Employment

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 11/14/19

There are no full-time openings at this time


Part-time openings

As of 11/14/19

 

CONCESSION STAND ATTENDANT (part-time)

Summary
Using fantastic customer service, the Concession Stand Attendant serves food and beverages, takes payment and gives accurate change to customers at concession stands by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Serve customers from a clean and well-stocked concession stand.
Be familiar with and able to discuss with customers entire concessions menu and prices.
Itemize totals for service on cash register and accepts payment and makes accurate change.
Prepare popcorn, hot dogs, nachos, beverages and other concession stand items.
Stock and replenish condiments.
Cooperate and assist team workers in execution of duties.
Cleans counters and wash equipment.

Education and/or Experience
No prior experience or training required.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, you will be required to stand; use hands to prepare food and handle money, talk and hear. You will frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, you will be frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. You will occasionally be exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can occasionally be extremely loud (during events). Earplugs are available through your supervisor.

Uniform
Uniform T-shirt provided, nice pants are preferred.

Schedule
UMD hockey games are our primary concessions business and require that all concession stands be open. Concessions and Ice Cream staff must commit to working UMD hockey games as a minimum monthly schedule. Seniority is a consideration in scheduling and an attempt is made to schedule all employees an equal number of shifts.
• Shifts are generally 4 to 6 hours and are generally nights and weekends.
• Busiest time is hockey season (October through February), slowest time is during the summer.
• UMD hockey games are Friday and Saturday nights. Shift is usually 5:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
• High school hockey games are Tuesday and Thursday nights.
• Other concessions events include concerts, plays, craft shows, Home Show, Sport Show and circus.

Starting Wage: $10.00/hour (REQUIRES Friday/Saturday evening availability)

 

TECHNICAL SERVICES ATTENDANT (part-time)

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.

Schedule:
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
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

 

CONCESSIONS FRY COOK/PIZZA COOK (part-time, event driven)

Summary: Cooks are responsible for quantity production foods in accordance with the DECC’s and St. Louis County’s standards, safety and sanitation policies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned.

  • Cook burgers and fried foods for concessions grill operation
  • Operate broilers, grills, fryers, and ovens
  • Mostly weekends during hockey games plus other entertainment events.
  • Kitchen experience preferred but not necessary.
  • Prepare and bake fresh pizzas for concession operation
  • Operate pizza oven and other kitchen equipment
  • Follow strict sanitation procedures
  • Kitchen experience preferred but not necessary.

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally loud.

Schedule:
• 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.
• MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR UMD MEN’S HOME HOCKEY GAMES

Starting Wage: $10.45/hour

 

COMMISSARY ATTENDANT (part time, event driven)

Responsible for daily commissary duties by performing the following duties:

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Stock concession stands and commissary during events.
  • Maintain all equipment/product in a neat, clean and orderly manner.
  • Report any equipment issues to management.
  • Perform all cleaning and stocking duties as assigned by Concession Manager.
  • Must be a self-starter who can work well with people at all levels in a professional manner.
  • Ability to define problems and resolve them quickly.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Competencies To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

  • Adaptability – Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Customer Service – Responds courteously and promptly to commissary needs.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures.

Education and/or Experience: High school diploma, GED or equivalent

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, you will be required to stand; use hands to prepare food and handle money, talk and hear. You will frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, you will be frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. You will occasionally be exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can occasionally be extremely loud (during events). Earplugs are available through your supervisor.

Language Skills: You must be able to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. You must be able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other DECC employees.

Mathematical Skills: Must be comfortable handling money and accurate making change.

Schedule: UMD hockey games are our primary concessions business and require that commissary be open. Staff must commit to working UMD hockey games as a minimum monthly schedule. Seniority is a consideration in scheduling and an attempt is made to schedule all employees an equal number of shifts.
Shifts are generally 4 to 6 hours and are generally nights and weekends.
Busiest time is hockey season (October through February), slowest time is during the summer.
UMD hockey games are Friday and Saturday nights. Shift is usually 5:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
High school hockey games are Tuesday and Thursday nights.
Other concessions events include concerts, plays, craft shows, Home Show, Sport Show and circus.

Starting Wage: $10.45/hour

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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.