Manager of Game & Event Entertainment – Kansas City Chiefs

November 22, 2016

Location: Kansas City, cure MO, USA

Closing date: 16th December 2016


Job Description: The Manager of Game and Event Entertainment will serve as an associate to the Chiefs in-house production team.  The role will require collaboration with Chiefs Sr. and Lead producers and other depts. to identify and implement the strategy, execution, and management of the Chiefs in-game entertainment & Chiefs special events.  Job will oversee the relationships with several third party vendors that create the best game experience in the NFL. The role will work closely and collaboratively with multiple departments within the organization including partnership sales, marketing, digital and communications depts. to develop, execute, and implement best in class entertainment programming while stewarding the Chiefs brand and mission.

Job Responsibilities:

Game and Event Entertainment Management

•    Lead in the overall production and execution of game and event programming

•    Manage all internal game and event entertainment related requests and deliverables

•    Assist with game and event entertainment budgets, invoicing, and event staff payroll

•    Develop and maintain strong relationships with talent, vendors, and agencies

•    Assist in the production of all Chiefs Special Events including Chiefs Draft Day events,

Kickoff Luncheon, College Football Games, Concerts, 101 Awards, and other special events.

Chiefs In-Game Entertainment Management

•    Develop an in-game entertainment program in coordination with the Production & Marketing departments which represents the Chiefs business strategy into a creative, exciting and engaging fan experience

•    Prepare, coordinate and activate in totality, the game day entertainment show format

•    Develop and write game scripts, manage game crew, book and organize in-game ceremonies

•    Supervise the hiring and management of all game day production staff. Provide training and instruction to assure execution of department’s goals

•    Manage field producers and assistants

•    Directly oversee execution of vendor, client, and guest production initiatives

•    Communicate production activities clearly to all departments, game day staff, and guests for every game throughout the year

•    Book and organize pre-game, halftime, and in-game ceremonies (including National Anthem Singers, Drum Honorees, Halftime performers, special guests, military acknowledgements, etc.)

•    Schedule and coordinate all rehearsals for all game day events including, pre-game & halftime, mascot skits, and special events

Corporate Sponsorships/Advertising

•    Serve as a liaison with Corporate Partnership department on planning, scheduling,

activation & fulfillment for all game and event entertainment initiatives

•    Assist with the development of engaging, fan-centric partner initiatives

•    Manage & track all signage, video and in-game inventory


Additional Responsibilities

•    Attend various departmental meetings

•    Represent Chiefs to the NFL Events and Marketing Departments

•    Assist and lead Chiefs special events in multiple operating positions

•    Consult with other teams and NFL on best practices, trends and new initiatives

The successful candidate will have:

  • 4+ years of increasingly responsible professional experience in project management, large-scale event presentation, and client relations
  • Proven ability to create and activate engaging, impactful, and memorable fan experiences
  • Significant experience in managing numerous time-sensitive projects simultaneously with critical attention to detail
  • Significant experience with media relations, production, and vendor relations
  • Highly motivated, proactive and hands-on attitude
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively across the organization

No phone calls, please!