Programming Manager - Oak View Group (Austin · TX)

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About Moody Center:
The “Live Music Capital of the World” is finally getting the world-class arena it deserves. Opening in April of 2022, Moody Center will provide Austin, TX with a premiere 15,000+ seat venue to host the biggest artists and acts on the planet. Designed specifically for concerts, the new arena will replace the 42 year-old Frank Erwin Center and will provide top-tier hospitality, artist amenities, and all of the benefits of a modern music venue. In addition, the facility will serve as the new home court of the University of Texas men’s and women’s basketball programs.
Moody Center is being constructed on land owned by the University of Texas. The $338 million venue is being privately financed through a unique partnership between Oak View Group, Live Nation/ C3 Presents, Matthew McConaughey and The University of Texas at Austin.

At Moody Center, we are building a championship organization that serves our fans, community, and business partners through world-class sports and entertainment. We believe winning matters, our fans come first, with risk comes reward, great teams achieve unimaginable results, honoring the culture and music history of Austin, Texas is our duty and driving the business is our responsibility. Visit to learn more about this venue. 

Position Summary: 
The Programming Manager reports directly to the VP of Programming. The Programming Manager will be responsible for managing efforts to bring the best-in-class concerts, sporting events, and family entertainment to Moody Center. In this role, the Programming Manager will manage and assist with event development, booking calendar distribution and maintenance, communication of rental rates and policies and maintain ongoing communication with agents, managers, promoters, producers, and other key live entertainment personnel. The Programming Manager will use creativity in an outbound sales effort to solicit new arena business for Moody Center. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Manage the booking calendar, including sending avails in a timely manner, placing holds and routine calendar clean-up and maintenance
  • Manage booking for non-traditional content, including but not limited to family shows, sporting events, theatrical events, special events, etc.
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with key industry personnel, including agents, promoters, managers, family show producers, etc.
  • Communicates rental policies and procedures with prospective clients, including rental fees, expenses, labor rates, catering services, available equipment, etc. 
  • Collaborate with other departments for ideation and execution of events in ancillary spaces, including outdoor plazas, clubs, arena floor, etc. 
  • Prospect and develop new business opportunities
  • Coordinates and maintains internal and corporate event requests
  • Prepares, issues and tracks event license agreements and insurance requirements, and ensures fully executed copies are returned prior to events
  • Assists with event settlement, as needed
  • Facilitates the communication of pertinent event information with internal departments
  • Collaborate with other departments for ideation and execution of world-class backstage experiences for artists and touring crews
  • Frequent bending, lifting 50+ pounds, sitting, exposure to multiple external elements, extensive walking through the building.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

  • The qualifications listed below represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential functions of this position. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • 4-6 years related experience in the public assembly industry (stadiums, arenas, and/or convention centers). 
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the principles, practices, and terminology of the live entertainment industry.
  • Ability to demonstrate creative thinking in an outbound sales role.
  • Ability to develop and analyze financial pro formas for events based on historical performance and current market conditions and recommend appropriate actions/changes to meet business goals.
  • Ability to work with and maintain highly confidential information.
  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and applicable standard applications.
  • Experience with calendar booking software, including Eventbooking or VenueOps  is preferred.
  • Experience with Ticketmaster and TMOne is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is preferred but not required. 

Working Conditions:
Minimal Travel (<10% travel): May be required to travel. Trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay away from home for one or more nights.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule inclusive of weekends, nights and holidays required

Oak View Group
Oak View Group is a sports and entertainment company engaged in a wide variety of activities, including arena development, facility management, arena and stadium alliance, sponsorships and partnerships, security services, publications, conferences, and consulting. The company, privately held, is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with offices throughout the world.
We are committed to ensuring all of our buildings and office locations are the safest in the world for artists, teams, employees, and fans. Thus, OVG requires Covid-19 vaccinations of all employees, sub-contractors, and vendors. 
EEO Statement
Oak View Group is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (“protected class”) including, but not limited to veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

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