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  • Event Manager - Budweiser Gardens

    Location CA-ON-London
    Job ID
    Spectra - Venue Management
    Location Name
    Spectra VM - Budweiser Gardens
    Venue Management
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    This position is based at our Budweiser Gardens.  Budweiser Gardens opened in October of 2002 with a seating capacity of 9,090 for hockey and ice events and over 10, 000 for concerts, family shows, and other events. The venue not only strives to meet the needs of the community through diverse programming, it also stands as a landmark of city civic pride and community accessibility, promoting a sense of vibrancy and culture while also providing a wide range of public sports and entertainment. You can learn more about our venue here:


    The Event Manager will manage all aspects of events from the pre-event planning stages through the end of the event to ensure overall client and guest satisfaction.


    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


    • Assist internal and external clients with event logistics and suggest the most effective ways to use the facility for specific types of functions all while following guidelines of union contracts
    • Develop and control event budgets including preparing pre-show event estimates.  Work with the Director of Finance to settle events.
    • Coordinate event seating layouts using AutoCAD software
    • Coordinate any rental gear/equipment necessary for events
    • Distribute event datasheets and communicate all event information to the appropriate departments in a timely manner
    • Work closely with the Event Services & Security Managers to create staffing and security plans
    • Act as facility manager on duty as required
    • Conduct full building checks prior to and during events
    • Assist with ice rental logistics and London Knights practice ice coordination
    • Assist and direct changeover crew with breakdown and set up details for events
    • Analyze challenges, identify alternative solutions, and project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of organizational objectives
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all tenant teams, employees, municipal officials, and service contractors
    • Perform other duties as assigned



    • Minimum 2 years of previous event management experience in a sports/entertainment environment
    • Previous customer service experience
    • Knowledge of operational characteristics/production elements of events including; crowd management, fire and public safety, provincial regulations, food services practices, and audio/video/lighting equipment
    • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays
    • Desire to advance career and move to other buildings/cities within Spectra Venue Management
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office and AutoCAD
    • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited college/university
    • Self-motivated with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function and make management decisions in a fast paced high pressure environment
    • Strong management, motivational and organizational skills
    • Exercise discretion and utilize independent decision making during events that best represents Budweiser Gardens and the client
    • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time, climb stairs and occasional lift up to 40 pounds






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