Oak View Group

K-9 Handler|Full-Time| Rhode Island Convention Center & AMP

Location US-RI-Providence
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Rhode Island Convention Center & Amica Mutual Pavilion
Regular Full-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. 


The K-9 handler, in partnership with a trained Explosive Detection K9, is responsible for searching and clearing all venue areas, vehicles, and items on property to identify potential explosive threats.


This role will pay an hourly wage of $25- $30 per hour. 


Job expires 08/01/24 


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 12 holidays). 

About the Venue

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Providence, the RICC is within walking distance to restaurants, hotels, shops, art galleries, night clubs, museums and more. We offer 100,000 square feet of exhibition space, 20,000 square feet of ballroom space, 23 meeting rooms, and 30,000 square feet of pre-function space. 


  •  Partner with a trained Explosive Detection K9 to conduct searches in and around the Rhode Island COnvention Center and Amica Mutual Pavilion, including corporate buildings, loading docks, delivery vehicles, open areas and/or other situations as needed.
  • Assist and liaise effectively with the security manager, law enforcement agencies, security personnel, and local partners or their representatives in the execution of the security protocols as required. 
  • Properly train Explosive Detection K9 in accordance with certification requirments, ensuring their safety and well-being.
  • Possess adequate living environment to allow for the proper exercise and training of the K9
  • Access to reliable transportation sufficient to allow the safe transportation of the K9 to and from work
  • Willingness and ability to be available for incident/emergency response duty, standby duty, and client demonstrations, which includes various days and hours



  • Prior civilian or military K9 handler experience
  • High School diploma or GED certification.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Exhibit excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work in both inside and outside environmental conditions.
  • Remain flexible and adjust to situations as they occur.
  • Regularly required to move around the facility; to stand for long hours during events; talk and hear.
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

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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