The Director of External Event Management reports directly to the Associate AD for Event Management and has a significant role in the Athletic Department by coordinating external revenue generating events held in university athletics facilities.
Serving as department’s primary contact for non-ncaa related facility rentals, this position develops and maintains event rental policies/procedures as well as event rental fee structure, and revenue generating opportunities. Events include but not limited to Concerts, Shows, University Commencements, High School Graduations, Sport Camps/Clinics, as well as any/all external revenue generating facility rentals.
This position also prepares and submits time records for assigned staff per established policies and procedures. The position assists with special projects within Event Management and Facility Operations including assisting with planning, supervising, and staging major athletic events and ancillary special events held within Arkansas Athletics Facilities as requested by supervisor and/or Sr. Associate Athletic Director.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
In order to be considered as an applicant for this position please submit your application and resume via this link:
Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management or related field from an accredited institution of higher education
At least five years progressive work experience in duties relevant to the position
Must be available to work nights and weekends as needed for ticket initiatives and/or other events
Master’s Degree in Sports Management or related field from an accredited institution of higher education
At least five years of experience within a college or professional public assembly facility
Experience in managing concerts and large shows/events
Experience in managing and supervising FT and student staffs
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Knowledge and experience in booking/scheduling multiple public assembly facilities
Knowledge and experience with A/V, Scoreboards, Sounds Systems, ticket scanners, magnetometers, wireless technology, concert staging, and equipment
Knowledge of work-related subject area
Knowledge of computers and software applications
Highly skilled in the use of Excel Spreadsheets
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong organizational and time management skills
Customer service and problem-solving skills
Ability to develop, recommend, interpret, and operational and equipment budgets
Ability to analyze financial records and prepare reports
Ability to communicate with a diverse group of internal and external constituents
Ability to propose, schedule and execute large scale revenue generating events
Internal Number: R0002910
About University of Arkansas Athletic Department
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.
The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, ...tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
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