Director Event Production (TMobile Arena)

MGM Resorts International   •  

Las Vegas, NV

Industry: Hospitality & Recreation


5 - 7 years

Posted 32 days ago

The Director of Event Production provides leadership, direction, and management for all departments related to the production of live events, event day services special event operations, and all technical services provided by the T-Mobile Arena. The Director of Event Production ensures all activities performed within the reporting departments are in accordance with the company's business objectives, budget guidelines, mission statement, and core service standards.

  • Supports the Executive Director and Corporate Entertainment team in the development and implementation of the strategic plan and vision for the T-Mobile Arena consistent with MGM Resort International objectives.
  • Assumes General Managerresponsibilities in the absence of the Executive Director T-Mobile Arena.
  • Provides leadership in the development and monitoring of division operations, fiscal budgets, and marketing strategies to produce both short-term and long-term profitability for T-Mobile Arena.
  • Provides leadership and operational direction for the Event Services, Theater Conversion, and Event Services/Technical/Production departments within the T-Mobile Arena.
  • Executes all technical advances with touring production personnel for concerts, televised events, sporting events, and any other public events in the Theater.
  • Manages production walk-throughs and technical advances with corporate clients for private events.
  • Serves as a production liaison with property and corporate sales entities to ensure optimal experiences are delivered to internal and external clients.
  • Provides leadership and direction to ensure all events are produced in an efficient and timely manner while ensuring procedures are in place to maintain security, safety and enjoyment of clients, guests and employees on a daily and event basis.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director T-Mobile Arena with the research, development, evaluation and implementation of new venues, products, services, technology, and processes to ensure the T-Mobile Arena’s competitive position in anticipation of changing customer needs within the dynamic hospitality/entertainment environment. Develops new techniques of service focused on quality, maximum event promoter/producer satisfaction, and profitability.
  • Selects, contracts with, and monitors work of qualified professionals and vendors for the various outsourced operations and equipment suppliers.
  • Develops operational and capital budgets for all technical equipment and event services used to produce live events.
  • Directs all audio-visual equipment and technical services provided by or installed in the theater such as LED, projection and IPTV systems, content creation and programming.
  • Develops effective working relationships with local fire and police departments and other government agencies.
  • Provides leadership for the division's human resources responsibilities to include: creating a work environment that promotes teamwork, performance feedback, recognition, mutual respect, and employee satisfaction; quality hiring, training, and succession planning processes that encompass the company's diversity commitment.
  • Ensures all reporting arena policies, procedures, and practices are consistent with the company's core service standards and brand attributes.
  • Performs all other job related duties as requested.


  • Must be at 21 years of age or older.
  • At least 5 years of experience in event related technical and operations management of large-scale events (5,000+).
  • At least 1 year of supervisory experience in Arena operations.
  • Previous experience in Ice Related Equipment.
  • Previous Forklift operation experience.
  • Working knowledge of Computer Assisted Drawing (CAD) programs.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Able to lead and mentor a team.
  • Have interpersonal skill to deal effectively with all business contacts.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Proficient in MS Office, Word, Excel, and Outlook at an executive level.
  • Able to effectively communicate in English, in both written and oral forms.


  • Associate Degree or equivalent Technical Certification.
  • Ice maintenance experience.
  • Ice rink related environment.
  • Extensive knowledge in the areas of Rigging, entertainment lighting, sound, set design and construction in hotel/casino environment.
  • Previous experience working in a similar resort setting.