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  • Operations Manager - Ford Idaho Center

    Location US-ID-Nampa
    Job ID
    Spectra - Venue Management
    Location Name
    Spectra VM - Ford Idaho Center
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    This managerial position reports to the Director of Operations and is responsible for assisting in the administration, planning, budgeting and direction for the operations of the Center including front and back of house services, technical services, information technology, conversion, custodial services, and equipment inventory control. Insures an effective and cost efficient program by controlling the Operations budget, and performs related day to day responsibilities as required.


    Coordinates all elements of facility operations including budgeting, purchasing, directs the operation and maintenance of the mechanical, electrical, HVAC, custodial, grounds, sound, lighting, a/v equipment, tele-communications systems, security, smoke/fire detectors and traffic control. Manager will serve as facility safety chairman to maintain a safe and secure facility for the public and employees.


    This position is based at our Ford Idaho Center. The Ford Idaho Center, Nampa’s premiere entertainment facility, is the culmination of many years of hard work by the leaders and visionaries in the area. The Ford Idaho Center is home to the Snake River Stampede Rodeo. The arena also hosts many large concerts, sporting events, and trade shows. It can seat more than 12,000 people at one time.


    Since the inaugural Idaho Cutting Horse Association’s 2002 Futurity with over 400 horses and participants, the Ford Idaho Horse Park has blossomed into the Northwest’s leading horse facility. With over 110 acres and the ability to house 850 horses, customers come from all over the country to make the Ford Idaho Horse Park their home for their horse show.


    Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization. Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories.  Come Join Us!  You can learn more about Spectra at



    • Oversees daily operation and maintenance of the facility and all systems. This includes HVAC, sound, lighting, fire protection, life safety, workplace safety, communications, video boards, etc.

    • Schedules and oversees operations managers, operation supervisors, building mechanics, building services staff, etc.

    • Provide support and management oversite of custodial services including daily cleaning, pre-event, event and post-event cleaning, dad-to-day operations and PM programs.

    • Oversee the administration of all part time staff: Hire, train, evaluate, and motivate

    • Provide support and management oversite of the Operations department: event set-up and tear-down, i.e. football turf, basketball floor, stage risers, chairs, tables, signs, etc.

    • Assists in negotiation and administration of contracts with outside vendors including pest control, scoreboard systems, seasonal landscaping, etc

    • Participate in the development and administration of the Operations Department budget; Forecasting of future funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures.

    • Order supplies and materials for building supplies and maintenance within budget guidelines

    • Acts as co-liaison with University, City and State Services for numerous facility related functions (City Codes, Fire Safety Codes, Parking, Licenses, permits, etc.)

    • Responsible for Health & Safety compliance

    • Represents Operations Department in absence of Director of Operations

    • Other duties as assigned by Director of Operations



    • Bachelor’s/Technical degree from an accredited college/university/school preferred.

    • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in facility operations management

    • Must show demonstrated knowledge of physical plant management, supervisory skills and experience in work crew supervision in facility operations

    • Ability to work event nights, weekends and holidays as required.

    • Knowledge of budget preparation and control.

    • Knowledge of OSHA requirements.



    Intellectual/Social Demands, Physical Demands, and Work Environment:

    The intellectual/social, physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.


    Intellectual/Social demands:

    While performing duties of this job, the employee is frequently communicating with employees, co-workers, volunteers, management staff and guests in a clear, business like and respectful manner.  Required to constantly multi-task between two or more tasks and prioritize between these tasks while working under time limits in moderate to high pressure situations.  This position requires constant attention to details following simple to complex (more than 3 steps) instructions, and concentration which frequently extends beyond 30 minutes at a time. Position requires frequent ability to work on a task independently and frequently work as a part of a team for a variety of tasks.  Ability to learn proper techniques for serving alcoholic beverages.  Ability to speak and read in English at an intermediate level.  Ability to handle cash with accuracy and responsibly.  This includes ability to calculate basic math functions including addition and subtraction, calculations of percentages.


    Physical demands:

    While performing duties of the job, the employee will constantly be required to grasp, fingering manipulation of product, feel.  Employee will frequently push & lift food product and supplies.  Frequently requires employee to pull, climb, stoop, kneel to push carts of supplies.  Vision requires ability to constantly adjust focus and close vision to read instructions. Ability to frequently hear communication of others is a loud event environment. Constant standing, walking and moving about a large event facility is required.  Ability to lift 50 pounds, and push carts of product up to 150 pounds. Performing the duties of this position involves extensive and continuous standing and walking. Routine activities require the employee to be able to reach with hands and arms, sit, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.  The employee is frequently required to lift up to 50 pounds.  The vision requirements include the ability to adjust focus, peripheral vision and close vision.


    Work environment:

    The duties of this position are performed primarily indoors.  Exposure to loud environment including frequently communicating with guests in a loud environment, working in crowded workspaces and in crowded events with 1000 guests or more. Exposure to potentially intoxicated guests. Employees will frequently work on tasks independently or on small teams.






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