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Director of Booking - USC Athletics - Galen Center (Los Angeles · CA)

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Facility Operations/Event Staff: Event/Venue Booking
The University of Southern California Athletic Department

Employer Information:
Organization: University of Southern California
Department: Athletics
Locations: Galen Center & Athletic Facilities
USC Campus: Galen Center

This position will oversee the comprehensive facility rental program for special events within USC
Athletics. This position will have direct oversight of Galen Center sales, bookings, and business
development related to ticketed and private events. In addition, this position will be responsible for
booking film, television, and commercial advertising shoots in USC athletic facilities.

Position Information:
Job Title:
Director of Booking
Hours per week: No set schedule. May be required to work weekends, evening and/or holidays.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the strategic vision of the comprehensive rental program for USC Athletics facilities
  • Responsible for the creation, implementation, and continuous improvement of methods and procedures related to all aspects of the rental program to ensure the highest level of customer service is being provided
  • Develop and implement marketing plans to promote and optimize usage of facilities
  • Evaluate and update rental rate structure for all spaces to include any additional fees and event specific charges
  • Negotiate and administer event related contracts
  • Develop and foster relationships with on-campus and off-campus partners in the coordination of events to ensure proper planning and compliance with applicable policies and procedures
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders on the development of revenue goals and prepare periodic reports regarding the rental program 
  • Develop and manage event expense budgets which includes estimate development, invoicing, and payment collection
  • Oversee website development and maintenance, digital assets, and social media accounts
  • Evaluate and guide the respective caterers for special events and ensure all University policies are followed
  • Work collaboratively with the various facility managers and building personnel who help support the successful execution of events
  • Other duties to be assigned by the General Manager of the Galen Center
  • Assure compliance with NCAA, PAC-12, and University protocols
  • Assure compliance with University purchasing protocols

Specific Requirements:
  • Must pass required background screening

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 3-5 years of successful sales experience
  • 3-5 years of experience coordinating premium events
  • Successful experience working in a team environment and the ability to promote a team atmosphere with all employees
  • Must be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers and clients by utilizing outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Possess strong business acumen and negotiation tactics
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with the ability to effectively prioritize and manage changing demands
  • Ability to effectively and persuasively communicate with many varied audiences
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and experience using sound judgment in situations requiring independent initiative and tact
  • Must be able to overcome obstacles independently, comfortable making decisions, and take full ownership of responsibilities
  • Ability to demonstrate the highest level of integrity and ethical standards
  • Ability to work nights, evenings, and weekend