Press Release: The DECC is Hiring!

For more information, contact:
DECC Interim Executive Director, Roger Reinert at or 218-623-1201



The DECC is Hiring!


Duluth, MN (April 29, 2021) – The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) is again hiring after 13 months of low operations.  The summer season is an exciting time – the number of events are increasing and the William A. Irvin is reopening soon for tours.  Prep work will also begin soon to ensure the Haunted Ship is ready for its first fall season since 2017.

“It’s exciting to steadily grow busier, and we are thrilled to be adding to the DECC team again!” said Roger Reinert, DECC Interim Executive Director.  “Seeing more faces throughout the building is refreshing.  Our primary mission was to ensure the DECC survived the pandemic – and we have.  Now, our mission is to make the DECC feel like “the DECC” again.” As for aspiring candidates, they can now prepare and even learn details such as the temp worker meaning.

Steve Rankila, Director of Building Maintenance and the William A. Irvin, said, “I think it’s going to be a great summer season.  It’s always fun talking with new visitors that have never been on the ship and seeing returning guests.  We were only able to have a partial season last year, and now we are looking at a full summer season as well as the Haunted Ship.”

The DECC will be hiring part-time positions for Tour Guides and Cashiers on the William A. Irvin and part-time positions for Parking and Guest Services in the DECC.  The DECC will also be hiring two full-time positions for an Event Planner and Building Services Manager.  Detailed job descriptions and applications can be found at


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The Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC) is a publicly-owned multi-use facility located on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. The DECC offers 800,000 square feet of indoor space and is open for public gatherings and events of up to 250 people. The DECC is actively working with State leaders to develop flexible maximum capacity guidelines based on maximum seating, entries, exits, bathrooms, and HVAC/air filtration capacity.