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House of Blues Operations Manager - House of Blues Boston in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Summary:


Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment company, comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. Ticketmaster is the global leader in event ticketing with over 500 million tickets sold annually and more than 12,000 clients worldwide. Live Nation Concerts is the largest provider of live entertainment in the world promoting more than 40,000 shows and 100+ festivals annually for nearly 4,000 artists in over 40 countries. These businesses allow Live Nation Media & Sponsorship to create strategic music marketing programs that connect over 1,000 brands with the 98 million fans that attend Live Nation Entertainment events each year. For additional information, visit

Live Nation’s Concerts Division is where tours are born, artists come to life, and fans get to experience the rush of live music. From our dozens of owned/operated Amphitheaters to our Global Touring team, from Ticketing and Venue Operations to Marketing and Sales... we foster a fun and upbeat work culture with no shortage of opportunities. With perks ranging from free concert tickets to dog-friendly offices, to progressive benefits like student loan reimbursement and adoption/fertility support... it’s no wonder we are certified as a Great Place to Work organization and one of People Magazine’s “50 Companies that Care”. We want everyone to feel like they belong and can thrive in our community, so we strive to help you achieve your career and personal goals. Live music is our passion and where we find our common ground. There has never been a better time to join Live Nation.


Passionate and motivated. Driven, with an entrepreneurial spirit. Resourceful, innovative, forward thinking and committed. At Live Nation Entertainment, our people embrace these qualities, so if this sounds like you then please read on!


  • Responsible for all day-to-day operations and overall business conditions for a given shift


Financial Performance and Results

  • Meet or exceed budgetary expectations on all associated line items

  • Cost control on labor, F&B, Liquor

  • Responsible for managing labor cost, including overtime

  • Assist with developing monthly and quarterly specials, events, etc.

  • Manage staff hours to ensure we are not exceeding budget

  • Complete all necessary paperwork

  • Z bartenders, sharks, portable bars and cocktailers daily

  • Ensure timely completion of all necessary paperwork

  • Assist with monthly building inventory

Recruitment, training and management of staff

  • Conduct annual evaluations of hourly staff and supervisors. Set goals for individuals and outline team’s action plans. Propose raise recommendations to department director.

  • Maintain open door policy

  • Hold departmental staff meetings to keep everyone informed of our problems/progress

  • Monitor progress of staff & management. Follow up/follow through of subordinates in reaching goals (continual coaching and guidance)

  • Provide for ongoing training of staff as needed

  • Oversee participation of staff in cross training/re-certification programs

  • Maintain appropriate staffing levels - hiring, terminations, maintain disciplinary documentation per HOB standards, ensure complete and thorough training of all staff and management (department director sign off)

  • Maintain positive staff relations (in all areas outlined in Manager evaluation form) Manages, coordinates and aids in execution/facilitation of all on-site training programs, seminars, operational rollouts and further learning & development needs (as per General Manager, AGM, HR Manager and Director of Learning & Development).

  • Supervises all venue trainers, including all operations floor trainers and MIT trainers. Duties would include (but not limited to)

  • Interviewing and selection of training

  • Annual reviews

  • Conducts audits of trainers and trainees on weekly/monthly basis or as outlined by AGM and/or Human Resources Manager.

  • Conducts on-site Alcohol Awareness Certification classes as outlined by state, county and federal guidelines for that region.

  • Weekly/daily periodic review and check of new Team Member Training certification Guides and MIT Certification Manuals.

  • Conducts all TC Wrap-up Meetings, 30 Day Blues Reviews and communicates follow-up information to appropriate levels of management.

  • Conducts Quarterly training seminars with in-house non-exempt trainers for development and motivation.

  • Attends at all training seminars, conferences and conference telephone calls as outlined by Director of Learning & Development.

  • Attends venue level operations meetings on weekly or regular basis as outlined by Director of Venue Operations and General Manager

  • Completes schedules for hourly staff on weekly basis

Maintain all Standards Set by House of Blues

  • Service Standards

  • Housekeeping - conduct walk through

  • Meet or exceed health and safety requirements

  • Follow all policies and procedures as stated in Handbook and manuals

  • Maintain operational supplies

  • Full compliance in house, city and state alcohol policies and procedures

Ensure Smooth Operations of Department

  • Keep guest feedback log

  • Maintain 86 logs

  • Completes incident reports

  • Staffs coat check area

  • Maintain, coordinate, and maximize labor based on nightly changes in sales/business volume.

  • Ensure environmental standards are adequate (light, sound, room temperature, cleanliness, line of sight, table maintenance, promotional materials, etc.)

  • Perform daily pre-shift and post-shift meetings

  • Provide for liquor pulls and ensure accurate accounting

  • Coordinate and over-see private/special events per event specifications

  • Assist with music hall, restaurant, retail, brunch and foundation room operations as needed

  • Any other duties asked



  • (State or County Licensee or Certification Requirement)/ Responsible Alcohol Awareness Training Certification or Equivalent

  • 1-3 years high volume experience in fine dining/restaurant/or club operations

  • 1-2 years supervisory or operational management experience.

  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint knowledge

  • High School Diploma required

  • COVID-19 vaccination will be required for this position subject to legally valid exemptions.


  • College Degree in related field

  • Responsible Alcohol Service certification

  • T.I.P.S. Certified or equivalent

  • Bilingual in Spanish

Physical Demands/Working Environment:

  • Working environment is fast-paced and has a moderate to loud noise level

  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs

  • Flexible Schedule (days/nights, weekends)

  • Position requires extended periods of prolonged standing, bending, stooping

  • Ability to wear an earpiece for radio communication


We are passionate and committed to our people and go beyond the rhetoric of diversity and inclusion. You will be working in an inclusive environment and be encouraged to bring your whole self to work. We will do all that we can to help you successfully balance your work and homelife. As a growing business we will encourage you to develop your professional and personal aspirations, enjoy new experiences, and learn from the talented people you will be working with. It’s talent that matters to us and we encourage applications from people irrespective of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status or caring responsibilities.

Live Nation strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), family and medical care leave or the denial of family and medical care leave, mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), marital status, domestic partner status, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veteran status, political affiliation, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship, race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, and gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law, rule, ordinance or regulation.

We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the California Fair Chance Act and consistent with other similar and / or applicable laws in other areas.

We also afford equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability. For this reason, Live Nation will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant consistent with its legal obligations to do so, including reasonable accommodations related to pregnancy in accordance with applicable local, state and / or federal law. As part of its commitment to make reasonable accommodations, Live Nation also wishes to participate in a timely, good faith, interactive process with a disabled applicant to determine effective reasonable accommodations, if any, which can be made in response to a request for accommodations. Applicants are invited to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made to assist them to perform the essential functions of the position they seek. Any applicant who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should contact a Human Resources Representative to request the opportunity to participate in a timely interactive process. Live Nation will also provide reasonable religious accommodations on a case-by-case basis.

HIRING PRACTICESThe preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Live Nation recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. Live Nation may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

**Please note that the compensation information provided is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and Equal Pay Transparency Rules. It is estimated based on what a successful Colorado applicant might be paid. It assumes that the successful candidate will be in Colorado or perform the position from Colorado. Similar positions located outside of

Colorado will not necessarily receive the same compensation. Live Nation takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position’s work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the CO EPEWA, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

About Us

Recognized three years in a row by Great Place to Work® and named one of People Magazine’s top 50 Companies that Care, Live Nation Entertainment is the global leader in live entertainment and ticketing. Our world-class portfolio reaches all aspects of the live event and ticketing industry, from ground-breaking software in Ticketmaster, mix of legendary venues and restaurants in House of Blues, production leaders in Concerts, exceptional brand partnerships in Media & Sponsorship, and unparalleled team of artist managers in Artist Nation supported by diverse professionals in all facets of Corporate operations.

We recognize that our most important assets are our employees, the rock stars who keep the live experience going. Generous vacation, healthcare, and retirement benefits are just some of the great perks we offer to support our global workforce of more than 38,000. For any stage in your career, our many unique benefit programs are designed to help you live life to the fullest. We offer student loan repayment to support recent grads, six months of paid caregiver leave to support new parents, perks like Roadie Babies (bring your little ones & a caretaker along with you on work trips) and Music @ Home (stipend to cultivate your little ones’ music interest), and tuition reimbursement to fuel your ongoing professional development. Plus, working for the world's largest live event and ticketing company means you'll have access to free concerts, festivals, sports games, and more through our exclusive employee ticket concierge.

There is no bigger stage for your career. See what your future looks like at Live Nation Entertainment.