Event Management Specialists for Facility and Concession

Founded in 1967, we are a boutique firm with over 55 years of executive search experience. The retained recruitment service Bristol offers includes sourcing, screening, submitting qualified candidates, scheduling interviews, and negotiating employment and compensation packages of selected finalists.

Bristol Associates’ Facility and Concession practice recruits within the Event Management segment of the industry. Our hospitality recruiters place top candidates in a variety of key event management functions. We specialize in senior, executive, and management positions.

Simply put, placing top executives is what we do, and we know what makes a great leader. Below are just some of the qualities and skill sets in this discipline that we look for:

  • Experience in event management in arenas, stadiums, convention centers, or other multi-purpose public assembly facilities
  • Knowledge of customer service practices and crowd control
  • Prepares, tracks, and analyzes facility budgets
  • Manages the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and policies of all event-related programs and activities
  • Strong organizational and project management skills

Are you looking to hire exceptional talent with the skills listed above? Submit an employer inquiry and one of our consultants will be in touch with you soon!

Do these qualities describe you? Submit your resume today to be considered for our current openings.

Join the Many Facility and Concession Companies That Have Filled Their Roles with Bristol Associates

Our Satisfied Clients Love to Share Their Experiences Working with Bristol Associates

“Bristol Associates has been a pleasure to work with on several Executive Searches. Our consultant has been the ultimate professional with a strong sense of industry needs and trends. Not to mention finding my personal perfect fit at Team San Jose. I would highly recommend Bristol for your recruiting needs.”

Ewell Sterner

General Manager of Convention Center Operations, Team San Jose

“I’ve collaborated with Bristol Associates for many years now, and I continue to be impressed by their vast network of talented hospitality industry professionals. Bristol is a valuable resource that I covet and respect.”

Jay Kudla

Vice President of Human Resources, Ryan Sanders Sports Services

“Communicative, intuitive, considerate, precise and responsive. These are the first words that come to my mind on my interactions with Bristol. Over the years, the Bristol team has worked with me on several opportunities and have been honest in their approach with integrity always at the top of their mind. If you are seeking an opportunity and Bristol calls you, take it seriously.”

Jay Francis

General Manager of Convention Center Operations, Confidential Facilities Organization

Why Work with Bristol Associates?

Over 55 Years in Business

We have specialized in executive search since 1967, and are now in our 3rd generation of family ownership.


We have unrivaled industry knowledge in the areas in which we focus.

Individualized Service

We provide consultative, individualized service to our client companies. We pride ourselves in conducting our processes confidentially when necessary.

Network of Candidates

With over 1M+ relevant candidates in our private database, and growing every day, we have a strong network of senior-level talent across the board.


Our recruiters value a communicative relationship with our select client companies and candidates, providing updates throughout the search.


Our exceptional lead recruiters each have at least 15 years’ of experience in executive search.

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Our Successful Facility and Concession Event Management Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Vice President of Special Events

We completed this placement for a premium merchandise, retail, and stadium operations corporation. The Vice President of Special Events is responsible for generating revenue for the stadium through sales, catering, and private group special events. At the time of hire, our successful candidate had 15 years of experience in event management for a leading travel, tourism, and attraction company.

Deputy Director of Administration and Operations

We placed the Deputy Director of Administration and Operations for a leading owner of convention centers and stadiums. With over 1.7 million sq ft of meeting space and significant tourism infrastructure, the Center for this search is considered one of the finest meeting and convention destinations in North America. The position is responsible for the daily management and overall operations of the Convention Center. Our placed candidate also became involved in the strategic planning effort for the city as they contemplated general development and additional venues.

Senior Director of Event Management

Our client is the operator of various assets owned by a West Coast Municipality of substantial size and scope. The Senior Director of Event Management is the main event contact for complex events at the various venues, and our placed candidate plans and coordinates multiple events. Their duties include the review and evaluation of event plans, the development of detail diagrams, layouts and procedures, making recommendations to event organizers and other groups, and the distribution of information to departments and contractors.

We Can Fill Your Event Management Roles in the Facility and Concession Industry

  • Director of Conferences and Events
  • Director of Event Marketing
  • Director of Event Services
  • Director of Facility and Events
  • Director of Fundraising Events
  • Director of Marketing and Events
  • Director of Special Events
  • Director of Strategic Events
  • Events and Program Director
  • Events Manager
  • Facility and Events Manager
  • Head of Event Services
  • Marketing and Events Manager
  • Senior Director of National Events
  • Senior Event Operations Manager
  • Vice President of Conference and Events
  • Vice President of Event Services
  • Vice President of Programs and Events