Join the DECC team

The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center accommodates world-class events spanning conventions, sports, concerts, arts and entertainment. You can be a part of the energy. We are 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 in. Apply to join our team today.

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 Why you’ll love working at the DECC:

  • Health insurance (full-time employees)
  • Dental insurance (full-time employees)
  • PERA (Public Employee Retirement Association)
  • Deferred Comp (547 retirement plan)
  • Paid vacation and sick leave – even for Part-Time employees
  • Flex spending plan (full-time employees)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • We are environmentally-focused, diverting over 50% of waste from the landfill between our comprehensive recycling, composting, and reusable programs.
  • We offer all employees access to our wellness program, including fitness center, free exercise classes and additional wellness incentives.
  • Free Parking
  • Opportunities for advancement

Full-time openings

As of 10/07/19

FACILITY ENGINEER (full-time union)
DECC Building Engineers perform highly skilled work in maintaining, repairing, installing, operating, and/or adapting heating systems, air conditioning, air handlers, ice plants, plumbing, Johnson Control Systems, electric motors,  compressors, ammonia systems, pressure vessels and emergency generators. Building Engineers also monitor fire alarm systems, elevators, escalators. A Building Engineer is expected to exercise a wide degree of independent discretion in the execution of his or her duties. Other duties as assigned.

Full time union benefit package.

Education/Experience Required
Graduation from a technical trade school or equivalent education and five years related experience is preferred.
Excellent HVAC, mechanical, plumbing and electrical skills
Intermediate computer skills
Finalist applicants must pass a written test of general mechanical knowledge

Required Licenses or Certifications
Valid MN Driver’s License (any class)
EPA Certified preferred
Boiler operator license preferred

Physical Requirements
Must be able to stand, walk and sit.
Must be able to climb, crawl and work in awkward or cramped positions.
Required to climb up to 50’ on a ladder or mechanical lift device.
Required to move objects or loads up to 100 lbs., e.g. 55-gallon drums, pumps, motors, sacks of CaCl2, etc.

Work Environment
Some work is performed indoors, some is performed outdoors. Some aspects of this job may be noisy, hot, and dirty and/or require safety gear. Engineers may be exposed to extremes of temperature, heights, confined spaces, loud noise, electric parts and moving parts.

This is a full-time, 40 hour-per-week position. Shifts are typically 8 hours. The engineering department schedules people on all three shifts, and some swing shifts will be required. Engineers will be required to work days, evenings, weekends and/or holidays.

Starting wage:  2019 Union Contract Wage


Part-time openings

As of 10/07/19


Summary: Prepares, operates and maintains DECC-owned audiovisual, sound and lighting equipment at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (additional duties may be assigned)

  • Set-up, strike, and maintain electrical portable wiring and equipment for events.
  • Independently coordinates work load assigned by managers
  • Makes minor adjustments and repairs to equipment.
  • Positions, installs, and connects equipment such as microphones, amplifiers, and lights.
  • Maintains and replaces/repairs DECC lighting network.
  • Assists in providing courteous direction and information to guests and vendors.

Must have

  • General knowledge or interest in electrical, sound, lighting and computer systems.
  • Ability to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Demonstration of accuracy in work and ability to follow safety and security procedures.
  • Ability to effectively present information to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Physical Demands
Frequently required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move over 100 pounds.

Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; outside weather conditions and extreme cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally loud.

Part-time event-driven schedule. This position will have day, afternoon or evening shifts scheduled on various days of the week. Approximately 15-25 hours per week.

Starting Wage: $12.00/hour


BUILDING MAINTENANCE (part-time, union)

Summary: The Maintenance crew assists the Maintenance Foreperson in all aspects of building maintenance, upkeep and repair. Required to work on a team and independently.

Expectations may include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Carry tools and equipment to and from storage and working areas.
  • Repair and maintain wood, glass and metal doors and door hardware.
  • Drill and break up concrete.
  • Clean machines with sandpaper, solvent, and wiping rags to prepare surfaces for painting.
  • Oil and grease machines and equipment.
  • Receive written work orders or verbal instructions from supervisor.
  • Cut grass and trim weeds on DECC property.
  • Dig flower beds and plant flowers.
  • Clean internal areas, including buffing, dusting, sweeping, and mopping.
  • Empty trash cans and consolidates trash for weekly pickup.
  • Paint interior walls and trim.
  • Repair parking lot and sidewalks with asphalt, cold patching materials and/or concrete.
  • Operate snow removal equipment to maintain parking lots and sidewalks, including Bobcat, utility truck with plow and shovels.
  • Maintain and repair buildings’ plumbing and electrical systems, including replacing worn or defective parts such as switches, gaskets or fuses.
  • Repair or replace building brick, stone, and concrete.
  • Maintain and repair wood parts of buildings.
  • Replaces worn or damaged parts such as hoses, blades, wiring, and belts, in machines and equipment such as trucks, sweepers, Zambonis, mowers, scrubbers, etc.
  • Clean work areas, tools, and equipment.
  • Performs other routine duties.
  • Assists other departments as needed.

Education and/or Experience
Must have experience in a wide variety of maintenance areas, including construction, carpentry, plumbing, painting, roofing, equipment use, etc. Must know and practice safe work practices.

Physical Demands
Must be able to lift and/or move up to 75 pounds with or without assistance. You must be able to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Work Environment
The work environment varies widely. You may be working indoors or outdoors in all types of weather. You will be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. You may be required to work in cramped quarters for extended periods of time. The noise level in the work environment can be very loud.

Schedule may vary due to events in the building, but must have availability seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Starting Wage: $10.74/hour


OVERNIGHT LABOR (part-time, union)

Summary: Event set-up and tear-down, general maintenance, janitorial work.


  • Setting tables and chairs.
  • Mopping, vacuuming and using scrubbers.
  • Trash removal and recycling.
  • Setting and removing hockey dasher boards.
  • Cleaning stands.

Education/Experience Required
High school or equivalent.
Mechanical skills or inclination.
Janitorial experience preferred.

Physical Demands
Must be able to lift and move objects and loads of over 50 pounds with or without assistance.  Mostly walking and standing for long periods.  Work may require heights, climbing, crawling or working in awkward or cramped position.

Work Environment
Most work is performed indoors, some work is performed outdoors with occasionally adverse conditions.  Exposed to loud noises occasionally, including machinery, crowds, etc. Most of the workday is spent walking or standing with a large amount of lifting and moving.

Required to work the overnight shift, including on weekends and holidays.  A person in this position works approximately 30 to 40 hours per week.  Average shift is approximately 8 hours per day, shifts have lasted as long as 12 hours.

Starting Wage: $11.34/hour


PARKING DIRECTOR LEAD (part-time, event driven)

  • Parking director performs assigned duties outdoors either in the lot area or in the parking ramp during all weather conditions ensuring traffic flows in and out of the DECC facility in a efficient and safe manner. The director may also be assigned to collect parking fees from the parking booth.
  • Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time while assisting in directing traffic in all weather conditions.
  • Collect fees from guests and assist guests from enclosed parking booth.
  • Preferred experience in customer service or related field and some cash handling experience but not necessary.
  • Must have a flexible availability for event driven schedule (usually 15-20 hrs wkly).

Starting Wage: $10.45/hour


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.

Starting Wage: $9.86/hour plus gratuities (currently multiple openings)

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Human Resources Contact Information

Human Resources
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802

If you have questions, please contact Cheryl Oland in Human Resources at jobs@decc.org or 218-722-5573.

Business Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm

Location: The DECC Business Office is located at Entrance D. You can find maps and directions here.