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Director of Special Events

City of Winder

Listing Summary

Position will work with City Administrator to develop strategic goals and direct implementation of strategies that advance the priorities of the governing body to support and host special events conducted on City property and to program the high utilization of City event facilities including downtown, Jug Tavern Park, the Colleen O. Williams Theatre, and other City spaces.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

    • Successful candidate must have excellent customer service and communication skills, strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with people of all ages, background, and abilities.
    • The ideal candidate will be engaging, dynamic, upbeat, high-energy, disciplined, self-motivated, have a predisposition to manage stress, and remain calm in high-pressure situation. 
    • The position requires the ability to work flexible and hours may vary due to business needs; ability to work nights, holidays, on the weekend to staff events when necessary
    • Must be able to multi-task
    • Highly ethical
    • Extremely versatile individual
    • Ability to act as a positive and professional ambassador for the City of Winder.


  • Associate degree or equivalent education in event planning, tourism, or related field; or 2 years related experience in promotion and organization of events.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of The National Trust’s Main Street guiding principles is a plus.
  • Never been convicted of a felony.
  • A citizen of the United States or has obtained legal work status.
  • Must pass a detailed background investigation.
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License.
  • Work evenings, weekends, and/or holidays as required.


To be considered for the Director of Special Events open position, you must complete the following below: 

  • Complete the Online Job Application
  • Upload your Resume to your online job application (The position is open until filled). 

Full-Time regular employees are eligible for the City's benefit package.

City Health Insurance Benefits Include:

    • Health Insurance-CIGNA HRA
    • Health Insurance- Cigna H.S.A.
    • Dental-CIGNA
    • Dental – 100% paid by the City for Single Employee
    • Vision-CIGNA
    • Flexible Spending Account- TASC
    • Short Term Disability-AFLAC-100% City Paid
    • Long Term Disability-AFLAC-100% City Paid
    • Basic Life- AFLAC- 2.5 Times Base Annual Income City Paid
    • Dependent Life- AFLAC- $5,000 for eligible spouse and $2,500 for each eligible child City Paid
    • Voluntary Life-AFLAC
    • Group Accident-AFLAC
    • Group Cancer-AFLAC
    • Group Critical Illness-AFLAC
    • Wellness Rewards Program-Medical Participant

City Benefits:

  • Donating Sick Leave
  • Education Assistance Program
  • EAP Program. 6 counseling sessions per year
  • Pay In Lieu of Vacation
  • Paid Funeral Time Off. A total of 6 days of funeral leave per fiscal year


  • 401 (a) Retirement Plan: City 3% Contribution at 90 days of service 
  • 457(b) Retirement Plan: City Matching at 90 days of service up to 3% if employee enrolls and contributes at least 3%

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