Employment

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.

To manage, edit & print the PDF, please download Adobe Reader software.

For mobile iOS or Android devices, the app can be downloaded here.

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


Full-time openings

As of 04/06/17

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW
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.

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
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.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

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

Experience:

• 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
Compensation is competitive, and commensurate with experience.

APPLICATIONS
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 04/06/17

Experienced Cooks – $12.00/hour
Are you an experienced cook who is looking to work in a stable environment that doesn’t require late night work? This job may be for you! We’re looking for someone who has worked in a variety of roles in professional kitchens, and who is ready to prepare a wide variety of food for hundreds (and sometimes thousands!) of people at a time.
2-4 shifts per week (10 – 30 hrs). Mostly days, some afternoons, very occasional evenings.

Parking Attendant – $9.75/hour
Work outside and in a parking booth, with regular hours and special hours during events. You are the person with the light-up wand, directing traffic and helping keep a safe parking lot. You will be working outside during rain, snow, heat, etc. You will also occasionally work in a parking booth, as people drive in to various DECC events.
2-4 shifts per week (10 – 30 hrs). Mostly days, some afternoons, very occasional evenings.

Guest Services – $9.50/hour
In this job, you’ll be taking tickets, showing people to their seats, and helping guests during concerts, hockey games, and other big DECC events. Sometimes things can get loud and busy, so if you like being in the thick of the action, this job is for you!
1-3 shifts per week (5 – 15 hrs), and possibly less. Mostly evenings and weekends during busy DECC events.

Tour Guide – $10.00/hour
Tour Guides lead people on a narrated one-hour walking tour throughout the William A. Irvin. We’ll teach you about the Irvin’s history, you’ll learn the script, and you’ll also work the gift shop. This is a fun job with a great crew!
2-4 shifts per week (10 – 30 hrs). Mostly days/afternoons and weekends.