Event Manager

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.

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 our employees are our greatest assets.  We will create a culture that empowers and inspires them to go above and beyond for our clients, patrons, and community. 

Visit www.moodycenteratx.com to learn more. #BeATXcellent 

Position Summary: 

The Events Manager reports directly to the Senior Events Manager. The Events Manager is responsible for the planning and execution of Moody Center Arena events including basketball games, concerts, and special events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate knowledge in operation procedures, facility capabilities, industry terminology, event-related services and technical requirements for the types of events anticipated at the facility.
  • Manage and advance large scale events including concerts, sports events, and special events.
  • Manage all production needs including stagehands, medical, fire, security, audio & visual and all operating equipment.
  • Manage planning, budgeting, and coordination of event operations before, during, and after assigned events for approximately 150 events annually. 
  • Work with Senior Events Manager to ensure all laws, codes, ordinances, polices, procedures, risk management, safety precaution, rules/regulations and emergency procedures are followed.
  • Communicate and disseminate event related information to appropriate departments, vendors, and others to ensure necessary levels of staffing coverage and overall event understanding. 
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with clients, partners, and all stakeholders.
  • Meet with client groups to plan and organize assigned events and/or meetings.
  • Guide clients in preparation of events by interpreting and explaining contract provisions, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepare cost estimates and monitor final billing for assigned events.
  • Provide clear, concise, and timely communication of detailed requirements to all Moody Center departments.
  • Resolve problems in a timely manner; analyze and gather information and identify alternative solutions quickly and effectively.
  • Monitor and supervise facility set up.
  • Create AutoCAD’s for events.
  • Serve as primary liaison between clients and facility departments for assigned events. 
  • Monitor in-house events, maintaining close contact with clients and facility staff to ensure successful events. Follow up on all client request, concerns, and problems.
  • Manage the creation and formal submittal of AutoCAD drawings to the local fire marshal office for events to include adherence with local fire codes, rules, and regulations. 
  • Work extended and/or irregular hours at Moody Center events including nights, weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Meet the physical demands of this job, which include being able to get in and around the facility (requires personal mobility), lifting, carrying, moving, climbing, working from various heights, and moderate to loud noises
  • Serve as manager on duty as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Experience and Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public assembly facility management, hospitality management, business administration, or a related field preferred. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in large sports and/or music entertainment management and production
  • Experience placing stagehand, audio & visual, show runners, police, t-shirt, and medial, staffing calls for large, scaled events and sporting events
  • Experience in dealing with third party venders for propane, large scale operational equipment and event equipment
  • Experience with AutoCAD
  • Training in Active Shooter, Bomb Threats and Severe Weather 
  • First Aid, CPR, and AED Certified
  • Knowledgeable in ADA code and compliance
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and control 
  • Adaptable with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an expert ability to present and communicate new ideas and concepts
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented, resourceful, quick learner and able to handle multiple projects and simultaneously
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented, fast-paced, event-driven environment
  • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Knowledgeable and proficient with Microsoft Office applications, Payroll Systems and Photoshop
  • Ability to work event nights, weekends, and holidays as required 

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.