Job Description for Fair Park Director

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Fair Park Director
Full-time/Part-time:
Full Time
Wage and Salary:
$81,114 - $104,270
Application review will begin:
January 19, 2024
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
An experienced professional with a flair for event management and community engagement. A confident leader who values collaboration, creativity, and strategic thinking. Someone with a proven track record in managing successful projects and teams.

WHAT YOU WILL DO
Join our dynamic, hardworking team as the leader appointed by the County Administrator! Lead the charge of 24/7 operations, spearhead Strategic Planning and Implementation to align both the department and our organization. Dive into the year-round planning and overseeing events, skillfully managing Promotions, Facilities, and ensuring financial success of the Jefferson Fair Park. We are on the lookout for a Fair Park Director who is not just a manager, but a community champion.

 

SOME ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Strategic Planning & Implementation: Develop and execute strategic plans for the fair park, aligning with Jefferson County's broader strategic objectives. Address community concerns and incorporate feedback into park operations and event planning.
  • Event Management and Promotion: Oversee the planning, coordination, and execution of events, including the county fair, ensuring high standards of quality and safety. Promote events to maximize community engagement and participation.
  • Facility Management: Ensure the maintenance and improvement of fair park facilities. Implement 'corrections' and upgrades based on community feedback and strategic objectives.
  • Financial Management: Prepares, recommends, and administers an annual budget for the Fair Park including personnel, operations, and maintenance, ensuring the Fair and Fair Park are, to the greatest extent possible, self-sustaining.
Qualifications:

Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Recreation Facilities Management, or related field plus six years experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with facility or trade shows including budgeting, facilities and grounds, maintenance.

Preferred Requirements: A master’s *(*Degree in Business Administration, Recreation Facilities Management, or related field plus six years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certificates: Certified Fair Executive, Institute of Fair Management enrollee, or graduate.