Wisconsin State Fair Park is a year-round entertainment venue, hosting activities, events, meetings and more throughout the four seasons. Home to the Exposition Center, Tommy G. Thompson Youth Center, the Milwaukee Mile Speedway, WI Products Pavilion, and many other facilities, hundreds of events are held at the Fair Park each year. Perhaps the most notable and certainly the signature event, the Wisconsin State Fair, welcomes more than one million Fairgoers over 11 summer days.
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The Event Services Department at Wisconsin State Fair Park (WSFP) is responsible for hosting approximately 350 events per year ranging from automobile races to livestock competitions and trade shows. Under the general direction of the Director of Event Services, the Event Manager is responsible for coordinating and communicating between event planners and various WSFP departments from inception to completion of events. The Event Manager is the on-site manager of the grounds and various building operations and the primary show management contact during events.
This position develops, prioritizes, and implements event operations plans through an event management database program, in addition to coordinating customer pre-convention meetings to determine staffing levels. The Event Manager is responsible for compiling estimates, creating floor plans and grounds layouts, submitting invoice information and preparing management reports. They manage on-site staffing to ensure outstanding customer, attendee and exhibitor experiences, while problem solving issues as they arise.