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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

SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco

Corporate Partnerships Manager

The Corporate Partnerships Manager designs and implements strategies to attract and maintain corporate cash and in-kind gifts, and develops a reliable revenue stream for the organization. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Corporate Partnerships Manager will execute all aspects of the corporate sponsorship plan, including research and identification of prospects; cultivation and relationship management of the portfolio; proposal development and solicitation; and benefit fulfillment of all sponsorship agreements. Success will include the ability to identify compelling engagement opportunities suited to both SFJAZZ and corporate objectives and synthesize those opportunities into strategic partnership plans.

SFJAZZ is one of the world’s most popular and important presenters of jazz. The SFJAZZ Center is a beautiful and perfect stage for jazz artists and the community to celebrate the living American art form of jazz. The $64 million Center launched in 2013 and the 35-year-old non-profit organization now crafts distinguished programming and education services from the heart of the San Francisco arts district. The budget for the 2017-18 Season is more than $16 million with more than half coming from ticket revenues.


  • Market, manage, and design sponsorship packages that leverage the value and community reach of the organization’s artistic and educational programs;
  • Negotiate sponsorship contracts, close deals, and manage the fulfillment of all sponsorships;
  • Ensure an active pipeline of current and prospective sponsors; Identify and qualify new leads through research, demonstrated affinity, discussion with senior leadership, Board Corporate Giving Committee, and other resources;
  • Co-manage with Director of Development the Board of Trustees Corporate Giving Committee; Schedule committee meetings and develop agendas; Follow-up with and support committee members on assignments;
  • Significantly expand the organization’s network of corporate contacts through personal one-to-one outreach, professional networking events, and community engagements;
  • Evaluate the organization’s vendor relationships, business model and operations for opportunities that efficiently take advantage of existing strengths;
  • Leverage the SFJAZZ Center’s corporate rental events program for introductions and networking;
  • Establish a detailed annual plan of revenues and expenditures for the corporate sponsorship program that links to overall fundraising goals;
  • Create, write and edit proposals, presentations, and fulfillment reports;
  • Conceive collateral materials in promotion of the corporate program, including marketing brochures, benefits development and descriptions, web pages and other online assets;
  • Work collaboratively with the Grants Manager in soliciting corporate philanthropic gifts and with individual gift officers in identifying donors with corporate connections and capacity;
  • Solicit and oversee the tracking and acknowledgement of corporate in-kind donations;
  • Accurately communicate sponsorships across the organization and with other departments to ensure proper fulfillment and relationship management;
  • Represent SFJAZZ in the concert halls and in the community, and at donor events.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.


  • Two to three years developing partnerships with the local and national corporate community.
  • Entrepreneurial and creative approach to fundraising.
  • Motivated to learn from peers and on one’s own.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and research skills.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills with high attention to detail.
  • Experience with working in Word, Excel, and databases.
  • Prior experience working in a performing arts organization highly desirable; Knowledge and interest in jazz and related music is a plus.

We offer a competitive salary based on qualifications, excellent benefits, and a dynamic, casual San Francisco office. Evening work is often required. The ability to speak business-level English and a California driver’s license are also required.

To be considered for this position, submit resume and cover letter to Applications submitted through other channels may not be considered. Please no phone calls.

Date posted:9-27-17


SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco

Senior Designer

Department:         Marketing
Reports to:           Director of Marketing
Prepared:             September 20, 2017

Under the direction of the Director of Marketing, the Senior Designer is responsible for brand management for SFJAZZ, design, production and project management of advertising (online, print, digital and broadcast), collateral development, merchandise design, and environmental graphics. This is a hands-on position requiring a positive attitude, organizational and communication skills, clear understanding of and experience in branding, the ability to work in a collaborative team environment, the talent to create compelling and appropriate design solutions, and the discipline to manage multiple large projects responsibly. This person also oversees the work of a Junior Designer within the Marketing Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for design of all materials associated with SFJAZZ and SFJAZZ Center events and programs, including but not limited to, advertising (digital, print, broadcast, outdoor), sales catalogues, program books, brochures, postcards, website, posters, invitations, venue signage, press materials and merchandise.
  • Meets with various SFJAZZ departments to discuss project objectives and requirements; develops and presents appropriate design solutions.
  • Manages, provides helpful feedback and oversees the work of a Junior Designer
  • Selects and edits photography.
  • Obtains required approvals for all phases of a project, works well under pressure and responsibly meets deadlines.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Minimum Skills & Qualifications

  • 5 - 7 years graphic design experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of branding principles and imperatives required.
  • Work experience with a preference for arts/entertainment organizations.
  • Expertise with industry-standard graphic design and digital art production tools for print and web media is essential with strong skills required in Adobe Creative Suite (e.g., InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), as well as Acrobat.
  • In-depth knowledge of production processes in both print and digital media required.
  • Must have strong project management skills, ability to think strategically and manage multiple and often conflicting priorities, anticipate demands, coordinate stringent deadlines, and be agile in a fast-paced environment.
  • Capable of graciously synthesizing and incorporating feedback from a variety of sources.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills including the ability to sell your design concepts to the management team.
  • Experience managing or overseeing other designers
  • Strong interest in the performing arts and music.

Working Conditions: The work schedule varies from customary office hours to unpredictable hours, with the potential for long hours during critical periods. This job requires occasional work during evenings. 

To Apply

Please send your resume in .doc or .pdf format, cover letter, and a link to your portfolio that includes work samples in all of the following areas:  print, direct mail, advertising and digital.

Submit to with Senior Designer in the Subject line.  Resumes without all the requested information or sent to other email addresses may not be considered.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. 

NO phone calls please.

Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Date posted: 9-27-17

SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco

Audience Services Director

SFJAZZ is seeking an experienced full-time Audience Service Director. This position manages customer relationships, ensuring customer satisfaction, quick and personalized service while maximizing ticket sales and donated income.   The successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination of personnel, equipment, and contracted services in the front of house throughout the event lifecycle for SFJAZZ activities.  As a key member of the SFJAZZ team the Audience Services Director will maintain a premiere level of customer service throughout multiple service channels.

SFJAZZ is one of the world’s most popular and important presenters of jazz. The SFJAZZ Center is a beautiful and perfect stage for jazz artists and the community to celebrate the living American art form of jazz. The $64 million dollar Center launched in 2013 and the 33-year-old non-profit organization now crafts distinguished programming and education services from the heart of the San Francisco arts district. The budget for the 2015-16 Season is more than $14 million with about half coming from ticket revenues.


  • Oversee Audience Services, Patron Services, and overflow services, including hiring, training, staffing, motivating, and managing sales, front of house, and usher teams.
  • Generate revenue through Audience Services from single ticket sales, subscription sales, special packages, donations, Internet, email/fax sales and telemarketing
  • Ensure the timely and accurate processing of all orders through the phone, internet, email, and fax
  • Establish and maintain methods and procedures to achieve timely and accurate resolution of customer inquiries
  • Responsible for all on-site, off-site, day & evening performance/special events ~ this will require regular attendance at these events to ensure all audiences and patron a premiere experience at SFJAZZ
  • Oversees the artists merchandising program with accountability and accuracy
  • Develops, recommends and implements an annual budget to ensure optimal staffing levels and monitors scheduling to ensure budget projections are achieved.
  • Responsible for the bi-monthly payroll of all box office, front of house, and ushers employees
  • Prepare weekly reports summarizing sales, complaints, call volume and advertising impact
  • Ensure maintenance and upkeep of data standards within ticketing system
  • Maintain phone system and coordinate upgrades to insure proper equipment functionality
  • Establishes standards and continuous improvement protocols for audience chamber preparedness and execution
  • Collaborates across SFJAZZ departments and industry partners to ensure appropriate and timely coordination/compliance of matters related to venue life safety and security
  • Oversees the fulfillment of the SFJAZZ Volunteer Participation and Recognition Program
  • Any other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of five-years public assembly venue management experience, a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study, or an equivalent combination thereof
  • Manage full and part time employees with complex scheduling needs
  • Demonstrate solid leadership communication, and sales skills
  • Knowledge of social media/digital best practices for customer service
  • Innovative team player with the ability to work well with others in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to perform under pressure while maintaining a courteous and professional attitude toward client and team members
  • General knowledge of life safety standards
  • Required to work evenings, weekends, or special events as needed
  • Physically able to walk, stand, climb stair, and lift up to 30 pounds
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including strong English verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft and integrated cloud applications environment
  • Working knowledge of the Tessitura platform and ticketing/sales best practices
  • Industry experience with event and/or venue management software a plus

We offer a competitive salary based on qualifications, excellent benefits, and a dynamic, casual San Francisco office. Evening work is often required. The ability to speak business-level English and a California driver’s license are also required.

To be considered for this position, submit resume and cover letter to the email address Applications submitted through other channels may not be considered. Please no phone calls.

Date posted: 9-27-17nk

Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif.

Director of Arena Operations

Summary: Under General Supervision is responsible for the daily activities required to run, maintain, and service the arena and/or the events.  Acts as liaison between the organization and clients, ensuring all clients’ requirements are met and facility rules, regulations and policies are adhered to.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Directs, supervises and schedules all aspects of Arena Operations.
  • Primary contract administrator for Pest Control, Recycling, Waste and other contracted services for Golden 1 Center.
  • Coordinates the Operations activities with other departments and event related contractors to assure facility readiness and smooth operation of events.
  • Implements and updates facility rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Provides clear, concise, and timely communication of directives to other departments.         
  • Ensures that Operations Department receives pertinent information for the most effective use of the facility and staffing.
  • Assists in the preparation of the Annual Operating Budget and recommends a capital budgets for 1-year and 5-year long-range repairs and improvements to the facility.
  • Authorizes the requisition of equipment and supplies within budget guidelines.
  • Provides yearly inventory of all equipment.
  • Knows and ensures all laws, codes, ordinances, policies, procedures, Risk Management, safety precautions, rules/regulations and emergency procedures are followed.
  • Develops program to train all employees on Fire/Life Safety, Emergency and OSHA Procedures.
  • Investigates, analyzes and resolves operational problems and complaints.
  • Conducts periodic staff meetings to discuss procedures, problems and policy changes.
  • Works closely with the VP, Arena Operations in the preparation and negotiation of Service Agreements. Reviews contracts for compliance with events and /or government specifications and suitability for occupancy.
  • Negotiates with vendors, unions, contractors and/or service providers.
  • Develops and implement preventive maintenance schedules, emergency procedures, safety and Risk Management policies in compliance with all company and governmental regulations.
  • Acts as liaison to public utility, environmental, and energy agencies. Assist VP, Arena Operations in implementation of any energy saving guidelines.
  • Coordinates and oversees special projects, such as construction, remodeling or expansion. Plans and directs outside vendors/contractors work to assure compliance with contracts and safety requirements.
  • Ensure facility’s fire and emergency safety systems are in operating order and compliant with all codes, ordinances and laws.
  • Serves as MOD (Manager on Duty) as required

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Manages subordinate supervisors.
  • Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of subordinate units.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with company's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding; disciplining employees in conjunction with Human Resources and in alignment with union contracts; addressing complaints and grievances and, resolving problems.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of practices and procedures related to event set-up and conversions; typical methods and techniques for cleaning and maintaining the facility equipment; and proper use and care of hand and power tools.
  • Demonstrate ability to carry out tasks in a reliable, productive and expedient manner and be able to adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Possess skills and experience in contract negotiations, business law, budget preparation, labor relations, union contracts, purchasing procedures and supervising/training personnel.
  • Engage in much decision-making that is generally governed by procedure and guided by policy.
  • Demonstrate ability to carry out tasks in a reliable, productive and expedient manner and be able to adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Understand and work from general instructions, specifications, blueprints, sketches, event documents and preventive maintenance schedules.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with clients, employees, exhibitors, patrons and others encountered in the course of employment.
  • Follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively with others in both oral and written form.       
  • Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines. Work effectively under pressure and/or stringent schedule and produce accurate results.
  • Operate a personal computer using CAD, Windows, Microsoft Office including, Word, Excel, and Outlook, and other standard office equipment.
  • Work independently, exercising judgment and initiative.
  • Work in a fast paced environment.
  • Remain flexible and adjust to situations as they occur.
  • Work extended and/or irregular hours including nights, weekends and holidays, as needed.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Facilities Management, Maintenance Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years facility management experience in a union environment.
  • 2-3 years of management experience required.
  • Ability to speak and understand Spanish a plus.

Computer Skills 

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook; Project Management software; List Processing.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Must possess a valid California Driver's License.
  • Forklift certification preferred.

Physical Demands 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 and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment 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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and outside weather conditions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to very loud, depending on the event as well as the location.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Describe your arena/venue operations experience?
2. What experience do you have supervising union employees?
3. Describe your experience implementing preventive maintenance schedule
4. What are your salary requirements? Be specific.

Apply for this position

Date posted: 9-26-17

Pala (Calif.) Casino Spa and Resort

Entertainment Manager: Talent Booking

Responsible for assisting Director of Entertainment.
• Must have prior entertainment planning/booking/coordinating and supervisory experience.
• Ability to create and work within budgets, and negotiate contracts with entertainment agents.
• Must possess outstanding interpersonal communications skills and be proficient in communicating in verbal and written formats to effectively interface with guests, team members and negotiate contracts.
• Must have prior experience and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel or some similar application.
• High School Diploma or GED required.
• Must read, write and speak English.

Essential Job Functions:
• Assist Director of Entertainment in regards to booking entertainment.
• Assist with yearly budgets.
• Work with Director and Supervisor to refine, improve entertainment and reduce departments operating costs.
• Compile monthly reports, proforma for each entertainment event and track results.
• Prepare proformas before and after each entertainment event and track profitability.
• Negotiate entertainment contracts.
• Keep abreast of competitors’ entertainment and their effectiveness.
• Reconcile merchandise worksheet.
• Book bands; get schedule to Marketing and Gaming; approve T-stand artwork.
• Respond to guest inquiries about bands and schedules.
• Day-to-Day oversight of the operations of the department including: staffing, budgets, paperwork.
• On concert days including, but not limited to: working with Production Manager and Director of Guest Safety to ensure all security staff is in place and the show is safe in terms of things being left out, electrical cable issues and ensuring the venues are guest ready.
• Support and assist Entertainment Supervisor with usher scheduling and day of show functions.
• Act as guest liaison (guest issues) at each show.
• Support and assist AV technicians including budget oversight, assessing needs and assisting them to complete projects.
• Must be at all concerts – nights and weekend work required.

If you have what it takes to join Team Pala, please complete an online application at or email your resume to the Human Resources Department at

Date posted: 9-18-17