Event Manager - Donald L Tucker Civic Center

  • Comcast Spectacor
  • Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Mar 11, 2019
Full time Event Management Event Planning Facilities Staff Management/Supervision

Job Description


Event Manager - Donald L Tucker Civic Center

Location US-FL-Tallahassee
Job ID
Spectra - Venue Management
Location Name
Spectra VM - Donald L Tucker Civic Center (Florida State U)
Venue Management
Regular Full-Time


This position is based at our Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. The Donald L. Tucker Civic Center at Florida State University is North Florida’s Premier Entertainment & Convention Center featuring a 12,500 seat arena, luxury suites, club seats, over 54,000 sq. ft. of meeting and exhibition space and an arena view restaurant, the Spotlight Grille. It is easy to understand why over a half a million people attend events at the Tucker Civic Center with the varied array of attractions we offer. Consider: a $33.8 million versatile, contemporary complex; excellent facilities; reasonable rates; and a cooperative and efficient staff that knows its business and your needs. You can learn more about our venue here: https://www.tuckerciviccenter.com/


Reporting to the Director of Events, the Event Manager will manage every aspect of their assigned events from the advance planning stages through the end of the event and event settlement. In addition to advancing assigned events, this position will also be responsible for scheduling & supervision of part time parking staff and for assisting in development and implementation of all event department policies, programs and procedures.


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/


  • Manage all aspects of events that are assigned by Director of Events
  • Thoroughly describe the venue’s services and outline how the services are coordinated to clients
  • Advise and make recommendations based on the client’s desires and be able to work within budget restraints
  • Design set up diagrams in AutoCAD program based off event needs for approval by the client
  • Work with the operations department to ensure all events are set up to the client’s specifications and that all fire codes and safety regulations are being followed
  • Communicate with Director of Food and Beverage, Chefs and Catering Manager on needs of each event
  • Schedule and work with IATSE labor, when needed, for arena shows
  • Create and distribute detailed event data sheets prior to every assigned event
  • Update event estimates, as needed, to send to the client and complete a final settlement upon completion of each event
  • Have the ability to problem solve, make quick decisions and delegate responsibility while remaining professional and pleasant in the midst of stressful situations.
  • Provide leadership for event personnel
  • Serve as manager on duty as scheduled
  • Responsible for the hiring, terminating, performance evaluations, scheduling, training and development of approximately 20 part time parking staff
  • Responsible for developing and updating the departmental policies and procedures manual for the events department
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Experience coordinating banquets, tradeshows, conferences, meetings and/or weddings preferred
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of experience working in a public assembly facility including supervisory responsibility
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in facility management, hospitality management, business management, or another related field
  • Communicate clearly and concisely in the English language, both orally and in writing is required
  • Work a flexible schedule including long days, late nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays
  • Must possess strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to function and meet strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Must demonstrate a positive, professional and customer-focused attitude
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Must have computer skills in Microsoft Office applications and word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and internet software
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD is preferred
  • Knowledge of crowd management and control techniques, customer service practices, principles or supervision and training, fire and public safety regulations, and A/V equipment and electronic systems