THE JOB / Event Trainee, Luxury Automotive Client - National Driving Experience
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, and test drives on local routes! Fifteen (15) 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 from March through December 2023 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.
This position offers a unique opportunity to learn on-site logistics and event activation while working collaboratively and interacting with various internal divisions, client partners/vendors, and consumers.
The right candidate will demonstrate a high level of initiative and works well in a team environment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required for this position.
THE WORK YOU’LL DO
- Coordinate and execute all on-site activities
- Responsible for daily set-up, breakdown, and maintenance of event site
- Conduct participant registration and instruction
- Assist with onsite COVID screenings, as appropriate
- 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, as it pertains to the event
- Assist with onsite vehicle maintenance and vehicle logistic tasks
- Ability to support additional events within the luxury automotive client’s account
- 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
- Attend regular internal team meetings
- 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
- 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
- Must be at least 21+ years of age with a valid driver's license and clean driving record
- Basic knowledge of event management is a plus
- Desire to learn and develop a career in event marketing
- Excellent verbal communication skills - presentation or public speaking experience a plus
- Capacity to become knowledgeable on our client’s industry, brand, and product offerings
- Ability and comfort level to interact with consumers, potential consumers, or fans in an event setting
- Willingness to travel extensively (including weekends and holidays) for weeks at a time
- Strong ability to work as part of a team, demonstrate initiative and solve problems effectively and independently
- All applicants must provide proof of COVID vaccination or contact the organization’s HR team if eligible for an exemption.
This position pays minimum wage and is overtime-eligible.
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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