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Arena Manager

Department: Athletics & Recreational Services Effective Date:
January 2007
Grade: USG 6 Reports to: Facility Manager

General Accountability

This position is accountable to the Director of Athletics and Recreational Services and under the general supervision of the Facility Manager for the achievement of program objectives through functions related to the operation of Columbia Icefield and Columbia Recreational Complex.  To perform Arena and Columbia Recreational Complex Equipment Centre services; and for performing assigned  services to create suitable and safe environments for internal and external users, mainly of the arena and also the Recreational Complex.

Nature and Scope

The Arena Manager reports directly to the Facility Manager . In addition the incumbent would interface directly with  other Departmental supervisory positions especially the six Interuniversity  Co-ordinators and the Manager of Campus Recreation; as well as the Equipment Centre full and part-time staff. The full-time athletic professional staff,  part-time coaches and assistants, and  Campus Recreation student assistants who use the arena and the proposed change facility for the field sports would interact with the incumbent in the areas of facility and field preparation; equipment disbursement, cleaning and repair; and ice surface management and preparation.


The incumbent has direct dealings in person and by phone with other University non-athletic Staff, Faculty, and Administrative units such as  Plant Operations, Grounds, Janitorial Services, and Security. Similarly this person also interfaces with all external constituent user groups who utilize the services available in the Columbia Icefield.


The incumbent must be knowledgeable in University policies and procedures, familiar with staff policies, have excellent communication,  and good interpersonal relations skills. Knowledge is also required of Health and Safety Regulations;  commercial laundry equipment, operation of the ice machine, and storage requirements for all types of equipment. The incumbent is responsible for the renewal of the First Aid course and the AED course which is a requirement of the Department. Additionally, all in-service modules regarding ice maintenance and preparation.


The incumbent works as an attendant at the equipment centre, requiring shift and week-ends.  As the Icefield attendant, the incumbent is responsible for ice maintenance and ice resurfacing performing the duties of ice-maker, ice-cleaning, and flooding. The incumbent is also responsible for sports equipment maintenance and dispersal; set-up and removal of equipment utilized for all varsity and campus recreation events as well as external user groups; cleaning and maintenance of the building; and supervising the building during his shift.

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