Oak View Group

Security Officer| Rupp Arena

Location US-KY-Lexington
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Location Name
Rupp Arena
Regular Full-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group (OVG) is the world’s leading arena development, management, and hospitality company founded in 2015 by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff to disrupt business as usual. As the largest developer of sports and entertainment facilities in the world, OVG prioritizes the way we do business focusing on making long-term investments in our people and our planet. We focus on building a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive workplace. Each day our team members around the world and throughout our local communities work together to provide the greatest experience to our fans and partners.


We celebrate and support a strong, transparent, authentic and inclusive culture focused around four core values:  

  • We treat each other fairly and with respect.
  • We act with integrity.
  • We have an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • We give back to our global community.


More information at OakViewGroup.com, and follow OVG on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn


This position will have the primary responsibility of maintaining security access and control to all areas of the Central Bank Center Complex. This will include making routine rounds throughout the entire complex, providing customer service to clients/patrons as they arrive on the complex and assisting with all incidents as they may arise.


This role will pay a wage of $16.50. 

For FT roles:   Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan, 401(k) matching, and paid time off (vacation days, sick days, and 11 holidays).

About the Venue

About Central Bank Center

Lexington is an active and thriving market that is craving an active and welcoming venue for events. The heart of any thriving community is its downtown—and Lexington Center and the historic Rupp Arena are truly the heart of downtown Lexington and one of the most widely-recognized entertainment venues in North America. Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky is fast becoming THE must play venue.  The 20,000-seat arena, affectionately referred to by some as “the Cathedral of College Basketball” is home to the National Champion University of Kentucky men’s basketball program and has played host to some of the most talented and award-winning musicians/artists in the world including U2, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Justin Timberlake, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, and many others. 

Central Bank Center is our convention side, with over 99k sf of exhibition space, 24k sf each of meeting and ball room space, 50k of hospitality space, 10k sf of flexible space, and over 2500 covered and uncovered parking spaces. Both venues are additionally joined in entertaining this area by the Lexington Opera House, showcasing Broadway talent through collaborative bookings of Broadway shows, small venue concerts, and local arts.


  • Perform routine patrols to ensure all buildings and adjacent property of The Central Bank Center are secure and safe and document these patrols through use of the Morse Watchman system.
  • Responds to security/fire alarms on The Central Bank Center property.
  • Investigates/documents all suspicious activities and report such activity to the appropriate authorities.
  • Welcomes and assists patrons, clients and general public upon their arrival to the complex.
  • Responsible for filling out incident and or accident reports as needed.
  • Responsible for monitoring the closed circuit camera system and Simplex Fire Control Panel and documenting any incidents that may occur during their shift.
  • Performs other duties as instructed by the Manager of Security Safety Risk Management. 


  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the security industry, specifically in the crowd management areas of public events.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work well under stress and exercise good judgment, diplomacy, courtesy and tact under all circumstances.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, nights, weekends and holidays when required.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Word, Excel and other similar computer software programs.

Strengthened by our Differences. United to Make a Difference.

At OVG, we understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence. Our success is rooted in creating environments that reflect and celebrate the diverse communities in which we operate and serve, and this is the reason we are committed to amplifying voices from all different backgrounds.


Oak View Group is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (“protected class”) including, but not limited to veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.


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