Venue Operations Coordinator

  • Genius Sports Group
  • Manchester, UK
  • 22 May, 2023
Full time Coordinator

Job Description

A bit about us 

Do you want to join one of the world’s fastest growing sports technology companies? 

Genius Sports is at the epicentre of the global network connecting sports, brands and fans through official live data. Our mission is simple. We champion a more sustainable sports data ecosystem that benefits all parties. 

We’re looking for enthusiastic and ambitious people to join our talented team.  

If you see yourself becoming part of a global family building the future of sports entertainment together, then come and grow with us.  

We put trust in our people to deliver the difference for our clients around the worldIt’s why many of the world’s largest leagues & federations such as the NFL, English Premier League, FIBA and NCAA choose to work with Genius Sports. 


The Role

We are continuing to expand our operational presence across football clubs in Europe. In order to support installations across
these properties, we are seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented Venue Operations Specialist to join our team in Manchester.
The ideal candidate should have relevant experience and familiarity working in live production or sporting arenas.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Help manage our portable systems from end to end (maintain the hardware, manage software, train operators, and help direct shipment plans)
  • Assist in managing installation and maintenance projects across a variety of venues
  • Help with inventory management, reporting, including shipment preparation and coordination
  • Professionally interface and manage communication with venue personnel, IT professionals, and contractors
  • Troubleshoot and resolve order issues and delays
  • Capacity to monitor system health and perform basic diagnostics
  • Travel domestically and internationally


Required skills:

  • Understanding of venue operations and layouts through experience working in sporting arenas/venues
  • Exceptional attention to detail, organizational and follow up abilities
  • Familiarity with shipping and logistics
  • Familiarity with basic hardware requirements for camera-based systems
  • Direct experience and understanding of Linux
  • Flexibility and mindset to operate in a unique and fast-paced environment
  • Capability to set realistic expectations and operate within budgetary constraints
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time (fluctuates by time of year)
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Availability to work non-traditional hours to support and troubleshoot installations
  • Comfortable working at heights when needed
  • Able to commute to work in the Manchester UK office daily when not traveling


What Sets You Apart:

  • Interest in football (soccer) and basketball


What’s in it for you? 

As well as a competitive salary and annual leave allowance, our benefits include health insurance, skills training and much more, depending on the location. We also offer a host of softer benefits, including many social events throughout the year such as summer and winter holiday parties, monthly team building events, sports tournaments, charity days and wellbeing activities.   

How we work 

We have adapted a forward-thinking ‘Ways of Working’ framework, which sets out (amongst other things) the opportunities for Geniuses to work flexibly, remotely and on working holidays. It affects different teams and locations differently, so please ask for further information in how it would work with this role. 

Our employees are empowered to stretch the boundaries of what’s achievable, always reaching further and pushing the edges to see what gives. We collaborate, we innovate, and we celebrate. We will continue to grow as an organisation and continue to invest in our highly talented and diverse team of Geniuses.  

Genius Sports Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We recognize and celebrate the benefits that a diverse and inclusive workforce bring to our business, our customers and our staff. We welcome and will consider all applications regardless of age, different abilities or disability, gender re-assignment, marriage, pregnancy, maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (and any other applicable status). Please let us know when you apply if you need any assistance during the recruiting process due to a disability.