About VenuWorks » Gordon Smith Scholarship
Gordon began his career in our business as a backstage technician in
The Smith Scholarship is awarded every two years to a full time employee working at a VenuWorks location. A VenuWorks Scholarship Selection Committee selects one employee for the award based on the following criteria:
- A demonstrated progression of professional development as demonstrated by work history/resume
- Current job responsibilities
- Long term career objectives
- Submission of one-page typed essay on "Why I Should Be Awarded the Smith Scholarship."
Through this scholarship offering, Gordon Smith's legacy is honored by the VenuWorks family by furthering the career goals of its valued associates.
The Gordon Smith Memorial Scholarship application deadline is November 1st of the applicable year. The Scholarship Recipient is notified by the Committee no later than December 1st.
PAFMS @ OGLEBAY
The Public Assembly Facility Management School at Oglebay, West Virginia (PAFMS @ Oglebay) is sponsored by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM). IAVM is the world's largest professional association dedicated to issues relevant to the management of public assembly venues. The purpose of the school is to provide a focused educational experience in areas specific to managing public assembly venues. The PAFMS consists of one week of intensive instruction in each of two consecutive years, traditionally in June. The curriculum is structured to provide a broad overview of venue management including the areas of marketing, operations, finance, event programming and professional development. Industry veterans and new managers find the school an exceptionally valuable resource from the focused educational programs to the long-term industry relationships established. More information about PAFMS @ Oglebay is available at IAVM's website: www.iavm.org
Previous winners of the Gordon Smith Scholarship are
Brookings, South Dakota
Vicksburg Convention Center and Auditorium