning, promotion, and execution of the events

To join our band, you'll need the following experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) is required, preferably in Marketing or Hospitality
  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience in Marketing and Project Management
  • Previous experience in the music industry within Artist and Event management preferred
  • Intermediate proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Works effectively on high volume projects under pressure with simultaneous competing deadlines
  • Interpersonal and cross-functional communication on high-profile, complex projects with artists
  • Shows strong organization, time management, and project management skills
  • Discretion working with and in collaboration with artists and artist teams
  • Willingness to travel domestically 1-5 times a month for event execution support – weekend and weeknight availability on event days

Why Guitar Center? Here's just some of the rewards:

For our employees who are musicians we offer the unique opportunity of gig leave--take time off to share your music with the world and return to your job after your tour! Guitar Center offers robust benefits and perks, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K plus company match, mental health support, paid sick/holiday/vacation time, employee discount program, and tuition reimbursement options.

Pay Rate: $50,000-$60,000/yr depending on background and experience.

The job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education, and other factors. The pay range(s) listed are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations

Love this gig and want to apply?

Send your resume and cover letter today along with salary expectations!

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐related requirements.

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