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Under direction of the Secretary-Manager, to plan, organize, coordinate, budget and direct the presentation of the Grand National Shows; and to do other work as required.
Develops, evaluates, administers and controls shows' budgets; supervises the permanent full-time staff engaged in the work of the livestock department and all contract and temporary staff associated with the Grand National Shows; conducts negotiations with rodeo and horse show producers, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, entertainment features, and miscellaneous services; promotes the Grand National Shows; supervises and participates in show advertising (newspaper, radio, television); supervises group ticket sales, commercial exhibit sales and program advertising sales; recommends and implements policy changes regarding admissions, space rental, exhibits, concessions, parking and security; contacts commercial and purebred livestock breeders and show horse breeders to solicit and arrange for their participation in the various events of the 1-A District Agricultural Association; encourages efforts to develop better livestock and improve horse breeds; makes speeches; establishes and manages annual livestock sales; attends breed shows, livestock expositions, district and county fairs, and meetings of the various livestock associations and civic groups as a representative of the 1-A District Agricultural Association; directs preparation of premium lists and sales catalogs; and arbitrates on points of issue with livestock exhibitors.
Experience: Responsible experience in the planning and direction of all aspects of at least five major rodeo or livestock events or shows drawing entrants on a statewide or national basis, each of which shall have required the equivalent of at least six months of full-time work.
Knowledge of: Principles of effective supervision, methods and techniques of effective public relations; principles of organization and management; principles and practices of effective budgeting; legal forms, procedures and requirements involved in the negotiation and preparation of effective service contracts; educational programs, associations, and institutions related to the livestock and horse industries; rules and regulations involved in showing livestock; methods and problems involved in organizing and presenting livestock shows and rodeos; appropriateness of equipment used in presentation of a livestock exhibit, horse show and rodeo; the commercial and purebred livestock, and horse industries; methods of showing animals and livestock judging; principles of livestock breeding and the purposes, techniques, and practices for improvement of livestock production; methods of preparing premium lists and auction catalogs.
Ability to: Exhibit administrative skills; maintain an effective organization under the pressure of seasonal work peaks and to foresee and meet necessary deadlines in planning and arranging show activities; be tactful; establish and maintain cooperative working relations with individuals and organizations contacted in the course of business.
Education equivalent to completion of twelfth grade.