The Venue and Special Events Manager is responsible for all operations of Centennial Terrace and the Sylvania Sports and Exhibition Center (SSEC) as well as oversight and management of all special events sponsored by or coordinated through Sylvania Recreation Corporation (SRC). This includes overseeing personnel, budget functions, facility/venue operations, food and beverage service operations and promotion of events held at these venues.
Work with SRC Operations Manager in development of annual budget for Centennial Terrace and the Sylvania Sports and Exhibition Center
Oversee fiscal operation to keep in line with budgeted income and expenses
Maintain daily records of admission and concession sales
Work with Facility Maintenance Manager, Aquatic Facilities Manager, Concession Manager and Bar Services Manager to ensure that adequate staffing and product is in place for efficient operations
Manage the scheduling of concerts, dances, special events and private events at Centennial Terrace and The SSEC
Work with concert promoters to schedule Centennial Terrace national level concert events
Hire local and regional acts for Centennial Terrace schedule
In conjunction with Public Information Director, oversee the promotion of Terrace events, SSEC, Quarry operation and Concession sales through paid media advertising, press releases, PSA’s and website development.
Responsible for seeing that daily cash deposits of admission and concession sales for Centennial Terrace are performed
Solicit facility sponsorship opportunities with established vendors and local businesses
Arrange for adequate security and EMS services for Centennial Terrace and SSEC events
Secure payment for performance acts and rentals at Centennial Terrace & SSEC events
Oversee Centennial Terrace & SSEC capital improvement projects
Oversee all special events hosted at Centennial Terrace & SSEC
Work with SRC Operations Manager, Facilities & Maintenance Director, Program staff, Community Leaders and other agencies in the coordination and management of area special events, tournaments, parades, festivals, etc.
The historic Centennial Terrace has been hosting live music, outdoor dancing and community events for more than 75 years. Renovated in 2008, this unique outdoor venue serves as Northwest Ohio’s premier outdoor concert and event center. Operating from May thru October each year, Centennial Terrace hosts approximately 30-40 events annually
The Sylvania Sports & Exhibition Center (SSEC) located inside the Sylvania Tam-O Shanter complex is host to a wide variety of special events and exhibitions. From agility dog competitions, to business EXPOS, this 37,000 SF indoor venue is capable of hosting a wide variety of events. Each December, the SSEC is transformed into one of NW Ohio’s most popular and long standing holiday events known as “Children’s Wonderland”
Extensive knowledge, skills and abilities in the principles of event management.
Experience managing a team of dedicated staff members, along with the ability and confidence to delegate responsibilities amongst those team members
Demonstrated experience in all phases of operations, budgeting, planning and development.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to communicate effectively with staff, general public, public officials, community and professional organizations
Strong leadership skills with the ability to exemplify the highest ethical standards of professional and personal conduct
Additional Salary Information: This position includes an excellent benefit package. Benefits consist of health, dental, life and vision (90% cost covered by employer). Employer matching 401K, and profit sharing along with a generous PTO schedule
About Sylvania Recreation
The Sylvania Recreation District (SAJRD) was formed in 1988 to provide the citizens of the Sylvania area with high quality recreational programs and facilities. The District is a collaboration between the City of Sylvania, Sylvania Township and Sylvania Schools. The District was formed under the Joint Recreation District provision (755.14) of the Ohio revised code. It is the mission of the Sylvania Area Joint Recreation District (S.A.J.R.D.) to provide high quality recreation and leisure facilities, parks, programs and activities to meet the demonstrated needs of all citizens who reside within the district through sound planning, efficient allocation of resources, and effective management.