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DECC is Now Hiring

The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center has a number of part time employment opportunities currently we are now hiring. Our facility accommodates world-class events spanning conventions, sports, concerts, arts and entertainment. Now is your chance to work at the epicenter of entertainment.

Now Hiring:

Assistant Box Office Manager  $14.00/hr or BOE

Overnight Laborer  $10.40/hr plus shift differential

Serving Assistant  $9.50/hr plus gratuities

Cappuccino Cart Attendant  $9.50/hr or BOE

Concessions Attendant  $7.87/hr

Commissary Attendant  $10.00/hr

Barback  $9.50/hr plus gratuities

Fry Cook / Pizza Cook  $10.00/hr

Parking Traffic Director  $9.60/hr

 

Why you’ll love working at the DECC

Our facility is environmentally-focused. A team effort allows us to diver over 50 percent of waste from the landfill between our comprehensive recycling, composting, and reusable programs. DECC stewardship goes beyond the environment. We are social stewards in the positive ways we treat our employees and our guests, and economic stewards by spending wisely and strategically. Each employee – seasonal, part time and full time salaried – all have access to PERA, the Public Employee Retirement Association retirement plan, and a Deferred Comp (547) retirement plan. We sponsor an inclusive wellness program which includes a fitness center inside the DECC, free exercise classes, and additional wellness incentives to encourage physical, emotional, and social health. All employees also receive free parking at the DECC.

To read job descriptions of the above openings and application instructions, visit the DECC employment page here. The DECC is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 

Vista Fleet Building Demolition

The harbor may look a little different moving forward. Today, crews worked hard to tear down the old Vista Fleet building. The building was constructed with the DECC in 1966, where the Vista largely operated. Since 2010, however, the building remained vacant due to safety concerns of the failing sea wall. Don’t worry. The Vista Fleet isn’t going anywhere; the Duluth-Superior Harbor tour cruises will continue to operate out of the DECC’s harbor side, as they have since 2002.

The Project

In addition to pushing the SS William A Irvin last week, this demolition is part of Phase 1 of the sea wall repair project. When completed, this valuable space where the Vista building once lived, will be beautiful green space for Duluth residents and visitors to fully enjoy the harbor. Shipping traffic and wave erosion have compromised the sea walls surrounding the William A. Irvin boat museum and the Vista Fleet building along the harbor behind the DECC. Sinkholes and other hazards have created significant safety concerns, amounting to vacating the stand alone Vista Fleet building and requiring fenced-off pedestrian walkways.

The project will continue into the spring to complete all sea wall repairs.

 

 

 

Your Wedding at the DECC

Harbor Side Ballroom | Max Caven Photography

Why host your wedding at the DECC?

Cozy sweaters, steaming hot cocoa, crackling fireplaces, warm blankets. The holiday season is nostalgic for many and can be very romantic for couples. It is no surprise that marriage proposals most frequently fall on Christmas and New Year’s Eve, with Valentine’s Day holiday falling third in popularity. With the turning of the new year, the DECC has weddings on the brain. To best accommodate your web search, look no further than the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center as your perfect wedding venue.

Lake Superior Ballroom | Shane Long Photography

Your Big Day at the DECC:

  • Our views of the Duluth Harbor and City are unparalleled.

  • Ceremony rooms for “I Do’s” and reception rooms for the celebration

  • We can host between 150-1400 (wow!) guest weddings.

  • Room rental prices are straightforward and easy to navigate

  • In-house catering with meal options to fit appetite

  • Complimentary:

    • Cake cutting
    • Variety of colored linen napkins
    • Your choice of black, white, or ivory linen tablecloths
    • Microphone for Welcome and Toasts
    • Skirted tables for DJ, gifts, cake, and guest book
    • Elevated head table
    • Dance floor is provided
    • Background music
  • Easy walking distance from hotels, restaurants and shops

The DECC event planners will make your planning as seamless as possible. Are you ready to take the plunge? Give us a call or read more! >>http://decc.org/venues-facilities/weddings/<<