Contact SEM

Entertainment and Talent inquiries please email submissions to GPeterson@chicagoevents.com.


Vending/Exhibitor space inquiries, contact 773-584-6642 or exhibitors@chicagoevents.com.


Staging and Equipment Services inquiries contact Vernon Cocroft at 773-584-6610.


Sponsorship and Marketing opportunities please contact Vernon Cocroft at 773-584-6610, Norine Smyth at 773-584-6684 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Employment
Special Events Management is currently looking for the following canidates to join our team. If you're interested, please follow the directions listed below.

SEM Event Administrative Manager Position
Do you enjoy the excitement of organizing popular street fests, runs/walks and other events of all shapes and sizes? Special Events Management (SEM), the largest full-service producer of events in Chicagoland and the Midwest, is seeking an experienced manager for many of its popular events produced on behalf of our not-for-profit clients. Qualified individuals must have a broad knowledge of event planning and have the ability to work alone, and as part of a team. On-site weekend work is required as well as some heavy lifting. Strong communication (including phone skills), customer service, creative problem-solving skills and an attention to detail are a must. The position is full-time. Interested individuals should send their resume, along with a short cover letter, to: hank@chicagoevents.com.

Music Bookings (now closed for 2014)

It is mandatory that all information requested below be in your email in order to be considered. Thanks!

During the submission period, any bands or entertainers wishing to be considered for future bookings must submit the following information via email ONLY.

Please email us your website, your Facebook page, any YouTube videos.

Original Bands: Looking for bands that have sold out Schubas or larger, you have to at least have this much draw to be considered.

Cover Bands: Headliners and strong support that are playing venues like Joes, Cubby Bear, Austin's, Durty Nellies, etc.

Be honest and let us know what kind of draw (how many people) your band can draw.

Give us a price range on the band.

Email this information to: Gehrig Peterson, our Music Director at GPeterson@chicagoevents.com.

If there is an interest in having you perform at any of our events, we will contact you. NO phone calls please. Please note that we take every submission seriously and will review all materials and research your band.

Agents: Feel free to email avails on your talent for consideration, avails should include all information above as well as prices.

Internships
IF INTERESTED IN AN INTERNSHIP WITH SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGEMENT, PLEASE EMAIL A COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO internships@chicagoevents.com

The Special Events Management internship program is designed to introduce students to all aspects of event production and management within the different types of events that are produced by our company. These events include, but are not limited to charity runs and walks, community fairs and festivals, outdoor concerts and Olympic sanctioned cycling national championships. Our interns gain a valuable understanding of many different aspects within an event and how they all interact with one another to produce the special event.

Interns will assist with event planning, permit requests, vendor relations, event liability insurance, event supplies, sponsorship fulfillment, event marketing, entertainment production, database management, venue and site development and so much more. Our Interns learn about implementing media and promotional programs that are tied to media and corporate sponsors. They will interface with corporate clients, vendors, Mayor's Office of Special Events, City of Chicago Departments and the Chicago Park District, as well as other village departments and cities that the events take place within. Our interns walk away with all of the real experience that our event mangers face on a daily basis. However, be prepared to work hard, work long hours (some office calls for our weekend events begin as early as 2:00AM) and manage numerous tasks at once. This is not a job for those who just want an easy 9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday job, as this is nothing close to that.

Work schedule is seven days a week. Please be prepared for that. Monday through Friday is usually in the office (or at events if needed) AND Saturday & Sundays are at events as needed. The internship is paid; however, Interns are responsible for their own housing, transportation and living expense.

Internships are available during the spring, summer and fall semesters. All majors are accepted and welcomed. We are flexible with dates, but the normal is as follows: Spring Interns usually work January through April/May. Applicants are accepted beginning on September 15 through November 15. Summer Interns work May/June through August/September (some schools differ slightly and that is fine). We begin accepting applicants on February 1 through March 30. Fall Interns work August/September through December. Applicants are accepted beginning May 1 through July 15.

To be considered for the internship, please submit the following via e-mail to, internships@chicagoevents.com (please no phone calls):
Your current resume and a Cover Letter containing why you would like to participate in the Internship Program at Special Event Management, as well as your start and end dates for your internship.

Vending Applications

Attention vendors - you may download vending applications for our summer festivals from each event's web page and in the vendor section (click the 'Vendor' tab on the top of this page).

Exhibitors and Vendors should contact exhibitors@chicagoevents.com at 773-584-6642.

Corporations, chain stores, franchise companies, product brands, field marketing and promotional companies, marketing agencies, public relation firms and all their respective clients including free giveaways and sampling are considered SPONSORS, and must contact Vernon Cocroft at 773-584-6610, Norine Smyth at 773-584-6684 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.


Looking to produce a special event? Looking for management of your existing event? Contact Hank Zemola at 773-868-3010 x223 or hank@chicagoevents.com.


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