Employment Opportunities

The Iowa Events Center a leader in sports, entertainment and venue management is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization. We value a customer-first mentality in an exciting, fast-paced work environment. Together we transform events into great experiences through creative entrepreneurship, innovative techniques and best-in-class service that touch every aspect of the live event experience. Through our expansive scope of integrated services and marketing expertise, we provide our partners with the best resources to generate revenue and drive the bottom line.

The Iowa Events Center is a proud partner of Spectra. Spectra is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three divisions: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Ticketing & Fan Engagement. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

Directions to apply for full time positions are below. Part-time positions at Iowa Events Center are listed below. To apply for part time, please print and complete an application here. Applications may be dropped off in person or mailed to: Iowa Events Center, Attn. Human Resources, 730 Third Street, Des Moines, IA 50309. Applications may be filled out in person or dropped off at Iowa Event Center’s Administration Offices, Convention Center 3rd Floor, Monday–Friday, 8:00am–5:00pm.

Upcoming Open Interviews

Available Positions

Full Time

Part-Time - Venue Management

Part-Time - Food Services


For opportunities with CSC Event Security Staff, the security provider for Iowa Events Center, click here.


College juniors, seniors or graduate level students who are looking for practical, real-world experience in the event and entertainment industry are candidates for the Spectra Internship Program. We are currently accepting applications for future semesters. This is a paid internship. 

To apply, please review the attached job descriptions below and submit a resume and cover letter to Viki Arias Kepler, Marketing Manager at [email protected].

Deadlines to apply:
Spring Internship runs approx. January–April. Timeframe to apply: August 1–November 15
Summer Internship runs approx. May–August. Timeframe to apply: November 16–March 15
Fall Internship run approx. September–December. Timeframe to apply: March 16–September 1

Spectra is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. Offered candidates must submit to / successfully complete pre-employment screens prior to hire.