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Positions available at Agricenter International

Agricenter International is a 501c3 located in Memphis, TN. We are looking to fill the following three positions. We are very excited about our growth. If you want to be a part of an exciting non-profit, please apply for one of the following openings:

SHOWPLACE ARENA ASSISTANT MANAGER

This position is responsible for preparing the different venues we have as a part of our equine business for our customers. A knowledge of the equine industry, an understanding of facility management, the ability to work a flexible schedule, knowledge of operating large equipment, and the ability to pass a drug screening and background check are important skills and qualifications for a successful applicant.

Please contact Jamie White at jwhite@agricenter.org if you are interested in this position.

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

This position will be responsible for working with our Operations team and will need to have the following qualifications: HVAC certification, a valid driver’s license, an understanding of general facility maintenance, equipment and vehicle maintenance, ability to perform minor electrical work, and the ability to pass a drug screening and background check.

Please contact Mark Moore at mmoore@agricenter.org if you are interested in this position.

WEEKEND MAINTENANCE POSITION

This position is scheduled to work the weekend, focused on Saturdays and Sundays. We operate multiple venues that are open 7 days a week and are looking for applicants who have experience in facilities maintenance and a willingness to work on the weekend. A successful candidate who is looking to pick up extra hours during a weekend shift will be successful if he/she has the following qualifications: ability to work a flexible schedule, ability to perform general janitorial services, proficiency with commercial housekeeping equipment, and the ability to pass a drug screening and a background check.

Please contact Frank Ware at fware@agricenter.org if you are interested in this position.

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Director of Facilities, Apex Center Wytheville, VA

POSITION: Director of Facilities

LOCATION: Wytheville, VA

SMG, the leader in privately managed public assembly facilities has an excellent and immediate opening for a Director of Facilities at the Apex Center in Wytheville, VA. We are seeking a unique Facility Director to join our team. Details of the position are as follows:

SUMMARY

Under indirect supervision of the General Manager, this position will manage the day to day operations of the Multipurpose Event Center to include main arenas, outdoor arenas, livestock stables and all surrounding areas. Position normally supervises an operations supervisor, semi-skilled/unskilled/seasonal staff and volunteers. The equestrian center operates on a seven day per week including weekends and holidays.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Acts as the key facility operational liaison for event promoters, clients and tenants assisting them with planning and organizing events; guides clients in preparation of events by interpreting and explaining contract provisions, policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for identifying new and expanding existing programming opportunities; plans and implements a marketing/promotional outreach strategy designed to promote equestrian services
  • Maintain a continuous program to pursue new business and optimize use of facility.
  • May prepare promotional materials/advertisements and promotions to promote facility use
  • Develop pricing strategy and budgets for event center components
  • Review/initiate vendor service agreements annually to support smooth running of the facility and protect the life of venue assets
  • Keeps clients informed as to status of deadline schedules, including but not limited to event plan submissions, set-up specifications, insurance requirements and other relevant details.
  • Monitors in-house events, maintaining close contact with clients and facility staff to ensure successful events. Follows-up on all client requests, concerns and problems.
  • Supervises/evaluates the work of staff, effectively recommends personnel actions related to the selection, performance review, scheduling and discipline; administers personnel and related policies and procedures in accordance with SMG HR policies
  • Establishes policies/procedures for equestrian/livestock operations; leads the development of long range plans and goals for facility, offers suggestions to Client directed at maximizing the efficiency/effectiveness of the operations; assists in developing/securing funding sources. Utilizes cost benefit analysis to evaluate programs and operations
  • Provides managerial oversight of the volunteer program; identifies community resources and serves as liaison with Client and local equestrian organizations.
  • Ensures that staff is trained in existing work methods, policies and procedures to ensure conformance with accepted standards. Oversees staff development.
  • Responsible for the development and management of the operating budget, the maintenance of accurate accounting records for revenues and billings.
  • Support and develop the County fair during its annual date at the facility and grow opportunities
  • Schedules and maintains the booking calendar
  • Interfaces with SMG National Equestrian Director and other SMG equestrian facilities to continue to enhance and support the network. Report monthly as to progress within the facility.
  • Attends appropriate planning, organization and other event and facility meetings in support of facility operations.
  • Works flexible and extended hours, including nights, weekends and holidays
  • All other duties as assigned.

SKILLS REQUIRED

Position requires ability to:

  • Knowledge of the principal/practices of event management related to an Multipurpose Venue
  • Preference for understanding of agricultural/livestock events
  • Develop a team that can support and grow events based on a standard of excellence based on SMG Policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate understanding of equestrian/livestock operations as it relates to the health/safety
  • Competitors, spectators, attendees and animals visiting the facility.
  • Effectively enforce policies, protect the animals on site. Be familiar with all local, state and federal regulations regarding stable operations and livestock events.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with clients, employees, exhibitors, patrons alike
  • Ensuring and following safety measures and regulations
  • Remain flexible and adjust to situations as they occur.
  • Follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively with others in both oral and written form.

Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business, marketing animal science or related and/or

  • 5 or more years related experience in the equine industry.
  • Knowledge in facility capabilities and event related services, including technical requirements of equestrian events, fairs, rodeos, sporting and other events.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required.
  • Excellent verbal, written, problem solving and interpersonal skills required.
  • High aptitude for figures.
    • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines. Work effectively under pressure and/or stringent schedules .
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to interact with all levels of staff and clients.
    • Must have professional attitude and appearance.
    • Excellent work history and attendance record. Possess and maintain a valid driver's license, must have and maintain excellent driving record.
    • Ability to work in both indoor and outdoor environments for extended periods of time based on events.

Note

The essential responsibilities of this position are described under the headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Also, this document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

To Apply

https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?...

This position offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Resumes must include salary requirements for consideration and may be sent to:

Ariel Popa
Apex Center
290 Ready Mix Road
Wytheville, VA 24382

Applicants that need reasonable accommodations to complete the application process may contact 610-729-1023.

SMG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, and protected Veterans to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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