Events Intern (Fall 2018) - Polaris Fashion Place

Washington Prime Group Columbus, OH
Description

Objective for the intern will include planning, implementing, and executing (in partnership with Marketing Director) Fall 2018 events.

Interns will experience first-hand the fast-paced world of program development and delivery in a mall setting.

This fall program will teach interns the responsibilities required of a marketing/events professional as well as the culture, mission, vision and values of Washington Prime Group.

The intern is expected to work 40 hours a week from approximately mid-August to mid-December. Course credit is optional.

Areas of Responsibility

* Assist event staff with planning and execution of events including set up/tear down

* Assist with planning phases of programs including event logistics and execution.

* Complete promotional recaps that include copies of all event advertising to send out to clients.

* Research potential event partners and sponsors for annual events.

* Provide creative ideas to make Polaris Fashion Place events unique and attractive to draw new customers.

* Survey event participants to find best advertising/promotion medium.

* Assist with organization of event video and photo archives.

* Maintain portions of the Polaris Fashion Place Website including adding tenant sales, events and job postings.

* Create online/digital marketing content

* Participate in team brainstorms and company meetings

* Participate in weekly meetings or conference calls with marketing team to review event outcomes and prepare for upcoming events.

* Due to the company's team focus, you may be asked to help out in other areas, performing other duties as assigned.

Education / Experience Requirements

* Applicants must be a sophomore, junior or senior pursuing a degree in Hospitality, Event Management, Marketing, PR, Communications, or other relevant degree.

* Washington Prime Group requires a background check.

* Experience in event planning and execution. Experience can include internships and extracurricular activities/events.

* Must possess strong interpersonal skills, a strong desire and ability to work with children, and a willingness to learn.

* Must be proficient in all Microsoft software applications and have above-average communication and organizational skills.

* Demonstrate effective conflict resolution and customer service skills for interaction with customers, tenants, and co-workers

* Strong working knowledge of Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram

* He or she must also be able to multitask, think outside the box, demonstrate initiative, think on their feet and troubleshoot problems.

* Ability to perform physical tasks such as pulling pallets, walking extensively, moving boxes, etc.

* Must be able to work weekends and holidays as needed.

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