Oak View Group

General Manager| Cox Business Convention Center

Location US-OK-Tulsa
Job ID
Location Name
Cox Business Convention Center
Venue Management
Regular Full-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group is the global leader in venue development, management, and premium hospitality services for the live event industry.  Offering an unmatched, 360-degree solution set for a collection of world-class owned venues and a client roster that includes the most influential, highest attended arenas, convention centers, music festivals, performing arts centers, and cultural institutions on the planet.


More information at OakViewGroup.com, and follow OVG on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn


Under the direction of the General Manager of the complex, this individual will oversee all Directors and assist with the management, promotion, and operation of the facility in all facets, including operations, sales, marketing, finance, food and beverage, security, IT, production, technology, partnerships, special events, community relations, sustainability, branding, and all other related departments for the Cox Business Convention Center. This executive will assist the General Manager of the complex with maximizing the number of events and revenue opportunities at the venue and the development of regional and national convention/meeting business.


This role will pay a salary of $125,000 to $150,000.


For FT roles: Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan, 401(k) matching, and paid time off (vacation days, sick days, and 12 holidays).


Job expires 7/31/2024

About the Venue

The Cox Business Convention Center (CBCC) is located in the Arena District in downtown Tulsa, CBCC is a modern and award-winning venue providing over 275,000 SF of flexible event space.  Owned by the City of Tulsa for over 50 years, the CBCC has been host to every kind of event imaginable! 


  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with boards, government departments and agencies, entertainment industry, community and civic organizations to encourage continual and regular use of the CBCC
  • Develop and manage relationships with Convention Center partners
  • Assist with the preparation any applicable reports or presentations for Tulsa Public Facilities Authority/Contract Administrator
  • Assist with the development and implementation of the annual operating budget for the Convention Center with the General Manager
  • Aggressively promote the use of the facility to maximize its utilization
  • Coordinate, implement, and administer specific plans and programs prescribed by corporate directives, to include matters of training and development; quality assurance; energy efficiency; safety/emergency procedures, crowd control and crisis management procedures, or other areas as needed
  • Help recruit, select, lead, motivate and evaluate director level staff; provide or coordinate training as needed; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures
  • Assist  with bid/RFP process for major city events and tourism business
  • Commit to a diverse and inclusive arena workforce supporting a positive employee culture that reflects OVG’s reputation in the industry
  • Act as one of the primary Executives on Duty at all events held at Convention Center
  • Continually evaluate the quality of the fan experience by firsthand observation, objective feedback and interaction
  • Develop and foster integrated initiatives that promote the ultimate concert, hockey, and arena football experience
  • Assist and coordinate with the development of the annual operating calendar, activity schedules, projections for attendance and/or revenue
  • Assure the administration of personnel and the facility operation are conducted in accordance with applicable local, state and federal regulations
  • Evaluate facility practices and recommend improvements to better reflect the needs of arena clients and the facility, and/or to improve the efficiency and safety of operations, in compliance with policies and procedures
  • Oversee the coordination of resources with Oak View Group corporate office
  • Actively represent venue in community as ambassador
  • Actively pursue new business opportunities
  • Attend conferences and trade association meetings
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or better from an accredited college or university in Business/Hospitality Management or related field
  • Graduate of IAVM Public Assembly Facility Management School preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years management experience in a convention center, with a CVB, hospitality company/hotel, or other public assembly facility
  • 5 or more year of leading and managing people
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of facility operations, budget preparation and personnel management
  • Ability to apply conflict resolution and problem-solving skills in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to express ideas clearly through both oral and written communication
  • Superior sales and marketing skills
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and control
  • Ability to travel as required
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as required
  • Ability to work with wide array of client groups, vendors and business partners enterprise-wide

Strengthened by our Differences. United to Make a Difference.

At OVG, we understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence. Our success is rooted in creating environments that reflect and celebrate the diverse communities in which we operate and serve, and this is the reason we are committed to amplifying voices from all different backgrounds.


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.


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