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Description & Details
Do you love creating exceptional event experiences? Do you believe little wows add up? American Gem Society (AGS), a leading nonprofit trade organization in the jewelry industry, is currently searching for an Event/Experience Planner. This team member will use his or her talents to execute the AGS portfolio of events, which serve as touchpoints for our members and the industry.

The successful candidate must have a professional, friendly, and helpful demeanor, and be a self-starter. The position operates in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment with varied priorities and responsibilities. Previous event planning experience is a must!

To truly excel in this role:

  • You have a focus on keeping projects and people organized and moving towards a common goal/deadline while also maintaining standards and best practices
  • You regularly utilize strong professional judgment while calling upon diplomatic skills (both internally and externally)
  • You are comfortable speaking in front of staff, members, volunteers, etc.
  • You have strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • You have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, follow-through, and the ability to multi-task
  • You are a quick learner who isn’t afraid of technology and quickly picks up new software and systems
  • You are able to work independently and establish/meet deadlines

Essential Functions

Events, Programs and Sales Responsibilities:

  • Work with Experience Manager to develop goals and action plans for events, programs and sales
  • Execute all tasks relating to association events and programs
  • Execute the event planning and curriculum development relating to association events
  • Develop, collect, and design content for annual recertification exam with the support of Experience Manager
  • Take ownership of assigned projects and events and manages the project from start to finish
  • Represents the Society during events and programs (will include travel, and working weekend and evening hours)
  • Executes necessary report generation, and works closely with the Database & Records Administrator to ensure the correctness of member information in the database and LMS
  • Assist in creation of marketing collateral and communications that support association events, programs, and sales
  • Makes decisions on projects assigned
  • Performs additional duties as required


  • Excellent, articulate, personable, and diplomatic customer service skills
  • Event site design
  • Ability to multitask, work independently and work efficiently under a deadline
  • Possess a positive team-player attitude
  • Proficient with the latest version of MS Office and databases
  • Proven project management skills

Required education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management or a related field required
  • 3-5 years of events, project management, programs, and sales
  • CMP or CMM preferred

We are a team of passionate, inspired, empowered association professionals. With teamwork at our core, we make a difference by serving our members and clients to the best of our abilities every day. We believe our people are our greatest assets, so we attract and retain employees with our competitive compensation and benefits package, not to mention a great work environment.

We offer a competitive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as short-term and long-term disability and employer-matched 401(k). We offer the perfect blend of a work/life balance.

The American Gem Society is an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected categories.

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