Oak View Group

Sales and Marketing Manager| Evergy Plaza

Location US-KS-Topeka
Job ID
OVG - Venue Management
Location Name
Evergy Plaza
Marketing & Sales
Regular Full-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group (OVG) is the world’s leading arena development, management, and hospitality company founded in 2015 by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff to disrupt business as usual. As the largest developer of sports and entertainment facilities in the world, OVG prioritizes the way we do business focusing on making long-term investments in our people and our planet. We focus on building a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive workplace. Each day our team members around the world and throughout our local communities work together to provide the greatest experience to our fans and partners.


We celebrate and support a strong, transparent, authentic and inclusive culture focused around four core values:  

  • We treat each other fairly and with respect.
  • We act with integrity.
  • We have an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • We give back to our global community.


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


The Sales and Marketing Manager is responsible for planning and implementing sales and marketing strategies, both short and long range, targeted toward existing and new markets by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.

About the Venue

The Evergy Plaza in Topeka, Kansas is a  privately owned public community gathering space on the northeast corner of 7th and S. Kansas Ave.  


Evergy Plaza is designed as a free community space and is home to about 175 events per year, and is free to the public to attend unless closed for certain private events. In addition to becoming the primary community gathering space for events and celebrations, Evergy Plaza is extensively programmed around five key areas: music and performance, art, food, sports and community awareness. Events at Evergy Plaza will include concerts, artisan markets, fitness classes, community events, and many more.   


Evergy Plaza opened in 2020, and since has been awarded the International Downtown Association (IDA) 2021 Award of Excellence, in the category of Public Space Management and Operations.  Evergy Plaza has also received recognition from the Greater Topeka Partnership as recipient of their 2021 Innovation Award as well being recognized as "Best of Topeka" in 2021 - Best Free Entertainment and 2022- Best Concert Venue.  


  • Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities of all Sales programs and activities.
  • Develop and implement all aspects of sales plan.
  • Develop and implement revenue and expense budget for sales department.
  • Track and manage daily, weekly, monthly sales reports.
  • Represents the facility as a sales representative both locally and out-of-town.
  • Researches, identifies, and establishes the appropriateness of groups for the facility.
  • Contacts prospective user groups and individuals to initiate the sales effort.
  • Discusses the facility with site selection committees or appropriate others.
  • Assists in developing and implementing the sales/marketing activities of the facility including developing budget submissions and follow-through systems and procedures.
  • Meets specified goals and objectives for facility usage Fosters coordinated sales efforts with other members of the city's hospitality industry and maintains effective relations with representatives of local and user groups.
  • Communicates problems and proposed solutions to management/supervisor.
  • Submits regular activity reports and performs related duties as required.
  • Assist in the preparation of sales materials and when appropriate in the presentation of said materials.



  • Minimum of 2 - 4 years sales experience, preferably with an arena, convention center, hotel or other similar public assembly facility and including some supervisory responsibility.
  • Strong management, motivational & organizational skills required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to travel as required.
  • Knowledge of Public relations.
  • Willingness to work the hours necessary/permitted by your supervisor to meet sales goals (includes nights, weekends and select holidays, in addition to traditional business hours).
  • Strong computer skills including Internet and MS Office applications.
  • Knowledge of marketing and advertising/sponsorship program development.
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college/university preferred; equivalent work experience will be considered.
  • Knowledge of the market and music industry experience preferred.

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.

Vaccination Statement

We are committed to ensuring all our buildings and office locations are the safest in the world for artists, teams, employees, and fans. Based on recent encouraging trends in the U.S. and Canada. We highly encourage our employees to continue to get vaccinate and boosted against COVID-19.   Should circumstances change, we may need to reinstate vaccination requirements, in whole or in part, to safeguard the health of our employees, guests, performers, athletes, and partners.


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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