Director - Civic Center
City of Nampa - Nampa, ID

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April 26, 2013

Please post or otherwise make available the following information. The City of Nampa Civic Center has an opening for a full-time Director. The City of Nampa is committed to ensuring equal opportunities to all individuals. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resource Director at 468-5437. TDD Relay Service: US West 1-800-377-3529 or 7-1-1 .

Salary : $3,750-$4,583 per month, DOE, plus excellent benefits.

Hours: Generally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ; however, the incumbent must be able to work flexible and varied hours.

The principal function of an employee in this class is to plan, direct, and supervise the daily operations of the Nampa Civic Center. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the Department Head, but extensive leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with the assigned supervisor, other City employees, event customers, outside contractors, elected officials, news media, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment.


1. Responsible for overseeing all areas of Civic Center operations including but not limited to operation management, facility services, facility maintenance, event management and coordination, event/cultural programming, convention/tourism business, catering, marketing, and finance;

2. Conducts all general operations of the Civic Center, including administering the preparation of the budget, monitoring accounts payable and receivable, establishing goals, policies, procedures, and work standards in addition to drafting new policies as necessary;

3. Plans, supervises, and evaluates the work of personnel, including providing approval for the selection of staff, monitoring work schedules, interviewing for new or vacant positions, providing direction when necessary, disciplining as required, managing conflict, and rewarding employee performance when appropriate; or makes recommendations which are given particular weight about the change of status of other employees;

4. Develops and implements Marketing and Sales Plan as well as the Fund Raising Plan;

5. Creates, selects, develops, and implements community events that contribute to a higher standard of living within the City of Nampa, including establishing educational programs that provide artistic enrichment and positive impact on area youth; and provides a balance of artistic offerings (music, theatre & dance) for the community some of which may showcase diverse cultures;

6. Recruits event business to the Civic Center and the City of Nampa through direct and indirect sales, recruiting some events which bring tourist dollars to the Nampa economy; represents the City of Nampa with local groups in developing tourism in Nampa

7. Directs and supervises facility maintenance and repair operations, including planning and prioritizing work tasks within the Civic Center;

8. Manages and oversees event coordination and office operations, including monitoring event scheduling, setup assignments, and fee collection;

9. Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions;

10. Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems;

11. Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas;

12. Responds to citizens’ questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;

13. Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;

14. Maintains a working environment free of fear and intimidation;

15. Treats employee’s concerns with consideration and respect, regardless of the supervisor’s own perspective on those concerns;

16. Maintains an effective and respectful work environment;

17. Adapts to changes in how business is conducted and work is accomplished, in a positive and timely manner;

18. Maintains a good working relationship with subordinates, peers, customers, and City Administration;

19. Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification.


1. Keeps the Department Head, Mayor and City Council accurately informed about departmental operations, contract negotiations, new and existing programs and policy related issues;

2. Is responsive to requests by other department head questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;

3. Maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental relations;

4. Is punctual and timely in meeting requirements of performance as dictated by City leadership;

5. Communicates information and states concerns in a clear and professional manner;

6. Respects the opinion of others and demonstrates a reasonable relationship with employees and others;

7. Accepts and performs in a timely and effective manner changes in work assignments and/or how work is performed.


Comprehensive knowledge of State and Federal laws pertaining to the operation of a public facility;

Comprehensive knowledge of the Performing and Visual Arts;

Thorough knowledge of Grant Search, Grant Application, and Grant Compliance process;

Thorough knowledge of the convention and tourism industry;

Thorough knowledge of event promotion, coordination, and production practices;

Thorough knowledge of marketing and accounting practices and principles;

Thorough knowledge of event and office computer software;

Thorough knowledge of meeting facility management and customer service;

Thorough knowledge of City fire and public safety codes;


Ability to effectively plan, direct, and supervise the work of others;

Ability to train, motivate, evaluate, and create a team environment;

Ability to communicate tactfully with customers and contracted vendors;

Ability to utilize common sense in management of the facility and the coordination of events;

Ability to identify operation areas in need of improvement;

Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language;

Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions;

Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations;

Ability to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks;

Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions;

Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;

Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;

Integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.


Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, Business Management, Public Administration, or closely related field required, Master’s degree preferred; and

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.


Extensive experience in facility or event management; or


Valid State of Idaho Driver’s License.


Sufficient finger or manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to operate a personal computer, telephone and related equipment and use primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together.


Sufficient clarity of speech or other communication ability with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to communicate effectively and convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly or quickly.


Sufficient clarity of hearing with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.


Sufficient visual acuity or other power of observation with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to review a wide variety of materials in electronic or hard copy form and perform activities such as viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection).


Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to function within a general office environment.

Sedentary work; sitting most of the time. Exerts up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally.

Special Conditions : The City of Nampa has a Drug/Alcohol Free Workplace Policy. Any offer of employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test, background check and driving check (if applicable to position).

Dates to Submit Application : Application and position information may be found online at: . Applicant must submit an online application; resumes will not be taken in lieu of the application. Position will close on May 13, 2013, at 5:00 P.M.

Position may be filled prior to closing date.

The City of Nampa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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