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Auxiliary Services Looking to Hire up to 500 People to Staff the Dome
If you’ve ever wanted to experience the excitement of a major Dome event and also earn money while you’re there, consider applying for one of the several hundred positions that are available through Dome concessions and catering.
The positions are flexible, says Mark Tewksbury, Food Services’ director of residence dining and concessions. Many people who work in the Dome do so for supplemental income and work games on nights and weekends. Food Services is looking for 300 to 400 people to staff concessions stands and another 100 or so to help with Dome catering and bartending.
“The idea is to build up a pool of dedicated, reliable employees that we can call upon to meet the needs of the facility,” Tewksbury says. “We want to provide a high level of customer service to Dome guests. And in order to do that, we need to bring more people on board.”
Tewksbury also welcomes the participation of nonprofit organizations, which can staff a concessions stand and earn a portion of the profits from that stand for the organization. In order to do so, the organization should be able to commit to provide six to 22 people to work at the stand on a regular basis. Nonprofit organizations may contact Brian Zilles, concessions manager, at email@example.com if interested.
The hiring surge is important for the remaining home football game in 2019 and the majority of men’s and women’s basketball games this season, says Jennifer Uryniak, interim director of Auxiliary Services. But she and her staff are also looking ahead to the 2020 football season, the first to be played under the new fixed roof. They anticipate community excitement and large crowds to arrive with the new roof and are preparing accordingly.
“We want to make sure we have people hired, trained and have plenty of experience under their belts before next fall,” Uryniak says.
All interested candidates may fill out an application at the Syracuse University Job Board. The positions are located in the “temporary staff” section.
Questions may be directed to Tewksbury at firstname.lastname@example.org.