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Director of Expo Center

Employer
Murray State University
Location
Murray, KY

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

20240025EX

Job Title:

Director of Expo Center

About Murray State:

Located in the West Kentucky region, Murray State University is a public, comprehensive University which offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. Learn more about Careers at Murray State University.

About Murray State Benefits:

Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, generous paid holidays, vacation, sick, and paid parental leave, as well as many other benefit offerings. Please refer to the Murray State Benefits page for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employment/Diversity Information:

Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Murray, KY

Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Staff - Exempt (Monthly)

Department:

Animal and Equine Science

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The Expo Director is responsible for the successful operation of the Cherry West Kentucky Livestock and Exposition (Expo) Center, a 2,748 seat multi-event building.

  • Serve as the primary liaison between building users and University staff.
  • Prepare and direct the preparation of marketing/promotional campaigns designed to enhance the facilities’ reputation and maximize usage, as well as making presentations to organizations and groups concerning the capabilities and capacities of the Expo.
  • Establish contractual agreements, overall budgets, operating policies and procedures, as well as identifying operating needs; improve logistics processes and requirements of the facilities.
  • Perform operating and financial analyses to ensure proficiency and optimum realization from assets expended.
  • Meet material/equipment/animal handling requirements, standards for safety for MSU regulations, Fire Marshall Codes, and OSHA.
  • Proactively seek customer satisfaction perceptions and modify goals accordingly.
  • Administer appropriate forms for all inventories, equipment, food accountability, and monitor building and ancillary components.
  • Supervision of the Expo work force of full-time and student employees and training of the Expo work force.
  • Must support and promote the missions of the Huston School of Agriculture and related events and must maintain current promoters/proactively seek new events and have vision to promote Expo to the next level.
  • Oversee the Farm Equipment Training Program in the Hutson School of Agriculture.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or a field related to the scope of work is required.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Must have at least five years of combined experience in the following:
    • Equipment, building, facility and/or farm operation and maintenance.
    • Farm or business management.
    • Show/event leadership in event planning, on-site event management and customer service.
    • Agribusiness Marking/Management Field or Hotel/Restaurant Management.
  • Additional college and related experience may be exchanged year-for-year to meet qualifications.
  • Must be able to show initiative and ability to interface with external customers, agents and event promoters, as well as with MSU Huston School of Agriculture and other departments and personnel on campus.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to physically lift up to 50 pounds for event set-up and operate expo equipment, including tractors, fork lifts, skid steers, telescopic handlers, etc.

Work Hours:

  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Posting Date:

03/08/2024

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by March 14, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Organization

For 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 9,500 today. Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities.  Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

 

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities.  Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. 

Recent Accolades: 

  • U.S. News & World Report (32 consecutive years as a top-tier university) and top 10 in south region for Top Public Schools, Best Value and Best College for Veterans 
  • Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck
  • G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School 
  • Forbes Best Employers List

 

 

Located in the west Kentucky region, Murray State is a public, comprehensive University with four colleges (business; science, engineering and technology; humanities and fine arts; education and human services)– and two schools (agriculture; nursing and health professions).  The University's 236-acre main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs. Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, as well as many other benefit offerings.

 

The city of Murray, located in Calloway County, offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. 

Company info
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Telephone
(270) 809-2146
Location
412 Sparks Hall
Murray
KY
42071
US

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