Employment Opportunities

Budweiser Gardens is managed by Spectra Venue Management, a subsidiary of Comcast Spectacor, and is a leader in sports/entertainment and facility management. Spectra Venue Management is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience and desire to contribute to the continued success of our organization.

Comcast-Spectacor is an equal opportunity employer and our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, handicap, marital status or any other status or condition protected by Federal and/or State/Provincial laws, except where bona fide occupational qualifications apply.

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Group Sales Intern 2017-2018

Budweiser Gardens/Spectra Venue Management
Group Sales Department Internship Fall/Winter 2017-2018

If your ultimate goal is a career in the sports and entertainment industry, the Budweiser Gardens Internship is an excellent first step.

Our mission is to recruit and develop the finest individuals into the sports and entertainment industry.  This premier internship program will offer you the ability to demonstrate your commitment to integrity, strong work ethic, creativity and resourcefulness which are all qualities that are an integral part of success in the sports and entertainment industry.

A variety of academic majors fit the criteria being performed including, but not limited to: Business Management, Business Marketing, Sports Management, Public Relations & Communications and more.

This internship provides individuals with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the group sales event planning and execution process. Emphasis is placed on the execution of sales plans for selected family shows and sporting events as well as assisting with event day group sales operations. The combination of office and event day experience, provides individuals with the chance to develop an array of skills.

Job Title: Group Sales Intern
Duration:  September 2017-April 2018
Reports to: Vice President of Group Sales and Group Sales Coordinator
Hourly rate: $11.40 per hour currently (minimum wage)

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with the promotion and implementation of all family shows and sporting events offering Group Sales including in office and event day responsibilities
  • Research target markets using department CRM system that will include online, inbound or outbound telephone calls
  • Conduct extensive outbound sales efforts to targeted demographics  for a variety of events
  • Assist with the  processing of  Group Sales orders in the ticketing system
  • Assist in the creation of promotional materials utilizing Photoshop
  • Become familiar with venue shows and events
  • Event day assistance with Group Sales Programs including dinner packages, pre-parties, meet and greet opportunities, and pre game events for selected concerts and family shows
  • Experience other departments through job shadowing – Event Managers, Marketing, Customer Service, Box Office
  • Opportunity to attend building and department meetings, companywide conference calls, brainstorming and idea sharing sessions
  • Time commitment of between 8-16 hours per week. A combination of daytime, evenings and weekends are required. Position requires resourcefulness, creativity, time management and ability to multi task multiple projects to deadline.

The individual must be outgoing and personable and possess solid verbal and written communication skills, a conscientious work effort, the ability to be a team player and the desire to learn and work in a very fast paced environment. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Photoshop. Travel and housing arrangements are the responsibility of the students.

If you are interested in this tremendous hands-on learning experience in the sports and entertainment industry, please send a resume to:

Attn: Deborah Kime (Vice President Group Sales)  or Cathy Dudzic ( Group Sales Coordinator)
Group Sales Department

Budweiser Gardens
99 Dundas Street
London, ON
N6A 6K1
[email protected]

Accounting Manager

Budweiser Gardens/Spectra Venue Management
Job Title: Accounting Manager - Full Time
Reports to: Director of Finance

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

This position is primarily responsible for all day-to-day accounting functions including general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and financial statement preparation.  The position is also responsible for event settlements and event reporting functions.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Oversee all general accounting functions; including:  General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable
  • Review and approve bi-weekly payroll for all salaried and hourly employees
  • Perform GL account reconciliations monthly
  • Compile monthly financial statements for review by the Director of Finance
  • Prepare event settlements and participate in the settlement meeting with the promoter
  • Coordinate event settlement components including box office reports, operations activities, catering costs, stagehand and other labour, in order to present a clear and accurate settlement package for the promoter and our General Manager
  • Prepare London Knights and London Lightning Event Settlements and other reports as required by the contract
  • Coordinate with Box Office on daily reports and deposits
  • Reconcile the daily credit card sales from the ticketing system
  • Verify the weekly statements from the ticketing company, and approve payment of the invoice
  • Prepare post-event flash reports and distribute as required, by the third working day after the event
  • Provide support for the Human Resources function through: maintaining records and files; administering employee benefits; and assisting with recruitment when requested
  • Hire, train, direct and supervise the Accounting Assistant
  • Implement accounting controls and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of current accounting principles and practices
  • Must be organized, able to meet tight deadlines, take initiative
  • Customer service skills
  • Prefer to have at least three years experience at a similar level of responsibility, preferably in the facility management field or related business
  • Degree or Diploma in Accounting or other related field
  • Working towards a profession accounting designation
  • Knowledge of SAGE accounting software and ADP payroll processing

ACCOUNTIBILITIES:

  • Accountable for completion of financial transactions for all facets of the company’s operations including event settlement, and event accounting.  Maintain the general ledger balance sheet accounts including preparation of monthly reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts.  Maintains other key controls.

AUTHORITIES:

  • Oversees the Accounting Assistant, prepares wire transfer and cash order instructions to the bank, for management approval

Please send resumes to:
Karen Jackson
Finance Department

Budweiser Gardens
99 Dundas Street
London, ON
N6A 6K1
[email protected]

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Changeover Crew/Laborer - Night Shift

Budweiser Gardnes/Spectra Venue Management
Job Title: Changeover Crew / Laborer
Reports to: Operations Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to work flexible schedule based on events, including nights, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Ability to follow basic instruction and direction
  • Ability to perform general labor; heavy lifting is required
  • Capable of lifting 60 to 80 lbs

JOB FUNCTIONS:     

  • Perform general labor as assigned
  • Primary duties include building conversion for various events
  • Setup and breakdown of chairs, tables, other event seating, ice rink, stages, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Please send resumes to:
Ryan Borland - [email protected]
or
Randy Laskey - [email protected]

Marketing Intern 2017-2018

Budweiser Gardens Marketing Internship Program

Spectra Venue Management offers exclusive intern placements in a range of careers related to marketing, advertising, public relations, promotions, sales, finance, event planning and facility operations. If your ultimate goal is a career in the sports and entertainment industry, the Budweiser Gardens Marketing Internship program is a great place to start.  

A variety of academic majors fit the criteria being performed including, but not limited to: Marketing, Sports Management, Business Management, Communications and more.

Job Title: Marketing Intern
Duration:  October 2017 – April 2018 – Start and end dates are flexible
Reports to: Director of Marketing and Marketing & Interactive Manager
Hourly rate: $11.60/hour

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Become familiar with venue shows and events through research of group/artist
  • Promote concerts, family shows and sporting events to the general public
  • Assist in creating, developing and implementing promotions and contests at the venue
  • Event/Game Day assistance with marketing initiatives including contesting, promotional activations and other duties as assigned 
  • Work within the London community in forming and executing grassroots marketing initiatives
  • Participation in promotional team creativity and brainstorming sessions
  • Plan, schedule and execute venue tours for local community groups
  • Experience other departments through job shadowing – Event Managers, Marketing, Customer Service, Box Office.
  • Opportunity to attend building and department meetings, companywide conference calls, brainstorming and idea sharing sessions
  • Time commitment of up to 15 hours per week required. Evenings and weekends required.     
  • Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned            

The individual must possess solid verbal and written communication skills, a conscientious work effort, ability to be a team player and the desire to learn and work in a fast paced environment. If you are a highly motivated, outgoing, enthusiastic, and are able to work independently this could be the perfect job for you!

Hours will vary. Travel and housing arrangements are the responsibility of the intern.

If you are interested in this hands-on learning experience in the sports and entertainment industry, please send a resume to:

Kelly Austin                                       &              Marcy Redmond
Director of Marketing                                          Marketing and Interactive Manager
Budweiser Gardens                                             Budweiser Gardens
[email protected]             [email protected]