Job Opportunity

Chief Operating Officer – Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Sonoma County

Date Posted:

January 5, 2022


$106,880 – $128,357/Annually*


Chief Operating Officer – Sonoma County Fairgrounds $106,880 - $128,357/Annually* Starting Salary Up To $128,357/Year* We seek a highly skilled manager who has a strong understanding of the various practices and principles of event center operations, fair management, public relations, personnel and financial administration, contract negotiation and administration, and property management practices. The COO works closely with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), on the day-to-day operations and implementation of long range plans, to assure the financial success of the Fairgrounds. Many aspects of the Fair’s activities, and the COO’s functions, make this position an exciting opportunity for a qualified candidate in this field. COO functions include: • Oversight of operations for the region’s largest annual event, the Sonoma County Fair, as well as the Annual Harvest Fair • Management of the Interim Event department, which encompasses over 111,000 square feet of exhibit space and equestrian facilities • Coordination of facility sales, marketing, publicity, and sponsorship


Please view our Sonoma County Fair & Exposition Chief Operating Officer Brochure for further details regarding our Ideal Candidate and the Sonoma County Fair & Exposition, Inc.

How to Apply:

*The annual base salary range for the position is $99,680.85-$121,157.32. In addition to the base salary, the position receives a cash allowance of approximately $600 per month. Combined, the annual salary is $106,880-$128,357. Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Employees in this class are in the unclassified service; this class is exempt from the Civil Service Ordinance of the County of Sonoma as stated in Section 5 of Ordinance No. 305-A as amended. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, or call 707-565-2331. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve.

Filing Deadline:

Apply by 2/07/22

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