The Adams County Parks, Open Space & Cultural Arts Department is looking for a dynamic individual to join our team and assist in bringing the County’s Vision - Adams County is the most innovative and inclusive county in America for all families and businesses; and the Department’s Vision - To significantly enhance quality of life, enrich communities & INSPIRE! - to life. If selected, you will manage all planning, coordination, and management activities of the County’s special events for the Park


Examples of Duties for Success

  • Inspire staff working within the Special Events Division to always provide superior customer service to residents. 
  • Develop, coordinate, and direct the organization, staffing, and operational activities for the Adams County Event Services division. 
  • Oversee event services liquor operations ensuring all state and local laws are followed and adequate access to resources is available for the organization. 
  • Plan, coordinate, and manage the activities and special events held at the Adams County Regional Park including the annual Adams County Fair and other county sponsored events.
  • Oversee management of reservation system and rentals of the Adams County Regional Park Complex and other parks including contract administration and execution.
  • Recommend goals and objectives related to the direction of individual special events and maintain the business and strategic plans with an emphasis on long-term financial sustainability. 
  • Spearhead the hiring and coordination efforts for artist/act booking, shaping memorable events and performances at the new Adams County Arena.
  • Review and recommend annual facility policy and user fees.
  • Develop and implement the annual fair, regional park marketing plan and sponsorship program.
  • Serve as the staff representative on the Fair Advisory Board. 
  • Work in partnership with 4-H and their events at the Riverdale Regional Park. 
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Exercises direct supervision over staff.

Qualifications for Success


  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of management, supervision, strategic planning, and leadership.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of liquor, beverage. Concessionaire, vender, and concert productions.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of general fiscal management, sponsorships, budget preparation and administration.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of social media, websites, mobile app, mobile website, and implementation
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of working with a citizen board, elected officials, and general public. 
  • Knowledge of recent developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding Parks, Open Space, Recreation, Trails, Cultural Arts, Special Events, and other areas of the Department.
  • Knowledge of the principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Knowledge and ability to interpret and apply pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to special events, liquor, and beverage concessions.
  • Knowledge of the principles of booking, promoting, and operating concerts, performances and large-scale rental events and productions
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Computer Skills: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Is seen by their peers as a living embodiment of the Adams County Values, Norms and Cultural Competencies.


More Qualifications for Success

Education and Training: A Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Event Management, or related field is preferred.

Experience: Requires a minimum of 5 years’ experience in large scale event and facilities event management.

License of Certificate: Certificates in fair management desired. TIPs Certification required.

Possession of or ability to obtain an appropriate valid driver’s license required.

Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.

Other: Must pass liquor license background check and must be named as an officer on the liquor license.

Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:

Ability to sit, exposure to noise, outdoors, dust and other potential hazards.

Must attend night meetings and work evening hours

Must be able to work weekends and flexible schedule.


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