Located within five hours (300 miles) of 25 percent of the U.S. population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in North America, three-times voted “Best NASCAR Track” by readers of USA Today. The Glen hosts a diverse portfolio of premier sports car, open wheel and stock car races throughout the year.
Watkins Glen International is looking for a talented professional for our Director, Special Events role. This position will fulfill a leadership role within the company by assessing various operational requirements for successful event execution and delivering same. Contribute to a superior guest experience by directing the development, implementation and evaluation of systems and processes for facility event activity pertaining to Event Operations.
Company Conformance Statements
In performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees are expected to conform to the following:
Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
Fulfill functions with established budgets.
Interact professionally with other employees, customers and vendors.
Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
Carry out supervisor responsibilities in accordance with company policies and applicable laws.
Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
New Business development including diversity/cultural opportunities
Managing/directing our chamber of commerce relationships through out NYS/PA
Assist Track President in Govt relations
Coordinate, plan and execute the Finger Lakes Wine Festival and Beer Festival – Complete set up and logistics coordinated with the track facilities team
Coordinate and execute Event Experience for all WGI events and including other Mid west tracks as well.
Assist marketing and PR team in planning events
Assist with facility rentals < Drive The Glen groups
Event logistics coordination with facilities and operation teams
We are a company unlike any other. We want you to bring your experience, skills and passion to our close-knit, high-energy environment in which our employees thrive and where you can prosper. We know the key to our success is our employees and we offer highly competitive salaries, a solid benefits package focused on wellness, and opportunities for you to grow and develop both personally and professionally. It won’t take you long to find out that you are on the right track here at NASCAR!
NASCAR is committed to fostering a diverse work environment where all employees feel valued and empowered. NASCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). We seek to attract and retain the best qualified people available. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran status or any basis that is protected by applicable law except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists.