Specialist, Communications & Events

Miami, FL

This role is responsible for planning and executing on a wide range of CCL employee events as well as external events with attendance, based on the venue, of up to ~3,000 shore side team members. The role may also partner periodically with shipboard events. This position will also support the community engagement team initiatives.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage planning and execution of major onsite employee events and external conferences and executive meetings. Main contact day of event execution; Employee events include Food Trucks, Employee holiday celebrations, Vendor Days, Fairs and Festivals; Own event planning process from initial scope to post event briefing. Lead, execute and develop event specific communications and display materials; provide expertise in project/event management tools with expertise in registration and invitee list management.
  • Provide support for key projects, programs and initiatives such as Town Halls and other conferences both shoreside and shipboard; plan and execute external community engagement events, charity events, home port initiatives and other events as assigned; Work with vendors to negotiate pricing and manage vendor relationships.
  • Responsible for individual event budget; Assist in preparing department budgets and provide periodic reports for each event project.
  • Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders such as audio/visual teams, maintain vendors relationships.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Event Planning, Public Relations, Communications or related field
  • 3-5 years’ experience managing special events and working in communications.
  • Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and mail merges; Event Registration / Survey software such as Qualtrics
  • Must have a  thorough understanding of the different aspects of event planning, including logistics, catering, vendor contract relations and presentation. 
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing and speaking.


About Us

Carnival Cruise Line is the most popular cruise brand in North America and operates a fleet of ships designed to foster exceptionally safe, fun and memorable vacation experiences at an outstanding value. Our employees have a responsibility to be accountable for all actions. We consider the environment in all aspects of our business and have a responsibility to put safety and sustainability first. We live and share a positive attitude which is based on fostering an environment of inclusion, trust, a willingness to listen, openness and integrity. Doing this helps us to achieve our ultimate goal, which is to include FUN in everything we do! Speaking of fun, we are officially certified as a Great Place to Work aboard our ships as well as in our global corporate headquarters!


Carnival Corporation & plc and Carnival Cruise Line is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. In this regard, it does not discriminate against any qualified individual on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, mental, physical or sensory disability, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, federal, and/or international law. 


Benefits as a member of Carnival's Team:

  • A comprehensive benefit program which includes medical, dental and vision plans
  • Additional programs include company paid term life insurance and disability coverage and a 401(k) plan that includes a company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase plan
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Cruise benefits
  • An on-site fully accredited preschool educational program located at our Doral campus
  • An on-site Wellness Center and Health clinic at our Doral campus

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