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, 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.

The Iowa Events Center is a proud partner of OVG360. OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, is a full-service venue management and hospitality company that helps client-partners reimagine the sports, live entertainment, and convention industries for the betterment of the venue, employees, artists, athletes, and surrounding communities. With a portfolio of more than 200 client-partners spanning arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, cultural institutions, and state fairs around the globe, OVG360 provides a set of services, resources and expertise designed to elevate every aspect of business that matters to venue operators. Service-oriented and driven by social responsibility, OVG360 helps facilities drive value through excellence and innovation in food services, booking and content development, sustainable operations, public health and public safety and more. Learn more at oakviewgroup.com.

Applications may be filled out or dropped off in person at the Wells Fargo Arena Security Office on 2nd Ave. and Crocker St. Monday–Friday, 8:00am–5:00pm. Or, you can email the application to iowaeventscenter@gmail.com.

Current Openings

Part-Time Venue Management Opportunties

Part-Time Building Attendant

Description

A part-time Building Attendant is an event-driven support position that works in the areas of housekeeping, show care, room sets, event teardown, arena conversions, and grounds maintenance.

Responsibilities

  • Set-up and teardown of events as directed including staging, tables, chairs, pipe-and-drape, skirting and other event items as required
  • Work individually and as a team to complete required projects and tasks contributing to a professional, teamwork atmosphere
  • Ability to work flexible hours based on event schedule

APPLY NOW

Questions? Contact Harold at harold.peterson@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8042.

Part-Time Electrician

Description

A part-time Electrician will perform Journeyman electrician level and leadwork duties, under general direction, in the technical operation, maintenance and repair of electrical generating equipment, fire and smoke detection system, HVAC, building automation systems, and auxiliary systems throughout the Iowa Events Center and Wells Fargo Arena. 

Responsibilities

  • Install and maintain show power for exhibit halls and arena power distribution
  • Locate, troubleshot, analyze, and collect electrical related problems
  • Assist with event electrical needs and troubleshoot issues (concerts, trade shows, etc.)
  • Obtains Journeyman license
  • Work flexible hours based on availability

APPLY NOW

Questions? Contact Harold at harold.peterson@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8042.

Part-Time Engineer

Description

An Engineer will under general direction, perform skilled journey level and leadwork duties on the technical operation of critical facility systems, performing facility and equipment maintenance/troubleshooting, and system monitoring. Performing advanced work in the maintenance and repair of steam generating boilers, electrical generating equipment and auxiliary systems, and centralized air-conditioning systems. 

Responsibilities

  • Perform maintenance and repair of facility equipment, auxiliary systems, minor electrical and plumbing repairs, recommending methods and procedures.
  • Assist full-time Engineers in maintenance of facility equipment
  • Assist with event needs and work orders
  • Work flexible hours based on availability

APPLY NOW

Questions? Contact Harold at harold.peterson@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8042.

Part-Time Guest Services Attendant

Description

A Guest Service Attendant is an on-call, per event employee who will act as primary provider of direct service to guests as they are entertained at the Iowa Events Center and Wells Fargo Arena. They assist in providing a safe environment for our guests and ensure all service needs are met. Guest Service Attendants will work in positions as needed including: Usher, Ticket Taker, Suite Staff, and Door Guards.

Responsibilities

  • Provide exceptional customer service and assistance to all guests
  • Greet and scan tickets as guests enter the building
  • Greet and usher guests to their seats
  • Provide directional assistance to guests throughout the facilities

APPLY NOW

Questions? Contact Matt at matthew.cushman@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8054.

Part-Time Maintenance Technician

Description

A Maintenance Technician is responsible for various equipment and facility maintenance needs. These may include event set-ups and changeovers, facility equipment repairs, preventative maintenance on equipment, and more. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist with event set-ups (power needs, radio calls, water hookups, unlocking doors)
  • Facility repair and maintenance
  • Repair broken equipment (chairs, tables, staging)
  • Work with hand and power tools
  • Ability to work flexible hours based on availability

APPLY NOW

Questions? Contact Harold at harold.peterson@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8042.

Part-Time Parking Attendant

Description

Parking Attendant is a per event employee who assists in direction of customers in and around the Iowa Events Center parking lots during events. The position is responsible for handling cash and credit transactions in a reasonable manner. 

Responsibilities

  • Exceptional customer service skills for interacting with customers
  • Organizational skills and ability to work well with cash and credit card transactions
  • Work flexible hours based on the event schedule and your ability

APPLY NOW

Questions? Contact Robbin at robbin.morton@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8105.

Part-Time Parking Supervisor

Description

The Parking Supervisor will assist the Parking Manager in daily operations of all Iowa Events Center parking locations. They will be responsible for various administrative duties and ensuring staff has appropriate knowledge and tools for customer service focus and efficient operations.

Responsibilities

  • Assist Parking Manager with overall parking operations on event day
  • Answer staff questions and support Parking Attendants during events
  • Organization and ability to work with cash and credit card transactions
  • Offering flexible hours based on event schedule and your availability

APPLY NOW

Questions? Contact Robbin at robbin.morton@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8105.

Part-Time Phone Operator

Description

A Receptionist is a per event employee who represents the Iowa Events Center both in person and on the phone as initial contact for prospective clients, the general pubic, and company inquiries. The receptionist will also assist guests with event questions, information, and route necessary calls to appropriate personnel. 

Responsibilities

  • Receive and route incoming in-person and phone requests for the administrative office
  • Provide(s) assistance to the public and clients with questions or routes to the appropriate department
  • Research and resolve customer service issues during events in an efficient and courteous manner
  • Responsible for gaining well-rounded knowledge of the building and events

APPLY NOW

Questions? Contact Carrie at carrie.jackson@oakviewgroup.com or at 5151-564-8135.

Part-Time OVG Hospitality Opportunties

Catering Servers

Full Job Description

Questions? Contact Brett Slaby at brett.slaby@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8223.

Concessions Cashier

Full Job Description

Questions? Contact Brett Slaby at brett.slaby@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8223.

Concessions Cook

Full Job Description

Questions? Contact Brett Slaby at brett.slaby@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8223.

Concessions Supervisor

Full Job Description

Questions? Contact Brett Slaby at brett.slaby@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8223.

Kitchen Steward

Full Job Description

Questions? Contact Brett Slaby at brett.slaby@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8223.

Prep Cooks

Full Job Description

Questions? Contact Brett Slaby at brett.slaby@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8223.

Suite Bartender

Full Job Description

Questions? Contact Brett Slaby at brett.slaby@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8223.

Suite Server

Full Job Description

Questions? Contact Brett Slaby at brett.slaby@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8223.

Warehouse Employee

Full Job Description

Questions? Contact Brett Slaby at brett.slaby@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8223.

Full-Time Opportunties 

Experience of all kinds while working at the Iowa Events Center. Join our fast-paced and exciting team now!

Oak View Group offers eligible employees competitive salaries; comprehensive health and welfare benefits; a company Safe Harbor 401(k) Plan; Group Legal, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity benefits; Pet Insurance; FSA, HSA, and Commuter accounts; paid time off; tuition reimbursement; and an Employee Assistance Program.

Assistant Chief Engineer

Description

Under the direction of the Chief Engineer, the Asst. Chief Engineer directs, managers, supervises, and performs a variety of tasks related to the maintenance and operation of the Iowa Events Center. 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for services and activities involved in the maintenance and operations of IEC including, but limited to, HVAC, electrical, mechanical equipment, arena equipment, boiler, plumbing, ice management, carpentry, gas, and groups
  • Use independent judgment, interview, select, train, motivate, evaluate and make recommendations for engineering staff. 
  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan / orders for facility maintenance; including meeting with team to identify and troubleshoot equipment problems; assign work activities, projects and programs monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures

APPLY NOW

Questions? Contact Jason at jason.smith@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8022.

Associate Production Manager

Description

An Associate Production Manager will oversee the production staff during events. In addition, performs various duties relating to the audio/visual systems and IT for the Iowa Events Center.

Responsibilities

  • Supply AV support to all events, including sports teams, shows, and concerts
  • Support Operations department in technical needs during set up and running of events
  • Edit digital video for upcoming events
  • Responsible for video production of all games and events (where required) in house

APPLY NOW

Questions? Contact Jason at jason.smith@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8022.

Building Coordinator

Description

A Building Coordinator is an event-driven support position that provides physical support and oversees projects and employee productivity in the areas of housekeeping, show care, room sets, event teardown, and more. They will lead small crews of part-time Building Attendants on tasks and projects. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead small teams on tasks and projects overseeing work quality and productivity
  • Provide daily training and coaching to part-time staff
  • Create a positive teamwork atmosphere, building team morale in a professional environment
  • Provide ongoing direction to Building Attendants, set up crews, and temporary staff before, during, and after events

APPLY NOW

Questions? Contact Harold at harold.peterson@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8042.

Catering Manager

Description

The Catering Manager provides support and assistance with Catering activities as well as providing assistance to the concession managers in the profitable management of concessions operations, as needed. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the overall effective management of Catering and Concessions operations
  • Ensures total compliance with all alcohol service policies
  • Provides on-going direction, supervision and mentoring to hourly event staff. Monitor product quality and ensure high level of guest services 

APPLY NOW

Questions? Contact Jeff Maynes at jeff.maynes@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8223.

Catering Sales Manager

Description

The Catering Sales Manager will be responsible for generating, managing and coordinating in-house catering sales and initiating, directing and implementing marketing functions.  The Catering Sales Manager will also independently manage and oversee all aspects of in-house groups.  

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for negotiating and submitting finalized contracts and Banquet Event Orders (BEOs) to the Assistant General Manager and Executive Chef
  • Generates, negotiates and closes contracts on social, wedding, corporate, convention and gala events
  • Oversees event coordination, will frequently represent the company as final decision-maker in matters pertaining to event execution including personnel, culinary, financial and operational matters
  • Responsible for ensuring that contract signatures, cut-off dates, deposits and direct bills are accurate and that all contracts are processed in accordance with company credit policies
  • Responsible for independently resolving and approving any contract revisions while ensuring that price quotes are aligned with budgeted target product cost

APPLY NOW

Questions? Contact Jeff Maynes at jeff.maynes@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8223.

Concessions Manager

Full Job Description

Questions? Contact Brett Slaby at brett.slaby@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8223.

Engineer

Description

An Engineer will under general direction, perform skilled journey level and leadwork duties on the technical operation of critical facility systems, performing facility and equipment maintenance/troubleshooting, and system monitoring. Performing advanced work in the maintenance and repair of steam generating boilers, electrical generating equipment and auxiliary systems, and centralized air-conditioning systems. 

Responsibilities

  • Performs maintenance on facility equipment (boilers, water pumps, air handlers, cooling towers, etc.)
  • Assists with event needs (power drops, unlocking doors, etc.)
  • Assists with accomplishing work orders
  • Obtains a 1st Class Engineer's License or will obtain license within 6 months of hire. 

APPLY NOW

Questions? Contact Harold at harold.peterson@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8042.

Operations Supervisor

Description

The Operations Supervisor assumes management respnsibility for all services and activities involved in the operations for all arena and convention spaces; providing direct supervision of all full time and part time hourly employees in the Operations Department, specifically in the areas in housekeeping, room sets, show care, and conversions at the Iowa Events Center. 

Responsibilities

  • Management in areas of planning, directing, coordinating and review of work plans for facility operations.
  • Review, interpret and communicate with other management staff on complex event documents to forecast staffing and equipment needs for all arena and convention events 
  • Responsible for the coordination and communication of a complex department schedule to ensure proper facility coverage, monitoring labor costs

APPLY NOW

Questions? Contact Jason at jason.smith@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8022.

Internships

Operations Intern

Description

The Operations Intern works closely with department leadership on a variety of projects, assigned tasks and shadowing as directed with training emphasis in the area of facility management, employee oversight, event set-up, and more as it relates to the Operations Department. 

Responsibilities

  • Shadow with Operation Supervisors on day-to-day facility management
  • Learn about developing a capital expenditure budget; how to submit a RFP; receive bids, and see projects through completion
  • Help maintain equipment inventory numbers and assist in ordering supplies

Full Job Description

Questions? Contact Harold at harold.peterson@oakviewgroup.com or at 515-564-8042.

CSC

CSC Event Security Staff

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

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.