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  • Building Coordinator - Iowa Events Center

    Location US-IA-Des Moines
    Job ID
    Spectra - Venue Management
    Location Name
    Spectra VM - Iowa Events Center & Wells Fargo Arena
    Venue Management
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    This position is based at our Iowa Events Center. The Iowa Events Center features a variety of flexible spaces to host events of all types and sizes. The Iowa Events Center is a unique combination of three venues under one roof: Wells Fargo Arena, Hy-Vee Hall, and Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. The complex is flexible to meet the needs of events of all types and sizes. It is well-suited for conventions, meetings, tradeshows, sporting, social and entertainment events from 10,000–17,100 people. You can learn more about our venue here:


    The Building Coordinator oversees the areas of housekeeping, grounds maintenance, room sets and convention services for the Iowa Events Center. The Building Coordinator will lead crews (10+ employees) in housekeeping and event set-ups. Position is responsible for daily check lists and labor allocation sheets.


    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



    • Leads team of 10+ in housekeeping and set-ups
    • Direct housekeeping, set up crews, and temporary staff during events
    • Trains and motivates part time staff in daily activities
    • Responsible for thorough execution of daily check lists
    • Provide excellent customer service assistance to internal and external clients
    • Promptly reports any concerns or personnel issues to Operations Management
    • Verifies and reports information from daily cleaning checklists throughout facility
    • Responsible for filling out and verifying quality room sets and other event paperwork
    • Operates an assortment of equipment including: forklifts, pallet jacks, buffers/burnishers, rider sweepers/scrubbers, walk behind scrubbers, blowers, vacuums, snow removal equipment and others as required.
    • Handle folding chairs, stacking chairs, tables of various shapes and sizes, drapery and skirting
    • Responsible for safe use of various supplies including a variety of cleaning chemicals, mops, brooms, shovels and scrapers in completion daily tasks
    • Responsible for accurately completing room sets



    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Demonstrated ability to function in a fast paced, high-pressure environment
    • Ability to read and accurately interpret event resumes for room sets
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time and meet deadlines
    • Experience in public facility strongly preferred
    • Familiarity with OSHA requirements
    • Demonstrated experience in handling multiple tasks at one time and meet deadlines
    • Demonstrated ability and proficiency with various event sets
    • Complete and pass on-site Forklift Certification class within 6 months of hire
    • Demonstrated ability to lead teams of 10+ employees with minimal direction
    • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in the English language, both orally and in writing
    • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid driver’s license highly desirable
    • Demonstrated self-starter
    • Flexible availability to work a varied schedule including long hours, days, nights, weekends & holidays.



    The intellectual/social, physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Intellectual/Social demands:

    While performing duties of this job, the employee is frequently asked to multi-task under time constraints and with moderate to high pressure situations.  Position requires constant attention to precise details and accuracy of specified standards including: following verbal, written and diagram instruction, following simple to complex (more than 3 steps) instructions, and concentration which frequently extends beyond 30 minutes at a time. Employees in this role will frequently be in leadership role; this requires directing others verbally and/or in writing to complete tasks in prescribed time frame. This position also requires frequent use of interpersonal skills including: ability to direct/motivate/inform staff and foster collaboration, being able to recognize and resolve conflicts, being able to openly communicate in writing and verbally with clients. This position requires employee to frequently work both independently and as part of a team for variety of tasks. 


    Physical demands:

    While performing duties of the job, the employee frequently lifts and moves facility equipment, supplies and/or tools.

    Employee will constantly move about inside and outside various areas of the facility before/during/after events; position will

    require employee to frequently bend, stoop, or crouch in order to set-up, tear down or clean in various areas of the building

    and grounds.  Employee will occasionally be required to identify or match colors/tones of furniture, dance floor, carpet or

    other items as necessary.  Employee will as needed operate various machines in cleaning and maintenance of building;

    employee will constantly communicate via radio and in-person with staff to exchange accurate information. Employee may

    frequently be required due to business demands and event operations to lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.


    Work environment:

    The duties of this position are performed primarily indoors and occasionally outdoors in the weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal to moderate during non-event days and when not operating equipment and moderate to loud during event days when equipment is in operation.









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