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VenuWorks of Cedar Rapids proudly manages the Alliant Energy PowerHouse, McGrath Amphitheatre, Paramount Theatre and ImOn Ice. Our mission is to “maximize the presentation of successful events for the cultural, recreational, educational and economic benefit of Cedar Rapids.” Our commitment is built on our knowledge and experience in working with all aspects of facility management and our tenacious approach to make every venue successful.

In short, we are dedicated to delivering FUN at all our facilities and making memorable experiences for our guests. Our lean team is filled with self-starters with a keen eye for the details - because successful events are all about the details! Each team member plays a vital role in the successful execution of the large-scale events we produce - from operations to marketing to finance. For us, finding the right "fit" for an open position is just important as the skill set. We value a team-player attitude with a true "work hard, play hard" mentality.

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Director of Events & Operations

VenuWorks of Cedar Rapids is seeking immediately a full time professional for the position of Director of Events.
This salaried management position will oversee all event planning and production for four City venues including the Alliant Energy PowerHouse, the Paramount Theatre, the ImOn Ice Arena, and the McGrath Amphitheatre. VenuWorks operates in a dynamic environment hosting premier national entertainment in these venues, and this position will be required to work flexible daytime hours in addition to assigned events taking place in the evenings and on weekends.
This position will direct and manage a department of four full time staff plus a large pool of part-time employees in the successful planning and execution of large scale concerts, sporting events and performing arts events. Experience in commercial event planning and a working knowledge of rigging, stage builds, fly systems, forklift operation, and setting up furniture and equipment in accordance with prevailing OSHA and fire codes is required. Responsibilities also include supervision of professionals performing general maintenance, housekeeping and front of house customer service and event staffing. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the interpersonal skills and organization to lead a large team working together to accomplish goals on deadlines.
Benefits, 401K retirement plan and insurance offered. Salary will be based upon work experience and education. Qualifications: Bachelor degree from a four-year college or university and at least two years related experience in event planning, building conversion and directing staff.
Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, references and salary history to:

Sean Meloy, Human Resources
Alliant Energy PowerHouse
370 First Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
s.meloy@creventslive.com

More information about the position can be found below. Resumes will be accepted up to September 9, 2022 or until the position is filled. VenuWorks is a private management company specializing in management of public assembly facilities. VenuWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

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