Manager Special Events

US-NY-New York
Requisition ID
17-7996
Division
Live
Functional Area
Other

Overview

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams -- the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and one of the leading North American esports organizations, Counter Logic Gaming.  In addition, the Company features popular original entertainment productions -- the Christmas Spectacular and New York Spectacular – both starring the Radio City Rockettes, and through Boston Calling Events, produces outdoor festivals, including New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.   Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

EEO Statement

At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.

Responsibilities

Book Special Events at the MSG Arena, The Theater at MSG, Radio City Music Hall and The Beacon Theatre with both sales, management and implementation functions, working with both existing and new clients and seeking new business opportunities. Events include, but are not limited to, Television Network up-fronts, corporate meetings, trade shows, seminars, fundraisers, film premieres, television and film shoots, private parties and graduations. Role includes the negotiation of contracts and financial terms as well as oversight over all aspects of event implementation to ensure client satisfaction and retention. Develop and maintain relationships with a diverse and complex client base: businesses, non-profit groups, universities and event planners.

 

  • Oversee, supervise and execute the implementation of all secured event needs to ensure client satisfaction and retention including: venue walk-through and meetings, production and décor requirements, catering needs, staffing requirements front and back of house, ticket scaling and sales (where applicable)
  • Develop event budgets with Event Finance. Oversee and maintain budget accuracy from initial cost estimates through final settlement maximizing AOCF opportunity
  • Negotiate financial and contractual terms and work closely with legal department in the preparation, administration, and execution of event contracts
  • Manage all aspects of special event including venue deposits, deposit letters, event budgets, deal letters, contract preparation and execution and insurance certificates
  • On site management at venue day of event
  • Maintain and develop strong relationships with corporations, educational institutions, TV networks, charity / non-profit organizations, and area event planners to keep MSG venues top of mind when future events are considered
  • Respond to, track, and assess the viability of Special Event inquiries and potential for opportunities for The MSG Arena, Theater at MSG, Radio City Music Hall and The Beacon Theatre. Maintain existing business and develop new business

Qualifications

  • Strong experience in the special event industry (5 years + preferred)
  • Knowledge of venue booking procedures
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Flexibility – ability to multitask, interact with diverse entities
  • Teamwork – ability to work across various departments
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent self-motivational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to oversee events and interact with diverse and disparate personalities
  • Ability to establish working relationships with people at all levels
  • Ability to identify problems and seek solutions
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Education

Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

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