Oak View Group

Union Lead Facility Worker

Location US-CT-Hartford
Job ID
Location Name
XL Center
Event Management / Sales
Regular Part-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group is the global leader in venue development, management, and premium hospitality services for the live event industry.  Offering an unmatched, 360-degree solution set for a collection of world-class owned venues and a client roster that includes the most influential, highest attended arenas, convention centers, music festivals, performing arts centers, and cultural institutions on the planet.


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


As a member of AFSCME Local 1716, Lead Facility Workers are responsible for ensuring set-up and tear downs for events are completed according to specifications in a safe and timely manner. They are also responsible for basic maintenance and upkeep of both the building and property as well as help in the oversight of all tasks assigned to Facility Workers.


This role will pay from $25.36 to $27.46 per hour. 


Benefits: Defined by the union contract


Job Expires: 07/31/2024

About the Venue

The XL Center is Connecticut’s premier destination for sports & entertainment.
The 15,000+ seat downtown arena is home to the eleventh-time National Champion UConn Women's Basketball team and the five-time National Champion UConn Men's Basketball team. Led by Hall of Fame basketball Head Coach Geno Auriemma and Dan Hurley, the Men's & Women's basketball programs have established themselves as national powerhouses.


The XL Center is also home to the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, the primary developmental affiliate of the New York Rangers.


The XL Center entertains millions of visitors annually with a variety of concerts, family shows, ice-skating spectaculars, consumer events, and trade shows throughout the season. The venue has played host to an extraordinary roster of world-renowned artists, including Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Pearl Jam, Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears, Drake, and many others.


The XL Center will continue to be the center of sports and entertainment for Hartford and the State of Connecticut for years to come.


  • Arrives for work on time for each scheduled shift, in uniform and ready to work
  • Must be able to work overnight hours, weekends, and holidays
  • Must be able to give/take both verbal and written direction
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on a frequent basis
  • Ability to stand on feet for up to 8 hours at a time
  • Ability to kneel, stoop, climb stairs, and reach/lift above head in conjunction with conversion tasks
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools safely and efficiently
  • Performs set-up and tear down duties
  • Performs daily operations and general building maintenance during non-event days
  • Performs general landscaping of the property
  • Works safely, quickly, and efficiently to meet all deadlines
  • Maintains a positive, outgoing demeanor
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Basic computer skills
  • All other tasks assigned by Supervisor


  • Prior conversion or event experience, preferred
  • Prior landscaping or snow removal experience, preferred
  • Prior lead/supervisory role, preferred
  • OSHA 10, preferred
  • Prior forklift training, preferred
  • Prior ride-on scrubber training, preferred
  • Basic carpentry and drywall knowledge, preferred

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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