SU urgently looking for Dome concessions stands workers, supervisors

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Here’s your chance to experience the excitement of a Dome event at Syracuse University and getting paid while doing it.

SU is urgently looking for hundreds of people to work Dome concessions.

“Fans do expect good service when they come to the Dome and we want to make sure we can provide it. Right now, with us being a little short-staffed, there have been times that our lines we’re a little longer than they needed to be or should have been and we’re trying to do everything we can to shorten those lines and improve the fan experience,” says SU Food Services Director Mark Tewksbury.

Tewksbury tells NewsChannel 9 the reason is very likely due to the low unemployment rate in Central New York. He says it seems most people who want to work can work.

“And also because other organizations and companies are short-staffed their offering overtime to their staff so they don’t need the part-time work at the Dome or anywhere else in the community,” Tewksbury adds.

The positions are flexible in how much or how few events they need you to work, but 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.

They also welcome 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 if interested.

“Our non-profit organizations receive a percentage of the concession sales for the event. So, for a small event, we’ll make sure we guarantee at least $500 for the group, and for Clemson, we had groups that earned as much as $3,500,” Tewksbury tells NewsChannel 9.

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.

They 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.

All interested candidates may fill out an application at the Syracuse University Job Board. The positions are located in the “temporary staff” section that you can find by clicking here.

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