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Job listing closed on 12 Feb 2024
13 Jan 2024

Event Operations Assistant

🇺🇸 Cincinnati, OH, USA
Part Time
1+ year exp.

Job Title: Event Operations Assistant

Department: Facilities & Operations

Reports to: Event Operations Manager

Job Summary

Reporting to the Event Operations Manager, the Event Operations Assistant will work directly with the Event Operations team in many aspects of FC Cincinnati and TQL Stadium events including set up, teardown, and event production. This part-time position (20 hours/week) will help ensure all events are executed flawlessly by assisting the Stadium and Event Operations team in ensuring that TQL Stadium is operating as efficiently and effectively as possible. The Event Operations Assistant will work approximately 3-4 days a week from 9:00am – 2:00pm, depending on availability.

What You’ll Do:

  • Provide event support and coordination for all TQL Stadium events such as MLS games, private events, and other public and private events
  • Event preparation for all stadium events including set up of facility (trash cans, tables, chairs, gates, etc.)
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with Stadium & Event Operations, Guest Experience, Security, Grounds Crew, and Housekeeping
  • Read and interpret floorplans, written documents, and layouts to ensure event arrangements meet client requirements
  • Assist with the coordination of stadium and internal events to include:
    • Serve as point of contact for special events
    • Set up of operations in meeting and event spaces
  • Ensure all areas involved in event space are ready prior to the event day including cleanliness of all involved areas
  • Track event operations equipment inventory and maintain organized storage areas
  • Assist with ensuring stadium cleanliness and organized storage areas
  • Implement and enforce stadium facility rules, regulations, policies, and procedures for event space usage
  • Actively participate in stadium major events, including setup and breakdown
  • Other duties as assigned

What You’ll Need:

  • Minimum education of High School Diploma or GED
  • 1+ year experience working in event operations or related field
  • Experience working in an event venue atmosphere that consists of various size and types of events
  • Must be detail ordinated and capable of working on multiple events simultaneously
  • Able to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite and ether event booking software as appropriate
  • Ability to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time and occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to fifty (50) pounds if necessary

What You’ll Bring:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities
  • Ability to work creatively among a team ordinated environment as well as work independently to achieve quarterly and annual sales goals
  • Ability to proactively plan and trouble shoot issues at a fast pace
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines and priorities
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a high functioning team

Why You’ll Love FCC:

  • FCC welcome gifts
  • Resume and profile reviews
  • Tour of TQL Stadium and MHTC
  • Community volunteer opportunities
  • Discount off team store merchandise
  • Job shadow opportunities
  • Paid hourly and/or college credit opportunities

About FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati is a Major League Soccer team playing at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. Originally founded in 2015 by Carl H. Lindner III and co-CEO Jeff Berding, FCC started play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. FCC entered MLS as the 24th team in 2019. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph.

FC Cincinnati opened the club’s privately funded, 26,000-seat soccer-specific TQL Stadium in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati in 2021, a venue which has won numerous global awards including the World Football Summit Best Venue 2022 in Madrid and the 2022 Prix Versailles World Title in the Sports Category in Paris, France.

FC Cincinnati won the 2023 Supporters’ Shield – the annual award given to the team with the most points in the regular season – and clinched a spot in the 2023 MLS Playoffs for the second straight year. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads.

About TQL Stadium

TQL Stadium, home of FC Cincinnati, is one of the most ambitious soccer-specific stadiums in not only North America, but the world. Critically-acclaimed firm Populous designed an innovative and forward-thinking stadium that is one of the largest soccer-specific facilities in Major League Soccer. TQL Stadium has been named Best Venue at the 2022 World Football Summit in Madrid and the 2022 Prix Versailles World Title in the Sports Category in Paris, France.

The stadium has five team locker rooms, including a comprehensive team suite for FC Cincinnati that features a dressing room, coach’s office, lounge, equipment storage and the Mercy Health Center of Excellence for the team’s medical and game day fitness needs. Within the 18 months of the stadium’s completion, TQL Stadium has featured both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, including the USMNT’s FIFA World Cup Qualification match vs. Mexico, and a concert by legendary rock band, The Who.

The closest seats are within 15 feet of the pitch at the $250 million, privately funded stadium. The design includes 53 traditional suites and 4,500 premium seats throughout four premium club spaces. FC Cincinnati’s supporters’ section, The Bailey, has grown to be more than 3,100 strong and loom over opponents at a 34-degree angle at the stadium’s north end. A 360-degree canopy roof covers every seat in TQL Stadium, but still allows sufficient sun in to grow a natural grass field.

FC Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law