Oak View Group

Operations Supervisor|Part-time| Thief River Falls Complex

Location US-MN-Thief River Falls
Job ID
Location Name
Thief River Falls Complex
Regular Part-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.


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The Operations Supervisor directs, supervises and coordinates event setup activities and operations for the complex.


This role will pay a salary of $14.00-$16.00


For PT roles: Benefits: 401(k) savings plan and 401(k) matching.


Job Expires: 12/31/24



  • Assume responsibility for all services and activities involved in the operations of all venue spaces
  • Interview, select, train, coach, evaluate, and discipline part time staff.
  • Provide staff training for all employees and temporary workers.
  • Ensure staff is working safely and are aware of proper safety guidelines.
  • Mentor / coach employees to correct deficiencies; present/discuss discipline and termination procedures in a timely fashion, work with Human Resources as required.
  • Assist or lead planning, directing, coordinating and review of work plans for facility operations.
  • Review and understand event documents to forecast staffing and equipment needs for all complex events.
  • Coordinate facility arrangements with concessionaires and AV.
  • Oversee, monitor changeover and housekeeping crews, provide team support as required.
  • Schedule appropriate changeover and housekeeping crew for a large group of employees accurately and efficiently and adjust/notify employees of updates / changes as necessary
  • Maintains departmental equipment; notify Director of Operations when repairs are needed
  • Provide excellent customer service to internal and external clients to provide a positive employee climate.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) or more years’ experience in an operations position in an arena, convention center, public assembly facility or similar location; with knowledge of set up/housekeeping and event coordination
  • An advanced degree in Facility Management or related field may be substituted for years of experience
  • Basic computer skills in a Windows format including typing, data entry and email
  • Advanced computer skills and experience with MS Word, Outlook, Excel preferred
  • Ability to effectively lead a team and manage in a fast paced, high pressure environment
  • Knowledge of OSHA standards / requirements
  • Forklift certification or ability to acquire within 90 days of employment
  • Possess superior interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in the English language, both orally and in writing
  • Self-motivated and excellent organizational skills
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License preferred
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work long hours including a varied schedule of days, nights, weekends and holidays


Physical demands:

While performing duties of this job, the employee occasionally lifts and moves facility equipment and/or tools.  Employee will frequently move about inside and outside various areas of the large facility before/during/after events to interact with internal/external clients and supervise the work of employees. Position will require employee to occasionally bend, stoop, or crouch in order to evaluate and inspect equipment and building infrastructure. Employee will as needed operate fork lift and high lift in assessment of and maintenance of the building and equipment. Employee will occasionally be required to identify or match colors/tones of furniture, dance floor, carpet or other items as necessary.  Employee will frequently operate a computer and other office devices such as calculators, telephones, copy machines and printers; employee will constantly communicate via telephone, email and in-person with others and exchange accurate information. Employee will frequently lift 30 lbs; occasionally lift up to 75 pounds; and push/pull 150 pounds, as business demands required. 


Work environment:

The duties of this position are performed primarily indoors and occasionally outdoors in the weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal to moderate during non-event days and when not operating equipment; and moderate to loud during event days when equipment is in operation. The work environment is consistently cool (cold) when ice rink is in place seasonally. Exposure to crowds with thousands of people in attendance, crowded or tight spaces, high elevation, consistently loud workspaces, and freight elevators. 


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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