Event Manager, Pro Football HOF Enshrinement Festival

Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce
April 2, 2024
222 Market Ave N, Canton
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Position Title: Event Manager, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival – Events Department of Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Reports to:  Vice President of Events & Strategic Initiatives                     

Scope: Manage and revitalize events by developing event planning strategies to increase awareness and attendance, in tandem with other Chamber event managers as directed and as required to successfully implement the Chamber’s strategic plan. 

Overall purpose of position:

  • Management of Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival events, including but not limited to event manager for the Balloon Classic presented by Aultman.
  • Management of at least three Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce business/community events (i.e., golf outings, business events) – events are TBD.
  • Periodically work in collaboration with other Events Department staff in the planning and production of other events, including both Enshrinement Festival and non-Enshrinement Festival events.
  • Assist with other events department tasks as needed. 


  • Plan event from start to finish according to requirements, target audience and objectives, as well as coordinate all event operations.
  • Research suggestions to enhance the event’s success.
  • Prepare budgets and ensure adherence to budget in both expenses and income.
  • Source and negotiate with vendors and suppliers.
  • Be in charge of booking personnel for event (entertainment, etc).
  • Assist in promotional activities for the event as needed.
  • Coordinate all support individuals (volunteers, caterers, venue staff, etc.).
  • Ensure event is completed smoothly and step up to resolve any problems that might occur.
  • Analyze the event’s success and prepare reports.
  • Ensure that sponsorship benefits for events are correctly activated and fulfilled.
  • Work closely with volunteer committees for each event and recruit new volunteers.
  • Assume full responsibility for meeting coordination and facilitation, including agenda contents and minutes.
  • Willingness to partner with Canton Regional Chamber members to provide products and services needed to put on events.
  • Work with Marketing Dept. to coordinate preparation of programs, tickets, ads, scripts, and other promotional materials where applicable.
  • Operate within the formal and informal goals, standards, policies, and procedures of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, as well as those specific to the Enshrinement Festival department, and those associated with our partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 


Specific knowledge, training or skills required to perform the duties of this position, including specific concepts, courses, training programs or required certifications:

  • Experience in special event planning.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong work ethic with ability to be part of a team concept, yet also be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision.
  • In-depth interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to relate to all types of people both internally and externally.
  • Extreme attention to detail and ability to work under pressure.
  • Exhibit the highest standards of integrity.
  • Exceptional ability to work effectively with the public and large numbers of volunteers.
  • Ability to work early mornings and after-hours as events dictate.
  • Decision-making, problem-solving, and analytical thinking skills.
  • Broad knowledge of office procedures, practices, and protocols.
  • Computer skills: Excel and spreadsheets, Microsoft Word, Power Point, database management.
  • Must maintain a valid Ohio driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Willingness/ability to work outside (standing) for extended periods during events.
  • Ability to lift, and load/unload boxes and other event items.

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The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of the Chamber to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability, as defined and required by law.

Salary Range or Hourly Rate

Salary range $40,000-50,000 annually.