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Budweiser Gardens is managed by OVG360. OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, is a full-service venue management and hospitality company that helps client-partners reimagine the sports, live entertainment, and convention industries for the betterment of the venue, employees, artists, athletes, and surrounding communities. With a portfolio of more than 200 client-partners spanning arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, cultural institutions, and state fairs around the globe, OVG360 provides a set of services, resources, and expertise designed to elevate every aspect of business that matters to venue operators. Service-oriented and driven by social responsibility, OVG360 helps facilities drive value through excellence and innovation in food services, booking and content development, sustainable operations, public health, public safety, and more.  

OVG360 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 Provincial laws, except where bona fide occupational qualifications apply.

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Corporate Sales Manager

TITLE:                         Corporate Sales Manager

 

REPORTS TO:            Director of Corporate Sales & Premium Seating

                                   

ENTITY:                      Budweiser Gardens

 

OVERVIEW:

The Corporate Partnership Sales Manager is primarily responsible for generating new business revenue with local, regional, and national companies through the sale of integrated sponsorship packages of
the Budweiser Gardens and London Knights Hockey Club assets. The Corporate Partnership Sales Manager will sell fully integrated marketing, media, and promotional programs that include marketing rights, on-premise signage, game sponsorships, promotions, event marketing, media exposure, and select premium seating elements.

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the Director of Partnerships & Premium Seating to implement the goals, objectives, policies, and priorities of all corporate sales programs and activities
  • Prospect, sell, activate, and maintain corporate sponsorships, advertising and premium seating partnerships for the venue, and special events
  • Regularly engaged in the business of making sales, and presentations away from the primary place of business
  • Design sales proposals and presentations for potential corporate partners
  • Prepare advertising, sponsorship, and premium seating contracts and addenda; identify issues with contract language; address issues with and make recommendations for resolution; negotiate corporate sales pricing and other rates as required
  • Achieve corporate partnership revenue goals and budgets
  • Work with London Knights Hockey Club team to coordinate the fulfillment of all aspects of contractual obligations including tickets, signage, and other branding and promotions
  • Meet with corporate partners and outside agencies at their place of work to get all branding created and placed in a timely manner
  • Interact in a professional manner with senior-level management and ownership
  • Oversee the service of corporate partnerships through various means including direct contact, newsletters, partner gatherings, and client entertainment events
  • Identify key open categories and new categories as prospective new business leads
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
  • Renew and grow existing corporate sponsorship through continued outstanding service and upselling of additional sponsorship assets into the current partnership agreement
  • Track prospecting, sales, and inventory, and manage sales reports
  • Manage corporate sales and select premium seating inventory in a fiscally responsible manner
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:     

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in advertising or sports sponsorship/arena sales
  • Experience in the London and surrounding marketplaces preferred
  • Proven track record of generating new business and retaining clients
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in sales, public relations, business administration, hospitality management, or other related fields
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to spend time on the road conducting sales pitches to new prospective clients
  • The ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays is required
  • Outstanding communication skills are essential for interactions with clients, operational leaders 
, and other senior executives.

 

 

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IT/Audio/Video Manager

TITLE:                         IT/Audio/Video Manager

 

REPORTS TO:            Director of Operations

 

SUPERVISES:             Part-Time Video/Sound Personnel

                                   

ENTITY:                      Budweiser Gardens

 

Qualifications:

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in electronics technology, information technology, or related field preferred or relevant work experience in lieu.
  • 2-3 years of experience in IT/AV technical support in a public assembly venue
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Audio, Video, and Information Technology Systems
  • Understanding of arena/event sound systems and video production
  • Familiarity with the terminology used in Event Center and Sports settings with regards to IT and AV
  • Knowledge of customer service practices
  • Graphical content creation skills and experience using Photoshop, InDesign, and other similar programs preferred
  • Experience with OES clock/scoreboard/video display packages & Daktronics video systems preferred
  • Experience with click effects/ Motion Rocket Sports Video Control System preferred
  • Knowledge of CCTV, Chubb security systems,
  • Ability to remain calm, solve problems in a fast-paced, stressful environment
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders and lift 40 lbs. unaided

JOB FUNCTIONS:     

  • Responsible for venue Information Technology working closely with administrative staff and the external IT service provider to resolve both software and hardware requirements. Including but not limited to telephone systems, Chubb security systems, cable systems. Venue network.
  • Planning for capital projects and future development related to technical services.
  • Basic desktop IT support including user creation, user management, file management, basic networking, and software updates.
  • Performs routine computer maintenance on all user workstations
  • Develops and records sound clips for use on the interior and exterior sound systems.
  • Manages the House Video and Sound Systems.  Provides support for all events as required.
  • Responsible for the operation of the Clearcom system and equipment.
  • Responsible for the management of the House Lighting Systems
  • Works with the Event Manager to ensure all the house lighting and sound requirements and IT needs are fulfilled for all events.
  • Other duties as required.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Competent as defined by the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Maintain a high standard of excellence regarding public perception, customer relations, and employee commitment.  Make sure that the building is safe and ready at all times, for whatever the building is needed for.

 

INTELLECTUAL / SOCIAL DEMANDS
While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is continuously asked to multi-task under time limits.  Position requires constant attention to precise details and accuracy of specified standards including following simple to complex (more than 3 steps) instructions, and concentration which frequently extends beyond 30 minutes at a time. Employees in this role will constantly be in a leadership role; this requires directing others either verbally or in writing to complete tasks in the prescribed time frame.  This position also requires constant use of interpersonal skills including the ability to direct/motivate/inform staff and foster collaboration, being able to recognize and resolve conflicts, and being able to openly communicate in writing and verbally with clients and co-workers.

 

Physical Demands:

While performing the essential functions of the job, constantly moves about the facility and event site before, during, and after events to service clients and supervise staff; constantly communicates via telephone, email, and in-person with others to exchange accurate information.

 

Work Environment:

The essential functions of this position are usually performed indoors. The noise level in the work environment can range from minimal to loud during events depending on the employee’s location and is minimal during non-event times.

 

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Changeover/Conversion Crew

Reports To: Operations Manager/Operations Supervisor

Overview: This position requires a multitude of physical tasks associated with converting the facility from a hockey setting to concert, or other scheduled event settings and back.

Qualifications:

  • Full vaccination required
  • Any labour experience is an asset
  • Ability to work flexible hours dictated by events, including evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays as needed with most shifts beginning in the late evening
  • Ability to follow basic instruction and direction
  • Ability to perform general labour; heavy lifting is required (60 – 80 lbs)
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and as a team member
  • Safety footwear, hardhat and long pants are required. Safety glasses and gloves are encouraged.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lay down and pick up event floor
  • Remove and reinstall acrylic, glass and dasher boards for event setups as needed
  • Setup and breakdown of chairs, tables, basketball floor, staging and risers, concourse, dressing rooms, etc.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned
  • Adhere to all Spectra policies and procedures
  • Comply with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Work Environment

  • Requires significant physical effort including walking and heavy lifting
  • Requires utilizing tools and equipment that could cause injury if not handled and operated following safety practices and procedures 
  • Occasional outdoor work is required
  • The noise level in the workplace can range from minimal to loud during events, though minimal during non-event times. PPE for noise protection is provided.

Please send resume to Rob Burry at robert.burry@spectraxp.com or Carolyn Berkers at carolyn.berkers@spectraxp.com

Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.  Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories.  Come Join Us!  You can learn more about Spectra at www.spectraexperiences.com/

We are strengthened by our differences and united by making a difference. Spectra embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and the communities that we serve. We strive to create an inclusive culture and equitable workplace where all employees feel valued and can bring their whole selves to work. Not only is it the right thing to do, but we know that diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams invite deeper collaboration and understanding, spark greater innovation and achieve higher employee satisfaction.