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AEG Worldwide

Los Angeles, CA, United States

$200k - $220k

Vice President Security Arena

AEG Worldwide
$200k - $220k

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For more than 20 years, AEG has played a pivotal role in transforming sports and live entertainment. Annually, we host more than 160 million guests, promote more than 10,000 shows and present more than 22,000 events around the world. We are committed to innovation, artistry, and community, and leverage the power of our 300+ venues, leading sports franchises, marquee music brands, integrated entertainment districts, premier ticketing platform and global sponsorship activations, to create memorable moments that give the world reason to cheer.

Our business is interwoven with the human mind and heart, and we strive to build a diverse and inclusive company that reflects the artists, athletes, and fans that we host; reach beyond traditional boundaries to support the communities in which we operate; and minimize our impact on the environment by adopting sustainable practices throughout our business operations.

If you want to be challenged to up your game and make a difference, then join us in giving the world reason to cheer! Arena has undoubtedly developed an unrivaled reputation for excellence having established itself as one of the world’s busiest and most successful venues in the world. As the home of four professional sports franchises – the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers, the NHL’s LA Kings and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks – Arena has proven to be a home court advantage for the local teams. The AEG owned and operated arena continues to distinguish itself as the host of major, high-profile events of national and international distinction including the 2004, 2011 & 2018 NBA All-Star Games, 2002 & 2017 NHL All-Star Game, 2000 Democratic National Convention, 2009 World Figure Skating Championships and 20 GRAMMY Awards shows. Arena twenty-three years have also been marked with performances and special events that brought international stature to the downtown Los Angeles venue including concerts Taylor Swift, Drake, Beyoncé, Prince, U2, Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, Usher, Jay-Z, Keith Urban, Roger Waters, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar, Michael Bublé, Carrie Underwood and Justin Timberlake, as well as world championship boxing, family shows and special events. Hosting over 250 events a year, the arena’s reputation for world-class amenities, features and commitment to quality of service and the guest experience is second to none. These include comfortable seating, state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, concession stands offering a variety of food and beverages, and merchandise stores where fans can purchase team-related memorabilia. Arena is not only a great venue for sports and entertainment, but it also holds a special place in the hearts of the local community. It has witnessed numerous historic moments, unforgettable performances, and has become an iconic landmark in the city of Los Angeles.

Position Summary:

The Vice President, Security is responsible for leading Event and Non-Event Security and Risk Management services by planning, monitoring, directing, delegating, controlling, and managing all functions of the Security department for the venue. This position will liaison with the Security Leaders on campus to ensure the safety and security of our employees, guests, venues and company.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead and oversee the Security department. Establish annual objectives for all reporting personnel. Implement and ensure compliance with department objectives and policies. Oversight of the Venue Safety Team and Policies.
  • Secure and maintain safety of our guests, clients, employees, and assets at all times. Analyzes recommendations on security systems and practices, including emerging technologies, keeping the venue as a leader in the industry in venue safety. Works with AEG Risk Management to proactively address guest safety and security concerns.
  • Oversees staffing plans to ensure a safe and courteous experience for our guests and clients. Recommends strategies to balances clients’ wants with guests needs and venue’s objectives.Reviews staffing estimates to balance high level service delivery with efficiencies for cost savings and fiscal responsibilities.
  • Effectively manage the department, providing necessary leadership, training, support and guidance. Creates and maintains talent pipelines for succession planning.
  • In collaboration with the SVP, plans, submits, and oversees both department budgets and capital expenditure proposals. Proactively submits supporting documentation. Ensures department expenses are allocated appropriately and works with department director to keep expenses within operating budgets and event estimates.
  • Act as a Building Manager on Duty for Arena. Oversee event logistics ensuring priorities in decision-making are based on safety. Respond immediately in the event of an emergency to make key decisions and communicate with staff in emergency situations.
  • Plan, lead, and participate in operational meetings to best communicate with other departments, entities, and clients to accomplish venue-wide goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for identifying security service vendors, negotiating contracts, and implementing new systems and procedures; Champion, communicate and take ownership of the security strategy and success in the venue. Represent the venue in campus meetings. Establish positive and collaborate relationships with customers, vendors, local and state government officials and AEG business units.
  • Responsible for championing the awareness and influencing compliance with security and safety policies and providing solutions for business specific security issues. Monitor and assess threats and the impact and possible losses and develop security procedures to mitigate and reduce these losses.
  • Plan, lead, and participate in operational meetings to best communicate with other departments, entities, and clients to accomplish venue-wide goals and objectives.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum education level of: BA/BS Degree (4-year) (Advanced Degree Preferred).
  • A minimum of 10+ years of related work experience with a minimum of 5 years’ event management/planning/execution experience in a sports and/or live entertainment venue.
  • Thorough knowledge physical security systems, including CCTV, fire alarm systems, access control systems and radio communication systems.
  • Experience as a liaison with governmental resources, including police and fire departments, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FBI and other local, state and federal resources.
  • Experienced public speaker with professional presentation skills.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment, demonstrating an ability to work under pressure, multi-task (day-to-day tasks as well as long-term projects), recognize problems and find solutions.
  • Experience overseeing groups or departments consisting of a large number of part-time and full-time staff.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams.
  • Ability to read/write/communicate effectively in English.
  • Proficient in policy and procedure writing and training.
  • Ability to remain stationary or move about for extended periods of time. Ability to lift/push/pull or otherwise move items weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to work long hours, with a varied schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • IAVM Venue Management School graduate
  • OSHA 10 Certified Safety Trainer
  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification
  • Certified Sports Security Professional certification (CSSP)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act – advocate/trainer

Pay Scale: $200,000 - $220,000

AEG reserves the right to change or modify the employee’s job description whether orally or in writing, at any time during the employment relationship. AEG may require an employee to perform duties outside his/her normal description.

AEG is committed to developing a diverse workforce reflective of the marketplace and the communities in which we do business. We believe a diverse workforce is not merely an advantage; it is mandatory for any company to be successful in today's business climate.

Anschutz Entertainment Group is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any individual, employee, or application for employment on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap, or any other legally protected status recognized by federal, state or local law.

This Employer is subject to the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO) (LAMC 189.00)