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Event Trainee, Luxury Automotive Brand – National Driving Experience

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Requisition ID: 1016

THE JOB / Event Trainee, Luxury Automotive – National Driving Experience

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

We are looking for an Event Trainee to assist in the execution of a nationwide driving program!  

The tour will consist of teams that will each travel to dealerships across the country and facilitate driving events that provide an outstanding “behind the wheel” experience for consumers. Led by a core account team based in Stamford, CT, Event Trainees will be tasked with the set-up, implementation and execution of these 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 will 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 collaborate with various internal divisions, client partners/vendors, and consumers. This position offers a special opportunity to learn on-site logistics and event activation. Strong team dynamics skills and excellent interpersonal skills are required for this position.

Please also know that the well-being of our employees, partners, fans and consumers are top of mind to our agency, and we are taking measures to ensure proper health and safety initiatives and protocols are in place for our events and activations.

 THE WORK YOU’LL DO

  • 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 and registration recaps
  • Rotate between various activation components onsite
  • 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 evenings
  • Other related duties as reasonably assigned

THE BIGGER TEAM YOU’LL JOIN

Where 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.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Must live within 50 miles of Chicago, IL
  • You have a passion for and expertise in sports, entertainment, gaming, music and/or celebrity culture
  • Passion for luxury automotive a strong plus
  • 0-1+ years’ work or internship experience in events or a customer-service oriented role
  • Basic knowledge of event management is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Be 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 informative on our client’s industry, brand and product offerings
  • 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
  • Strong ability to work as part of a team, demonstrate initiative and solve problems effectively and independently
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

 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.

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