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Downtown Events Manager

Position Accountable To: Director, Marketing & Communications

Hours: Full-time salaried, non-exempt *periodically requires time outside of regular business hours

Position Description:  As a member of the York County Economic Alliance team based out of the Downtown Inc office, the Events Manager oversees planning, coordination, and execution of downtown events, such as Downtown Inc’s Masquerade Ball, Downtown First Awards, Go Green in the City, and Downtown Update.  Monthly recurring events include First Friday and Downtown Business Series workshops.  The manager also supports tours, volunteer recognition, donor cultivation events, and other events as assigned.  The manager supports organizational leadership in regularly evaluating events for their impact and relevance.

The ideal candidate will be a multi-tasker with high-attention to detail who takes pride in managing complex events with many moving pieces. The events manager will work well independently but also thrive on partnering with downtown businesses, vendors, stakeholders, and fellow York County Economic Alliance and Downtown Inc staff to ensure events are executed to a high-degree of quality and with significant impact.  The candidate will work to ensure YCEA and Downtown Inc events reflect the cultural diversity of the City of York and our goal of making Downtown York a welcoming place for people of all backgrounds.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible planning, coordinating, and executing downtown events

  • Be present at events and handle day-of-event logistics

  • Coordinate with downtown businesses, vendors, and stakeholders

  • Work with the City of York to file appropriate permits and make necessary arrangements

  • Proactively and creatively seek opportunities to improve existing events, create new events, and expand partnerships

  • Coordinate with the Director of Marketing and Communications to promote events through social media, press releases, media appearances, and other tactics

  • Ensure downtown events reflect the cultural diversity of the City of York


  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in tourism and hospitality management, events management, marketing, public relations, communications, or a related field

  • 2+ years of relevant professional experience related to events planning

  • Demonstrated ability to manage logistics, details, and deadlines for events varying in size and complexity

  • Able to develop and maintain accurate event work plans and budgets

  • Able to function effectively with or without direct-supervision and as part of a team

  • Able to handle sensitive issues, situations, and information with diplomacy, professionalism and confidentiality

  • Ability to attend meetings and events outside of regular business hours as needed, including monthly First Fridays and several weekend events throughout the year

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and the names/contact information for three references in one PDF file to with “Downtown Events Manager” in the subject line.

This position will remain open until filled.  All resumes received by August 14 will receive full consideration.

YCEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an amazing place to work.