Job: Marketing and Event Superintendent

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Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces

****Please Submit a sample of work that exhibits your promotional writing skills****

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Performs supervisory functions related to special events, marketing, community outreach and volunteer service projects assigned to the Marketing and Special Event division of the Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department.

  • Oversees and coordinates the operation and management of the marketing, special events, volunteer, community outreach activities assigned to the Marketing and Special Event Division
  • Manages the program budget(s) including expenditure
  • Ensures adherence to policies and procedures
  • Reviews and recommends policies and procedures
  • Oversees cash management related to marketing, special events and volunteer service programs
  • Oversees selection, hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining of assigned employees
  • Supervises full-time, part-time, temporary, seasonal, and contract employees
  • Assigns and coordinates field and program-related operations
  • Coordinates staff resources and assignments
  • Oversees the enforcement of City adopted rules and regulations
  • Oversees emergency response and rescue operations
  • Directs development and management of volunteer service programs
  • Directs the development and coordination of special events resolves complex
  • Problems and conflicts; produces reports; manages files and records
  • Responsible for maintaining current knowledge of relevant topics and legislative issues
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree with an emphasis in Special Events, Recreation, Communications, or directly related field.
  • At least 4 years progressively responsible experience in a related field, profitable special event and successful volunteer program management and development including at least 2 years supervisory experience.
A combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements on a year for year basis.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices related to special event development and management; principles and practices of marketing and promotion;
  • Knowledge of volunteer program development and management.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
  • Handle sensitive or stressful situations with tact and diplomacy; communicate effectively both orally, graphically, and in writing
  • Analyze problems to provide best options and assistance
  • Establish and fulfill goals and objectives; and make effective presentations.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Skill is use of personal computers and related software that includes word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications.
  • Employee must develop effective written and oral presentations; coordinate and supervise staff and volunteers; raise funds; oversee expenditures; be creative, and innovative; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Colorado Driving License with good driving history. 
This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.

Working Conditions

Physical Demands:

  • Light to moderate physical site work requiring occasional lifting up to maximum of 75 pounds; carrying, walking, and standing; vision for reading/interpreting reports and data for analysis and preparation; hand/eye coordination computer operation; foot/eye coordination for motor vehicle operation; and speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with contractors, employees, and citizens.
Work Environment:
  • Works both indoors and outdoors with exposure to varying weather conditions, noise, fumes, chemicals, and dust.
Equipment Used:
  • Personal computer, motor vehicle, and various types of maintenance equipment.

For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.
Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.


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