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POSITION SUMMARY

Oversee all aspects of the outdoor amphitheater in Nelson Park, including sales, sponsorships, marketing, operations, securing and coordinating talent, hiring, training, supervising, ticketing, pricing, budgeting, and customer service.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Manage the overall operations of the amphitheater • Secure sponsorships, sell party patios and coordinate sales efforts to maximize revenue opportunities • Work with the marketing department to develop an annual promotions/marketing plan for the season, including social media, tv, radio, newspaper, etc. • Research and secure talent (i.e., concerts, comedians, small theater productions, movies, etc.) contracts, coordinate riders, set ticket prices, handle payment for talent, evaluate show quality/performance • Coordinate all aspects of ‘day of show’ (riders, sound, lights, green room, hospitality, staffing), handles the day-to-day operations of the facility, performs opening and closing procedures, is responsible for cash handling and ordering/purchasing supplies and equipment. • Hire, train and supervise staff (i.e. concessions, ushers, security, ticket booth, stage hands) • Maintain the highest level of customer service standards by promoting positive guest experiences by all involved (talent, technical aspects, staff, cleanliness of facility). • Plan and implement special events (i.e., movie nights, jazz festival, food truck events, etc.) and coordinate other park district uses of amphitheater. • Create an annual budget to work towards a break-even or profitable facility by forecasting, scheduling and adjusting labor as necessary. Establishes processes and benchmarks to measure revenue performance and profitability of each event. • Identifies and captures opportunities to grow business and provides proposals and pricing input • Oversees the ticketing process and procedures. • Research and offer proposed rental pricing for local acts and area promoters/talent agents and secure and oversee these rentals/bookings • Other duties as assigned

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Conducts Market research for area demographics • Assists in the development and implementation of the department’s comprehensive plan • Maintains required departmental records of event participation statistics • Network and attend conferences as needed and approved • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, managers, general public or members.
• Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees or organizations.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS/JOB EXPECTATIONS

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year college or university. Minimum three years of experience overseeing an outdoor or indoor show-type facility, special events or entertainment OR any equivalent combination of education, experience and training. Sales and sponsorship experience required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. • Basic computer skills including: Word, Excel, Windows applications, and Publisher

HOURS • Monday through Sunday, 40 hours a week, some weeks expected to work over 40 hours • Evening, weekend and holiday scheduling required

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

Sitting – occasionally        Walking – frequently      Strength – medium (50 lbs.)
Climbing – occasionally       Balancing –  occasionally     Stooping –    occasionally
Kneeling –   occasionally     Crouching –  occasionally     Crawling – seldom
Reaching – frequently     Handling – frequently     Finger Movement –  frequently
Feeling -   occasionally        Standing - frequently       

• General work area is indoors and outdoors with occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions • Exposure to noise distractions from employees or equipment operation in adjacent work areas • Occasional exposure to cleaning materials (e.g., bleach) • Exposure to chronic infectious disease while performing routine first aid or emergency procedures

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Decatur Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

More Information

 Decatur Park District

 Contact

Kristi Orrick
217-422-5911
korrick@decparks.com

 Closing Date

September 13, 2018

 $37,000-$48,000 DOQ

Job Summary: The Program/Facilities Manager is responsible for the operation, organization, and evaluation of facilities and programs within the Park District of Franklin Park including, but not limited to Community Center, Pool on Pacific, Mannheim Aquatics, Athletic Programming – Micro Sports, Youth Athletics, Adult Leagues, Adult Athletics, Adult Fitness and Affiliates, Senior Programming and Sport Affiliates.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required in Recreation, Park, or Leisure Service Administration or related field. Minimum of three years full-time experience in a public recreation services agency required. Related experience and basic understanding in Facility Management, Aquatics and related programs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

A. General Administration • Preparation and implementation of specific facility and program budgets within adopted guidelines. • Research, analysis, review, recommendation, and interpretation of facility and program fees and appropriate policies. • Monitor and review appropriate financial reports. • Develop and implement goals and objectives program for assigned areas of responsibility. • Purchase and maintain inventory of supplies and merchandise as required and within adopted guidelines. • Act as liaison with related community organizations including, Thunder Soccer and Vipers Baseball and Softball. • Attend professional educational training and remain informed on current trends and issues in related responsibilities. • Service on various Park District and Department committees. • Preparation and presentation of written and verbal reports as assigned. • Serve as certified trainer for the Park District lifeguard staff.

B. Personnel Management • Supervision, recruitment, selection, hiring, training, evaluation and dismissal according to adopted policies of the following: Center Staff, Pool on Pacific Managers, Pool on Pacific Seasonal Staff and Athletic Program Staff. • Organize or Conduct appropriate safety training for staff. • Conduct appropriate customer service training for staff. • Establish personnel quality control systems for ensuring customer satisfaction. • Maintain accurate payroll and personnel records.

C. Planning • Evaluate customer and community interests and assess needs; make recommendations on future facilities and programs. • Plan and implement certain capital repairs and improvements for facilities according to adopted guidelines. • Submit appropriate facility and program reports as requested or as need requires. • Review and recommend independent contractor agreements for various areas of operation. • Develop and implement written cooperative agreements with related community user groups.

D. Program Management • Research, plan, develop, implement, and evaluate fitness, and aquatic programs as proposed and approved. • Prepare appropriate budget, marketing, and staffing schedules. • Develop new and innovative programs where need exists. • Review and modify existing programs to meet current and future community needs.

E. Facility Management • Provide quality operation of the following facilities: Community Center and • Pool on Pacific. • Develop and maintain quality preventive maintenance programs for all assigned facilities. • Develop and implement marketing plans for assigned facilities. • Maintain effective and efficient scheduling program for assigned facilities.

F. Public Relations • Develop and maintain effective internal and external public relations with staff, customer, press (as needed), vendors, other agencies and the community. • Maintain daily written and verbal communication with customers, staff, agencies, organizations and individuals. • Encourage and maintain inter-departmental communications within the Park District through meetings and written correspondence. • Develop and maintain high standards of quality for customer service.

G. Marketing • Develop and implement effective marketing plans for facilities and programs. • Evaluate and revise marketing plans on a regular basis. • Develop appropriate user surveys for marketing purposes. • Prepare accurate and appropriate program and facility information for seasonal brochures and other public information.

H. Safety, Health, and Loss Control • Support, Promote, and make recommendations regarding all safety, health, and loss control policies as adopted by the park district. • Be familiar with the Employee Safety Manual. • Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks. • Responsible for providing all injury, illness and health information required by the Park District of Franklin Park. • Maintain Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) to ensure all are in working condition at each location.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to mlaskowski@fpparks.org

More Information

 Park District of Franklin Park

 Contact

Maria Laskowski
8474518130
mlaskowski@fpparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $37,000-$48,000 DOQ

Job Summary: The Program/Facilities Manager is responsible for the operation, organization, and evaluation of facilities and programs within the Park District of Franklin Park including, but not limited to Community Center, Pool on Pacific, Mannheim Aquatics, Athletic Programming – Micro Sports, Youth Athletics, Adult Leagues, Adult Athletics, Adult Fitness and Affiliates, Senior Programming and Sport Affiliates.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required in Recreation, Park, or Leisure Service Administration or related field. Minimum of three years full-time experience in a public recreation services agency required. Related experience and basic understanding in Facility Management, Aquatics and related programs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

A. General Administration • Preparation and implementation of specific facility and program budgets within adopted guidelines. • Research, analysis, review, recommendation, and interpretation of facility and program fees and appropriate policies. • Monitor and review appropriate financial reports. • Develop and implement goals and objectives program for assigned areas of responsibility. • Purchase and maintain inventory of supplies and merchandise as required and within adopted guidelines. • Act as liaison with related community organizations including, Thunder Soccer and Vipers Baseball and Softball. • Attend professional educational training and remain informed on current trends and issues in related responsibilities. • Service on various Park District and Department committees. • Preparation and presentation of written and verbal reports as assigned. • Serve as certified trainer for the Park District lifeguard staff.

B. Personnel Management • Supervision, recruitment, selection, hiring, training, evaluation and dismissal according to adopted policies of the following: Center Staff, Pool on Pacific Managers, Pool on Pacific Seasonal Staff and Athletic Program Staff. • Organize or Conduct appropriate safety training for staff. • Conduct appropriate customer service training for staff. • Establish personnel quality control systems for ensuring customer satisfaction. • Maintain accurate payroll and personnel records.

C. Planning • Evaluate customer and community interests and assess needs; make recommendations on future facilities and programs. • Plan and implement certain capital repairs and improvements for facilities according to adopted guidelines. • Submit appropriate facility and program reports as requested or as need requires. • Review and recommend independent contractor agreements for various areas of operation. • Develop and implement written cooperative agreements with related community user groups.

D. Program Management • Research, plan, develop, implement, and evaluate fitness, and aquatic programs as proposed and approved. • Prepare appropriate budget, marketing, and staffing schedules. • Develop new and innovative programs where need exists. • Review and modify existing programs to meet current and future community needs.

E. Facility Management • Provide quality operation of the following facilities: Community Center and • Pool on Pacific. • Develop and maintain quality preventive maintenance programs for all assigned facilities. • Develop and implement marketing plans for assigned facilities. • Maintain effective and efficient scheduling program for assigned facilities.

F. Public Relations • Develop and maintain effective internal and external public relations with staff, customer, press (as needed), vendors, other agencies and the community. • Maintain daily written and verbal communication with customers, staff, agencies, organizations and individuals. • Encourage and maintain inter-departmental communications within the Park District through meetings and written correspondence. • Develop and maintain high standards of quality for customer service.

G. Marketing • Develop and implement effective marketing plans for facilities and programs. • Evaluate and revise marketing plans on a regular basis. • Develop appropriate user surveys for marketing purposes. • Prepare accurate and appropriate program and facility information for seasonal brochures and other public information.

H. Safety, Health, and Loss Control • Support, Promote, and make recommendations regarding all safety, health, and loss control policies as adopted by the park district. • Be familiar with the Employee Safety Manual. • Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks. • Responsible for providing all injury, illness and health information required by the Park District of Franklin Park. • Maintain Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) to ensure all are in working condition at each location.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to mlaskowski@fpparks.org

More Information

 Park District of Franklin Park

 Contact

Maria Laskowski
8474518130
mlaskowski@fpparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $22.00-$27.00/hr., plus teaching opportunities

The Winnetka Park District is seeking an energetic and engaging Skating Director. Under direction of the Ice Arena Facility Manager, this position is expected to manage and grow the ice-skating program of the Park District. This position is responsible for managing the skating staff, engaging the participants, planning and directing the annual ice show and driving revenue for the group lesson program. The Skating Director will have day-to-day interactions with management staff of the Ice Arena and collaborate with the Marketing Department to promote programming.

Qualifications: An Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management or a related field is preferred. Membership in U.S. Figure Skating and/or ISI and PSA. A commitment to continued skill development is mandatory. Must have the ability to establish positive relationships with staff and patrons. A pre-placement physical and criminal background check are required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to): • Acts as the representative for the coaching staff to the administrative staff of the facility • Handles the hiring, training, scheduling, supervision and evaluation of the coaching staff and makes recommendations to facility management • Works with facility management to develop performance standards and code of conduct for coaching staff • Holds regular staff meetings and training sessions as needed • Organizes Winnetka Figure Skating ice shows/exhibitions, clinics/ workshops, holiday camps and special events • Coordinates all aspects of the Annual Ice Show, including; registration, music selection and editing, costumes, scheduling of rehearsals, staffing, program book and execution of the show • Facilitates Winnetka Figure Skating Club growth and the synchronized skating program • Supervises Basic Skills Testing and monitors other relevant data

This is a part-time non-exempt position. Salary Range is $22.00-$27.00/hr. based on qualifications and experience. The Skating Director has the opportunity to teach group lessons plus other teaching opportunities. This position is IMRF qualified and is expected to work 30-35 hours per week approximately between August 15th and June 1st. Hours between June 1st and August 15th are limited.

The Winnetka Park District serves over 14,500 residents and operates the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center, Winnetka Golf Club and driving range, Skokie Playfield Complex, Winnetka Ice Arena, Winnetka Platform Tennis, the Green Bay Trail, a boat launch, three swimming beaches and a dog beach, and numerous park sites. Recreation programs include athletics, outdoor nature programs, one-day workshops, day camps, birthday party service and special events.

To Apply: http://www.winpark.org/about-us/jobs/

More Information

 Winnetka Park District

 Contact

Paul Schwartz
8475012062
pschwartz@winpark.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $60,000 - $70,000

The General Manager is the chief operating officer of the property. The General Manager manages all aspects of the operation and coordinates/administers the property’s policies and procedures as defined by ownership and/or Billy Casper Golf. Major responsibilities include (but are not limited to) implementing and monitoring the budget, hiring, training and supervising all key staff members, monitoring the quality of the property’s products and services, ensuring maximum member and guest satisfaction and securing the property’s assets, including facilities and equipment.

• Develops, maintains and administers a sound business and organizational plan for the property which includes an operating budget and marketing plans • Oversee and manage a food and beverage operation • Hires, develops and supervises all key management employees of the property • Continue to cultivate the ACE culture through training and on the job coaching • Consistently assures that the property is operated in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal laws • Oversees the care and maintenance of the property’s physical assets and facilities • Assists in the creation and coordination of the property’s marketing strategy in conjunction with the designated Billy Casper Golf Regional Director of Marketing and Regional Manager • Works with the appropriate department managers to create and conduct player development programs to attract golfers to the facility • Ensures the highest standards for food, beverage, sports, recreation activities and other property services • Analyzes financial statements (income and expenses) relative to budgeted goals and takes corrective measures as necessary • Works with department heads (Food & Beverage and Golf Professional) to schedule, supervise and direct the work of all property employees • Participates in outside activities that are judged appropriate by the Regional Manager to enhance the presence of the property in the local community • Actively work to grow event and outing revenue at the facility through outside sales and retention

Requirements • Demonstrated ability to run a professional, efficient, high quality, service-oriented operation • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills • Must be highly organized, efficient and detail oriented • Must have excellent interpersonal skills • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint • Must have supervisory, coaching and staff development experience • Must have a strong business aptitude and passion for the Club business • Must have 3-5 years related experience in golf operations/club management • PGA member preferred, but not required

More Information

 Centennial Park

 Contact

Katherine Sweeney
7039403519
ksweeney@billycaspergolf.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled