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Energizing the Crowd: Working in Events & Venues

Written By: Charlotte Freed | Mar 5, 2018


Walking into a new job can be intimidating, especially when your work involves dealing with a stadium full of people. It’s easy to get lost in the crowd when you’re new to event work. With PeopleReady, we’ll walk you through every step of the process, ensuring you’re comfortable in your role, because comfortable workers succeed.


Event work is a unique and exciting experience. You’ll feel the excitement from the minute you walk in the gate with your credentials. Then, after the lull in waiting to be walked to your assigned duty station, the excitement picks up again as fans begin to fill the seats. As Vivian Kicklighter, a PeopleReady Hospitality Recruiter from Tampa explains, “you feed off the crowd as they come to your stand and you interact with them.”

These interactions are what make the experience so unique. Some seasonal, short term jobs can be isolating, often working alone, repeating tasks until the job is done, but event work allows you to interact with those in attendance. You are a key factor in the experience of others – you are helping to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Not only are you helping create memories, but you’re helping to jumpstart your career. While a concession cashier job may be entry level position, it’s the key to opening a number of job opportunities - Assistant Manager, Dana Gibson, loves recruiting for events because of this. These types of positions open the opportunity to receive certifications for career growth. These certifications can take you from the concession line to the VIP suites and beyond.

Gaining new skills in this field is easy due to the flexibility. Event positions range from pre-event set up to post-event clean up and everything in between. One day, you may find yourself setting up VIP seating before a big concert. The next night you may be working the concession stands as the home team drives in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th.

Once you’ve selected your job, our recruiters will follow up to make sure you’re ready for game day. For a recruiter like Kicklighter, JobStack is opening the lines of communication. The app allows you to check in, making it easier for recruiters to know when to send you more information, such as the meet up location. Once you link up, our team will make sure you’re comfortable on the jobsite by helping you familiarize yourself with the rules, expectations, and layout of your location.

Whether you’re new to event work, working your first game as a concessions cashier, or a seasoned veteran working in VIP suites, PeopleReady is committed to making sure you get the most out of your experience.


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