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Vice President of Entertainment Operations

Caesars Entertainment Corporation

This is a Full-time position in Las Vegas, NV posted November 28, 2021.

The Vice President of Venue Management and Entertainment Operations (“VP”) will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of venue and entertainment operations within Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas portfolio, consisting of over 15 venues with capacities from 170 to 7,000 seats, more than 20 resident productions and numerous A-list music residences.

The VP will lead a team specializing in technical operations, front of house, event management, booking and support functions. 

The VP will be a high-profile, leadership position within the Entertainment Department, interacting with key stakeholders such as artists, producers / promoters and other venue partners as well as Caesars Entertainment senior management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Oversee the presentation, management and operation of Caesars Entertainment’s performance venues throughout its eight Las Vegas properties, including the Colosseum at Caesars Palace and Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
Lead, provide direction and mentor an expansive, city-wide entertainment operations team
Provide direction and guidance on matters related to show operations and production
Oversee maintenance, upkeep and overall presentation of venues to ensure each continually operate at the highest standards
Review operating and performance schedules to ensure venues, shows and staff operate at optimal efficiency with attention to budget and revenue upside
Collaborate with shows / artists, artist management, promoter / producer partners and other key stakeholders on all aspects related to proper presentation of shows
Engage with artists / show producers on design, production development, timeline and creative processes
Participate in the business development process, with input on deal structure, financial modeling and production considerations
Input on the contractual process, including drafting of LOI’s, agreements, extensions and other related matters
Input on the structuring of pro formas, deal memos and performance offers
Work closely with the Department’s Finance teams on all forecasting, budgeting and financial tracking
Compile, review and approve relevant expense and financial information for reporting on settlement, budgeting, reimbursement and / or AP
Oversee department operating budget including any reforecasts and projections
Collaborate with leaders from the Entertainment Department, and company overall, to improve communication, enhance efficiencies, streamline decision making and seek out operating synergies
Serve as key point of contact to all key third-party partners and service providers
Lead cross-functional cooperation with other departments supporting entertainment and / or venues
Provide direction, guidance and support for hiring / terminating, training, scheduling, evaluating and promoting of all team members
Develop training plans for all team members along with department SOP’s
Review and approve all departmental SOP’s and practices to ensure standards are being achieved and exceeded wherever as possible
Continually seek improvements in production, operations and guest experience standards through learnings and, where possible, best-in-class industry practices and trends
From time-to-time, consult on operational-related matters at Caesars properties outside Las Vegas
Other projects as assigned by the Vice President of Corporate Entertainment

ADDITIONAL DUTIES / JOB DIMENSIONS

The VP will at times work non-traditional hours planning and supporting live entertainment city-wide.

The VP will operate in a dynamic, fast paced, and at times stressful, environment and will be expected to manage multiple projects simultaneously while demonstrating judgement on prioritization.

Requires an experienced, highly energetic and detail-oriented self-starter.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills with proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 

EDUCATION and / or EXPERIENCE

10 to 12 years of venue operations, management and / or live event experience, with at least 3 years in a supervisory or management role.

Must possess excellent planning, team building and problem-solving skills. 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must qualify for, obtain and maintain any necessary licenses.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos in English.

Ability to effectively write correspondence.

Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense and understanding in order to effectively carry out written or oral instructions. 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to work in a drug free environment and pass a chemical dependency test as required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Ability to climb stairs and stand for long periods of time.

The position also requires substantial walking, bending, and lifting.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.