Manager of Guest Experience - Amalie Arena (Tampa · FL)

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Job Title: Manager of Guest Experience                

Organization: Vinik Sports Group   

Department: Guest Experience

Reports To: Director of Guest Experience



Home to an NHL franchise, a collegiate athletics property, event venues of 20,000 and 9,000 seats respectively, a digital media company, retail and ecommerce platforms, Vinik Sports Group (VSG) creates world-class experiences that grow relevant and memorable brands, drive diverse revenue streams and impact, unite, and contribute to the community.


The Guest Experience team are kind, curious, competent, and compassionate people.  We are passionate in our quest to deliver the very best in guest experience during every interaction with our guests.   We respect our guests, want them to have a fantastic time in our venues, whether watching Lightning Hockey, Legendary Concerts, or USF Athletics.  It is our mission for each guest that visits one of our venues to experience the best memories to be made in the sports and entertainment industry.  Exceeding expectations is the standard and we will work our hardest to ensure the best guest experience in North America. 


This position values guests and is committed to providing positive impressions while delivering World Class Service. This position plays a vital role in creating a clean, safe, and enjoyable experience for our guests and employees.  The Guest Experience Manager will build and train a department of frontline staff that deliver memorable moments during Lightning Hockey, Legendary Concerts, and USF Athletics. The Guest Experience Manager will determine appropriate staffing levels that bring to life positive guest experiences at all events.  This position serves the organization by successfully executing its mission to deliver the best guest experience in North America.  Service is truly a core pillar in daily tasks and culture building for this position.   


  • Hiring, training, deploying, and developing a frontline staff of 300+ committed individuals, including assistant managers, supervisors, ushers, ticket takers, elevator operators, plaza team members, concierges, and suite hosts
  • Bring to life the service vision of a world-class organization while being an excellent steward of finances and budgeting
  • Work in tandem with other Guest Experience Manager to accomplish tasks and achieve organizational goals 
  • Determine staffing levels and execute operational plans towards the seamless success of each event
  • Work closely with all departments to establish and refine all processes for guest interaction, feedback, and conflict resolution. 
  • Develop and deliver department specific training annually or as needed
  • Ability to fully understand the intricacies of each event to generate an event coverage calendar.
  • Serve as an advocate for frontline direct reports and ensure they have all resources to successfully perform their job duties.
  • Accountable for the uniform process for the department
  • Manage and schedule the Guest Experience Office Assistant and Front Desk Receptionist
  • Schedule, prepare deployments, event sheets, suite logs, event packets for the Guest Experience Department
  • Manage the Lost and Found Program (this includes but is not limited to; logging items in ABI, storing valuables and objects in a locked area and providing the item back to the rightful owner)
  • Offer event crowd management and provide ADA compliance


  • Brings 3-5 years of leadership experience in managing staff
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Sports and Entertainment Management or relevant focus
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a Guest Experience role, preferably in the Sports and Entertainment Industry
  • Ability to remain calm and focused during times of stress and is extremely adaptable
  • Must be able to work long hours, including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Excellent ability to establish rapport and the ability to build strong interpersonal relationships with direct reports, colleagues, and senior leadership
  • Ability to communicate clearly in a professional manner both verbally and written
  • Exhibit good judgment, make sound decisions quickly, be proactive and anticipate needs of guests
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, multi-task proficiently, work well under pressure with attention to detail and be creative with solutions to guests needs
  • Ability to relate to a diverse guest and employee base
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of ABIMM to serve as department manager.
  • Knowledge in incident management software
  • Position requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time, stand, walk, run, reach with hands and arms, and the ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

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.