Athletic Department

Event Management - Staff Recruitment Page

Involvement in the UK Event Staff is an excellent part-time employment opportunity within the UK Athletics Department. During the Summer, from Maythrough the end of June, UK Event Management engages in a recruitment and hiring process for paid event staff in preparation for UK Football home games. Individuals will work parking lot entrances and stadium soft security positions on football game days. We believe enhancing our in-house staff will improve our consistency, efficiency and effectiveness in all aspects of our football game day operations.


  • Full-time UK Faculty/Staff
  • Students, who have begun classes for the 9th grade
  • High School Coaches/anyone who coaches any team that includes students in grades 9-12

Successful applicants must be available for most, if not all, 2015 UK home football games. Staff will be trained during summer orientation sessions, to fulfill the responsibilities of their position. Shifts generally range in duration from 4-12 hours, depending on the assignment. Event Staff are paid an hourly wage and some jobs require lifting, extensive walking, and/or standing.

2015 UK Football Home Game Schedule

(Please note: Game Times are not generally determined until approximately 10 days prior to each game, therefore shift times can vary and we ask for everyone's flexibilty on the following datesduring football season)

Saturday, September 5- Louisiana-Lafayette
Saturday, September 19 - Florida
Saturday,September 26 - Missouri
Saturday, October 3 - Eastern Kentucky
Thursday, October 15 - Auburn (*Thursday night nationally televised prime-time game)
Saturday, October 31 - Tennessee
Saturday, November 21 - Charlotte
Saturday, November 28 - Louisville

As we progress beyond football season, individuals may serve as Ticket Takers, Ushers, Security, etc. at other Athletics Events, excluding Men's Basketball (i.e. volleyball, men's/women's soccer, women's basketball, track, baseball, softball, various SEC/NCAA Championship Events, etc.). In these sports, individuals will have the opportunity to set their own work schedules by filling out availability sheets each season.

UKAD Event Staff Members will be eligible to receive a variety of benefits:

  • Opportunity to set your own work schedule (excluding Football) using an online scheduling system.
  • Free clothing/athletic gear (i.e. event uniforms)
  • Free admission for staff member and one guest to all UK Athletic events excluding Men's/Women's Basketball and Football.
  • Free admission for staff member to annual CATSPY Awards Ceremony.
  • Opportunity to watch any event after shift/assignments are completed.
  • Staff are eligible to join the UK Credit Union and the Recreation Center on campus.

Please consider the possibilities and feel free to contactAndy Adrianse(859.257.8710; ), at any time, to discuss your future involvement in the UK Athletics Event Staff Family.

To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for the position, please do so by taking these two steps:

1.It is required that all applicants fill out an application on-line at the UK jobs website, by clicking on the following link or copying and pasting into your internet browser:


Once on the website - click on "Search Jobs" in the upper left corner - then on the next page from the "Job Category" menu, select "Athletics". You will then see the job posting for "Event Workers" which is what you should apply for!

2.Please fill out and submit via email or regular mail, the following questionnaire form (2 pages):

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3. Please note that after you submit an application, it will need to be reviewed. A representative from UK Athletics will then call you to discuss the opportunity and possibly set up an interview. This process may take several weeks, however you can always contact Andy ( to ensure your application has been received.

Event Management Intern Program

UK Athletics Event Management recruits and works with undergraduate and graduate level college students on a seasonal basis to build experience within the field of Event Management and tofulfill academic requirements. Interns must have a strong work ethic, be responsible and reliable,andhave good night and weekend availability for athletic events. Interns can betypically involved with at least one or more sports depending on the season and overall needs of the Event Management office.

Interns who work the Fall Semestermust be available for allUK home football games.

Thoseinterested in applying should fill out and submit an application below. For additional questions and concerns, contact Kate Ballard at

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Spring Internship ApplicationGet Acrobat Reader

The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer