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Brown County Director of Fair and Parks in Aberdeen, South Dakota

Summary/Objective:Organizes fundraising and sponsorship; plans and manages the Brown County Fair. Oversees and assists, when needed, with the maintenance of the Brown County Fairgrounds and Richmond Youth Camp.Essential Functions:Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Manages day to day activities of the Fair.Plans, organizes, and manages the Fair in consultation with the Board of Commissioners and Fair Board.Responsible for the enforcement and implementation of all policies as set forth by the Board of Commissioners and Fair Board.Assists in the development and implementation of short and long-range planning for the fair and properties.Develop, promote and administer a marketing program for the annual fair.Responsible for the procurement of sponsors, sale of advertising and solicitation of donations.Promotes good public relations and program participation, providing representation of the department in the community; maintains contact with various community and state-wide organizations promoting the fair.Negotiates contracts and maintains relationships with preferred vendors.Responsible for providing budget information and recommendations to the Board of Commissioners, consistent with standard and acceptable fiscal managements procedures, in compliance with standardcounty policies and procedures. As well as accounting for funds received and disbursed in compliance with standard county and state requirements. - Makes space reservations for exhibitors, concessions, and campers.Coordinates registration and payment procedures.Coordinates promotional advertising and corporate sponsorship activities.Organizes required catering services, security, electrician, sanitation, communication equipment setup, and other materials required for various events at the fair.Attend Fair Board meetings.Work with Cities, County, and personnel to coordinate services for the Brown County Fair.Responsible for the day to day operations and maintenance of the Brown County Fairgrounds and the Richmond Youth CampSchedule events on Fairgrounds or Richmond Youth CampMaintain buildings and groundsSupervising department staff, equipment maintenance, and policies and procedures.Represent Fair and Parks at Commission meetings and public meetings.Develop and implement departmental goals and objectives.Competencies:Stress Management/Composure.Dealing successfully with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.Problem Solving/Analysis.Accounting and finance principles and standards.Management and supervisory principles and practices.Teamwork Orientation.Performing basic office support work.Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the Fair Board, the Board of Commissioners, staff and the general public.Decision Making.Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.Develop, implement and control, purchasing, grant writing and record keeping.Develop and implement departmental goals and objectives.Communication Proficiency.Communicating effectively in oral and written forms.Principles and techniques of public relations and customer service, both in person or over the phone.Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one settings and group situations.Effectively respond to the Fair Board, Board of Commissioners and the general public.Effective marketing and promotional techniques.Technical Capacity.Use of computer applications.Establish and maintain accurate records of assigned activities and operations.Supervisory Responsibility:This position has supervisory responsibilitiesWork Environment:Work is subject to performance at both indoor and outside environments; outside work may occur on a frequent basis and requires exposure to dust, fumes, or high noise levels and extreme weather conditions.Typical office environment. But work may be subject to extreme wea

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