City of Collinsville
  • Gateway Center
  • Collinsville, IL, USA
  • $51,000 to $69,000, depending on qualifications
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, Prescription, IMRF, Vacation, Sick, Personal days

The City of Collinsville is currently recruiting for a full-time, supervisory position of Operations Manager for its convention center. This position reports directly to the Executive Director of Gateway Center and is located at One Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL. The  105,000 gross square foot multi-purpose facility has hosted as many as 624 events annually and has attracted a variety of users from around the world.


The Operations Manager assists the Executive Director to ensure that all events, facility planning, and maintenance requirements are met. Duties include but are not limited to: managing the setup of client events to ensure successful outcomes and client satisfaction; training and assigning temporary, part-time and/or seasonal employees; and ensuring patron safety in the venue.



The successful candidate must have a 2-year degree from an accredited university in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major with 2 years of experience in the event management, food and beverage, sales/marketing, or related professional area, including the supervision of others, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.


Must have the ability to handle conflict, make common sense decisions and exercise proper action during high tension and stressful situations and be able to operate a computer using Windows, Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and other standard office equipment.


May spend long hours walking, standing, or sitting while working. Noise level may become very loud. Work may be up to a height of 26 feet. Must be able to climb ladder up to 10 feet. May be exposed to outdoor temperatures including extreme heat and/or cold.


Requires work outside of normal business hours, often with extensive evening and weekend hours.



Salary range is $51,000 to $69,000, depending on qualifications. The City offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health, dental, vision, and prescription 100% funded by the City for single coverage. Pension is with the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.



To receive full consideration, submit cover letter, resume and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three to five professional work-related references by midnight CST on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.  Successful candidates must pass a background, physical, and drug screening after contingent job offer.

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