New op­por­tu­nity for for­mer sta­dium man­ager

Va­cant po­si­tions not yet filled in Har­bour Grace

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE - BYMELISSA JENK­INS Melissa.jenk­

The woman who abruptly re­signed as the arena man­ager in Har­bour Grace this past win­ter af­ter just weeks on the job has landed a sim­i­lar po­si­tion in Par­adise.

Jennifer Janes will be the fa­cil­ity man­ager for Par­adise’s new sta­dium, which is ex­pected to open this fall.

Con­rad Freake, di­rec­tor of re­cre­ation and leisure ser­vices with the Town of Par­adise con­firmed Janes’ ap­point­ment in an email.

“The Town of Par­adise has ap­pointed Jennifer Janes to the po­si­tion of fa­cil­ity man­ager to man­age the day to day op­er­a­tions of the new dou­ble ice sur­face arena sched­uled to open this Septem­ber. Jennifer comes highly rec­om­mended hav­ing a di­verse back­ground in work­ing in var­i­ous man­age­ment roles in all ar­eas of re­cre­ation and at var­i­ous govern­ment lev­els,” Freake wrote.

Ac­cord­ing to the job de­scrip­tion, Janes will be re­spon­si­ble for a va­ri­ety of things from mar­ket­ing and main­te­nance to gen­eral oper­a­tion.

Mean­while, the search in Har­bour Grace to re­place Janes and for­mer chief ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer (CAO) Ash­ley Janes is on­go­ing.

Both women left their jobs Jan. 23, cit­ing job re­stric­tions with the high-pro­file sta­dium man­ager posi- tion.

The town has been ac­tively re­cruit­ing re­place­ments since.

Al­though de­tails have been scarce, The Com­pass has learned there were more ap­pli­cants for the po­si­tions this time around com­pared with last year. The ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line was March 18.

Mayor Terry Barnes said the hir­ing process is al­most com­plete, but wouldn’t give too much de­tail.

He did, how­ever, con­firm in­ter­views have taken place.

A pub­lic coun­cil meet­ing for April 23 was post­poned un­til April 30. At that time, it is ex­pected more de­tails will be avail­able on the ap­point­ment of a new fa­cil­i­ties man­ager and CAO.

Photo by Melissa Jenk­ins

Jennifer Janes of Car­bon­ear will be­gin her new role as fa­cil­ity man­ager at the new two ice sur­face sta­dium in Par­adise.

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