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FAIRGROUNDS DIRECTOR - Directs and coordinates the operations of the County Fairgrounds. Implements policies adopted by the Board of County Commissioners including the development of the Fairgrounds into a year-round community asset.
Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources
Bachelor’s degree is required. Degrees in business, public administration, communications, or planning are best suited to the position. Requires a minimum of five years of progressive management experience including events, fairs, festivals, or entertainment industries. Requires experience in staff supervision and budgeting. Experience working with boards and advisory committee required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Representative Examples of Work
Develops and implements plans related to activities and facilities at the County Fairgrounds based on polices adopted by the Board of County Commissioners as a result of broad-based citizen participation processes. Develops and implements plans related to the annual Western Montana Fair event based on polices adopted by the Board of County Commissioners as a result of broad-based citizen participation processes. Directs and promotes the year-round use of the County Fairgrounds. Directs the activities of all department personnel, including hiring, training, motivating, disciplining, scheduling and evaluating. Directs and coordinates the preparation and operations of the annual Western Montana Fair event, including but not limited to: identifies, negotiates, and coordinates entertainment including night shows, rodeo, etc.; supervises solicitation of sponsorships, donations, and other marketing functions; supervises vendors, judges, exhibitors, entertainment, and donations ; recruits, works with, and manages superintendents, volunteers, and community organizations; negotiates contracts and determines fees for fair operation; receives and resolves complaints; oversees ticket sales, record-keeping and prize payment systems; supervises preparation of fair exhibitor handbook, supervises the compliance of fair operations legal, insurance, environmental and security regulations, receives user and public requests for ground or building use during the Fair. Establishes and maintains a fundraising plan for the Fairgrounds. Prepares requests for special funding. Writes grant applications and special project requests. Prepares and manages department budgets and finances. Recommends plans for capital improvements. Performs a variety of public information activities, and prepares media releases, Acts as the liaison and advocate to user groups, community groups, government agencies, and the general public related to the Fairgrounds. Provides project management for capital and event planning. Fosters significant citizen participation processes for these projects. Provides Advisory Committee development and management. Recommends size, type, structure and function of committee(s), including governance documents, to County Commissioners. Assists the County Commissioners with recruitment and retention of advisory committee members. Provides staff support to the advisory committee(s) including preparation of agendas, minutes, and attendance at committee meetings.
Most of the work is performed in an office setting with the exception of fairground condition inspections. There is some travel to state and national conventions and seminars. Requires time spent off site in the business community.
Additional Required Information
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Submit Missoula County online application by 5:00 p.m. Monday, 6/24/2013. These additional documents must be attached to your online application which may require scanning: Cover Letter and Resume. Missoula County Human Resources Department is located at 199 W Pine, Missoula, MT 59802. Mailing address 200 W Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. For questions about online application process call 406-258-4462 or 406-258-4874 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Applicants may submit a written request for any accommodation needed to participate in the application and selection process. Missoula County will consider any reasonable accommodation. The Missoula County EEOP is on file in the Human Resources Office.
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