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Events Supervisor 

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Category Events  

General Summary: The Events Supervisor is responsible for coordinating and executing the Zoo's special events under the leadership of the Director of Events using allocated Zoo financial and facility resources.

Essential Functions:

Primary Function:

  • Assist in planning, coordinating, and implementing special events;
  • Provide superior customer service to event guests by answering questions via telephone and email in advance of event and meeting and/or exceeding guest expectations during events;
  • Communicate with outside contractors regarding event set up details;
  • Coordinate the arrival of vendors and sponsors for events and assist with their set up;
  • Communicate with vendors and sponsors during events to ensure their event needs are met;
  • Provide leadership for assigned volunteer staff at events
  • Assist with onsite oversight and execution on event days;
  • Assist with setup and breakdown for all Zoo events;
  • Facilitate events for other Zoo departments, such as development and public relations events for new exhibit openings, plus animal and education department events throughout the year;
  • In collaboration with other Institutional Advancement Departments, create necessary collateral such as posters, banners, and hand bills, for internal and external promotion of the Zoo's events;
  • Provide support to achieve department revenue goals;
  • Assist other departments as needed for cross utilization of skills and manpower;
  • Responsible for data entry of vendor and sponsor information;
  • Responsible for maintaining inventory of event supplies, prizes, and giveaways;
  • Communicate with various Zoo managers on event days to ensure coordination of efforts;
  • Assist with mailing confirmation packages to event sponsors and vendors;
  • Assist with planning of event layouts;
  • Assist with creating new events and improving current events;
  • Assist other departments as needed for cross utilization of skills and manpower;
  • Perform other duties as assigned; and,
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures of the Zoo.

Communication (Internal and External):

  • Responsible for meeting with departments throughout the Zoo and coordinating their efforts in relationship to event activities;
  • Use judgment to make decisions about event activities when working with other Zoo departments; and,
  • Manage and update event pages on the Zoo's website.

Management of Resources (financial, human resources, facilities):

  • Responsible for Altru data input, data ownership, and accuracy;
  • May have supervisory oversight of staffing assigned for event needs;
  • Assist in the establishment of department budgets and goals;
  • Responsible for contributing to the achievement of department goals
  • Assist the Volunteer department in designating volunteer roles for special events; and,

Responsible for handling cash and inventory of items for sale at events.

Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Friendly and outgoing;
  • Possess a positive and patient attitude;
  • Possess excellent verbal communication skills;
  • Possess excellent organizational skills; and,
  • Able to multitask and juggle multiple projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.


  • Minimum one year direct experience working on large-scale events including sponsor fulfillment required;
  • Minimum of two years of customer service experience required;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word required;
  • Willingness to obtain and maintain TIPS certification required;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license; and,
  • Experience coordinating paid and volunteer staff.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to stand and remain active for an eight hour work day, and ten to twelve hour special event days;
  • Must be able to walk large areas of the Zoo as needed;
  • Must be able to work in an outdoor weather environment in all seasons and weather, including heat/humidity, cold temperatures, and/or wet conditions;
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include weekends, holidays, and special events; and,
  • Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift, push, pull, carry, or otherwise move objects.


  • Must be able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including computer, telephone, two-way radio, scanner, copier, fax, golf cart, and vehicles.

Traits Desirable:

  • Ability to work with individuals from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds;
  • Strong organizational and communication skills; and,
  • Self-directed, collaborative and detail-oriented.


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified. Therefore, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Rotating  
Position Events Supervisor  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore  
About the Organization Founded in 1876, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is the third oldest zoo in the United States and is internationally known for its contributions in conservation and research. More than 1,500 animals are represented in the Zoo's varied natural habitat exhibits in areas such as Polar Bear Watch, the Maryland Wilderness, African Journey and the award-winning Children's Zoo. Situated in Druid Hill Park near downtown Baltimore, the Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. For more information, visit  

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