Events Manager NYC Special Events

New York, United States | Full-time | Partially remote


Job Description

Event Manager: Special Events


Status: Exempt

Reports to Senior Events Manager/Associate Director of Entertainment & Events

Contract: Full-time five-month contract starting ASAP


About NYC Pride: NYC Pride works toward a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law. We do this by producing LGBTQIA+ Pride events that inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate our diverse community



This is a full-time contractor position (February-July) that is responsible for the planning, production, and management of NYC Pride’s Special Events. Working in collaboration with the Development Director, Associate Director of Events & Entertainment, and volunteer leaders, this role will be the key driver for the implementation of NYC Pride’s Special Events. Such events include; The Rally, Youth Pride, The Brunch, and various club events. The position involves a wide array of responsibilities that vary in both scope and complexity.


This is a contract position.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Manage sponsor relationships, communication, and product donation as it pertains to Special Events.
  • Maintain the event budgets for all Special Events and The Rally.
  • Lead the attendee ticketing process for all events.
  • Lead Virtual and In Person Group Leader Training sessions
  • Create a standard volunteer training schedule and process in tandem with a Volunteer Manager if applicable.
  • Lead Special Events and Rally event volunteer training schedule and implementation.
  • Source all production elements and permits for the all assigned events.
  • Work collaboratively with Event Coordinator on the Run of Shows across all assigned events
  • Serve as a leader in the organization specific to virtual and hybrid event solutions.
  • Work with the Executive Director, Operations Manager and organizational leaders to identify areas of cost-savings. Highlight potential overages or large changes to operational costs to ensure the org’s financial health
  • Lead talent conversations, booking, travel logistics and more in partnership with the Director of Entertainment and Events.


Qualifications / Skills:

  • Must have experience in event production and management; prior street festival or club planning experience a ++
  • Must have experience working with sponsors, creatives, and talent
  • Experience working with coordinators, production assistants, and volunteers
  • Self-starter with a keen eye for detail
  • Passion for NYC Pride’s mission and its iconic events.
  • Commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community and social justice causes. 
  • Strong understanding of the current social landscape and how it relates to the LGBTQIA+ community.


Experience and Education Requirements:

  • Minimum 4 years of progressive experience in event management and production
  • Bachelor’s degree in Entertainment/a related field or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Must provide at least three references. 


Salary Range

$65,000 to $75,000 per year (Pro-rated)


Commitment to Diversity:

HOP is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, height, and weight, or other personal characteristics as may be protected by applicable law. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply, including LGBTQ people, women, people of color, and people with disabilities.