Several associations within the event planning industry maintain job boards for those who are searching for jobs. And organizations that recognize the benefits of having professional meeting & event planners will announce their searches on these sites (in addition to the general job search engines). Recommended sites include:
Meeting Professionals International is the association for the global meetings industry and is committed to delivering success for its 21,000 worldwide members. In addition to the national listings here, individual MPI chapters list additional local jobs.
The National Association of Catering Executives, the oldest and largest catering association in the world, encompasses all aspects of the catering industry. It's job board list catering jobs at all levels at hotels and restaurants in the meetings and events industry in the U.S.
This is a comprehensive website of full time and temporary meetings industry position, owned owned by The Meeting Candidate Network, Inc., an active member of MPI and PCMA. The Meeting Candidate Network maintains a highly customized database of more than 12,000 active candidates at all position levels, and a highly personalized approach to finding and pre-screening candidates.
Association Forum is recognized as the "association of associations" for more than 1,500 business, charitable, civic and professional organizations headquartered in the Chicagoland area. However, this database includes excellent event planner opportunities at national, state and local not-for-profit organizations, as well as industry suppliers.
Professional Convention Management Association delivers education and promotes the value of professional convention management.
Destination Marketing Association International is a resource for official destination marketing organizations. They provide their members with educational resources, networking opportunities, and marketing benefits. Jobs posted on this site are specialized, and primarily with convention & visitors bureaus.
International Special Events Society is comprised of over 4,000 professionals in over 35 countries representing special event producers (from festivals to trade shows), caterers, decorators, florists, destination management companies, rental companies, special effects experts, tent suppliers, audio-visual technicians, party and convention coordinators, balloon artists, educators, journalists, hotel sales managers, specialty entertainers, convention center managers, and others.
The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International posts open positions in the event planning profession. It's also part of an alliance of trade and professional associations known as the Marketing Career Network, which has a combined registered membership of more than 100,000 marketing, advertising and sales professionals. The MCN maintains a database of nearly 27,000 resumes.
This board posts available jobs at destination management companies around the country. The Association of Destination Management Executives is comprised of highly experienced executives in the destination management profession.