Spectra

General Manager | Curry County Fairgrounds & Events Center

Location US-NM-Clovis
Job ID
2021-5975
Group
Spectra - Venue Management
Location Name
Spectra VM - Curry County Events Center
Category
Venue Management
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Designed as a multi-function event facility, the Curry County Fairgrounds and Events Center is fully equipped to host rodeos, livestock sales, dog shows, concerts, circuses, trade shows, conventions, sporting events and a vast array of other private and public special events.  With approximately 96,000 square feet, the climate-controlled, indoor arena can fully extend the limits of your space and creativity. The venue includes spectator seating for approximately 3,300 people (including 294 premium seats) and availability of an additional 3,200 seats on the arena floor, this setting is ideal for your ultimate event.  You can learn more about our venue here: www.curryeventscenter.com  

 

The General Manager is responsible for the efficient, professional and profitable operation of the venue.   In addition to managing the day to day business operations, the General Manager solicits new sources of revenue, both on and off the venue property. Responsible for overall management, promotion, and operation of the facility, including purchasing, policy administration, booking, marketing, finance, food and beverage, box office, advertising, security, production, maintenance, and related operations for an complex. This position is responsible for the development, coordination and management of all aspects and strategies for the arena's entertainment events. 

Responsibilities

  • Arrange for and support Director of Events and Operations to otherwise book Events at the venue, develop and maintain relationships with reputable promoters, local market contacts, agents and talent affiliates to attract concerts, shows, entertainment events, etc.
  • Administration of specific plans and programs prescribed by corporate directives, to include: HR, Sales and Marketing, quality assurance, safety/emergency procedures, crowd control and crisis management practices, or other areas as needed.
  • Generate for client/corporate in a timely manner financial and other reports detailing the Facility activities.
  • Prepare a proposed annual Operating Budget including capital improvement recommendations and submit such proposed budget to client/corporate.
  • Lead Food and Beverage efforts for the Facility, including managing the existing State of New Mexico Liquor License
  • In conjunction with Curry County Fair Board, client, and community lead the planning and execution of the annual Curry County Fair and associated events, entertainment, and concerts that maximize revenue and guest experience.
  • Acquire Naming Rights and Advertising through creative means using a wide range of Facility assets that are in compliance with client/corporate.
  • Oversee day to day operation, ensuring technical and staff resource needs for all events, oversees plans for allocating those resources, and successfully manages their efficient implementation.
  • Ensure all agreements made regarding the Facility are in compliance with the contract, state and federal law.
  • Provide final approval for all contracts and agreement.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or better from an accredited college or university in Business/Hospitality Management or related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years management experience in an Arena, Convention Center, Hotel or other similar public assembly facility
  • The ability to research, develop and maintain relationships with artist agents, artist management as well as local, regional and national promoters.
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of event solicitation and presentation, public relations, advertising and media relations and event planning, facility operations, budget preparation and personnel management
  • Ability to apply conflict resolution and problem-solving skills in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to express ideas clearly through both oral and written communication
  • Superior Sales and Marketing skills
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and control
  • Considerable knowledge of safety regulations and other federal, state or local laws and regulations
  • Effectively work under pressure and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate with employees, co-workers, volunteers, management staff and guests in a clear, professional and courteous manner which fosters a positive, enthusiastic and cooperative work environment
  • Ability to make sound business/operations decisions quickly and under pressure
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English
  • Solid working knowledge of computer applications: Microsoft office, POS systems, timekeeping systems
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented, fast-paced, event-driven environment
  • Possess a thorough working knowledge of all existing concessions and premium services locations: geographical location, equipment, evacuation procedures, adjacent employee and guest areas, and facility access
  • Ability to calculate basic and complex math functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages)
  • Ability to consistently adhere to the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, ethics and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently with little direction

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/

 

Spectra is an equal opportunity employer and our employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, handicap, marital status, or any other status or condition protected by Federal and/or State laws, except where bona fide occupational qualifications apply.

 

 

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