The Show Place Arena/Equestrian Center is a versatile sport, equestrian, entertainment, trade show facility that is over 49,000 square feet, with seating up to 5,800 and three banquet rooms ranging from 1,400 – 2,600 square feet. The Arena hosts indoor/outdoor events year-round: The Capital Challenge Horse Show, Cheer and Dance Competitions, High School Wrestling Tournaments, The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo Championship, The YMCA Thingamajig, The Prince George's County Fair, the Home Show, are just a few. Some events can reach a capacity of up to 8,000 patrons within a day.
We are seeking an Arena Operations Manager for The Show Place Arena at Prince George's Equestrian Center located in Upper Marlboro, MD. The Arena Operations Manager is a specialized position that wears many hats. Highly sought candidates will possess experience in managing large venues, have strong and effective communication skills, experience working with event promoters in the entertainment and sports industries.
Manage multiple work crews of full-time and part-time employees within support areas such as custodial workers, and building maintenance. Oversees and assists with event set up, break downs, ensure all specific details for each event are completed per customer request. The Arena Operations Manager inspects all work, may be required to work overnight to accommodate back to back events, and will be expected to respond to weather-related and facility emergencies.
Preferred candidates :
- Self- starter
- Very organized
- Able to adapt quickly in a constantly changing environment
- Manage multiple competing priorities with flexibility and ease
- Excellent time management skills
- A proven track record of success with event management.
The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $65,000 annually.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:Recruits, hires, schedules staff and work crews
Trains staff in the proper operation of equipment
Ensures proper maintenance and storage of equipment, such as spotlights, scoreboard, maintenance equipment
Prepare Rental Agreements and consult with rental clientsAssists with the development of facility annual budget, defining scope of services for operational needs and obtaining price quotes.
*Coordinates maintenance of physical plant (HVAC, water treatment, electrical) and required inspections.Monitors electrical, mechanical systems for proper operations and schedules routine service.
**Developed primarily after employment.