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Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center Director

The City of Madison is searching for a dynamic leader to direct the programs, functions and staff of the City of Madison's Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. The Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is a place where nearly a half a million people gather each year to share, learn, grow, plan, design, and connect with one another. From formal events like conventions and conferences to public events like Dane Dances, Monona Terrace has wide geographical draw attracting local, regional, state, and international events each year. This Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building is a treasured community asset that has far reaching economic, business and quality of life impacts. This facility is located in the heart of Madison's vibrant downtown on the shore of Lake Monona, two blocks from the State Capitol. Its spectacular multi-level structure features public promenades, meeting rooms with striking lake views, and the attached 240-room Hilton Madison Monona Terrace. In addition to 85,000 square feet of interior function space, gracing the rooftop are 68,000 square feet of gardens that may be reserved for events. Meeting/exhibition space includes a 40,000 square foot exhibit hall, a 14,000 square foot ballroom, 315 seat lecture hall and 20 additional meeting rooms totaling 28,000 square feet.
2018 Awards:
  • Business Magazine Executive Choice Award winner for Best Venue for Business Meeting/Events.
  • Prime Site Award by Facilities and Destinations magazine.
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.

This is responsible managerial and administrative work in developing, planning, organizing, and executing the diverse programs and operations of the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. This role encompasses significant responsibilities for comprehensive facility operation(s), including sales/marketing and event management, tourism operations, community relations, community programming, fostering and maintaining intergovernmental cooperation, and fiscal and human resource planning and management. Work is performed with a high degree of judgment and discretion, under the general direction of the Mayor and the oversight of the Monona Terrace Board.