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Director of Conventions & Entertainment Facilities

Company: CITY OF KANSAS CITY, MO
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

DIRECTOR OF CONVENTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES(Job Opening ID #512953)
Full-time position available with KCMO's Conventions & Entertainment Facilities Department, 301 W. 13 th St.
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Oversees the Administrative Plans, organizes and directs the administration of all programs related tothe operation and maintenance of all departmental facilities. Reports to the City Manager on major policyand financial issues and to the appropriate Assistant City Manager on other matters. Directs, coordinates andreviews the activities of staff; issues rules and regulations pertaining to departmental operations;resolves personnel and other problems. Accomplishes necessary research, analysis, forecasting and planningto provide Kansas City with a comprehensive public events, cultural, exhibition and performing artsprogram. Counsels and consults with professional management personnel in the Kansas City Conventionand Visitors Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, Mid-America Regional Council, Downtown Incorporated,and the restaurant and hospitality industries to discuss mutual problems, concerns and other matters whichwould affect business meetings and convention needs.The ideal candidate should have knowledge of preparing budgets, Administrative Services, Sales,Marketing and Event Operations. Designs and implements extensive advertising and marketingprograms to generate the greatest possible number of event days. Reviews and approves contracts and fees asrequired. Seeks legal guidance as needed. Reviews plans, programs and major events with the CityManager that may alter current policies and relationships with other departments and agencies andservices to the public. Appears before City Council on matters related to the department. Prepares operationaland special reports which may be required by the Mayor, City Council or City Manager. Reviews theproposed budget with the budget officer and appropriate Assistant City Manager prior to submissionto the City Manager. Performs related duties as required.
REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor's degree in a related area and 5 years of managerial experiencein the general and fiscal management of a moderate-sized convention center and related arena facilities.Preference given for at least 4 years of executive level leadership in the venue management field andprofessional registration as CVE (Certified Venue Executive) or CVP (Certified Venue Professional).
Salary Range: $7,657-$14,422/month.
Applications accepted until position is filled.
EOE.
The City of Kansas City, Missouri is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.
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