• Corn Palace Director - City of Mitchell, South Dakota

    City of Mitchell
    Job Description

    Corn Palace Director

    This position is a community leader and Department Head for the City of Mitchell.  Pursuing, promoting, and providing events and services for a local and regional demographic in the areas of tourism, education, athletics, and entertainment are the focus of this position.  Insuring that the Corn Palace maintains it's reputation as an Iconic Historic Building with modern amenities to attract all generations and interest groups is a goal.  The person in this position leads a dedicated staff in providing a facility that performs to the highest standards of safety, cleanliness, and customer service.
    Develops budget requests and manages approved funds.  Hires, trains, assigns, directs, schedules, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel.  Develops and implements long- and short-term strategic plans.  Supervises the building and facilities maintenance.  Coordinates Corn Palace programs and events.  Coordinates the annual Corn Palace Festival.  Coordinates contracts with entertainment, light and sound professionals, booking agents, and midway companies.  Represents the department on a variety of boards and committees.  Prepares contracts for review and approval by the Corn Palace Events & Entertainment Committee and/or City Council as required.  Prepares a variety of regular and special reports.  Performs related duties.
    Knowledge of budget management procedures.  Knowledge of facilities management principles.  Knowledge of contract management principles.  Knowledge of personnel management principles.  Skill in the operation of computers and job-related software programs.  Skill in the operation and maintenance of audio-visual equipment.  Skill in management and supervision.  Skill in oral and written communication.  Skill in preparing and delivering public presentations. 
    This position has direct supervision over the Assistant Corn Palace Director (1) and  Corn Palace Maintenance Supervisor (1).  Other staff includes a Media and Building Specialist (1), Building  Maintenance Technicians (3) and Building Service Workers (2) as well as part-time personnel.  
    Bachelor's Degree in related field. Three to five years experience in related field. Possession of or ability to obtain a South Dakota Driver's license.  All applicants must submit an official City of Mitchell application form, found at www.cityofmitchell.org   Applications also available by request at the Human Resource Office, 612 North Main, City Hall, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301. 
    APPLY BY: September 24th, 2019       The City of Mitchell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Contact Information
  • Mitchell Area Development Corporation