Event Planner Resume and Cover Letter Examples

Hightlighing Your Organizational, Communication and Planning skills

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Event planning positions require impeccable organizational, communication, and planning skills. To grab an employer's attention, provide examples of previous event experience, and detail the ways in which your involvement directly led to the event's success.

Below is a cover letter and resume example for an event/meeting planner position which you can adjust to suit your needs.

Event Planning Cover Letter Example

Dear Mr./Ms.

Last Name,
I'm writing to apply for your Meeting and Events Planning Director position at XYZ Events, Inc. I bring extensive success as an event planner and an organized and detail-oriented work ethic to the role.

As a Senior Event Coordinator, I have planned and executed over one hundred corporate events, ranging from international meetings to large-scale fundraising events. I have overseen all aspects of event planning for corporations, ranging from finding appropriate venues to selecting vendors and promoting events through print and online media.

My experience with financial and contract management is also in line with your job description. As an event coordinator at Event Management Solutions, I oversaw a variety of events, both large-scale and more intimate. I identified ancillary revenue sources and various cost-saving opportunities for clients with a range of budgets. I am known for my ability to manage and stick to my clients’ budgets, ensuring their satisfaction.

I have enclosed my resume and will call within the week to see if we can arrange a time to speak.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Event Planner Resume Example

Jane Applicant
123 Main Street, Boston, MA 02215
(111) 111-1111
janeapplicant@email.com

Profile
Organized and detail-oriented event planner with over eight years experience in planning and executing meetings and events.

Expert in selecting and transforming venues to accommodate clients’ needs. Successfully developed strong relationships with quality vendors. Proven ability to manage schedules, meet tight deadlines and offer consistently high-quality events.

Experience

August 20XX – Present            Senior Event Coordinator – Professional Events, Boston, MA

  • Direct the planning and execution of corporate events (meetings, fundraising events) for prestigious corporate clients.
  • Select and serve as primary point of contact for all vendors.
  • Maintain strong relationships with numerous international vendors to assist corporations in planning overseas events.
  • Manage budgets of up to $50,000 for over 1000 attendees.
     

June 20XX – June 20XX             Event Coordinator – Event Management Solutions, Natick, MA

  • Seamlessly planned and executed events, both professional (conferences, meetings) and social (weddings, birthday celebrations).
  • Managed budgets of up to $20,000, for up to 500 attendees.
  • Oversaw team of vendors and event contributors including performers, photographers, caterers, and transportation services.
     

January 20XX – May 20XX      Special Events Associate – Art By Kids, Inc., Boston, MA

  • Coordinated fundraising and donor communication for a nonprofit organization promoting and selling youth artwork.
  • Organized two annual fundraisers; served as the primary point of contact for all involved vendors.
  • Developed effective social networking, radio, and print ad campaigns to promote events.
  • Recognized by the Executive Director for increasing attendance at fundraisers by 25%.

Education

XYZ University, B.A. in Marketing, June 20XX

Professional Affiliations

ISES (International Special Events Society), Member
Event Planner Association, Member

Sending an Email Cover Letter

If you're sending your cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message and include your contact information in your email signature. Here's an example of a formatted email cover letter.

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