Venue Solutions Group, on behalf of the Coliseum Commission of the City of Tupelo, is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director of BancorpSouth Arena & Conference Center. The Executive Director will be responsible for all management aspects of the venue.
BancorpSouth Arena & Conference Center opened in 1993 and is comprised of a 10,000 seat multi-purpose arena with a 10,000 square foot Conference Center. Currently, the venue is undergoing a $15M renovation to expand the Conference Center, add a VIP Lounge, and renovate the arena restrooms.
Primarily responsible for planning, directing, and administering Bancorp South Arena and Conference Center (BSACC) activities while maximizing income within the authority of the governing Commission. Required to work extended and/or irregular hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Include the following: (other duties may be assigned)
Create and imitate plans to motivate employees to achieve work goals. Oversees and delegates authority and responsibilities assigned to department managers to assure the efficient and cost-effective operation of the BSACC.
Analyze and resolve problems and assist employees in problem solving.
Conduct interviews, hiring, and manage employees within BSACC policies and guidelines.
Maintain an on-going line of communication with management personnel, subordinate personnel, and warranted outside entities concerning specific duties.
Directs and coordinates full-time and part-time staff activities to support various events and activities.
Plans, develops, and implements organization policies and goals in accordance with corporate policy and prudent business practices.
Prepares an annual budget and works with department supervisors to achieve and exceed budget goals. Submits annual budget to City officials for approval.
Researches and submits to the Commission for consideration BSACC capital improvements and operations policy changes.
Represents BSACC at community meetings, promotional programs, and other public relation activities.
Acts as BSACC representation in resolving public complaints, claims of lost or stolen tickets, tenant complaints, and problems of disorderly conduct.
Coordinates activities of security services.
Negotiates Use Agreements and schedules BSACC events such as concerts, family shows, and sporting events, and oversees the facilities’ master schedule to assure optimum leasing of facility. Meet with clients as required.
Presents monthly updates for BSACC Commission meetings.
Assure coordination, implementation and administration of personnel training and development; safety/emergency procedures; crowd control and crisis management procedures.
Guarantee all codes, laws, ordinances, policies, procedures, risk management, safety precautions, rules/regulations and emergency procedures are followed.
Oversees all branding, marketing and business intelligence efforts, including sales collateral, data analytics, and show related marketing, not limited to-print, press, tradeshows, and the arena’s social media outlets
Develop and maintain professional industry relationships that put The BSACC in the best possible position from an awareness and opportunity perspective.
Manages full-time and part-time staff and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of all departments. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding, and disciplining employees; addressing complains and resolving problems.
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 accommodation, which does not create undue hardship, will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATION:
Possess a valid Driver’s License
Possess proof of valid insurance if operating a vehicle on behalf of the City of Tupelo.
Certified Venue Executive (CVE) designation is preferred.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.
Minimum of five (5) years business related experience with no less than three (3) years’ experience in management of an arena, convention center, or stadium or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
VSG sets the pace for the public assembly facility marketplace. For nearly a decade, the VSG team has worked hard to become an industry leader in the programming, planning, preparation, and performance of venues worldwide. We’ve worked closely with municipalities, professional sports organizations, universities, designers, and private firms.
Our partners and associates are involved with the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), TEAM Coalition (an alliance of industry professionals working together to promote responsible drinking), the Stadium Managers Association, and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security.
We have been instructors at IAVM’s Venue Management School at Oglebay as well as the Academy for Venue Safety and Security, and we have had roles on many IAVM committees. As thought-leaders, we created in 2015 a conference dedicated to the education of operations and engineering professionals in our industry. The “Venue Operations Summit” brought together facility operators to learn, exchange ideas, and further the knowledge that keeps the industry moving. In the fall of 2021, an upgraded version will include a partnership with IAVM.
Our team of experts is dedicated to key venue services, including operations, engineering, security, guest services, sustainability, and administration. We maintain strong relationships with professional associations across the globe, staying on point with industry trends.
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