Summer 2017 Apprentice Search – Now Open!

Every season at You Name It Events, we are excited to work with some of the best & brightest students or recent graduates who take part in our apprenticeship program. We also enjoy helping those looking for a potential career change to explore the event planning field.  Our apprentices get hands on experience in a fast-paced and exciting field, while learning about YNI’s superior client service. The number of positions we open up is based on our event schedule as well as the quality of the candidates. 

Our ideal candidates:

  • Are personable, responsible, self-motivated and detail & deadline-oriented
  • Are passionate about learning about the wedding and events industry
  • Are able to write capably with a creative and engaging style
  • Are competent with social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.)
  • Have basic photography skills

Our apprenticeship position responsibilities include:

  • A variety of organizational/administrative projects related to planning client events and managing a bustling small business
  • Shadowing our planners at meetings with clients, vendors and venues
  • Wedding & event prep both onsite at events  and at our office
  • Day of wedding/event assistance and event management support
  • Writing and submitting approximately one blog post per week: either sharing about the apprenticeship projects and your experience or exploring event-related topics of interest to our readers

Anticipated start date is early May 2017, but flexible based on candidate availability. Related experience may be considered but is NOT at all required. We’re looking for people with great attitudes and work ethic above those with experience. This position can be completed for university credit and can lead to additional opportunities with YNI. Interested candidates should submit a relevant cover letter, recent/updated résumé and our completed application by March 1. Send all items to contact (at) younameitchicago.com with the subject line “Summer 2017 Apprenticeship.” Applications can be downloaded in pdf format 2017 Apprenticeship Application here.

Please feel free to share this information with anyone you think would be a great fit for this experience!

Photos by This is Feeling Photography.

 

2 thoughts on “Summer 2017 Apprentice Search – Now Open!

  1. Good morning! My name is Sweta Shah and I am looking for a part-time job to pursue a hobby of mine – Planning & Photography. I previously worked part-time at Binita Patel Photography in Massachusetts as a Studio Manager, Photographer, and Editor from January 2012 to January 2013. I have played the role of a photographer and editor for many occasions including weddings during that time. I left the position to focus full-time on my undergraduate studies. During the time that I worked for Binita Patel, she was one of the most wanted wedding photographers in Massachusetts. Binita Patel was also the co-owner of Pink Lotus Events. Thus, I became very familiar with the wedding planning team and their job requirements. Since moving to Chicago, I have wanted to start working as a wedding planner/organizer. I would love to have this opportunity with your company/team.

    • Hi Sweta,
      Information on how to apply for this position was included in the post itself. We’ve made our selections for this summer already. You are welcome to keep an eye out for future opportunities!
      Thanks!

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