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Essentia Health Sports Center

Brainerd Arena Manager, Essentia Health Sports Center (EHSC)

REPORTS TO:    The President of the Brainerd Amateur Hockey Foundation (BAHF)

SUPERVISION:  Leadership of EHSC operations and direct supervision of The EHSC Maintenance Supervisor



DATE ISSUED:   5/9/22

Contact: or call 218-838-4994              


BASIC FUNCTION:  To serve as the principal administrator of the Essentia Health Sports Center including; responsibility for all aspects of the facility including building maintenance, scheduling/ supervising/training of staff, ordering supplies and equipment, developing and following budgets and maximizing revenue through user retention and new user opportunities.



  • Develop and initiate marketing and direct comprehensive programs to utilize all available scheduling time.Develop activities and programs as needed.  Establish goals, objectives, and strategies to increase rink patronage.
  • Provide all necessary and pertinent systems for fiscal and operational oversight.
  • Hire, train, develop and supervise all EHSC employees.
  • Coordinate and qualify all volunteers when they are working in the facility.
  • Identify target market and promote programs and services to community, state, and regional audiences.
  • Recommend enhancement or renovation projects as required to maintain the EHSC competitive stature and to support the diversification of dynamic programming.
  • Keep abreast of various skating interests and dry floor opportunities and markets to facilitate off-season utilization of the EHSC.
  • Schedule all user events in the facility in an acceptable and established manner.
  • Work with the Arena Maintenance Manager to establish flood schedules, edging schedules and general ice maintenance needs and ensure effective scheduling of arena employees to meet these needs.
  • Work with the Arena Maintenance Manager to establish the preventive maintenance and repairs of all equipment, maintaining a log of all arena assets.
  • Work with the Arena Maintenance Manager to inventory and obtain supplies when necessary.
  • Create and manage arena budget as approved by the BAHF Board of Directors.
  • Ensure a safe working environment and a safe customer environment for the whole facility.
  • Develop and implement a plan to enhance current level of performance through continued education and certification, as approved by the BAHF Board.
  • Working knowledge of equipment safety, facility maintenance and housekeeping.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and control.
  • Knowledge of OSHA requirements.
  • Basic Knowledge of mechanical systems and ice operations.
  • Basic Knowledge of Fire Alarm/Fire Protection systems.
  • Ability to work event nights, weekends and holidays as required
  • Other Miscellaneous duties as assigned by the BAHF President.



  • Ice Arena Institute of Management (IAIM) certification (CAM, CAP or CAO) preferred but not required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (not Required) in Business Administration, Sports Management, Communications, Public Relations, or relevant field a proven background of self- motivation and knowledge of these fields as necessary.


  • Management experience preferred

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of budgeting and strategic planning
  • Skill in written, verbal, and interpersonal communication
  • Ability to provide leadership and direction
  • Ability to analyze situations and develop effective solutions
  • Skating or hockey skills and knowledge of related programs
  • An understanding of Zamboni operation and repair
  • All around general knowledge of mechanical equipment and facility maintenance

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Light work:  Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  Typically requires sitting, walking, standing, bending, keying, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Please Send Resume To: or call 218-838-4994

About Company

Essentia Health Sports Center
502 Jackson St. Brainerd, MN 56401

Job Information

Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Job level: Top level Years of experience: 1 Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 09 May 2022 Expire in: 3 weeks

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