Manage all elements associated with speedway event operations to include RV camping, hospitality catering, concessions, ADA transportation, and facility rental events.
•Oversees the hiring process for all event related individual and group team members to fulfill the operational needs of concessions, hospitality catering, RV and tent camping, and ADA transportation •Leads the development of training programs to ensure that staff are properly trained •Manages the ordering of all products essential for the event to include food, beverage (alcohol and non-alcoholic), tents, tables, chairs, podiums, linen, flowers, signage, radios, motorized vehicles and all other required items •Leads the camping committee to ensure informed programming changes are made based on customer feedback obtained though post event surveys to enhance the event experience •Develops and executes operational plans for food and beverage, RV camping, ADA transportation •Conducts pre-event meetings with service providers to ensure that all stakeholders are briefed on operational plans and expectations •Actively participates in the global planning for Firefly Music Festival, keeping internal working groups informed of program changes •Oversees the product distribution operation for Firefly Music Festival, including the hiring, training, and scheduling of staff to ensure appropriate coverage during peak festival times •Manages the facility calendar •Responds to facility rental inquiries and negotiate event space rentals based on facility availability •Develops operational plans for all facility rentals keeping internal departments informed of the clients activities and use of the property •Manages budget preparation for RV Camping and ADA transportation •Conducts research and makes recommendations for capital purchases based on facility needs •Maintains up-to-date knowledge of industry trends •Directly supervises and evaluates department staff, including completion and timely submission of annual employee performance evaluations •Hires, coaches, and counsels subordinate employees •Conducts training with subordinates, both formally and informally. •Issues discipline and terminates employees as appropriate •Rewards and recognizes superior performers •Oversees and ensures that employees work safely and follow all safety rules
•Performs other duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS/EDUCATION: • Bachelor’s degree in Event Management, Sports Management or related field required • Minimum of 5 years of related experience, ideally in the sports and entertainment industry • Must be able to effectively, plan, set priorities, and manage several projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office applications • Must possess superior project management skills • Must possess superior customer service and leadership skills • Must possess superior written and oral communication skills • Must be able to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations • Must present an overall professional appearance • Must be able to work flexible hours including events on nights and weekends • Must be able to successfully pass a background check
About Dover International Speedway
How did 800 acres in Kent County, Delaware, become a go-to destination for national and international motorsports and music fans? Combine a high-banked, one-mile concrete oval, six NASCAR races, the East Coast’s leading music festival, a neighboring hotel and casino, as well as easy access for millions of people, and you have a formula for one of the most attractive sports and entertainment destinations in the mid-Atlantic region.
Built by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), Dover International Speedway has been hosting NASCAR events since the green flag dropped on the “Mason-Dixon 300” on July 6, 1969. Since that time, not only has the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series remained, but others have followed, looking to conquer the track known throughout motorsports as “The Monster Mile.” In 2019, Dover International Speedway celebrates its 50th Anniversary!
The excitement continues outside the track, as Dover International Speedway shares the property with full-service Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, giving race fans the complete vacation destination. Behind the frontstretch stands the 46-foot-tall Monster Monument at Victory Plaza presented by Smithfield, a fiberglass structure tha...t attracts visitors to the track year-round. The structure is within Victory Plaza, which also hosts free, pre-race concerts for fans, which in recent years have included acts such as Jerrod Niemann, Cassadee Pope, Colt Ford, the X Ambassadors, Jimmie Allen, Jana Kramer, Easton Corbin, The Struts and Bret Michaels. More musical acts visit The Woodlands at Dover International Speedway with the Firefly Music Festival, presented by AEG Presents.
From music to motorsports, it’s all here at Dover International Speedway.