• Operations Coordinator - Stormont Vail Events Center

    Location US-KS-Topeka
    Job ID
    Spectra - Venue Management
    Location Name
    Spectra VM - Stormont Vail Events Center
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Operations Coordinator supervises and directs the day-to-day operations of the facilities. The position provides leadership and direction to part-time staff about building policy and procedures.


    This position is based at our Kansas Expocentre. The 80-acre site in the center of Topeka now known as the Kansas Expocentre has a long history of use for activities related to agriculture, farming, exhibitions, education and entertainment. Kansas Expocentre is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena built in 1987 in Topeka, Kansas. Landon Arena, named for Kansas' elder statesman, governor Alfred M. Landon (1887–1987) was built 1987. You can learn more about our venue here: https://www.ksexpo.com/


    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 www.spectraexperiences.com/


    • Performs event changeovers, i.e. basketball floor, stage risers, chairs, and signs
    • Performs routine to moderate tasks maintaining livestock arena, exercise arena, stall barn, facility floors, chairs, staging, risers, and inventory as needed.
    • Oversees housekeeping services for the facilities
    • Assign work activities, monitor workflow, identify and resolve common operational issues
    • Maintain an accurate record keeping system for hazardous materials communication program
    • Interacting with clients, serving their needs within the confines of state and local laws, and provides physical facility needs and performs custodial duties.
    • Performs moderate to difficult set-ups in livestock facilities and works around some livestock.
    • Performs operation of machinery, including forklifts, skid steer, tractor, and pick-up trucks.
    • Review and coordinate and changeover work plan, facility maintenance and operations


    • High school diploma or GED is required
    • Valid Kansas Driver’s License is required
    • Possess superior interpersonal and strong written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to function in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment, handle multiple tasks at one time, meet deadlines
    • Must be self-motivated with strong leadership abilities and organizational skills
    • Working knowledge of operational equipment including but not limited to forklift, pallet jacks, scrubbers, floor buffers, mechanical lifting devices, staging, retractable seating risers, basketball floors
    • Ability to follow written instruction, interpret AutoCAD drawings and blueprints
    • Forklift certification is preferred
    • Candidates must be able to follow orders explicitly, be capable of working as part of a team, and be able to work well with other individuals. Candidates should be able to work alone, be able to complete tasks up to and including final clean up and putting tools and supplies back to their assigned storage areas.
    • Work a flexible schedule including early mornings, days, evenings, overnight, weekends, holidays, extended (long) workday and extended number of days



    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 the essential functions of this job, the employee is continuously asked to multi-task under time limits.  Position requires constant attention to precise details and accuracy of specified standards including: following simple to complex (more than 3 steps) instructions, and concentration which frequently extends beyond 30 minutes at a time. Employees in this role will constantly be in leadership role; this requires directing others either verbally or in writing to complete tasks in prescribed time frame.  This position also requires constant use of interpersonal skills including ability to direct/motivate/inform staff and foster collaboration, being able to recognize and resolve conflicts, being able to openly communicate in writing and verbally with clients.

    Physical Demands:

    • Must be physically capable of heavy lifting (50 pounds), assembly and orderly set-up or physical facility inventory items including livestock arena panels, livestock bedding, sports turf, staging, seating, tables and other event driven needs.

    Work Environment:

    • The duties of this position are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors in the weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environments is usually moderate to loud during events and minimal during non-event times.






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