The Ranch Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex
March 8, 2018
28.72 - 34.47
Full-time - Experienced
Operations, Operations - Event Management
4 Year Degree
Northern Colorado’s premier event center is seeking an experienced senior event manager to lead our team of experienced event professionals. The manager will lead a team responsible for hundreds of events annually at the Ranch, Larimer County’s 244-acre event complex and fairgrounds. This position will oversee our event team as well as marketing, budget and sales efforts, events, and activities and will have significant input in the major expansion of the facility beginning this year. If you enjoy the excitement of planning, organizing, and coordinating the moving parts of events, then this is the career opportunity for you!
All applications MUST be submitted via the Larimer County applicant portal
Specifically, this position:
Directly supervises the event team including our event coordinators and sales efforts.
Researches, evaluates, and recommends events that are appropriate for our facility. Work with the Director to identify promoters that will partner with these and other events.
Manage the planning, budgeting, and operations of the annual Larimer County Fair & Rodeo, and all Ranch self-promoted events.
Interact with clients to develop estimates, contracts and assist with event accounting and billing functions for sales proposals and large events for the sales staff.
Designs, plans, and coordinate large, national or campus wide events and facilitates all logistics, including coordination with other employees and outside vendors.
Plans and implements recommendations to the facilities team for the improvement of all events and provide recommendations to the Director of The Ranch regarding capital improvements as well as master planning.
The Ranch Events Complex is a growing 244-acre facility located in Loveland, CO. The complex is comprised of several event buildings, including 36,000 square feet of exhibit hall space, conference and classroom spaces, a 76,000 square foot indoor arena and several outdoor arenas as well as beautifully landscaped grounds. The campus also includes the Budweiser Events Center, a 7,200 seat multi-purpose venue utilized for events such as Colorado Eagles Hockey, concerts, comedians and monster trucks.
Five or more years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities including managing and developing a team.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Marketing, Public Relations, Business Administration, or a related field.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Driver's License.
Other Information to Note:
An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
All application components must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.
Willingness to work a flexible schedule including weekends, nights, and holidays.
Internal Number: 2018-2970
About The Ranch Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex
Larimer County is in North Central Colorado, approximately one hour North of Denver. Larimer County is well knows for its beautiful and diverse landscapes, abundant recreational opportunities, excellent educational environment, vibrant and growing communities and attractive moderate climate. Residents enjoy National, State, and local parks. Larimer County employs approximately 1500 full-time employees and has an annual operating budget of $225,000.000
Larimer County is unique in that the county oversees the operation of The Ranch Fairgrounds and Events Center. In 2016, The Ranch hosted 2,612 events and welcomed 774,030 guests.