Downtown Events and Facilities Coordinator

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Added 09-12-2022


Job Description


Performs professional work planning, implementing, and managing the operations of Veterans Park, Community Events, Growers’ Market, Special Programs and associated marketing campaigns, and related work as required.  Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Recreation Superintendent.   Full supervision is exercised over part-time personnel. The ability to work weekends and evenings are required for this position.


This posiition is open until filled with the first review of applicants to occur on August 12, 2022.


Essential Duties of the Position


The following duties are those considered most essential to the position.  This does not preclude the delegation of other duties considered as necessary by management to successfully complete an assignment or project. 

  • Oversee operations of Veterans Park including rentals, contracts, and reservations, internal and external events/programs.

  • Plans, develops, implements, and supervises special events and recreational programs. 

  • Performs safety checks on facilities and equipment before setting up for various programs; restores facilities and equipment after programs are completed, as needed. 

  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively and courteously with the public and staff. 

  • Develops and monitors event annual budget; tracks expenses and revenues generated by the events & facility; tracks daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly attendance figures; and develops pricing strategies for new programs, events and facility use. 

  • Supervises part-time staff; participates in recruitment and selection process; recommends appropriate candidates for hire; recommends disciplinary and termination actions. 

  • Manages department policies and procedures for town event manual, vendor contracts, and alcohol policy agreements.  

  • Assist marketing and securing sponsorships and grants for events, programs and facility enhancements.

  • Analyzes recreation program trends and modifies existing programs/events based on community needs and desires.

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationship with the community and the media. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned. 



Minimum Required Education and Experience


General knowledge of the equipment and techniques necessary to successfully conduct special events, recreation programs and facility operations; general knowledge of the methods involved in organizing, conducting, promoting and supervising special events & recreational activities; ability to manage community & rental facilities; knowledge of computer software appropriate to programs; general knowledge of first aid methods and necessary safety precautions to be used in recreation work; ability to express ideas clearly both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with participants, associates and the general public. 

Bachelor's degree with coursework in recreation, physical education, or related field with 2 to 3 years’ experience in organizing special events, recreation programs, or facility operations or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Possession of first aid, CPR and AED certifications.  Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina. A Certified Parks and Recreation Professional is preferred for this position. 


Supplemental Information


This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 30 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing and repetitive motions, frequently reaching with hands and arms and occasionally requires standing and walking; work requires close vision, depth perception and color perception; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data and operating machines; work frequently requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires exposure to moderate to extreme cold and heat environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office with computer printers, light traffic).


Specific details

Job Type Employee
Job Status Full time
Compensation Type Per year
Compensation $49,429.04 - $64,010.61