Director of Programming

Website Amerant Bank Arena / Florida Panthers / War Memorial Auditorium

Director of Programming – Amerant Bank Arena & War Memorial Auditorium

The Florida Panthers are a community focused organization led by an authentic management team that served our country and now serves the South Florida community. The organization is on the rise and is experiencing success both on and off the ice. Led by General Manager Bill Zito, the Panthers are coming off their best season in franchise history. Off the ice, the business is experiencing growth across all key metrics and our revenue is at an all-time high.  The organization is expanding outside of Amerant Bank Arena via the renovation of the FTL War Memorial/Baptist Health IcePlex in downtown Fort Lauderdale.  This state-of-the-art ice facility will feature two regulation-size rinks, including a team practice rink with stadium seating, the Panthers’ new practice facilities spanning over 33,000 sq.ft. of offices and off-ice training facilities, and a 4,000-capacity music theatre for live entertainment.  The future is bright, and we are very proud of what we are building in South Florida. 

Job Title: Director of Programming
Department: Live Entertainment
Reports To: SVP of Live Entertainment
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Amerant Bank Arena & War Memorial Auditorium


Job Summary:
The Director of Programming will be responsible for the content development for both Amerant Bank Arena and the War Memorial Auditorium. This individual will reach out to agents, promoters and managers to advocate for our venues, share calendar availability and place venue holds. The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of the touring business, established network of industry professionals especially in the Latin genre, and a passion for the music/concert industry.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

Build and maintain professional relationships with promoter, agents, managers, and artists.
Reach out to agents, promoters, and managers to “sell” the venues and advocate to play Amerant Bank Arena & War Memorial Auditorium.
Find additional event opportunities for both venues.
Develop proformas for prospective concerts and events.
Attend appropriate industry conferences, trade shows and other networking & business development opportunities.
Strong knowledge of the Latin touring and music industry.
Ensure contract completion and insurance tracking is completed.
Assist SVP of Live Entertainment as requested.
Send promoters and agents venue availability as requested.
Place venue holds as directed.
Work with War Memorial Auditorium exclusive promoter to maximize concerts dates and private events.
Communicate with various departments on calendar requests and confirmations.
Work with all departments to maximize revenue and minimize expenses at Amerant Bank Arena and War Memorial.
Relevant knowledge of current pop culture, festivals and south Florida music scene including the Latin music trends.
Additional projects, tasks and events as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise Booking Coordinator in contract development & insurance tracking and maintain the calendar for ticketed and private events for Amerant Bank Arena and War Memorial Auditorium.



A four-year bachelor’s degree.
5+ years of experience in venues, concert promotion and/or touring industry.
Existing network of Latin promoters, agents, and managers.
Harding working, ability to multitask and work long hours including weekends.
Spanish bilingual strongly preferred.
Passion to work in the live entertainment industry.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is an exempt (salary) position. Must be able to work flexible hours, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed for events. Ability to travel between venues for events.


At the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Arena Operating Company, Panthers IceDen, Sanza Food Service, War Memorial Benefit Corporation, and FLA Team Shop, we strive to make every employee feel valued and respected for who they are and the unique contributions they make. We believe that a diverse and inclusive company is a more innovative and successful company, which is why we aim to infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) into all aspects of our culture and our business.

We welcome all to apply and join our team.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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