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CEC Director 

CURES is looking for someone able to deal with, marketing, scheduling, and managing for the Chester Event Center. Below you can find the description of duties and expectations for the position. If you feel you meet our requirements and would be a good fit, please email your resume along with a letter of intent to us at You can also drop it by the office or mail it to us at 114 Columbia Street, Chester, SC, 29706. Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of our team here at CURES for Chester!

CHESTER EVENT CENTER Director of Operations

Reports To: CURES for Chester Executive Director

FLSA Status: Full Time


The Chester Event Center maintains its mission and purpose by providing lower-cost venue availability to the City of Chester, SC residents and visitors and therefore, a director must realize the importance of both the operation of a profitable facility while keeping the mission in mind.

Under the oversight of the CURES for Chester Executive Director, the Chester Event Center Director responsibly and independently coordinates event staffing, event coordination and facilitates services for the Chester Event Center venue by performing the following duties personally or through temporary staff. Although listed as a full-time position, this position does not require 40 hours per week as a general requirement.

Essential Duties/ Responsabilities

1. Promotes a vibrant, unparalleled event experience for the customer.


2. Manages, receives, and coordinates all bookings and rentals for the Event Center and

monitors results thereof. Approves/disapproves all applications for rental including proper level of security using risk assessment skills. Receives and controls rental fees and deposits, makes deposits and withdrawals as necessary from established bank accounts, and keeps appropriate records.


3. Trains and maintains appropriate list of available staff to meet event requirements. Hires contracted labor for specific purpose within budgetary and appropriate limits. Maintains an inventory of consumable products needed at the venue and makes purchases as necessary in a fiscally responsible manner.


4. Is available to work irregular schedule as required ensuring proper coordination of events

and activities scheduled in the facilities.


5. Directs the advanced planning of event staffing requirements as determined by the CURES for Chester Event policies and lessee requirements.


6. Provide and maintain an annual budget document.


7. Works with the CURES for Chester Board of Directors to seek input regarding policies

and procedures, facility management guidelines, and formation and implementation of

the marketing plan, and the identification/recruitment of “CURES” special events.


8. Investigates complaints regarding the Chester Event Center and handles such problems in a professional and satisfactory manner.


11. Communicates effectively with other local groups, including the City of Chester and Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, etc.


12. Coordinates the implementation and promotion of sponsored special events and works independently to promote the Chester Event Center for all manner of events.


13. Reports semi-annually at meetings of the CURES for Chester Board of Directors to discuss the management of the facilities and the benefit to local citizens, organizations, and businesses.


14. Performs other duties as necessary.


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

responsibility 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.


1. Knowledge of business management practices and procedures.

2. Ability to compile and maintain records for personnel scheduling, event scheduling, financial accounting, and inventory management.


3. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) software programs.


4. Knowledge of procedures and requirements of the meeting planning and event business

to insure good relationships with event planners and meeting professionals.


5. Ability to exercise sound judgment and make proper decisions in handling incidents at all

types of events.


6. Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner, both orally and in writing.


7. Proven ability to deal in a professional and cordial manner with the public attending



8. Ability to plan, service and supervise a variety of events.


9. Ability to anticipate equipment and other needs for individual events.


10. Strong attention to detail and passion for customer service.

Education / Experience

Commensurate with requirements

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance

instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Ability to deal effectively and courteously with lessees, user groups, their representatives and the


Mathematical Skill

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common

fractions, and decimals. Strong capacity for bookkeeping and understanding of financial statements. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Skills

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations

where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished

in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations

Applicant must possess current, valid driver’s license and a current working personal telephone

with a number that can be accessed by CURES for Chester staff for business contact purposes.

Access to reliable transportation and ability to travel to the Chester Event Center at any time.

Physical Demands

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


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; reach with

hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The

employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The

employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move

more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,

distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee

encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations

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

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