Job Alert: The Upshur County CVB is hiring an Event Center Manager

The Event Center at Brushy Fork is seeking a new full-time manager!

The manager promotes and books events while managing the operation and growth of the Event Center. That includes promoting the venue, partnering with local resources, maintaining proper staffing for all events, communicating with clients, preparing contracts, maintaining paperwork, providing financial reports, and managing staff.

This position is the direct liaison and partner with the State of West Virginia, West Virginia Army National Guard, and the City of Buckhannon. The job reports to the Executive Director of the Upshur County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

Interested? Read the full job posting below. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to EventCenter@VisitBuckhannon.org by July 15.

Position Title: Event Center Manager

Reports to CVB Executive Director.

Job Summary: Under limited supervision, the Event Center Manager is responsible for overall coordination of the Event Center at Brushy Fork, including: promote the venue, partner with local resources, maintain proper staffing for all events, communicate with clients, prepare contracts, maintain paperwork, provide financial reports, and manage staff. This position is the direct liaison and partner with the State of West Virginia, West Virginia Army National Guard, and the City of Buckhannon.

This position will aggressively promote and book events, while managing all aspects of the operation and growth of the Event Center.

Typical Duties:

  • Network with area partners and vendors to create and develop new revenue generating events.
  • Successfully book and manage events.
  • Responsive to all clients and vendors in a timely manner. Provide estimated pricing and secure signed contracts.
  • Offer facility tours to current and potential clients. Maintain a community presence and voice through community groups, social media, and local government.
  • Oversee and assist staff to prepare the venue and rooms for event.
  • Maintain an Events Calendar and have continuous contact with clients before, during and after each event to assure arrangements are satisfactory.
  • Ensure all contracts are signed and adhered to by all parties. Ensure payments are received in a timely manner.
  • Conduct administrative tasks such as invoicing and reporting.
  • Oversee the maintenance and care of venue equipment and inventory on a regular basis.
  • Ensure all services are completed in a cost-effective, timely and professional manner.
  • Manage staff. Ensure all events are adequately staffed, oversee scheduling, training and delegate responsibilities.
  • Work to cultivate a strong, viable relationship with all facility partners including the City of Buckhannon, Upshur County Commission, West Virginia Army National Guard and the State of West Virginia.
  • Work irregular schedule / hours.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of computers, Microsoft Office, data – entry and maintain accurate records, as well as possess presentation skills.
  • Ability to organize and supervise all sizes of groups and diverse types of events, enforce policies and procedures, make mature judgments, and work irregular hours.

Compensation for this position will be negotiated with the applicant and will be based on qualifications and experience. The Upshur County CVB is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to EventCenter@VisitBuckhannon.org by July 15th.

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