General Manager

Full-Time, Year-Round, Salaried
Office Location: 730 Baker Drive Winter Park, CO 80482
Apply: Resume and Cover Letter to

Headwaters Center and River Journey, is a non-profit organization dedicated to water conservation, education and community outreach. Headwaters Center is seeking a “hands-on” General Manager for its multi-purpose facility, which is available to rent for weddings or corporate meetings. In addition to that, the center hosts a variety of community and education events each month. The center also houses Headwaters River Journey, a one-of-a-kind water museum with 31 interactive exhibits. The center has over 10,000 square feet of interior public space plus an outdoor amphitheater that seats approximately 600.

General Manager will be responsible for managing the facility including sales and event management, fielding inquires and preparing sales contracts for venue rentals, billing and collections and ensuring the facility’s operational upkeep. Other general hands-on operational duties.

General Manager will work on site in Winter Park, Colorado and report directly to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities Include (but not limited to):

  • Planning, organizing, and executing Headwaters hosted events on a monthly basis.
  • Maintaining the events/facilities calendar
  • Managing contractors, employees, or volunteers that work at the center.
  • Overseeing day-to-day operations of the facility and other duties as required.
  • Fielding inquiries/answering questions about venue use/other parts of the center.
  • Coordinating with caterers and staff regarding labor needs.
  • Ordering liquor, linens, and other necessary items when needed.
  • Organizing set-up and tear-down for events when needed.
  • Orienting guests to meeting room, or other areas of the facility.
  • Obtaining all necessary facility use agreements from users when applicable.
  • Billings and Collections. Preparing tax spreadsheets
  • Updating social media and news items
  • Overseeing facility maintenance and security

Skills Required:

  • 7 years of work experience, including 3 years of sales and event management. College Degree Preferred.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and self-directed.
  • A “hands-on” leader.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Positive attitude and team oriented
  • Reliable source of transportation.
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Strong computer skills including Excel, Word and Adobe Acrobat. Comfort with Facebook and Instagram social media postings.

Successful candidates will be highly self-motivated with a minimum of 3 years in a sales and event management role, as well as experience in customer service. Strong organizational and communication skills. Experience in event planning/management preferred, team oriented and a passion for ecology and the environment. College degree preferred. Position commences April 2020. Competitive salary and benefits. Resume and cover letter should be sent to