Join the DECC team

When exciting events come to town, they come to the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. We’re hiring DECC employees who can be critical to the success of hockey games, symphonies, trade shows, wrestling matches, conventions, galas, ballet performances, concerts and more. Work at the epicenter of entertainment. Apply to join our team today.

Current Openings

If you are interested in DECC employment, please complete our Job Application below and return it to the DECC Human Resources Manager.

Submit your application

Please read all instructions and the job description before completing an application.

  1. Download the Job Application and save the file to your desktop. You can close the job application that is open in your web browser.
  2. Open the saved PDF file from your desktop and complete all fields.
  3. Once the application is completed, save the completed PDF file. Name the file something that’s specific to you, such as your name and date.

Email the saved PDF file to jobs@decc.org. You can also print the PDF and drop it off at the DECC Business Office or mail it to:

DECC HR Address

Human Resources
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802

The Business Office is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. Guest Services is open Saturday from 9am to 5pm. The DECC Business Office and Guest Services Office are located at Entrance D. You can find maps and directions here.

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If you have questions, please contact Cheryl Oland in Human Resources.

Full-time openings

As of 05/04/17


Located on the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota, the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) offers world-class events spanning conventions, sports, arts, and entertainment. DECC also hosts community outreach events. The DECC is steps away from charming Canal Park and Downtown Duluth, home to shops, restaurants, and a wide ranging of lodging. The center itself features 30 meeting rooms, two ballrooms, two hockey arenas, and sweeping view of Lake Superior, including the historic Aerial Lift Bridge and Duluth Harbor.

The mission of DECC is a commitment to providing a multi-dimensional entertainment and convention facility with high-quality integrated support services that will maximize the economic and social benefit to the Duluth business community, its investors, its clients, and its customers. The DECC operates its facility with the highest regard for environmental sustainability.

Reporting to the DECC Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) is an all-encompassing position. It includes being a promoter, public relations person, supervisor of all facets of operations, responsive to the best interests of the Board, the citizens of Duluth, the City of Duluth, the State of Minnesota, and host to tenants and guests of the facilities. The ED must satisfy a great number of stakeholders, make the venue viable for local and regional businesses, maintain a profitable bottom line, and ensure operations of the facility remains solvent.

The Executive Director works in partnership with the Board of Directors and senior staff to provide leadership, vision, and direction for the DECC. The Executive Director also manages the day-to-day operations of the organization under policies determined by the board. The primary responsibilities are:

• Strategic Leadership and Communication: Implement DECC’s Operating and Marketing plans, clearly articulating goals for financial and operational stability and growth; provide the Board of Directors with accurate, timely information; motivate and inspire others to support the organization’s mission; enthusiastically model the values of DECC.
• Operational Planning and Management: Establish and monitor rental rates and manage all rental agreements; oversee all concessions, catering, parking, and related services; Direct the maintenance of the facilities, including major improvements and capital investments; Advance DECC’s sustainability practices.
• Financial Planning and Management: Prepare short- and long-range financial plans; submit an annual budget; keep the Board informed of financial and operational issues; assure the short-and long-term financial integrity of the DECC
• Human Resources Planning and Management: Select, develop, motivate, and retain a professional staff; establish and revise organizational structure and employment policies; ensure staff are sufficiently trained and motivated; foster a culture of cooperation and mutual respect, focusing on outstanding performance.
• Relationship Management: Work with local and area nonprofit groups to promote private events; work with local citizens to bring conventions, trade shows, and meetings to Duluth and the DECC; promote DECC with key collaborators, partners, and stakeholders; oversee all events.



• Undergraduate degree in hospitality, tourism, facilities management, business administration, or related field (graduate degree preferred)


• Ten or more years experience with background in facilities management or civic service; five or more years leadership experience
• Demonstrated ability and experience in leading and managing multiple operations, including but not limited to, financial management, contractual agreements, marketing and promotion, and public relations
• Ability to manage multiple government and private enterprise contracts
• Experience managing labor contracts
• Responsibility for an multi-faceted, multi-million dollar annual budget

Important Skills and Characteristics:

• Strong organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills
• Financial prudence
• Public presence
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Competency in hiring, supervising, developing, and delegating to staff
• Willingness to live in the Duluth area

Compensation is competitive, and commensurate with experience.

Cincinnatus welcomes interested candidates to send an electronic letter of introduction and résumé to: employment@cincinnatus.com, or a hard copy to Employment, Cincinnatus, Colonial Warehouse Suite 478, 212 Third Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55401.

Applications will be accepted until May 15, 2017.

Part-time openings

As of 05/04/17

BARBACK (part-time/event driven)

• Responsible for the complete set-up and strike of portable and permanent bars.
• Assist bartenders by helping keep bar area well supplied and clean.
• Inspect equipment and inventories to ensure the smooth operation of bar events at the DECC.
• Must be outgoing and have a customer focused personality.
• Must be able to lift 165 lbs (full keg of beer) up 12 inches (into cooler) with assistance.
• Some bar experience helpful.
• Shifts vary by events scheduled. Possibility of 1 to 3 shifts per week which may include days, evenings and weekends. Shifts usually are 4-8 hours in duration.
Starting Wage: $9.50 hour plus gratuities (currently multiple openings)


• Cooks are responsible for quantity production foods in accordance with the DECC’s and St. Louis County’s standards, safety and sanitation policies
• Food production for banquets including organization, preparation, decoration and plating.
• Quality control of hot and cold food.
• Receive deliveries and practice proper rotation and storage.
• Report maintenance problems or other problem areas to supervisor.
• Maintain cleanliness of kitchen, including dishwashing and assigned cleaning projects.
• Perform chef carving and sautéing skills in public dining rooms.
• Assist Executive Chef and/or Sous Chef with any other needed production.
Starting Wage: $12.00/hour


FRY COOK/PIZZA COOK (part-time event driven)
• Cook burgers and fried foods for concessions grill operation.
• Operate broilers, grills, fryers, and ovens.
• Follow strict sanitation procedures.
• Prepare and bake fresh pizzas for concession operation.
• Operate pizza oven to prepare and bake fresh pizza’s.
• Shifts 6 – 8 hours, 2 – 3 days per week during hockey season, less during the off-season.
• Mostly weekends during hockey games plus other entertainment events.
• Kitchen experience preferred but not necessary.
Starting Wage: $10.00/hour (currently multiple openings)


SERVING ASSISTANT (part-time/event driven)
• Assist in clean up after meals served and wash equipment.
• Assist with plating meals, when required.
• Cooperate and assist team workers with other projects as assigned.
• Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
• Respond courteously and promptly to customer needs.
• Observe sanitation, safety and security procedures.
• While performing the duties of this job, you are required to stand and to use your hands to prepare food. You must frequently lift and/or move up to 35-40 pounds
• The availability of shifts primarily depends on events in the building. Shifts generally last 4 to 8 hours and can occur at any point during the day, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. or any time in between. We do not schedule an ending time, but we can give you an estimate of your ending time, if you request. When large events requiring a large staff of bussers are pending, you will be required to keep your scheduling availability open.
Starting Wage: $9.50/hour plus gratuities (currently multiple openings)


• Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.
• Set up and strike tables and chairs; lay and remove temporary carpet, set up, strike trade show booths and other various duties assigned.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and use small power tools.
• Able to lift and move at least 50 pounds, with or without assistance.
• Must have a great attitude and work ethic, and have a demonstrated history of working well with co-workers and guests.
• Shifts are typically 6 to 8 hours; 2 to 4 shifts per week; shifts are typically during the day but can also be scheduled occasionally afternoons and/or evenings because of an event driven schedule.
• This union position requires a pre-employment drug and physical testing.
Starting Wage: $10.20/hour (after probation period $12.00/hour) (currently multiple openings)


CUSTODIAL SERVICES (part-time union)
• Clean windows and bathrooms, sweep, mop, and ensure that all DECC facilities are clean and welcoming.
• This is a physical job – While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, move at least 50 pounds with or without assistance.
• Must have a great attitude and work ethic; be able to work as a team and independently; and have a demonstrated history of working well with co-workers and guests.
• Shifts are typically 6 to 8 hours; 2 to 4 shifts per week; shifts are typically during the day but can also be scheduled occasionally afternoons and/or evenings because of an event driven schedule.
• This union position requires a pre-employment drug and physical testing.
Starting Wage: $10.20/hour (after probation period $12.00/hour) (currently multiple openings)


• Parking attendant performs duties outside directing traffic and helping keep a safe parking lot.
• Required to work outside during rain, snow and heat, etc.
• May also be assigned to work in parking booth collecting parking fees.
• Shifts vary by event and usually 2-4 shifts per week (10-30 hours). Flexible schedule varied by events scheduled.
Starting Wage: $9.75/hour (currently multiple openings)


WILLIAM A. IRVIN TOUR GUIDE (part-time seasonal)
• Knowledgeable or have an interest in the history of the Great Lakes and adjoining ports to narrate tours.
• Lead groups of people on a scripted tour and relate facts concerning size, value and history of William A. Irvin and Great Lakes shipping history. Point out key features of interest, and give other information particular to the William A. Irvin.
• Answer questions of group and assume responsibility for safety of group.
• Occasionally required to perform cashier duties or other various as assigned.
• High school diploma or GED; or 1-3 months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Regularly required to stand, walk, talk and hear; occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; able to carry on a conversation while walking and climbing steep and narrow stairs.
• You are regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and frequently exposed to high places, narrow passageways and steep stairs.
• Shifts are 2-4 shifts weekly; approximately 15-30 hours weekly; mostly days, afternoons and weekends.
Starting Wage: $10.00/hour (currently multiple openings)


• Keep the William A. Irvin clean and well-maintained. Helping with painting, electrical, plumbing and other small repairs, plus grounds keeping duties.
• Repair, paint and maintain William A Irvin.
• Maintain equipment on William A. Irvin
• Received written work orders and verbal instructions from supervisor.
• Clean all internal areas, including buffing, dusting, sweeping and mopping.
• Empty trash containers and consolidate trash.
• Assist in maintaining DECC property grounds such as lawn mowing, shrubs and flower beds.
• Repair parking lot and sidewalks as needed.
• Clean work areas, tools and equipment.
• Preforms other routine duties as assigned and assists other departments as needed.
• High school diploma or GED; three to six months maintenance experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Basic plumbing, electrical and welding skills are ideal.
• Schedule: Days and hours of shifts can vary weekly. This position works approximately 24 to 30 hours per week.
Starting wage: $10.00/hour (currently multiple openings)