Event Trainee, Luxury Automotive (Kingsport)


: $62,360.00 - $108,740.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

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THE JOB / Event Trainee,
Luxury Automotive

EXPERIENCES / Responsible for planning and executing event and experiential
marketing programs.

This is a position within the Octagon Marketing Trainee Program.
The Event Trainees will support the execution of a large-scale national
driving program for a luxury automotive client, traveling to different markets
for multiple events across the country! The program will showcase the full
line of the luxury automotive client s vehicles through a combination of
professional driving instruction on closed courses, test drives on local
routes, and VIP events. Twelve (12) Event Trainees, led by a core account team
based in Stamford, CT, will be tasked with facilitating the set-up and
implementation of these memorable automotive experiences.

Events will take place on both weekdays and weekends;
travel days as well as off days are built into the schedule. The position will
require 100
travel, including working non-traditional hours during weekends,
nights, and holidays, and may include assisting with the transport of the
vehicle fleet.

The right candidate will be
able to work as part of a cohesive team and will interface with various
internal divisions, client partners/vendors, and consumers. This position
offers a unique opportunity to learn on-site logistics and event activation.
Strong team dynamics skills and excellent interpersonal skills are required for
this position.
  • Coordinate
    and execute all on-site activities
  • Responsible
    for daily set-up, breakdown, and maintenance of all event equipment
  • Conduct
    participant registration and instruction
  • Troubleshoot
    on-site challenges
  • Provide
    daily test-drive, photography and registration recaps
  • Rotate
    between various activation components on-site
  • Ensure
    that event attendees have a positive and engaging experience
  • Answer
    product related questions
  • Assist
    with upkeep of fleet vehicles
  • Work
    with the core account team on program wrap-up
  • Keep
    organized records of all travel expenses and time tracking
  • Work/travel
    on weekends, holidays and during non-traditional hours
  • Travel
    including driving for extended periods of time in daylight and some
  • Other
    related duties as reasonably assigned

others see complexity, we see possibility.

Octagon is the global sports,
entertainment and experiential marketing arm of the Interpublic Group. But if
that classification doesn t do it for you, and it shouldn t, let s take it a
step further.

We are what we believe. And we believe
that while the world of sports and entertainment is full of opportunities and
possibilities, sometimes the amount of choice can seem a little overwhelming.
Even daunting.
That s where we come into play.

At Octagon we inspire brands, talent, and
our people to see the world for all its potential. We then help break down the
complexity and push forward so you can make your next right move.
  • You
    have a passion for and expertise in sports, entertainment, gaming, music
    and/or celebrity culture
  • Passion
    for luxury automotive a strong plus
  • Bachelor s
    degree in a related field
  • 0-1
    years work or internship experience in events or a customer-service
    oriented role
  • Basic
    knowledge of event management is a plus
  • At
    least 21 years of age
  • Desire
    to learn and develop a career in event marketing
  • Excellent
    verbal communication skills
  • Presentation
    or public speaking experience a plus
  • Personality
    traits: confident, engaging, hardworking and articulate
  • Capacity
    to become knowledgeable on our client s industry, brand and product
  • Ability
    and comfort level to communicate with consumers, potential consumers or
    fans in an event setting
  • Willingness
    to travel extensively (including weekends) for weeks at a time
  • Valid
    driver s license and clean driving record
  • Strong
    ability to work as part of a team, demonstrate initiative and solve
    problems effectively and independently
Octagon is proud to be an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability,
protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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