Stadium Operations Assistant - Seasonal

  • Columbus Crew SC
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • 16 Feb, 2024
Full time Maintenance MLS Stadia & Operations

Job Description

The Columbus Crew is seeking dynamic people interested in working with the stadium operations department. Operations assistants are part of the behind-the-scenes team involved with hosting high caliber events and operating each of our three facilities: Field, Historic Crew Stadium, and the OhioHealth Performance Center.  Assistants should be self-motivating, inventive, and driven to supporting efficiency in their work.


There are two roles for the Stadium Operations Assistant Position: Stadium Operations Assistant and Stadium Operations Event Assistant. The responsibilities of these roles are outlined below.



  • Assist with preparing the stadium for event/match days
  • Learn and utilize the setup and teardown of gate turnstiles and metal detectors for stadium events
  • Effectively communicate with guests to create positive and memorable experiences
  • Flexibility to serve in roles such as usher, security, or parking attendant while working events
  • Represent the Crew and MLS in all interactions
  • Other duties/tasks as assigned
  • Specialized responsibilities for Stadium Operations Event Assistant:
    • Encouraged to prioritize and be available for 1st team Crew matches, setup/teardown of concerts/other large events
    • Concert dates range from mid-May to mid-August
  • Specialized responsibilities for Stadium Operations Assistant:
    • Assist with special event changeovers
    • Work in tandem with all branches of the operations team, along with other departments in the organization
    • Read and interpret event orders, task lists, and venue software to effectively stage events with tables, chairs, risers, and other event equipment.
    • Assist with stadium equipment inventory and event checklists
    • Assist with off season preventative maintenance and stadium upkeep

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 years old and legally eligible for employment in the United States
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work weekends, nights, holidays, and atypical hours

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as trained crowd manager or equivalent event role
  • Prior experience in stadium or facility operations
  • Ability to lift, carry, transport large items of 50lbs or more
  • Forklift certification