Manager Events

  • The Madison Square Garden Company
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Sep 09, 2019
Full time Event Management Event Planning Relationship Management Sports

Job Description

Manager Events

US-NY-New York

Requisition ID 19-11962
Division Corporate - People Practices
Functional Area Other


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, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; and The Chicago Theatre.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL); two development league teams –  the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, MSG’s NBA 2K League franchise.  In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces 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, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at

Role Summary

The Manager Events is responsible for working with the Events team to implement, produce and execute more than 100 wide-ranging corporate, team, partnership, charitable and entertainment events. These events include the company-wide holiday party, Rangers and Knicks Season Opening celebrations, team-related events, partner events, , A Day of Giving, Garden of Dreams charitable events), and a variety of other events. This role will work as part of the team to either lead or support events, depending on scope. When leading an event, the Manager is responsible for all aspects of ongoing event priorities, including creating event concepts that deliver against stated objectives, establishing timelines, managing budget, tracking and reporting, maintaining strong internal and external client relationships. In all cases, the Manger must work with the team to execute against detailed, exhaustive event plans for each event, including budget, attendees, theme, purpose, logistics, layout, security, menu, décor, etc.

Specific Functions/Activities Summary

  • Assist with the development, management and execution of events for MSG and its properties according to requirements, target audience and objectives
  • Research venues and vendors utilized to assist with building successful events, including but not limited to, audio visual, security, décor, staffing, food and beverage etc
  • Input all information to event filing system as well as complete necessary documents for events including fact sheets, production schedules
  • Ensure event aspects are kept within budget
  • Work with Events team to provide continual improvements and efficiencies in the department’s events processes and procedures.
  • Work with building ops to coordinate set-up, costs, etc. for internal events.
  • Develop and manage relationships with key internal stakeholders to ensure event success
  • Conduct an extensive post-event analysis that provides clients with a full account of event and potential opportunities for improvement in the future.
  • Administrative duties (as assigned): answering phones, filing, etc.


  • 4 -6 years experience in event planning or similar field
  • Bachelor’s in Business, Sports Management or related field
  • Knowledge of methods and process for doing research
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong creative skills
  • Ability to work within designated budget objectives
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint


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.

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, sexual and reproductive health choices, 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.