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Themed Entertainment Association Seeks Chief Operating Officer

946673_475770489174006_1795151084_nBurbank, CA, USA (July 23, 2013) –The Themed Entertainment Association is looking for a new leader. Reporting to the President and International Board of Directors, this key staff member will lead the organization forward in its next evolution – running this non-profit with for profit thinking and optimizing the enthusiasm of the membership with the future in mind. The TEA is looking for an entrepreneurial executive who will help the association grow membership and build value by delivering programming and content that grows revenue streams.

The successful candidate will be a generalist, with experience across a wide range of management categories – finance and administration, marketing and communications, events, education and operations. Some experience in fundraising, sponsorship development and revenue generation will be an asset. A primary responsibility of the COO involves supporting the needs of the 900+ member companies, the large volunteer contingent that make up the International and Divisional boards, various committees and those responsible for planning and executing events. Other current key initiatives include international expansion (with a current focus on Asia Pacific) and working with students, recent graduates and academic institutions on NextGen activities.

Fundamental responsibilities include ensuring smooth and efficient business operations, managing the small staff team and optimizing tools and technology to maintain effective communication.

If you have a demonstrated understanding of the Themed Entertainment Industry, international perspective, are a respected leader and have experience in both the for- profit and non-profit worlds – the TEA would like to hear from you!

To apply, submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the role, your current resume and salary expectations to: [email protected] Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. The TEA thanks everyone for their interest – only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Applications must be received by: August 23rd, 2013

Based in Burbank California, and founded in 1991, the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) is an international non-profit association representing the world’s leading creators, developers, designers and producers of compelling places and experiences. With revenues of approximately $500,000 and sponsorship and in-kind support from companies around the globe, the TEA offers member benefits that include networking and international connections, promotional and sponsorship opportunities, annual publications, newsletters, blogs and social media communities, job listings, access to the latest information, new work and industry perspective through educational events, behind-the-scenes visits and social mixers and many other opportunities. With divisional board in Eastern North America, Western North America, Europe and The Middle East and Asia Pacific we provide a truly global perspective. Our members bring the experience of engaging storytelling and entertainment to a vast number of casinos, restaurants, retail stores, museums, zoos, theme parks and an ever-growing list of destinations that aim to bring a higher level of visitor experiences world wide.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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