Events Intern (Fall 2018) - Polaris Fashion Place

Washington Prime Group Columbus, OH

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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