Director of Conventions & Entertainment Facilities

  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mar 16, 2021
Administration and Management

Job Description

Department/Division: Conventions/Administration Division
Salary Range: $7,657-$14,422/month
Work Location: 301 W. 13th St.
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Application Deadline Date: Open Until Filled

*Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.


Responsibilities

Oversees the Administrative Plans, organizes and directs the administration of all programs related to the operation and maintenance of all departmental facilities. Reports to the City Manager on major policy and financial issues and to the appropriate Assistant City Manager on other matters. Directs, coordinates and reviews the activities of staff; issues rules and regulations pertaining to departmental operations; resolves personnel and other problems. Accomplishes necessary research, analysis, forecasting and planning to provide Kansas City with a comprehensive public events, cultural, exhibition and performing arts program. Counsels and consults with professional management personnel in the Kansas City Convention and 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 which would 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 marketing programs to generate the greatest possible number of event days. Reviews and approves contracts and fees as required. Seeks legal guidance as needed. Reviews plans, programs and major events with the City Manager that may alter current policies and relationships with other departments and agencies and services to the public. Appears before City Council on matters related to the department. Prepares operational and special reports which may be required by the Mayor, City Council or City Manager. Reviews the proposed budget with the budget officer and appropriate Assistant City Manager prior to submission to the City Manager. Performs related duties as required.


Qualifications

REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor's degree in a related area and 5 years of managerial experience in 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 and professional registration as CVE (Certified Venue Executive) or CVP (Certified Venue Professional).


Other Information

URGENT!!! CRITICAL RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

May be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result within 7 days of hire as the most recent test result. Having a positive result at any point for any current or potential employee will have no impact on employment status nor employment offer.

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The evaluation of applications is based only on the information submitted by the application deadline. Therefore, in order to have your application properly considered, you should include all relevant dates, i.e., attendance at educational institutions, date degree(s) conferred, etc. Further, you should provide detailed description of relevant work experience/dates, including months/years of employment. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the selection process. Resumes may be filed to determine eligibility, but an official City application must be completed prior to appointment.

For positions requiring college education as part of the minimum requirement and/or an equivalency, the minimum education requirement is high school graduation. The requirement of "high school graduation" also includes the state-issued GED certificate.

For positions that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.

Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of "an accredited" degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U. S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

If claiming military veterans preference points, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other qualifying documents prior to the application deadline.

Applications submitted in person or by USPS mail must be received by the published Application Deadline, 5:00P.M., C.T. Applications submitted by FAX or online must be received by the published Application Deadline, midnight, C.T.

All positions require successful completion of a pre-employment criminal history/background check. Non-residents, if appointed, must establish residency within the city limits of Kansas City, MO within nine months.

The City of KCMO is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. EOE.

POLICY OF NON DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY
The City of KCMO does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the Human Resources Department, Recruitment & Selections Division at (816) 513-1945.

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