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Civic Center / Cultural Affairs Director - G134

Columbus Consolidated Government

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Columbus Consolidated Government is seeking a Civic Center / Cultural Affairs Director who is responsible for the following:

Manages the daily operations of the Civic Center, Ice Rink Facility and The Historic Liberty Theater. Key duties include promoting and developing the use of the Civic Center for sporting events, concerts, conventions, and local and civic events to promoters, agents, and local businesses and organizations by developing, writing, and updating the building policy and procedure manual. Supervises the booking and scheduling of events, rental rates, and contract settlements. Approves marketing and advertising packages and works with building tenants and major clients such as hockey, arena football leagues, theatrical events, food and beverage vendors, and event ticketing agencies in negotiating contracts and leasing requirements. Additional duties include interviewing, hiring, training, assigning, supervising, evaluating and discipling personnel; providing policy-level direction for the box office, food and beverage service, and facility operations and maintenance; preparing monthly and quarterly income, inventory, and facility inventory reports. Financial management duties include developing and administering the annual revenue and operating budget; recommending new revenue sources, monitoring approved budget, authorizing expenditures and assisting with audits when requested. Ability to analyze and investigate complaints and concerns from the City Manager, Mayor, public officials, and the general public and recommend appropriate action for problem resolution. Must be committed to continuous quality improvement by preparing short and long-range strategic plans and performance standards including financial analysis, capital needs and project review. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of community exhibition, public entertainment, and facility organization, management, and promotion. Knowledge of the principles and practices of budgetary development and management. Knowledge of industry practices and requirements in organizing, promoting, and producing a wide variety of events including sports, trade shows, concerts, state productions, exhibitions, and conventions. Knowledge of financial management practices in the exhibition/public entertainment facility field consistent with federal and state laws and municipal policy. Knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments in the field of exhibition/public entertainment facilities management and promotion. Knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization, and administration. Skill in negotiating contracts and rental agreements. Skill in problem solving and decision making. Skill in management and supervision. Skill in operating standard office equipment. Skill in oral and written communication and community outreach techniques.

Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting or related field is required. Master's Degree preferred.  Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and complex functions of the agency's subunits in the department in order to direct and coordinate work within the department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.

The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, crouching, or walking.  The employee occasionally lifts light objects and must be able to distinguish between shades of color. The work is typically performed in an office setting.

The Columbus Consolidated Government offers an exceptional compensation and benefits packet. The salary for this position starts at $100,733.21 annually.


Benefits include the following:


Low-cost Medical Insurance 

Prescription Drug Plan

Flexible Spending Account

Retirement Plan                                                                                     
Dental and Vision                                                         
Supplemental Life Insurance

Deferred Compensation Plan

Health and Wellness Center                                     
Long Term Disability                                                
Annual Leave

Sick Leave                                                                 
Direct Deposit & Credit Union                                  

12 Paid Holidays

Employee Assistance Program

Free and Discounted Services


Questions and inquiries may be directed to:

Reather Hollowell

Director of Human Resources
Columbus Consolidated Government
P. O. Box 1340
Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
Telephone: 706-225-3631


An Equal Opportunity Employer

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