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Waterford Viking Marathon - Event Manager

Waterford Viking Marathon - Event Manager

The WLR Waterford Viking Marathon, an esteemed annual event on the Irish Athletics Calendar, is seeking a dedicated and dynamic Event Manager to further enhance the success of this exceptional race. The marathon, along with its half and quarter counterparts, showcases the scenic beauty of the City & County, engaging participants in an unforgettable experience.

Job Description: Event Manager - WLR Waterford Viking Marathon

Company: WLR Waterford Viking Marathon (Joint venture between WLR FM & Waterford City & County Council)

Location: Remote or The Broadcast Centre, Ardkeen (optional)


Application Deadline: Monday, September 4th, 2023

Role and Responsibilities:

As the Event Manager, you will play a pivotal role in orchestrating the WLR Waterford Viking Marathon, ensuring seamless execution and continued growth. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Event Coordination: Oversee all aspects of event planning and execution, ensuring flawless logistics, participant satisfaction, and adherence to established timelines.
  • Team Leadership: Collaborate with diverse teams including volunteers, vendors, and local partners to create a harmonious and productive event environment.
  • Communication: Serve as the primary point of contact for participants, sponsors, and stakeholders. Maintain open lines of communication to address inquiries, resolve issues, and foster positive relationships.
  • Social Media Management: Utilize excellent social media skills to promote the event, engage with the running community, and maximize online visibility.
  • Marketing and Promotion: Contribute to marketing strategies to attract participants, sponsors, and media coverage, effectively showcasing the unique appeal of the marathon.
  • Flexibility and Adaptability: Adapt to evolving event requirements, scaling up commitment as the race date approaches, and ensuring a smooth and memorable event experience.
  • Remote Work and On-Site Presence: Enjoy the option to work remotely or from The Broadcast Centre, Ardkeen, while ensuring effective collaboration and coordination with stakeholders.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Proven experience in event management, preferably within the athletic or sporting sector.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, ensuring meticulous event planning and execution.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, to foster positive relationships with various stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in social media management, utilizing platforms to engage participants and promote the event.
  • Ability to lead and work effectively within a team, inspiring collaboration and achieving common goals.

Application Method

The role is part-time, with an increasing commitment as the race date approaches.

If you are a passionate, results-driven individual with a track record of successful event management and a love for athletics, we invite you to join us in elevating the WLR Waterford Viking Marathon to new heights.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience to [email protected] before Monday, September 4th, 2023