Be part of a team that puts on over 30 events each year including the largest motorcycle rally in the world. Over 500,000 riders, concert fanatics, and foodies attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally every year.
Sturgis is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, only minutes away from Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Devils Tower, Custer State Park, and some of the most scenic beauty in the country
The Events Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and coordination of all Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and non-rally events for the City of Sturgis and the Sturgis Rally and Events Department. Serves as the liaison to all community events that request City resources, street closures, or partnerships. Develops sponsorship/trade/business arrangements and relationships with businesses, individuals and organizations interested in supporting community events and activities. Coordinates with other offices, City staff and volunteers in attracting and implementing events for the City of Sturgis. Supervises seasonal employees, interns and event staffers.
Graduation from a 4-year college or university required. A 2-year degree with a minimum 3 years event related work experience, preferably with a nonprofit or municipality organization, may substitute.
Communication, marketing and/or public relations experience desired.
Prior supervision of employees required.
Evidence of successful event planning and implementation required. Prefer experience in a paid special events, tourism or hospitality position.
Proven cutomer service record as high degree of customer service is required.
Able to communicate effectively with customers by phone, mail, email, or face-to-face.
Excellent time management and problem-solving skills.
Able to work independently (self-motivated) & in a team.
Additional Salary Information: Exempt, not eligible for overtime.
About City of Sturgis
Sturgis, South Dakota. A town of rich history, warm invites, and the alluring mom-and-pop quality. A town very rare in many ways. With 6,700 residents, you will be delighted and curious to meet the people here. There are the avid hikers and bikers taking full advantage of the trails in the Black Hills. Then, there are the ranchers and farmers making use of the open prairie that life has blessed us with. The distinctiveness of this town will amaze you.
Sturgis is home to the annual motorcycle rally, bringing in, on average, 500,000 visitors each year for the event. But aside from the rumble, vendors, and leather, this town is more enticing and picturesque than a 1930’s Harley Davidson Motorcycle. We’re in between the rolling Black Hills and the prairie – making Sturgis as diverse as it gets.