Under general supervision of the Executive Director, manage event bookings for UT Arlington's College Park Center (CPC) and Texas Hall (TXH). Market and promote the venue to prospective clients, promoters, agents and users for sporting, concert, theatrical, corporate and other special events. Assist in coordination of all aspects of the booking process.
1.Identify, market to, and secure new and repeat event opportunities and programming (concert, family, sporting, theatrical, corporate, etc.), including building and maintaining promoter and agent relationships in both the arena and performing arts entertainment industry. Assess the marketplace for event potential, negotiate venue contracts and maintain communication with promoters and agents throughout the planning and event process. 2.Administrative oversight of booking calendars for College Park Center and Texas Hall. Works closely with internal and external users to ensure dates for major University events, UTA Athletics events and Dallas Wings events are held. Receives and responds to inquiries for scheduling events in both venues in a timely manner. Responsible for efficient handoff of event details from the contracting phase to venue directors and other SEF partners. 3.Conducts analytical assessments of potential events and event forecasts to further develop effective business practices of yield management. Prepare statistics and reports on venue use for upper management. 4.Serves as a member of the Special Event Facilities upper administrative team to develop short- and long-term departmental initiatives and strategies for marketing the venues to promoters/agents/users and booking events. 5.Represents College Park Center/Special Event Facilities to campus and off-campus entities/groups, Intercollegiate Athletics, promoters, talent purveyors and venue tenants, fostering strong relationships and building customer base. 6.Represents the University of Texas at Arlington, the Department of Special Event Facilities and the College Park Center through active involvement in industry associations and conferences. 7.Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Entertainment Management, Business Administration or related field. Three (3) years of experience in venue sales and booking national touring acts/content in an arena, theater or multi-purpose venue or the equivalent experience. Thorough knowledge and understanding of entertainment and event booking in both arena and performing arts venues, including current trends in the live entertainment and sports industry, event risk assessment, identifying market opportunities for events, industry terminology and contract negotiation. Ability to work in a dynamic team environment. Excellent organizational, planning, communication and inter-personal skills.
Five (5) or more years of experience in venue sales and booking entertainment/sporting events for a multi-purpose venue, with at least three of those years at a senior level position within a venue. Industry involvement with IEBA, Pollstar, or related organizations.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: If no high school diploma or GED, list highest grade completed; If some college or college degree, list school name, degree type, major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 6804
About University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington sets the standard for educational excellence in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing public research universities. With an enrollment of 38,000 on-campus students and an additional 15,000 online degree-seeking students, UTA is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through 10 colleges and schools and is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving a growing and diverse community.
UTA has developed a strategic plan, “Bold Solutions, Global Impact” (http://www.uta.edu/strategicplan). Taking advantage of our unique location at the center of the fastest growing urban region in the U.S. and adjacency to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, our vision is to be ‘The Model 21st Century Urban Research University’. To support this vision, our strategic plan focuses on four over-arching themes across the University: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impa...ct, Data Driven Discovery and Knowledge Management. The College of Engineering is playing a critical role in the advancement of each of these themes.
Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and the Military Times recently named UTA as the best 4-year College for veterans in the state of Texas. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks UT Arlington among the 20 fastest-growing public research universities in the United States over the last 10 years.
With a population of 7 million, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the fourth-largest urban area in the United States. It covers an area larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. The Metroplex is the economic and cultural hub of North Texas and has the 10th-largest gross metropolitan product in the world. Not only is it an exciting place to live and work, the Metroplex offers UT Arlington a host of unparalleled scholarly, research, and economic activity.
UTA has been a catalyst for redevelopment and revitalization in the central business district of Arlington, establishing a true college town environment in downtown Arlington. UTA’s 20-acre, mixed-use College Park District provides new special events and student living space, restaurants, and parking as part of its broad-based initiative to generate and support economic activity at the city’s urban center. In addition, the University is expanding its footprint in both Fort Worth and Dallas and has plans to increase its global presence building on active partnerships led by the College of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation in Central and South America, South East Asia and the Middle East.
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