Security Manager

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: 

Reporting to the Director of Security, the Security Manager provides oversight and supervision of full-time and part-time security personnel. This position is responsible for implementing, maintaining, and updating security policies, programs, procedures, and systems designed to protect the physical assets of Moody Center. The Security Manager facilitates the process of providing a safe and secure environment for all Moody Center guests, tenants, employees, vendors, and contractors.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist Director of Security in development and oversight of strategic safety plans with the objective of managing and mitigating risk for Moody Center during sporting events, concerts, and other entertainment events.
  • Supervise a team of 24/7 building security staff including training, scheduling and post assignments. 
  • Help build and manage a safety platform focusing on safety of employees, vendors, artists, clients, patrons, etc. 
  • Ensure strong collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders (e.g., IT, Senior Leadership, Human Resources, Risk Management and related law enforcement and government agencies). 
  • Implement, and manage security programs to ensure appropriate levels of security, safety, privacy, and recovery of company assets, loss prevention, commercial tenants, and patrons.
  • Keep up to date on latest security and privacy legislation, regulations, advisories, alerts, and vulnerabilities.
  • Build a collaborative relationship with the Austin Police Department, Austin Fire Department, University of Texas Police Department, University of Texas Athletic Department, State and Federal Agencies, first responders and emergency personnel. 
  • Assist the Director of Security in delivering reports detailing overall program compliance and program effectiveness. 
  • Provide training and leadership for Security team in disaster recovery and business continuity plans. 
  • Assist Director of Security in developing and implementing an ongoing risk assessment program targeting information security and privacy matters, recommend methods for vulnerability detection and remediation, and oversee vulnerability testing. 
  • Work with outside consultants and vendors as appropriate for independent security audits. 
  • Assist the Director of Security to guarantee all laws, codes, ordinances, polices, procedures, risk management, safety precaution, rules/regulations and emergency procedures are followed.
  • Work security guard shifts when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Frequent bending, lifting 50+ pounds, sitting, exposure to multiple external elements, extensive walking through the building. 


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. 

Required Experience & Qualifications:

  • 4-6 years’ experience in a Safety or Security-related field (law enforcement, military, intelligence, private security organization, or a related field) with experience directly managing staff.  
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. 
  • Experience implementing Emergency Evacuation Plans, Policies and Procedures. 
  • Proven ability to think strategically with a willingness to roll up sleeves and execute on projects. 
  • Must be adaptable with the ability to work under pressure. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an expert ability to present and communicate new ideas and concepts. 
  • Skilled in leading, motivating and developing employees. 
  • Must have a high degree of personal integrity and be willing to consistently put the interests of the organization first.
  • Strong ability to support creative ideation to enhance brand equity while supporting company culture, values, and objectives. 
  • Must be a strong communicator and cross-organizational collaborator.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), CCTV and access control systems.
  • Experience working in live entertainment venues is a plus.

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.

Vaccination Statement

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.