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Los Angeles, CA

Circulation Manager

Oak View Group's Media & Conferences division is looking for an experienced circulation professional to join our growing team in Westwood, Los Angeles:


Drive print and online subscriptions for two B2B trade publications in the live entertainment space through strategic analysis of current efforts and opportunities

Develop and implement marketing strategy for capturing new subscribers

Review subscription marketing channels, promotions and pricing strategies for all publications

Work closely with partners to ensure and improve subscriber customer experience and communications, including order and renewal processes to maximize subscriber retention

Represent publications and drive subscriptions and single copy sales of directories at conferences as required


A history of successfully growing a subscriber base for publications

Experience in marketing, circulation management, audience development and fulfillment

Experience developing subscriptions acquisition through multiple marketing channels and analyzing marketing efficiency by channel

Successful track record increasing subscriber retention rates and developing market leading subscriber CRM and communications plans

Conducting pricing and marketing testing to improve results

Data driven, analytical marketer who also understands the role of brand marketing and PR for magazines

High energy, highly collaborative individual with first-rate communications skills

If you feel this opportunity may be for you, please send along your resume and salary requirements. Oak View Group is an EOE. Please, no phone calls. Click here to submit resume and salary requirements.

Job Type: Full-time

Updated 6/11/18

New York, NY

Manager, Venue Sales


Venue Sales


Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center campus. LCPA presents over 350 performances annually throughout our different performance series including American Songbook, Great Performers, Live from Lincoln Center, Mostly Mozart Festival, Midsummer Night Swing, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and White Light Festival.

In addition, LCPA supports an array of programs for Lincoln Center Education including its community and family programming.  Further, LCPA supports initiatives related to events at the David Rubenstein Atrium, LC Kids, as well as numerous key institutional initiatives and projects.

The Venue Sales team manages over 500 events annually for a vast array of VIP clients, hosting performances, galas, graduations, film premieres, conferences, product launches, film and television shoots, and social events. The team is committed to professionally representing Lincoln Center as a premier event destination.
The Manager, Venue Sales is a key member of the Sales team, responsible for attracting, contracting, and successfully executing corporate rental activity for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) facilities including David Geffen Hall and Alice Tully Hall.  The position is charged with bringing in new clients as well as strengthening relationships with valued returning clients. The Manager will report to the Assistant Director, Venue Sales.

• Develop and maintain a diverse portfolio of rental clients, specifically focused on corporate meetings, conferences, product launches, lectures, and religious services in David Geffen Hall and Alice Tully Hall, with a revenue goal of $5M annually
• Administer events from start to finish: gauge feasibility and availability, conduct site visits and walk-throughs with prospective clients, execute contracts, provide cost estimates, collect payment, troubleshoot, all while providing excellent customer service. 
• Act as the key point of contact among the client and all relevant teams, including but not limited to Production, Performance and Guest Services, Box Office, Security, Accounting, and Legal.
• Prepare event-specific contracts in conjunction with our Legal team
• Serve as onsite contact for high-profile events to ensure seamless execution and exceptional client experience 
• Foster and sustain relationships with repeat clients and key industry contacts to yield repeat business
• Evaluate the sales potential of existing relationships and identify areas for improvement and growth; develop strategic plans to attract new business in concert with Assistant Director and Senior Director, Business Development
• Maintain and update all event-related information in Concert Hall Booking System (ArtsVision)

• 4 to 5 years of sales and/or marketing experience, with a record of hitting or achieving ambitious sales goals required
• Prior experience working in the performing arts, cultural institutions, or event production strongly preferred
• Outstanding customer service skills and diplomacy
• Exceptional organizational abilities, with strong detail orientation and excellent follow-up skills
• Strong problem-solving abilities and motivated by a fast-paced work environment
• Must be a strong relationship builder and team player
• Ability to meticulously manage a heavy volume of e-mails and phone calls, providing fast and accurate information to clients and other stakeholders
• Experience working with databases required
• Strong Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills required
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience


Please submit a resume and cover letter (with salary requirements and outlining your interest in Lincoln Center) to the inbox. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Please list: Manager, Venue Sales in the subject line.

Internal Candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources Department directly.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. LCPA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

Updated 5/25/18

St Petersburg, Fl.

Operations Manager   –  Al Lang Stadium, St Petersburg, Fl.

A Premier Tampa Bay Sports and Concert Center is seeking a seasoned Operations, Facilities and Events Manager.
Position Overview:
A supervisory lead position directly reporting to the COO and/or General Manager; The Operations Manager will be responsible for all facilities maintenance & repairs, event operations staff for Tampa Bay Rowdies home games as well as Big3 Entertainment concerts and events. The primary goal of this position is to provide leadership and hands on management in accordance with established responsible goals and objectives for the position – some of which are listed here below.
Nature and Scope of Position:

    • Create and monitors master building maintenance plans, budgets and schedules (yearly projects, seasonal maintenance and game/event preparation)
    • Coordinate with contractors on any facility issues that need to be remedied through the day to day operations of the building, it is extremely important to ensure the venue is in proper working order even when the events are not occurring in the stadium.
    • Performs regular facility and building walk through to identify problems and develop solutions. Ensuring a comprehensive maintenance program is in place for all facilities infrastructure and equipment
    • Coordinate all logistics with event lead up and preparation for events within the building, coordinating any permit requirements, city compliance codes and outside vendors
    • Coordinate with grounds crew all event setup for concerts or events that require usage of the playing soccer surface
    • Coordinates with outside organizations for event staffing, i.e. Police, Fire, EMS, Concessions, Custodial, Security and Ushers
    • Work closely with event staff to ensure guest experience training occurs to ensure the best experience is provided to all guests. During an event in the venue, must appoint volunteers and extra staff to ensure the event is smooth and functioning
    • Coordinate with vendors and sponsors for event logistics
    • Service as a liaison between Big3 Entertainment and Tampa Bay Rowdies

A minimum of three years’ experience in facility or stadium management must be hands on, organized and outgoing. Business management, interpersonal and leadership skills key to the success of this position

We are seeking a candidate for this unique opportunity that can demonstrate strong knowledge and experience operating a multi-purpose venue. Candidates most possess a strong commitment to customer service and the guest experience, integrity, leadership and able to work in a fast paced environment.

Please submit resumes to

Updated 5/1/18

St. Petersburg, FL

JOB TITLE: Director of Booking
DEPARTMENT: Venue Management
REPORTS TO: General Manager

This position will report to the General Manager.  The Booking Director will oversee the booking and schedules for two public assembly facilities in St. Petersburg, FL. 

Job Functions:
• Responsible for developing a strategic annual booking plan that includes diverse programming in all genres for the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater market.
• Responsible for the direction, coordination, and overall supervision of a 2,031-seat venue that houses a local symphony and also books 70 to 80 in-house shows per year
• Responsible for the direction and coordination of a 7,100 seat stadium that schedules 10-15 outdoor concerts annually
• Communicate all booking requirements to the following departments: Food & Beverage, Catering, Production, Advertising/Marketing, Guest Services, Security, Parking, Ticketing, and Finance
• Responsible for the overall programming, booking, and contract management for all publicly ticketed and private events
• Review, facilitate, and advance all booking contracts once received
• Manage and foster working relationships with agents in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, and all major agencies throughout the United States
• Manage and handle on-site event settlements with Tour Managers, Finance, agents, etc.
• Responsible for actively pursuing new relationships with promoters, touring entities, and talent agencies

• Minimum of 5 years of experience in booking and working with global, national, and regional promoters
• Proficient in Excel and pro forma set up
• Must have experience working alongside City municipalities
• 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred
• Prior entertainment industry experience preferred
• Prior experience working alongside a 501c3 non-profit entity preferred
• Detail oriented with excellent organization skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Strong work ethic
• Creative & proactive problem solver
• Must be able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, and select holidays
• References must be available upon request

Please submit resumes to

Updated 4/30/18

Glendale, CA

Brand Assurance Events Manager

·         Applicants apply via link:


GES, Global Experience Specialists, is a global event marketing company with over 90 years and 4,000 passionate employees in North America, Europe and the Middle East. We are searching for a Brand Assurance Events Manager to work on our branded experiences and exhibitions to ensure that our events maintain the integrity of the brand expected by our partners and fans.  Ideal candidates will understand and have experience with intellectual property rights, live event marketing and promotions, live event operations, and daily throughput management. This role will be responsible for ensuring that we maintain continued compliance pertaining to our contractual requirements for each brand, including planning, tracking, and managing assigned events to ensure high-level consumer experiences and brand assurance.

We create some of the most incredible events in the world – think traveling entertainment exhibitions, global user groups, sales conferences, holiday extravaganzas and exhibitions of all sizes. From initial strategy to show-stopping audio visual, accommodations to insightful measurement – and every detail in between – we bring brands to life!

Our mission is to create memorable event experiences, and we count on our talented employees around the world help us do it. We are looking for team members who can dream up the impossible and deliver it.

Wow I Didn’t Know GES Did That:
Epic Events by GES:

Manage operations implementation with team for the Christmas in the Wizarding World events in North America and worldwide
Assist with daily throughput management of queue line development and large venue crowd control planning
Manage and ensure clear communication of operational needs between team members and host venues/clients/partners prior to, and during the installation and dismantle periods.
Manage hiring, selection, and training process of brand ambassadors and key acting roles for select events, per brand partner requirements
Collaborate with operations, marketing, retail and other internal departments, as needed, for overall success of projects
Ensure all operational requirements for each dedicated event are confirmed in advance of each event opening, and remain in each market for the first week to ensure levels required for the ultimate fan experience are functioning successfully
Vendor oversight, coordination and integration management for dedicated events
Travel to specific events and remain in each market for the first week to ensure levels required for the ultimate fan experience are functioning successfully
Travel to select events throughout the year as a “secret shopper” to ensure contractual requirements from brand partnerships are consistent with approvals, as needed. This would also entail operational and aesthetic upkeep
Manage compliance with company systems and processes relevant to projects, including requirements from brand partner contracts
Assist marketing and retail teams with submitting and tracking approvals per brand partner systems and requirements
Manage project files, code compliance documents, operations manuals and update communications plans on dedicated events
Requires a high level of project management and often involves managing several projects at once
Assist with select event installations on-site for up to 1-2 weeks of travel at a time
Manage purchase orders and required payment processes for select partners, if needed
Performing other related duties as assigned

Bachelor’s Degree required
Events industry professional with a minimum of 3 years of experience in the live consumer events, branded events, museum, venues, theme park, and/or touring exhibitions industry
Proven track-record of operating successful and high-quality events
Must have excellent understanding of on-site event operations for consumer events, with additional knowledge of installations and dismantles preferred
Ability and willingness to learn, and excel in many multi-cultural global business worlds
Ability to comfortably and confidently articulate oneself to decision makers at a variety of levels
Must be self-directed with strong project and organizational management
Ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, establish priorities, meet deadlines, and solve problems as they arise
Must be able to understand and analyze operations financials, and evaluate vendor deals
Strong attention to detail and understanding of operations terms
Experience with large IP branded events, with the ability to understand detailed requirements of implementation per approvals
Ability to write comprehensive reports, business correspondence and procedural manuals
Ability to solve practical problems by analyzing available information
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to remain productive while working remotely
Must be able to work successfully in a team environment within the department and company, as well as with vendors and partners
Strong interpersonal relations skills with the ability to work with a variety of personalities
Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed
Extensive travel both domestically and internationally as needed, with high travel periods between November-January.
Work Environment

Our team members are our family, so we help our team members care for their families. The rewards of joining GES are extensive. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees. Here are some of the highlights:

Competitive salaries
401K with company match
Healthcare/vision/dental insurance
Wellness benefits
Career development program
Tuition reimbursement program
Employee assistance program
Vacation time
Community involvement opportunities
Team activities
And much more……
EEO Information

Equal Opportunity Employer, including vets and disability.

Updated 4/27/18

Vienna, VA

Stage Electrician [Seasonal Staff Position – Assistant Rate]

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is the official partner to the National Park Service in providing concert and performance programming within Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.  As a non-profit organization, the Foundation is dedicated to creating excellent performing arts experiences for the enrichment, education, and enjoyment of diverse audiences.  In addition to the work at the park, the Foundation programs and produces music year-round at The Barns at Wolf Trap, manages Wolf Trap Education’s varied programs for life-long learning and operates Wolf Trap Opera’s internationally renowned training and performance program.

The Foundation seeks an experienced Stage Electrician (Assistant, Electrics Department) to join our stage technician staff at the Filene Center in the Park.  This position will provide Stage Lighting to our live audiences in an outdoor and semi-outdoor environment.  A wide range of pop music concerts, grand opera, dance, Broadway musicals, and symphony orchestras are presented.  Staff members are asked to participate in the planning of both operational and capital improvements as well as equipment maintenance at the Filene Center, which is part of the National Park Service (NPS).  The Stage Electrician works closely with both the Foundation’s Program and Production department and NPS Division of Performing Arts’ staff at the Filene Center.

Qualified candidates must have experience in all aspects of stage light system set-up, strong product knowledge, solid fabrication, welding & “bench” skills, knowledge of electronics and solid general stagehand & shop experiences. Successful candidates will therefore need to possess strong all-around stagecraft skills, the ability to head large crews as well as the willingness to pitch in when crews are smaller and thereby foster a sense of mutuality and team effort over the course of a season. Ability to work long hours with a wide variety of personalities in stressful environmental conditions and under pressures of time deadlines is important.

The seasonal commitment is typically 20 to 22 weeks from April/May through late September. The 2018 season will start April 30th and end on September 16th. Work usually continues seven days a week, sometimes around the clock.

The position works under a contract between Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and IATSE Local 22 that guarantees a weekly minimum of $2,433 plus benefits in 2018.  The position has a two season/year probationary period.

Qualified candidates can apply online at

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

updated 4/24/18

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


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

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