Oak View Group

Event Security |Part-Time| Rupp Arena

Location US-KY-Lexington
Job ID
Location Name
Rupp Arena
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


Employee is assigned to the Security Department and reports to part-time Event Security supervisors who report to the Assistant Managers. The Assistant Managers of the department via the sections chain of command supervises all personnel. Security guard employee will perform duties assigned as related to the event in regards to the overall security, safety of the employees, guests and clients.

This role will pay an hourly wage of $16.00.


For PT roles: Benefits: 401(k) savings plan and 401(k) matching.

job expires 12/31/2024

About the Venue

Anchoring the West end of Lexington’s revitalized and lively downtown, the true soul of the Central Bank Center and Rupp Arena experience is found inside. The Central Bank Center’s never-ending mission is to provide its own uniquely inviting patron experience. The friendly staff, professional management team, excellent sight lines from all seat locations, plenty of on-site parking and convenient access come together to provide our guests with the ultimate fan experience. The Central Bank Center continuously measures itself against the world’s best. That’s the difference between a satisfactory experience and a sensational experience.

Each year, hundreds of thousands visitors from around the world and local and state residents flock to the Central Bank Center and Rupp Arena to gather together with friends and family to socialize, to attend high profile concerts, shows and community and sporting events and to enjoy an entertainment experience that is unmatched.



    • Provides guest assistance during the event. 
    • Monitors perimeter doors to ensure no unauthorized access is gained to the event.
    • Monitors guests during ingress/egress for disruptive or inappropriate actions. 
    • Monitors credentials of all personnel entering the backstage and other restricted areas. 
    • Monitors and maintains a clear and safe passage route in and around floor level accessible seating area(s). 
    • Monitors and maintains the safety of the performing band members, staff as it relates to the stage security and integrity of the event. (Stage Security Only)
    • Maintains aisles and insures guests are in their proper seat locations. 
    • Responsible for maintaining general crowd control. 
    • Assists guests in the event of an emergency evacuation.
    • Conducts visual guest inspections and checks all bags as required by Lexington Center policy.
    • Operates walk through and/or hand held metal detector units.
    • Performs other duties as required by their Supervisor.

    Additional/Other Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Prepares appropriate reports and forms as required by department policy.
    • Ensures that housekeeping, safety, alcohol control and security issues comply with department policies. 
    • Performs special projects as needed or requested.


    • Must have a general knowledge of the security industry, specifically in the crowd management areas of public events.
    • Prior security experience preferred, but not required. 
    • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • High School Diploma or equivalent. 
    • 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 be willing to rotate to various positions within a shift as needed.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Requires a full range of body motions including vision and hearing in a normal range.
    • Job requires frequent standing, climbing, walking, reaching, handling, speaking, hearing and visually checking security work assignments in progress and those that have been completed.
    • May periodically climb to elevated locations in the building complex. 
    • Frequently works under stressful working conditions, irregular hours and tight time deadlines.
    • Must be able to lift, pull or move crowd control barricades. Weight varies from 25 – 75 lbs.
    • Must be able to work in and around loud noises.
    • Must be comfortable in working with large crowds of people.


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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