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We have an exciting career opportunity for Operations Manager at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo.

The Operations Manager is responsible for driving all business operations, consistent with the strategic direction and policies established by the Tucson Rodeo Committee. This individual will run the year-round business operations for this historic rodeo.

A successful candidate will have a balance of solid business acumen, proven sales skills, and the ability to effectively and efficiently oversee day-to-day operations. This job is fast-paced and will require working cooperatively with and through other people to achieve results. The rodeo operation is a dynamic, changing environment that requires someone who will connect with people in a poised, convincing, and enthusiastic way.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations and administration of the TRC office staff.
  • Oversee all aspects of the ticket sales operations.
  • In conjunction with the Tucson Rodeo Committee's Sponsorship Committee, actively seek new sponsors and work closely and pro-actively with existing sponsors.
  • Financial management including working with the Board Treasurer and Investment Committee on the presentation of financial statements, developing an annual operational budget, and short- and long-term financial goals and strategies.
  • In conjunction with the marketing and public relations group, assist in developing a marketing plan and budget.
  • Responsible for creating the rodeo program, including advertising sales and layout and all collateral material as needed.
  • In conjunction with subcommittee chairs, assist in establishing and maintaining all TRC contracts
  • Oversee obtaining all permits and licenses needed for the Tucson Rodeo's yearly operations, including all Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) related permits and approvals.

About Us

The Tucson Rodeo Committee, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to produce a quality, professional rodeo event, La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, and perpetuate the tradition and cultural heritage of our community.  The first La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Celebration of the Cowboys) in 1925 touted three days of events and competition.  Today, the event has grown to a nine-day celebration centered on the Tucson Rodeo, one of the top 25 professional rodeos in North America.  The Tucson Rodeo attracts contestants from all over the world and is the first major outdoor event on the PRCA schedule.  The Tucson Rodeo gives visitors an opportunity to see real-life cowboys and cowgirls display their ability in the only sport in the world developed from work skills.

About You

  • Four-year degree or equivalent operational management experience preferred
  • Experience as an active and effective leader in the boardroom and in a committee system.
  • A record of success in the selection, development, training and motivation of a service-oriented team.
  • Able to act decisively, yet diplomatically.
  • An effective and responsive communicator, adept with electronic communications and a promoter of social media.
  • Engaged and prepared in the boardroom, able to efficiently navigate meetings, provide meaningful data and information, and provide directions and options based on professional expertise and best practices.
  • Respectful of tradition, but forward-thinking and not afraid to bring new ideas to the table as an operational expert.
  • Represents a highly professional and likeable image to the staff, the committee, our guests and the local community.
  • Ability to coordinate and maintain relationships with local government/city agencies and law enforcement to effectively manage issues and regulations which may include building and fire codes, health and human services, environmental and security.
  • Experience successfully evaluating and upgrading the level of an organization's technology.

Pay Range: $52,000-65,000

Benefits: This position will include four weeks of paid time off during non-peak times of year.

To Apply:Please email  your cover letter and resume to committee_admin@tucsonrodeo.com