Cover Letter For Event Coordinator Entry Level

How to Craft a Resume and Cover Letter as an Event Planner

Highlighting Your Organizational, Communication and Planning Skills

Event planning positions require impeccable organizational, communication, and planning skills. To get the attention of an employer, you need to 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. or Ms.

Last Name,

I am writing because I am keenly interested in your Meeting and Events Planning Director position at Universal Events, Inc. I have qualified success as an event planner and possess an organized and detail-oriented work ethic which I can bring to the role.

As a Senior Event Coordinator, I have planned and executed over one hundred corporate events, ranging from large-scale international meetings to intimate fundraising events. I have overseen all aspects of event planning for corporations. This work ranges from finding appropriate venues to selecting vendors to publicizing events through print, electronic, 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 small-scale. I identified ancillary revenue sources and various cost-saving opportunities for clients with limited budgets.

I am known for my ability to stay within the parameters of my clients’ budgets, thus 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,

Jane Smith

Below is an example of a resume for an event planner that can be adapted to suit your needs.

Event Planner Resume Example

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

Summary
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. Skilled at developing strong relationships with quality vendors. Proven ability to manage schedules, meet tight deadlines, and orchestrate consistently high-quality events.

Experience

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

  • Direct the planning and execution of corporate events (including meetings and fundraisers) for a prestigious roster of corporate clients.
  • Serve as primary contact for all vendors.
  • Maintain strong relationships with numerous international vendors to assist corporations in planning overseas events.
  • Manage budgets of up to $100,000 for large-scale events.

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

  • Seamlessly planned and executed events, both professional (e.g., conferences and meetings) and social (e.g., weddings and birthday parties) for a range of clients.
  • Managed budgets of up to $30,000, for events with up to 500 attendees.
  • Oversaw a team of vendors and event contributors including entertainers, photographers, caterers, and AV technicians.

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 and served as the primary contact for all vendors.
  • Developed effective social networking outreach and managed radio and print ad campaigns to promote events.
  • Recognized by the Executive Director for increasing attendance at fundraisers by 25 percent.

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, put your name and job title in the subject line of the email message and include your contact information below your email signature.

Here's an example of a formatted email cover letter.

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Event coordinator cover letter

View this sample cover letter for an event coordinator, or download the event coordinator cover letter template in Word.

As an event coordinator, you know how to make lots of pieces fall in line—but how are you at putting together your cover letter? To be considered for top event coordinator jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for working with people. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for an event coordinator, or download the event coordinator cover letter template in Word. 

Additionally, you can look for event coordinator jobs on Monster.

Event coordinator cover letter template

Sloan Alexander
Sometown, IL 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | sa@somedomain.com | Portfolio URL


November 8, 2017

Ms. Monica Keating
HR Manager
ABC Company
55 Chester Ave.
Sometown, IL 55555

Re: Event Coordinator,Advertised on Monster

Dear Ms. Keating:

My 15 years of event management experience are well matched to the qualifications outlined in your event coordinator job announcement. I am very interested in the opportunity.

I currently serve as an event coordinator at XYZ Company, one of Sometown’s leading event management firms. In this multifaceted position, I work closely with clients to manage fundraisers, grand openings, corporate meetings, tradeshows, product launches, galas, festivals, sales rallies, “meet-and-greet” gatherings for prospective new accounts and a host of other special events.

An unwavering focus on coordinating memorable and “buzz-generating” events has resulted in:

  • Exceeding revenue goals by up to 375%
  • Producing record-setting gains in donors/major gifts¾up to $4.2M raised per event
  • Driving rapid increases in store traffic and customer base
  • Attracting capacity crowds for attendance of 5,000+
  • Strengthening brand identity and improving customer loyalty

The enclosed résumé provides more details of events I have coordinated for sectors including:

  • Hospitality Groups
  • Restaurant Chains
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Nonprofits
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Software and Technology
  • Higher Education
  • Supermarket Chains
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Insurance
  • Car Dealerships

If my proven success in special events management meets your requirements, please call me at (555) 555-5555 or email sa@somedomain.com to set up a meeting. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Sloan Alexander
Enclosure: Résumé


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