This position is based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
SUMMARY: Responsible for the planning, coordination, supervision, and successful execution of the Great American Outdoor Show. Success will be determined by effectively implementing objectives and attaining established goals for attendance, space sales, special events, seminar programs, celebrity appearances, staff/contractor relations, and Association requirements.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Collaborate with department managers to effectively develop, coordinate, plan, and execute show objectives. 2. Oversee the development of exhibit hall floor plans to meet the requirements of exhibitors and reach revenue projections. Develop leads and play a key management role for the space sales and sponsorship team. 3. Oversee communications with exhibitors through regular email show updates and updates to the show website in an accurate and timely manner. 4. Manage exhibit revenue collection, onsite sales activities, ensure a successful experience for exhibitors and vendors, and help to provide ongoing supervision of event staff and floor managers. 5. Manage booth reservations, relocations, cancellations, and wait list procedures in coordination with the Exhibitor Services Manager. 6. Consult with the Managing Director in the development and management of budgetary accounts (revenues and expenses) and the development and implementation of the advertising and promotional plan. 7. Develop seminar and celebrity programs including topics, securing talent, coordinating schedules and appearances, and integrating effective promotions for them into the overall advertising plan. 8. Work with the marketing and media teams to ensure they have all the relevant and current information for promotional and press release materials. 9. Work with operations team and convention center's Event Coordinator on use of common areas, sign/banner layout, and food service plans in a timely manner. 10. Serve in various capacities as needed to provide support to NRA's other major events. 11. Perform other duties as assigned.
SCOPE: Interacts regularly with staff, department managers, vendors, convention center staff, general service contractor, exhibitors, and NRA members. Position functions in a fast-paced work environment with minimal direct supervision. Occasional national travel is required. Some weekend and after-hour work. Monday through Friday, required as dictated by event schedule.
The NRA is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (minority/women/disabled) offering an extensive benefits package. Please visit our websites at www.nra.org and careers.nra.org to learn more about us.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree and a minimum of five years of experience in the management and production of large shows or events required. Previous management of consumer shows and knowledge of the outdoor industry is highly desirable.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills required. Demonstrated analytical skills required. Detail oriented and highly organized with a proven record of accuracy. Proficiency with A2Z Show Management software highly desirable. Requires strong multitasking skills, coupled with the ability to work well under pressure and respond positively to deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of a team essential. Proven ability to accomplish multiple tasks within established timelines required. Ability to interface effectively with all levels of staff required, as well as ability to interface professionally with vendors, convention center staff, general service contractor staff, and exhibitors is essential. Working knowledge of MS Office Suite required, as well as willingness to learn other software packages. Demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service at all levels while possessing a customer service orientation mindset. Proven ability to supervise and motivate support staff required.
About National Rifle Association
The National Rifle Association is an organization of dedicated employees, thousands of volunteers, and millions of NRA members all united by the common goal of promoting the safe and responsible use of firearms and the rights of Americans under the Second Amendment. At the core of NRA's culture is a value system that thrives on a highly skilled and diverse work force. Our ability to serve our members depends upon the skill, experience and dedication of each employee. The National Rifle Association is committed to the development of our employees to ensure they have the skills, knowledge, and resources for personal and professional growth as well as the growth of the NRA. We offer a work environment with comfortable surroundings, an in-house Cafe, workout facilities, and a state-of-the-art indoor shooting range. Best of all, our staff is dedicated, motivated and friendly. The NRA is headquartered between Washington, D.C. and the wide open spaces of Virginia in Fairfax County. The NRA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (minority/women/disabled). We provide opportunity for all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, marital status, religion, disability or veteran status.