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Director of Safety – Entertainment (T-Mobile Arena

MGM Resorts International

This is a Full-time position in Las Vegas, NV posted March 1, 2021.

Director of Safety – Entertainment (T-Mobile Arena)

Location Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

Become one of the stars behind The SHOW and become part of the world’s most powerful entertainment brands. Our Company has one exciting mission: To entertain the human race.

The Director of Safety is responsible for Safety Management for MGM Resorts International event operations; works directly with SVP Entertainment Operations, Property Operations, to ensure compliance with OSHA, Fire Department, Environmental Protection, Health District, and Insurance Carriers. The Director of Safety is critical to event operations when activity impacts the normal flow of business and ensuring community compliance, managing integrated relationships within Clark County, and the “CAP” team. The Director of Safety is responsible for building safety/compliance action plans, partner/provide solutions to safety issues and look for efficiencies in the operations of our venues from safety/compliance standpoint.


  • Oversee and/or conduct work area inspections, air sampling tests for confined space entry, property damage and personal injury investigation support. 
  • Research, develop, and implement safety programs to enhance, encourage, and promote a safe work environment. Control hazardous working conditions and unsafe employee activities through interface with employees and project management personnel. 
  • Direct for the submission of Street Closure/Usage Permits in collaboration with the Director of Traffic Management. 
  • Design and develop Security/Safety and Event Site Plans.
  • Submit Special Event Permit Applications on behalf of the Company’s large theaters, outdoor venues, and arenas.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining the divisions’ relationship with Clark County Fire Department.
  • Develop Flammable/Combustible Liquid Standard Operating Procedures, Permits, Plans and Reviews. 
  • Develop Event Coordination Checklists in regard to Safety Inspection and Quality Assurance.
  • Responsible for the submission of Event Applications. 
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to submit the Special Event Food License Requirements. 
  • Manage the Temporary Food Establishment Applications. 
  • Manage Business License Requirements. 
  • Responsible for Clark County’s payment and submission of Fees & Charges. 
  • Design and implement safety strategies across the MGM Resorts International large theaters, arenas, and outdoor venues 
  • Collaborate with Project Directors, Contractors, Venue Management to ensure safety is the highest of priority.
  • Review, interpret, and communicate company, local, state, and federal regulations to ensure understanding and compliance. Conduct safety meetings with various employee/non-employee groups.
  • Oversee division training initiatives including, but not limited to, ET&D OSHA 10-hour class, PPE grounding techniques, Excavation Safety, Confined Space, Competent Person, Forklift Certification, First Aid/CPR, and Defensive Driving. 
  • Ensure all employees are properly trained and certified. 
  • Manage the division’s Emergency Response and Recovery Plan. 
  • Inspect work crews for compliance with Company safety rules.
  • Conduct hazard assessments. 
  • Review documentation to ensure all required records and reports are complete, accurate and submitted per established procedures, and implement appropriate corrective action as required. 
  • Perform job-related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in safety, Engineering, or related technical field or equivalent work experience
  • Five (5) years of experience within the Safety field or a related field 


  • Preferred five (5) years management experience
  • Previous experience working in an Arena/Venue, Live Events, Concerts/Outdoor Festival Experience within a Safety/Compliance or Operations Capacity
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Associate Safety Professional, or Certified Utility Safety Associate Certification 

MGM Resorts International develops, builds, and operates unique destination resorts designed to provide a total resort experience, including first-class accommodations and dining, world-class entertainment, state-of-the-art meeting, and convention facilities, and high-quality retail and gaming experiences.

With 77,000+ employees, the Company is one of the world’s leading global hospitality and entertainment companies with 30 unique hotel and destination gaming offerings, including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. We’re proud to be recognized for our commitment to being socially responsible, including an industry-leading diversity and inclusive culture, community engagement and philanthropy initiatives, and a commitment to environmentally sustainable approaches in development and operations.

While we operate leading resorts and amenities, ultimately it is the people of MGM Resorts who make the difference daily by providing the ultimate guest experience. We welcome you to join us.

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