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Golden, CO

Director of Ticketing

Emporium Presents is seeking a Director of Ticketing who will handle all aspects of box office sales and ticketing for all of our shows. This position will be based out of our Golden, CO office (12 minutes west of Denver).

The ideal candidate should have superior attention to detail, excellent communication and organizational skills, and have a proactive and personable approach with a passion for delivering results in an exciting, fast-paced environment. Relevant experience in ticketing and box office management is strongly required.

The Director of Ticketing will manage the setup and execution of ticketing for shows booked by Emporium Presents. This includes working with venue box offices to set up the events and building events in ticketing software and reviewing ticket audits to ensure accuracy of events built by other parties.

Position Responsibilities:
• Build events on ticketing software
• Review ticket audits for each show build to verify correct information
• Manage ticket sales for shows in multiple markets at the same time
• Manage box office operations and staff for all Levitt Pavilion Denver shows

Candidate Requirements:
• Ability to act and work independently under pressure to achieve the company goals.
• 1-2 years of box office and/or ticketing experience
• Must be proficient with TM Host and Ticketfly
• Strong computer skills
• Proficient in MS Word and Excel
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize and multi-task, while maintaining superior attention to detail and accuracy.
• Ability to manage projects from inception to completion while prioritizing and effectively managing time.
• High energy level and comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day responsibilities.

Salary: Competitive salary dependent on experience.

How to apply:
Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to:

Updated 4/16/18

Salem, Ore.

Director of Administration & Operations

Application Deadline: April 16, 2018

Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center (OSFEC)
The Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center is a unique enterprise in the Fair industry. In 2015 the organization was transformed from a state agency to a Public Corporation. The change allows OSFEC to operate more as an entrepreneurial entity in that it is outside the government purchasing and operating requirements of most fairs. This allows OSFEC to respond to business trends and opportunities in a nimble and expedient manner. This business model provides the opportunity to be a successful organization that can be responsive to the market without the cumbersome restrictions of government.

The OSFEC Director/CEO is the Chief Executive Officer hired by the Oregon State Fair Council (OSFC) and is responsible for implementing the vision of the Council and for the financial success of the organization.

In addition to working closely with the OSFC to establish OSFEC policy and long-range strategies; on a year-round basis, the OSFEC Director/CEO oversees overall management of the organization’s enterprises, legislation, City relations, Oregon State Fair Foundation (OSFF) activities, master planning, and capital construction.

Director of Administration & Operations
The Director of Administration & Operations is one of three top level senior management positions that reports directly to the Director/CEO, along with the Director of Expo Center Events & State Fair Vendors and the Director of Marketing & State Fair Programming.

Director of Administration & Operations key areas of responsibilities include:
 Participating as a member of the management team to assist CEO with matters relative to the overall success of the organization.
 Developing and implementing overall OSFEC goals, objectives, policies and procedures related to assigned responsibilities; and assisting in the development and implementation of long and short-term strategic and organizational plans.
 Developing, planning, organizing and managing the OSFEC budget, including budgets for the various OSFEC and State Fair departments; making recommendations regarding modifications to the budget; and coordinating with CEO as necessary.
 Recommending the appointment of personnel; providing or coordinating staff training; conducting performance evaluations; implementing discipline procedures as required; maintaining high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the OSFEC.
 Building and maintaining positive working relationships with co-workers, other employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
 Representing the OSFEC to outside agencies and organizations; participating in outside community and professional groups and committees; and providing technical assistance as necessary.
 Researching and preparing technical and administrative reports; preparing written correspondence.
 Performing a wide range of management level administrative, financial and operational responsibilities that cross all OSFEC Departments.
 Coordinating assigned OSFEC and State Fair responsibilities and activities with other OSFEC departments and outside organizations.
 Managing a number of OSFEC full-time, part-time and temporary employees; and OSFEC contractors, over a wide variety of disciplines to accomplish and fulfill the assigned functions and responsibilities.
 Overseeing OSFEC’s day-to-day administrative functions including office management, accounting and financial operations, contracting, human resources, risk management and information technology; and operational functions such as facility and equipment maintenance, and deferred maintenance and capital construction projects.
 Organizing, directing and coordinating specific State Fair operational activities such as paper room, admissions, box office, tickets and credentials, pre/post-fair production, public safety, parking, camping, and janitorial/grounds cleanup.
 Perform additional duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:
Responsible for the direction and supervision of employees and contractors directly assigned to this position.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and five years of increasingly responsible experience in fair, event or exhibition management, including two years of supervisory responsibility. Must pass criminal and financial background checks, and enter into a non-disclosure/confidentiality agreement.
Ideal Candidate:
 Is a visionary leader who is entrepreneurial and creative with the ability to think “outside the box.”
 Able to proactively develop and execute innovative and successful OSFEC strategies and plans; and possess strong organizational skills to establish a course of action and accomplish immediate and long-term goals.
 Is extremely organized and detail oriented.
 Willing to take reasonable risks and show initiative; promote and welcome new, creative ideas and change; and appreciate differing opinions and styles.
 Able to maintain cooperative working relations with various groups and individuals including State Fair department heads, creative team members, carnival operators, livestock advisory groups and business and community organizations.
 Has excellent leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution skills.
Compensation and Benefits:
This is a full-time exempt position in Salem, Oregon.
Salary: $80,000 – 110,000 annually. The salary within this range will be based on the qualifications of the successful candidate.
The OSFEC offers benefits package that includes sick leave, vacation, ten paid holidays per year, health insurance contribution, and retirement contribution.

To Apply:
Submit Cover Letter, Resume and five References to OSFEC Director/CEO at
All submittals will be treated as confidential. Candidates may be asked to provide additional information and necessary releases to conduct background checks.

Updated 3/27/18


Jackson, Miss.


Reports To: Mississippi Fair Commission Board and/or Chair of the Fair Commission


Performs responsible, administrative management and direction of the Mississippi Fair Commission Facilities and Grounds.  The Executive Director has regular contact with the Mississippi Department of Agriculture & Commerce, the Mississippi Fair Commission Board, and reports to the Board’s Chair. The Executive Director is the primary contact with other public agencies and the Jackson business community representing the Mississippi Fair Commission and working to advance Mississippi Fair Commission initiatives. Completely responsible for the Mississippi Fair employees and all contract services. Focus areas are People, Politics, Projects and Problem solving.


Employee plans and arranges own work schedule and assumes full responsibility for actions taken. Supervises the work of General Managers, Finance staff, Human Resources, Department Heads and Executive Assistant.

EXAMPLES OF WORK including but not limited to:

Works with the Mississippi Fair Commission Board and Board committees to facilitate activities, initiatives and decisions of the Board and provides regular updates.

Supervises the preparation of the annual budget, provides monthly reports to the Board on budget performance, updates on revenues & expenses against approved budgets, forecasts, and a year-end report. Provides other reports and information as directed by the board and chair.

Leads and provides oversight of all major project initiatives.

Tracks the ebb and flow of local, regional, state-wide issues that may impact the Mississippi Fair Commission.

Provides leadership and vision for the facilities based on current market trends and conditions.

Works to ensure a close, productive and proactive relationship with the Mississippi Fair Commission’s major tenants, employees, sponsors, advertisers, business partners, community partners, contract service providers, counsel and financial advisers, and with the Convention and Visitors Bureau and other agencies/resources that assist in marketing the fair and facilities..

Responsible for the Mississippi Fair Commission’s policies and procedures including long-range planning, as well as, implementation of the Mississippi Fair Commission’s vision and mission.

Responsible for overall management, promotion, contracting and operation of the facilities, including construction, purchasing, booking, marketing, finance, human resources, food and beverage, box office, advertising, security, production, maintenance, parking and related operations by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.

Coordinates facilities involvement with Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as other appropriate destination marketing agencies.

Assures the coordination, implementation and administration of specific plans and programs prescribed by corporate directives, to include: matters of training and development; quality assurance; energy efficiency; safety/emergency procedures, crowd control and crisis management procedures, security, and other areas as needed.

Develops and implements facilities goals in accordance with the Mississippi Fair Commission's objectives, policies, and good business practices.

Directs the operation of the ticketing office, including systems management and sales

Prepares and maintains required and necessary reports/records.

Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs all activities and personnel engaged in maintaining and operating the facilities.

Assists and coordinates with the development of the annual operating calendar, activity schedules, projections for attendance and/or revenue.

Conducts weekly/bi-weekly staff meetings.

Directs the development and administers the execution of operating and marketing financial plans and documents; to include, operating revenue and expense budgets; capital expense plans and budgets.

Provides for control of day-to-day operations; assuring the coordination of plans, programs and events; conducts post-event operational and financial review and analysis.
Provides final approval of all contracts and agreements with suppliers, promoters, and tenants for necessary activities and services at the facilities.

Provides or coordinates for timely and effective response to directives and requests received from internal and external organizations, agencies, departments and individuals; assures and maintains the integrity of the facilities in all forms of communication and personal contacts.

Oversees and advises the Commission's Chair on any necessary revisions/modifications to the staffing plans, including number and types of employees, essential functions, salaries, and benefits.

Assures the administration of personnel and the operation of plant and facilities are conducted in accordance with applicable local, state and federal regulations.

Evaluates facilities' practices and recommends improvements to better reflect the needs of the facilities, and/or to improve the efficiency and safety of operations.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the tenants, employees, and the general public.


Thorough knowledge of the modern principles, methods and practices of business management, administration, human resources, finance and public relations that impact public agencies and public facility management.

Ability to review operating conditions, recognize and analyze problems and to take appropriate action.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and continuing relationships with the Mississippi Department of Agriculture & Commerce, the Mississippi Fair Commission Board, the Chair of the Fair Commission, employees, users, service providers, community leaders and the general public.

Ability to develop, analyze, revise and maintain multiple budgets and financial records. Approves expenditures and authorizes renewal and replacement projects, payroll, staff travel and other appropriate Mississippi State Fair expenses.

General availability to respond to information requests from almost anyone at almost any time.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Graduation from a college or university with a related degree and minimum of ten (10) years of experience in a responsible leadership administrative position preferably in the public assembly industry. CFE preferred


Date Posted: 2-22-18

Los Angeles, Calif.

Manager, Facilities Operations

This position is responsible for the day-to-day management and maintenance required to operate, maintain, and service Banc of California Stadium. This includes but is not limited to planning, monitoring, delegating, and managing all event conversion, strike, and general building/department needs.


Partner with the Director, Facilities Operations in the development, implementation, and maintenance of standard operating procedures and personnel policies for the Stadium.
Work closely with Event Manager to oversee facility operational preparations and tasks leading up to event, during event, and post event.
Inspect the completion of all assigned tasks to guarantee all specifications and requests are met.
Ensure all stadium equipment maintenance and repairs are up to date. 
Maintain open & fluid communication between clients, tenants, subcontractors, departments, employees, and patrons as it relates to facility, event, and meeting requests; in addition to providing timely information when necessary.
Oversee department recruitment, training, and scheduling to ensure compliance with Company policies and procedures.
Responsible for inventory management of all equipment as it pertains to the Stadium and Performance Center.
Assist Turf and Grounds department in all field event set-up and as necessary.
Work with ABM personnel on projects related to efficient day-to-day janitorial and engineering tasks.
Facilitate work orders through Aware Manager to related departments.           
Other duties as assigned by Supervisor/Management.


The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Degree in Business, Facilities Management, or related field required.
Minimum 2-3 years facility management or related experience.
Knowledge of operational practices and procedures related to events, field set-up, and conversions; typical methods and techniques for cleaning and maintaining facility equipment; and proper use and care of hand/power tools.
Understand and work from general instructions, specifications, blueprints, sketches, event documents and preventive maintenance schedules. 
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive relationships across all levels.
Exceptional communication skills – both written and oral.
Ability to work efficiently and multi-task in an unstructured environment with frequent interruptions and demanding deadlines.
Ability to adapt and make sound decisions due to last minute changes.
Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Detail oriented with excellent multitasking and time management skills.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Suites program – Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Flexible work schedule with the ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as required.
Must possess a current valid California Driver’s License.
Must be able to stand, walk, and lift up to 50lb unassisted.
Forklift and scissor lift certified is a plus.
Proficient in Spanish is a plus.

Venuworks of Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Director of Sales & Marketing
This position oversees the public relations, marketing and sponsorship activities for The U.S. Cellular Center Arena, Paramount Theatre, McGrath Amphitheatre and the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena including event marketing and national publicity campaigns, sponsorships, advertising and interactive marketing.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Create and supervise marketing plans for each event and coordinate publicity for events and facilities. Services include competitive media buying, design services, creative promotions development and coordination with venue staff, promoters, and community partners.  Monitor ticket sales reports and prioritize marketing efforts to maximize ticket sales for events using all assets available.
Create and develop venue assets including website updates, digital images, printed materials, and other forms of promotion as needed.
Direct the public relations image of the facility through writing press releases, maintaining website and social media copy, creating e-blasts. Communicate regularly with clients, sponsors, customers, local media, and venue staff.
Work with sponsorship staff to develop initiatives to increase sponsorship revenues.
Recognize opportunities to receive publicity from building operations, activities, awards/honors, etc. and share with local, regional or national media and VenuWorks Corporate.

Operate the department with a conscious commitment to maximum exposure for the facility and its events, through the most effective means possible.
Maintain excellent communication with sales, box office and booking staff.
Act as a creative director with internal staff to develop marketing collateral as needed.
Coordinate on-site marketing events including advancing show details, escorting media, contest winners, sponsors, and managing various event promotions and meet and greets.
Annually produce collateral such as marketing plan, year-end recap, video and client parties, etc. as requested.
Responsible for maintaining cutting-edge status on new ideas or technologies related to website, mobile apps, social media, advertising/media opportunities, promotional items
Maintain brand standards of logo and name when used by outside parties in partnerships or sponsorships.
Aggressively seek new contacts and maintains working relationships with all media representatives, civic and industry organizations, corporate promotional contacts, and event and booking representatives.
Remains current on national trends in the industry and local market changes that affect the facility.
Create and compile post-event reports for show settlement including invoices, tear sheets, patron feedback and other related materials.
Provide answers to customer service inquiries to customers, clients, and sponsors about the facilities through the website, social media, and other communication methods.
Other duties as assigned.

Directly supervises the Sales and Sponsorship Manager and Marketing Coordinator.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with VenuWorks policies and applicable laws.  Responsible for interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding, disciplining in accordance with Human Resources, addressing complaints and resolving problem.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  A demonstrated ability to follow directions and complete assigned tasks with a minimum amount of instruction and supervision is essential. Ability to organize work flow and meet established deadlines.  Work hours and schedule are generally Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm but can vary, and may include holidays, evenings and weekends. This position requires skill in meeting and/or exceeding the expectations, being articulate with well-developed communication skills and personal poise. This position requires excellent teamwork skills, working cooperatively with others in the accomplishment of joint tasks and common objectives.  Contributes to a positive work environment, fosters collaboration and provides a tangible contribution.

Bachelor Degree from four-year college or university in marketing, graphic design, communications, or public relations; or one to two years related experience and/or training in any aforementioned field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in graphic design through Adobe Creative Suite programs, such as Photoshop, or other equivalent design programs.

Applicant must possess current, valid driver’s license and a current working telephone with a number that can be accessed by building management personnel for business contact purposes.  Must have excellent computer skills, including experience with the Microsoft Office programs, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret instructions, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to engage in public speaking.

Ability to add, subtract, multiple and divide in simple and complex equations.  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages.

Ability to recognize casual relationships, discriminate between behavior mechanisms, and identify elements that are relevant to the validation of a judgment.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to remember previously learned material such as specifics, criteria, techniques, principles and procedures, grasp and interpret the meaning of the material and use learned material in new and concrete situations.
Ability to break down material into its component parts so that its organizational structure can be understood.
Ability to judge the value of material for a given purpose on the basis of consistency, logical accuracy, and comparison to standards.
Ability to put parts together to form a new whole or proposed set of operations.
Ability to relate ideas and formulate hypotheses.
Ability to appraise judgments involved in the selection of a course of action.
Ability to identify choices and potential outcomes, determine importance of outcomes, combine information to prioritize options and make decision based on best and most important choice. 
Ability to solve complex problems with sensitivity and diplomacy, while displaying decisive executive leadership.
Ability to maintain a calm, composed presence in an often fast-paced environment where multiple tasks, events and stimulus may occur simultaneously.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.
The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The employee must be able to travel distances on foot quickly to attend to a variety of needs while on site at the venues.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To apply email Mike Silva, Executive Director, at

Sears Centre Arena, Hoffman Estates, IL

Senior Event Manager

Reports to:  Assistant General Manager/Director of Events
Supervises:  Event Staff, Union, Temporary Production Staff
FLSA:   Full Time Salaried: Exempt
EEO:   First/Mid Level Officials & Managers

Apply Here:


The Senior Event Manager will manage every aspect of all events from the advance planning stages through the end of the event; occasionally hire, train, schedule and supervise all event staff, as well as oversee building and parking security and interact with local public safety officials to ensure events run smoothly; coordinate communication between event staff and delegate assignments; be responsible for and ensure overall customer and lessee satisfaction and experience.

Essential Functions (including but not limited to):

• Plan, service and supervise large events
• Plan, direct and evaluate the work of subordinates
• Provide leadership for event personnel
• Analyze challenges, identify alternative solutions, and project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of organizational objectives
• Communicate clearly and concisely in the English language, both orally and in writing
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, contractors and facility users
• Work a flexible schedule, including long nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays as needed
• Assist in the advancement of events/shows
• Assist in the preparation of building to meet the requirements of upcoming events/shows
• Develop and control event budgets including preparing pre-show event financial estimates and completing post-show financial settlements based on contractual requirements.

Mercedes-Benz Arena Shanghai, China

General Manager

Reports:  AEG-OPG Culture Sports (Shanghai) Board

The GM will be responsible for the management of all facilities operated within the Mercedes-Benz Arena Shanghai, PRC. The GM shall direct and oversee all day-to-day business operations and perform all required duties to ensure the Arena exceeds annual financial goals and objectives. The incumbent shall provide scheduled reporting to the Board of Directors and Operations Committee on the annual progress and business affairs.

    • Extensive senior management experience in arena/stadium, entertainment, and sports industry with minimum of 15-20 years’ relevant knowledge
    • Substantial experience in facility management and infrastructure project management, including capital improvement planning 
    • Financially astute management skills with supervisory abilities and demonstrated success in the arena/stadium, entertainment and sports industry
    • Dynamic and personable leadership qualities suited to represent the culturally diverse staff of Arena
    • Ability to lead with clear objectives and the ability to build consensus among Arena constituents  
    • Capable to oversee three distinct separated facilities of the Arena, with comprehensive and fiscally responsible work plans
    • Strong capacity to collaborate with the Board of Directors, Operations Committee and Arena staff members
    • Strong ability and skills in directing the effort to retain and attract new sponsorship partnerships
    • Mandarin fluency and experience in Asia preferred but not required
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter via email:

Date posted: 1/11/18

Outback Concerts, Nashville, Tenn.

Digital Marketing Coordinator



  • Create and execute comprehensive marketing plans with individual show budgets for live music and comedy events at theatres, arenas and amphitheaters solely relying the focus on digital platforms.
  • Must have advanced experience with Google Ad Words / Facebook Ads / Display Advertising / Twitter Ads / Mail Chimp / Robly Email Platforms
  • Have basic understanding of TV, radio and alternative advertising / media buying.
  • Proof each ad that goes to print or digital, forward ads on to artist agents/management, work with management and graphic designers on revisions & secure final approval from artist camp
  • Order & ship all radio & TV spots and digital elements to assigned shows
  • Compile post event analysis and advertising settlement packages
  • Review invoices for accuracy and allocate to individual shows. 
  • Work with accounting department to ensure invoices are paid in a timely manner
  • Create and proof all e-cards for pre-sales and show announcements
  • Maintain master list of all shows in the department 
  • Compile weekly press releases for distribution to local media outlets
  • Coordinate grass roots level marketing campaigns to generate ticket sales
  • Communicate in a professional manner with agents and managers
  • Coordinate with the box office on shipping all promotional tickets to radio stations


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or related field
  • 2-3 years experience with digital marketing and/or advertising
  • Graphic design experience (Photoshop) a plus
  • Able to work in teams and reach deadlines
  • Ability to take initiative, problem solve and perform research
  • Experience with digital ad buying
  • Knowledge of the principles of target marketing
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office programs required. Experience with Google Ad Words, Twitter ads, and Facebook Ads
  • General knowledge of music, sports, theater, comedy, and family events
  • Knowledge of concert promotion and live event business a plus
  • The willingness to wear many hats in the concert / live event world with an eagerness to learn

Email Resumes & Cover Letter to Stefanie Billue.
No phone calls please.

Date posted: 11/20/2017

Township Auditorium, Columbia, S.C.

Event Manager

Type: Full-Time
Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director
Closing Date: Open until Closed / Filled

General Statement of Duties:
This position will work with the Executive Director and the Assistant Director as well as independently to meet all the needs of all the events that take place at that Township Auditorium, as well as provide assistance to all other departments in the facility as needed.

Areas of Responsibilities:
• Manage all aspects of the event creation as directed by the Executive Director or Assistant Director
• Supervise/monitor event workflow on day of show for all of front of house and back of house staff
• Interacts with clients to identify their event requirements (rider fulfillment), and make sure requirements are carried out, this includes but is not limited to staffing, catering, concessions, police, security, stagehands, custodial, outside labor, technical needs, contact needs, merchandise, box office, etc.
• Identify, manage, coordinate, and communicate client needs to appropriate internal and external departments
• Arrange, review and direct needs for police, security, ushers, custodians to ensure building is adequately staffed
• Assists Executive Director/Assistant Director as needed with facility scheduling and event calendar
• Serve as Manager on Duty as assigned by Executive Director
• Conduct staff & security meetings on event days as necessary
• Follow-up with patrons or clients as needed in response to complaints/suggestions or event critiques
• Responsible for inspection of all areas of facility to ensure correct set-up and safety of patrons
• Respond to and communicate with promoters, agents, managers or production teams as needed
• Serve as direct communication link between the building and clients as related to the show
• Any other tasks related to the facility as assigned by the Executive Director or Assistant Director
• Coordinate or conduct walk-throughs and site surveys for future events and event related meetings

• Bachelor’s Degree in entertainment or event management or other related field preferred
• At least one year event or facility experience
• Strong leadership skills required
• Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills
• Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skill
• Willingness to work the hours necessary to meet goals including evenings, weekends  and some holidays
• Strong work ethic
• Creative and proactive problem solver
• Strong computer skills especially related to Microsoft Office

Physical Demands:
This position requires to ability to regularly stand, walk, or possibly run for long periods of time, so you must have the ability to move quickly from one location to another as business dictates; ability to hear and listen to guests and clients on the phone or in person; ability to lift and move up to 50lbs. Ability to respond on an immediate basis in crisis situations

To Apply:
Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Andrew Horne at HORNEA@RCGOV.US

Date posted: 10-3-17

The Tourism Partnership of Niagara, Canada

Executive Director

Representing the Regional Municipality of Niagara, the Tourism Partnership Niagara (TPN) is an independent, industry-led, non-profit organization with a mandate to work with partners across the Region to enhance and expand Niagara’s tourism products and marketing activities.  Anchored by the awe inspiring natural spectacle of Niagara Falls, the Niagara Region is home to virtually everything a tourism destination needs in order to thrive - dynamic attractions, shopping, casinos, theatre, arts, heritage sites, horticulture, wineries, fine dining, golf, trails for hiking and cycling, beaches, festivals and events.  The mission of the TPN is to enhance and grow this highly competitive tourism region through visitor-centric strategies, and to build a strong brand that maintains Niagara’s reputation as a world-renowned destination. 

As Executive Director, you will work in concert with the sub-regional partners that share a vision to become the #1 leisure destination in Canada by creating a cohesive and compelling marketing and promotional strategy.   Reporting to an independent Board of Directors and leading a small dedicated team, you will bring energy, vision and visibility to the Region’s brand.  You will build on the tourism assets, activities and resources in place today, and leverage annual provincial funding to expand Niagara’s destination development and marketing efforts. 

An organizational leader who thrives on harnessing the power of multiple stakeholders, you are comfortable in multiple roles - promoter, marketer, relationship developer, business manager and visionary.  With previous project planning and executive experience combined with current knowledge of the technological advances that support destination marketing, you will pursue new opportunities to attract more visitors, generate more economic activity and create jobs across the Niagara region. Today, you may be a leader in the tourism sector or a senior executive in a consumer-facing, marketing-driven product or service business.  With the TPN, you will become an ambassador for one of Canada’s most spectacular regions.

TPN is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and TPN throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

To explore this opportunity, please contact Nancy Lismer by e-mail at

Applications are encouraged by October 2, 2017, and should be submitted online at: .

Date posted: 10-2-17

Sears Centre Arena, Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Senior Event Manager

Reports to:  Assistant General Manager/Director of Events
Supervises:  Event Staff, Union, Temporary Production Staff
FLSA:   Full Time Salaried: Exempt
EEO:   First/Mid Level Officials & Managers

Apply Here:


The Senior Event Manager will manage every aspect of all events from the advance planning stages through the end of the event; occasionally hire, train, schedule and supervise all event staff, as well as oversee building and parking security and interact with local public safety officials to ensure events run smoothly; coordinate communication between event staff and delegate assignments; be responsible for and ensure overall customer and lessee satisfaction and experience.

Essential Functions (including but not limited to):

• Plan, service and supervise large events
• Plan, direct and evaluate the work of subordinates
• Provide leadership for event personnel
• Analyze challenges, identify alternative solutions, and project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of organizational objectives
• Communicate clearly and concisely in the English language, both orally and in writing
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, contractors and facility users
• Work a flexible schedule, including long nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays as needed
• Assist in the advancement of events/shows
• Assist in the preparation of building to meet the requirements of upcoming events/shows
• Develop and control event budgets including preparing pre-show event financial estimates and completing post-show financial settlements based on contractual requirements.

Portland, Ore.

Company: Metro
Position Title: Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Deadline to apply: March 16, 2018 @ 5:00 PM, PST
Salary: $151,347.00 - $219,469.00 annually
Are you an accomplished leader who loves strategy, people and making a difference in your community? If so, you should consider applying to be Metro's next Deputy Chief Operating Officer.

As far back as the 1950s, Portland area leaders saw an unfilled need to provide region wide planning and coordination to manage growth, infrastructure and development issues that cross jurisdictional boundaries. They also saw a need to protect farms and forests from urbanization and to provide services that are regional in nature. More than 30 years ago, Metro was created to fill that void, becoming the nation's first directly elected regional government.

Metro's staff and elected leaders bring people together to shape the future of greater Portland and provide parks, venues, services and tools that work best at a regional scale. That includes land use and transportation planning, garbage and recycling systems, parks and natural areas and regional venues such as the Oregon Zoo, Oregon Convention Center and Portland'5 Centers for the Arts.

The greater Portland region is stronger when individuals and communities benefit from quality jobs, living wages, a strong economy, stable and affordable housing, safe and reliable transportation, clean air and water, a healthy environment and sustainable resources that enhance our quality of life.

We're looking for a Deputy Chief Operating Officer who has a passion for people, an eye for strategy and a desire to work for an organization that helps our community thrive. In this job, you would be the critical partner of Metro's Chief Operating Officer, providing sound leadership and forward-thinking strategic direction for the effective management and provision of high-quality services. You will promote innovation, critical thinking and collaboration among Metro's senior leaders in meeting the needs of greater Portland's residents and Metro's operating departments.

You will lead the directors of Metro's support services departments and play a key role in the executive leadership team. You will bring a future-oriented and dynamic leadership style to advance Metro's work. To be successful, you will need integrity, great communication skills and the ability to guide change.

And very importantly, you will share Metro's commitment to ensuring that all of greater Portland's diverse communities – especially communities of color and low-income communities – benefit from Metro's services.
Candidates should have a combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.  This combination is the equivalent of:
• A bachelor's degree in business or public administration, or similar degree
• Ten years of executive leadership experience with responsibility for strategic planning, budgeting, personnel management, collaborative culture building and operational planning
• Experience advancing equity through leadership and management practices.

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please submit resume and cover letter to:

Peckham & McKenney, Inc.

Metro is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce. Assistance with the recruitment, application and selection process is available upon request to applicants with disabilities.

updated 3/1/18