AEG Worldwide is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, with offices on five continents. The company uses its global network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands, ticketing and content distribution platforms and its integrated entertainment districts to deliver the most creative and innovative live sports and entertainment experiences that inspire athletes, teams, artists and fans.
Microsoft Theater hosts over 120 music, family, dance and comedy acts, award shows, televised productions, conventions and product launches with over 500,000 guests passing through the doors annually. The 7,100-seat theater offers guests mid-sized intimacy, with no seat further from the stage than 220 feet. Microsoft Theater offers 12,000 square feet of VIP & hospitality areas, 10 dressing rooms and state of the art technology making it is a favorite indoor venue for performers and fans alike. Since opening in October 2007 with six sold out shows featuring the Eagles and Dixie Chicks, Microsoft Theater has hosted concerts starring the most popular artists including Alan Jackson, Katy Perry, Charlie Wilson, Juan Gabriel, Aretha Franklin, Ed Sheeran, John Fogerty, Gabriel Iglesias, Kanye West, Marc Anthony, Sesame Street Live, John Legend, The Avett Brothers, Neil Young, Steely Dan, Trey Songz, Kelly Clarkson, Rush, Yanni, Nicki Minaj, Juanes, Cat Stevens, The American Idol Finale shows, Michael Jackson’s This is It, Straight Outta Compton, The Hunger Games and Twilight Movie Premieres and many more. Microsoft Theater is home to the American Music Awards, ESPYs, Primetime Emmy Awards, BET Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Radio Disney Music Awards, 2010, 2011 & 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, 2014 & 2015 MTV Movie Awards and the 2013 Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame.
Microsoft Theater is centrally located within L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square foot / $3 billion downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment district adjacent to STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center featuring Microsoft Theater, a 7,100-seat live theatre, a 2,300 capacity live music venue, a 54-story, 1001-room convention “headquarters” destination (featuring The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE hotels and 224 luxury condominiums – The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE – all in a single tower) , the GRAMMY Museum, the 14-screen Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 theatre, broadcast facilities for ESPN along with entertainment, residential, restaurant and office space.
The General Manager is responsible for overall management, promotion and operation of the facility including booking, finance, marketing, staffing, production maintenance and all related operations. Duties include providing leadership and direction to subordinate operating departments, management of staff, coordination and execution of plans and directives, and acting as liaison with corporate staff, industry associates, governing agencies, communication media and the general public.
Essential Functions: •Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, compensation, succession planning and evaluating management, administrative, and supervisory staff. Determines and establishes organizational structure and personnel staffing requirements. Assures the development and maintenance of employee job descriptions, duties, responsibilities, and performance standards for all positions with provisions for timely and effective employee performance evaluations. •Manage the relationships of other AEG companies and third party vendors, markets the venue and consistently evaluates shows and events to ensure venue meets and exceeds financial targets. •Oversee the planning, organizing, coordination and directing of all activities and personnel. Engaged in maintaining and operating the facilities. Evaluates existing policies and procedures and recommends improvements for the facility and/or improve the efficiency and safety of operations. •Oversee development of annual operating calendar, activities schedule, dates and hours of operations, projections for attendance and revenue. •Prepare, implement and monitor a detailed program budget. Supervises cost accounting required of assigned events to include facility rental, box office fees, house equipment rentals, supplies and services purchased, event supervision, ushers, ticket takers, ticket sellers, security officers, announcers, parking attendants, stage managers and stage crew. •Prepare and maintains required reports/records for the city and/or the company. •Provide for control of day-to-day operations, assuring the coordination of plans, programs and events and conducts post event operational and financial review and analysis. •Ensure that all production/operations are conducted in accordance with applicable local, state and federal regulations such as OSHA and CalOSHA requirements. •Organize operational meetings with accounting about financials and/or with staff and supervisors for training. •Handle customer service via phone calls, email inquiries or website posts. Conduct the required investigation and have the issues resolved within a 24-hour turnaround time.
Required Qualifications: •A minimum education level of: Bachelor of Arts/Sciences Degree (4-year) in a related field •12 + years of related work experience in a Theater or Arena. •Must have management experience and exceptional leadership abilities •Must have proven track record of developing and managing budgets •Experience and knowledge in overseeing physical venue •Must have experience with Union contracts and negotiations and enforcement of contracts. •Computer savvy and proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) •Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment •Excellent written, listening and verbal communication skills •Must be creative, detail-oriented person with an outgoing personality •Experience with management, leadership and conflict resolution •Knowledge of music industry preferred
Additional Salary Information: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Health and Wellness program, Bonus eligible
Internal Number: 1860
About Microsoft Theater- AEG
Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc. (“AEG”) is a subsidiary of The Anschutz Company and one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG owns a collection of companies including multi-use facilities such as STAPLES Center, Microsoft Theater, and L.A. LIVE in Southern California, several sports franchises including the Los Angeles Kings (NHL) and Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) and AEG Presents, one of the world's leading concert promotion and touring companies, and L.A. LIVE, a 4 million sq. ft. downtown L.A. sports, residential and entertainment district.
AEG is committed to developing a diverse workforce reflective of the marketplace and the communities in which we do business. We believe a diverse workforce is not merely an advantage; it is mandatory for any company to be successful in today’s business climate.
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