Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Themed Entertainment Association is recruiting a new COO - application deadline is Aug 23 2013

Gene Jeffers, the longtime executive director of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) is retiring this year, and the organization is seeking a new COO. Application deadline: August 23, 2013. See the job description below.

Chief Operating Officer - TEA
Application deadline: August 23rd, 2013
Apply to No phone calls.

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 our membership with the future in mind. 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 TEA's 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 - TEA would like to hear from you.

Candidates: You are requested to submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the role, your current resume and salary expectations to: Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. TEA thanks everyone for their interest, and advises that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Applications must be received by August 23rd, 2013

About TEA

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 worldwide.

Show control seminar presented by TEA members Medialon & Smart Monkeys - first in LA, August 8

Advanced Show Control Design and Concepts
Free, half-day seminar co-presented by two of the top industry leaders in show control:
Stephan Villet of Smart Monkeys and Eric Cantrell of Medialon 

Registration/more information at
  • Los Angeles - August 8
  • Miami - August 29
  • Orlando - September 5
  • New York - September 10
  • Montreal - September 12
  • Paris - September 19

Smart Monkeys and Medialon are member companies of the Themed Entertainment Association.