Coordinator, Events with Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena jobs
Sports Jobs in Atlanta, GA
Event Management: Event Operations/Management
At the Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena, our team is changing the game when it comes to creating a memorable fan experience. As an organization, we rock a bold attitude that focuses on teamwork, authenticity, & innovation. The fans are our passion, and their positive experiences are what propel us to create a world class sports & live entertainment environment. We recognize that to create a great experience for our fans, it starts with creating a great culture for our employees. We work hard and run fast, yet we take the time to appreciate the details in the work we do and celebrate our successes. At the end of the day, we are a sports & live entertainment group that strives to do things a little differently and do them well. It also doesn’t hurt that we hold the keys to a brand-new world-class arena (State Farm Arena), an amazing brand, an exciting basketball organization and a wide variety of live events.

Do you want to be a part of the most dynamic and diverse entertainment venue in Atlanta? If so, the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena team is for you! We are committed to growing our family with genuine and fun people to host the best events downtown. No matter your experience, you will grow as a professional, be a part of the action, and make lasting memories for everyone.   
  • Coordinates, monitors, and supervises planning and execution of all arena events as assigned. Works closely with event operations team 
  • Oversees event operational matters for NBA team games, WNBA team games, various third party team events, touring concerts, family shows, religious shows, seminars, sporting events, and any other type activity scheduled for the venue. 
  • Creates facility maps using AutoCAD for events large and small.
  • Develops and builds shows from production notes and other forms of communication.  
  • Works with Box Office on house scaling, production kills and show builds.
  • Serves as direct communication link with teams, promoters, or other involved representatives in event planning and execution.
  • Ensures facility readiness and client satisfaction while maintaining arena's best interests and facility policies.
  • Approves event set-ups & associated logistics in the event booking program.
  • Coordinates and conducts site surveys for future events and attends event related meetings.
  • Manages relationships between the Arena and third party sports teams, clients, promoters, partners etc. both verbally & in writing.
  • Conducts physical inspection of all areas of the arena to ensure correct set up and patron safety.
  • Interacts, as needed with customers, clients partners, Customer Service or other operating departments, to problem solve and resolving stressful conflicts in a time-critical manner.
  • Acts as “Manager on Duty” on dark day events as assigned when an event manager is not present.
  • Compose & disseminate event outlines and notices consisting of all show set up needs including venue access, parking, event security, housekeeping and food/beverage needs and show run times. 
  • Ability to deal with and manage eccentric/challenging personalities.
  • Assembles show costs for billing and settlement. 
  • Schedules rigging and labor for show load in and break down. 
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • High School diploma or GED required. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Two years of experience in event management.  Arena experience is preferred. 
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills, and attention to client satisfaction in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient computer skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and AutoCAD.
  • Must have working knowledge of all building setup abilities, limits and components utilized for each.

  • Must possess the ability to work a flexible schedule that includes long and odd hours as necessary to support the event business. 
  • Ability to lift, push or pull up to 40lbs, working in extreme weather conditions both hot & cold, standing on feet for long periods of time and at times working in a loud environment.

The physical demands 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.
This is not an all-inclusive document.  Additional duties, expectations or added job functions etc. may be added or changed to this document on as needed basis in order to meet organizational requirements. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Were you referred by a Hawk’s employee? If so, who?

  3. Do you have experience coordinating events in an arena setting?

  4. Can you function effectively during consecutive long days?

  5. Do you have working knowledge of AutoCAD?

  6. What are your salary requirements?


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