Event Coordinator

Full Time IL McDonald's, 600 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60610, United States


Company Description:

McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries that serve 70 million customers daily. We continue to operate from a position of strength. Our updated growth strategy is focused on staying ahead of what our customers want and realizing further growth potential. Our relentless ambition is why McDonald’s remains one of the world’s leading corporations after almost 70 years. Joining McDonald's means thinking big and preparing for a career that can have influence around the world.

At McDonald’s, we see every day as a chance to create positive impact. We lead through our values centered on inclusivity, service, integrity, community and family. From support of Ronald McDonald House Charities to our Youth Opportunity project and sustainability initiatives, our values keep us dedicated to using our scale for good: good for our customers, people, industry and planet. We also offer a broad range of outstanding benefits including a sabbatical program, tuition assistance and flexible work arrangements.

We are enjoying the flexibility of a hybrid work model, in which employees spend part of their week connecting with co-workers in our state-of-the-art headquarters. Located in the booming West Loop of downtown Chicago, it's set up to be a global hub that cultivates collaboration:

  • Take a class at Hamburger University
  • Sample future items in our Test Kitchen
  • Utilize the latest technology to connect with your team around the globe

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our crew members, staff, operators, and suppliers. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone.

Job Description:

We are looking for a successful and enthusiastic Event Coordinator to join our team at MHQ, our global headquarters in Chicago, IL. In this role, you would be working with the team from conception through completion as we want our guests and visitors to receive the highest level of event production.

You will work side by side with the Workplace Solutions Center team and the Conference Center staff to execute events taking place in the Conference Center and other event spaces at MHQ. You will also be responsible for working with our event planners, vendors, and other staff to ensure that all events run smoothly.

This is an on-site role (Monday - Friday) with flexible/rotating schedules.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Working with our event planners to understand requirements for each event.
  • Greeting event hosts on the day of the event to ensure layout and set-up is appropriate.
  • Working with catering and A/V vendors.
  • Greeting and directing guests.
  • Reallocating space, as needed.
  • Troubleshooting any issues that arise in connection with the Conference Center or an event.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2-4 years of experience in a conference center, hotel, F&B
  • Experience with catering and hospitality is highly preferred
  • Ability to stand/walk for a significant portion of the day
  • Excellent communication skills