Executive, Executive - Event Manager, Executive - Executive Director
Washington County is recruiting for an innovative Fair Complex Manager executive to lead in building, staffing and launching a new Event Center and successfully revitalize the Fair Complex as a multi-use, year-round, state renowned facility! Work is currently underway to build a new Event and Conference Center and continued development of the Fair Complex as visualized in the Master Plan Update recently approved by the Washington County’s Board of Commissioners.
The Fair Complex Manager will be responsible for the overall planning, organizing and directing of all event services and logistics of the Washington County Fair Complex, Event Center, and the annual Washington County Fair. In this position, the selected candidate will provide support to the Washington County Fair Board, maintain the financial integrity of the Fair Complex (including the Event Center and Fair), and manage all associated operations. Additionally, in this role, the successful candidate will serve as the chief executive manager over the Fair Complex and all associated staff as well as the Fair Board (FB), Fairgrounds Advisory Committee (FAC), and the County Administrative Office (CAO).
The ideal candidate will be a skilled and visionary executive that can operate with a high degree of independence, professional judgment to solve complex problems, easily build solid, strategic relationships and partnerships and effectively manage all operations and maintenance of the Washington County Fair Complex and Event Center facilities. Finally, the incumbent must exercise independent initiative and ensure that goals and objectives of the Fair Complex are successfully achieved.
Education and Experience: A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
A Master's Degree in public administration, event management, or related field and three (3) years of experience in fair event or facilities management which includes two (2) years of experience supervising professional level event staff. OR
A Bachelor's Degree in public administration, event management, or related field and five (5) years of experience in fair event or facilities management which includes two (2) years of experience supervising professional level event staff. OR
An Associate Degree in event management, or related field and seven (7) years of experience in fair event or facilities management which includes two (2) years of experience supervising professional level event staff. OR
Nine (9) years of experience in fair event or facilities management, including three (3) years of experience in public administration and budget and financial management or other related business experience and two (2) years of experience supervising professional level event staff.
If you have completed education in a foreign college or university and are using this education to meet the minimum qualifications, you must provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received within the United States' accredited college or university system or your application will not be accepted.
Additional Licenses, Certificates, Physical Abilities and Specialty Requirements:
Must pass a background investigation.
Must have the ability to arrange for timely transportation to attend required appointments and meetings at off-site locations.
Internal Number: 2019-223
About Washington County
Washington County seeks to attract qualified candidates who represent the rich diversity we have in our community. We have wide ranging opportunities within many types of jobs and positions.
Washington County offers their employees a collaborative culture, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package. Working within Washington County provides daily opportunities to serve and build communities now and into the future. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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