part-time JOB AT THE DECC

Building Services


Building Services


FLSA Classification

Type of Position
Part-Time, Event-Driven

Type of Employment
Collective Bargaining Agreement

Hourly Wage
Starting at $11.17

Internal Operations

Reports to
Internal Operations Lead

Date of Last Revision

**Preference will be given to internal candidates.**


Building Services is responsible for the set up and tear down of event spaces, as well as maintaining the cleanliness of the DECC and its facilities.

This position is part-time with a schedule based on DECC event needs. This position will have day, afternoon, and/or evening shifts scheduled on various days of the week and may include holidays. Approximately 20-30 hours per week. Shifts are typically 8 hours. The DECC cannot always schedule a definite ending time due to the nature of the events, but an estimated time may be provided.

The DECC will provide uniforms as determined by the current labor agreement.

Essential Functions (Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities.)

  • Review event sheets and follow procedures to ensure event areas are set up properly
  • Prepare, set, and remove tables and chairs for conventions, banquets, trade shows, meetings, and other events
  • Set up, remove, and maintain pipe and drape, risers, staging and other portable convention equipment for all types of DECC events
  • Open and secure event rooms and doors as needed
  • Assist DECC clients in the set-up of their events and provide courteous help and/or directions to guests, and vendors
  • Respond quickly to requests for additional room sets, custodial needs, and tasks
  • Replenish restroom supplies
  • Cut and trim grass and shovel snow
  • Create and maintain a professional and hospitable appearance and atmosphere
  • Clean areas, including but not limited to: rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, locker rooms, stages, arenas, walls, floors, ceilings, rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, draperies, light fixtures, woodwork, metalwork, windows, door panels, sills, seating areas, office spaces, and work areas
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the building and facilities by performing tasks, including but not limited to: cleaning, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, washing, scrubbing, polishing, and waxing
  • Empty wastebaskets, empty and clean ashtrays
  • Gather and transport trash, recycling, and waste to disposal area
  • Move, operate, and/or use pallet-jacks, staple guns. push-carts, scrubbers, and other equipment
  • Monitor equipment and supplies to ensure smooth operations and notify supervisor of any quantity or safety concerns, broken equipment, or malfunctions
  • Ensure proper storage of all equipment and supplies, and transport small equipment or tools between departments
  • Assist team and/or other departments with tasks, including cleaning, moving chairs or signage, and other event related functions
  • Follow health and safety protocols


  • Responds quickly to requests for service and assistance
  • Completes tasks thoroughly and efficiently
  • Uses equipment and materials properly
  • Ability to work independently and as a team and maintain a positive attitude
  • Ability to move quickly throughout the complex when an event(s) is located in multiple areas of the building
  • Ability to adapt to frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events
  • Ensures a high level of customer service
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

Supervisory Responsibilities

Work Environment
Building Services employees are frequently exposed to various conditions including hot, cold, outdoor, indoor, wet and/or humid conditions. They are exposed to moving mechanical parts, chemicals, cleaners, equipment, and tools. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to extremely loud, around machinery, crowds, and concerts. The pace varies and Building Services needs to adapt quickly.

Physical Demands
This position requires walking and standing for long periods of time, and the ability to move quickly to different places. They need to use their hands frequently, and be able to see, hear, and speak often. They may be required to work at high heights, climb, crawl, or work in awkward or cramped positions. This position will often require stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, squatting, bending, and maneuvering. They must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Travel Required

Required Education and Experience

  • There are no minimum education requirements for this position

Preferred Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • One to three months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Forklift experience

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Successful completion of reference checks
  • Successful completion of a background check
  • Successful completion of a drug test, if applicable

Work Authorization/Security Clearance Requirements
The DECC uses USCIS Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment. On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization. The employee is required to present the DECC with acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization at the time of hire. The DECC will examine the employment eligibility and identity document(s).
The list of acceptable documents can be provided by Human Resources.

Collective Bargaining Agreement
Please refer to the current Hourly Labor agreement between the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) and the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local No. 70, AFL-CIO. The current agreement can be found at

EEO Statement
The DECC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualification and ability. The DECC does not discriminate in employment practices on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. The DECC will follow any state or local law that provides greater protection. This policy is neither exhaustive nor exclusive. The DECC is committed to taking all other actions necessary to ensure equal employment opportunity for persons with disabilities in accordance with the ADA and all other applicable laws.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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