The Facility Operations Manager assists the Director of Facility Operations in providing leadership and direction for the operations and back-of-house teams in College Park Center and Texas Hall, ensuring safety and quality of venue setups by coordinating, overseeing and participating in facility changeovers. This position is responsible for participating with other managers in identifying, specifying, planning and supervising venue setups and conversions, maintenance projects and general housekeeping for events and venue operations. This role is responsible for hiring, training, scheduling and reviewing timecards for part-time building operations crew. In cooperation with the Director of Facility Operations, assists in the planning of building conversions, maintenance and repair schedules, work order entry and tracking, as well contracted housekeeping services.
Provide leadership, mentorship, training and direction for the operations and building conversion team.
Oversee and participates in venue changeovers, ensuring quality controls for setups, safety procedures are followed and setups adhere to life safety and fire codes.
Assists the Director of Facility Operations in forecasting and tracking of building operations, custodial and building maintenance expenses.
Develops and conducts safety and training programs for building operations crew, including proper techniques for setting up and using building equipment.
Assists Director of Facility Operations as a secondary venue liaison with the WNBA Director of Security for crowd management planning and implementation of WNBA security policies.
Anticipates problems and appropriate solutions; investigates, analyzes and resolves operational problems and complaints.
Attends appropriate event planning and departmental meetings, and assists other departmental team members, as needed.
Serves as Manager on Duty for events on a rotational basis.
High school diploma and three (3) years of experience in facility operations within an arena, convention center or performing arts center venue. A strong working knowledge of the principles of administration as they relate to public assembly venues, services and hospitality in arenas, performing arts centers or entertainment venues. Familiar with local and national fire codes, life safety guidelines, OSHA regulations and ADA regulations, as they relate to events and crowd management. Ability to prioritize tasks and projects.
Bachelor's degree and five (5) or more years of progressive experience within the hospitality/public assembly venue industry, with three (3) years in a supervisory capacity or equivalent experience. Experience with NCAA Division I Athletics events; IAVM Venue Management School graduate; and industry related training, such as IAVM's Academy of Venue Safety and Security.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Internal Number: 9778
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