part-time JOB AT THE DECC

William A. Irvin & Haunted Ship Maintenance


William A. Irvin & Haunted Ship Maintenance  

Hourly Wage


Looking for a UNIQUE work experience? Do you like haunted and historic ships? Maintenance staff are responsible for the general care and upkeep of the DECC’s William A. Irvin and the Haunted Ship.   

Requirements and Competencies 

  • Ability to work independently and as a team and maintain a positive attitude 
  • Ability to move quickly throughout the complex when events are in multiple areas of the property  
  • Ability to adapt to frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events 
  • Ensures a high level of customer service  
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills 
  • High school diploma or equivalent  
  • Mechanical skills and experience

Preferred Education and Experience 

  • Forklift experience 
  • Class C Driver’s License 


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 and projects will not interfere with events. 
  • Complete tasks thoroughly and efficiently. 
  • Use equipment and materials properly. 
  • Able to respond quickly to requests for service and assistance. 
  • Perform snow removal and salting to maintain parking lots and sidewalks  
  • Paint interior and exterior of the DECC complex and the William A. Irvin. 
  • Drill, break up, repair, or replace building brick, stone, and concrete. 
  • Maintain and repair plumbing and electrical systems such as switches, gaskets, or fuses. 
  • Repair and maintain wood, glass, metal, doors, and door hardware. 
  • General labor and custodial duties as needed. 
  • Inspect, repair, and maintain equipment as needed, such as oiling and greasing. 
  • Perform inspections and complete assigned logs and checklists . 
  • Drive forklift for event move-ins and loadouts. 
  • Assist team and/or other departments with tasks, including cleaning, moving chairs or signage, and other event related functions. 
  • Follow health and safety protocols. 



This position is part-time with a schedule based on DECC event needs and the William A. Irvin touring season. This position will have day, afternoon, and/or evening shifts scheduled on various days of the week and may include holidays.  Approximately 20-28 hours per week. The DECC cannot always schedule a definite ending time due to the nature of the events. 

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


Supervisory Responsibilities


Work Environment
The work environment will vary greatly.  Building Maintenance employees are frequently exposed to elements including hot, cold, outdoor, indoor, wet and/or humid conditions.  They are exposed to moving mechanical parts, chemicals, cleaners, equipment, and tools.  Safety gear may be required for tasks such as grinding, drilling, and hooking up propane tanks.  Some work is performed at high heights.  The noise level in the work environment varies from moderate to extremely loud, around machinery, crowds, and concerts. The pace varies and the Building Maintenance team 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 will drive and operate equipment and tools often.  They will be required to work at high heights, climb, crawl, or work in awkward or cramped positions.  Building Maintenance employees are required to ascend at least 15’, and at times up to 40’, on a ladder or scissors-lift.  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


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. 

FLSA Classification

Type of Position
Part-Time, Event-Driven 

Type of Employment
Collective Bargaining Agreement 


Reports to
Director of Property Maintenance & William A. Irvin

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