Event Director (Summer Internship)

Job Role

As Event Director, your primary responsibility is to research, plan and execute meaningful events that tie in with the Great Lakes lifestyle to help expand our brand awareness throughout the Summer months. Event involvement may be in the form of a sponsorship, on-site vendor, apparel sponsor, donating items to a raffle/giveaway, hosting our own event, etc. Location is not limited to the Twin Cities so long as we find value in the event.

Some examples of events we’ve done:

+ Great Lakes Night w. the St. Paul Saints​ - Cross Promotion

+ Great Lakes Night w. the MN Wild​ - Cross Promotion

+ Corn Toss Tournament​ – Hosted event (2 years running)

+ Wayzata Chilly Open​: Winter golf tournament on Wayzata Bay – Booth Sponsor

+ MNWSC​: Minnesota Wakesurf competition – Booth Sponsor

+ Lumberjack Days ​- Festival in Stillwater - Vendor

+ International Vintage Boat Show​ – Apparel Sponsor

+ James J Hill Days​: Shopping market in downtown Wayzata - Vendor

+ Summer Launch Party @ LynLake Brewery​ - Vendor

*We want to associate ourselves with events that our typical customer is attending.

What you'll do:

  • Researching potential events for us to create or partner with that are on-brand and would bring value.
  • Working with event organizers to establish our level of involvement. 
  • Formulating a schedule for all Summer activities.
  • Setting up, executing event, and tearing down.
  • Communicating with attendees about our story, inspiration, and values.
  • Representing our company in a friendly and insightful manner.

Who you are:

  • We're looking for someone who has experience organizing, planning, and executing events.
  • Creative thinker who is passionate and knowledgable about our brand, story, and values.
  • Personable, friendly, outgoing, and social.
  • Very organized.
  • Self motivated.
  • Living in the Twin Cities for Summer 2017.

Location: Mostly Twin Cities, but open to traveling based on events.

Job Type: Internship - 20 / hours week - mostly weekends.


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