Athletic Department

Event Management - Staff Recruitment Page

UK Athletics Event Management is currently recruiting and hiring part-time event staff in preparation for the 2015-16 athletic year.  Individuals will have the opportunity to work a variety of positions, including parking lot entrances, stadium soft security positions and guest services on football game days.  As we open The New CWS this season, we are relying on our event staff to play an important role in consistency, efficiency and effectiveness in all aspects of our football game day operation.

Unfortunately, due to NCAA and departmental policies, we are unable to hire:

  • Full-time UK Faculty & Staff
  • Students enrolled in 9th-12th grade for the 2015-2016 school year
  • High School Coaches and individuals who coach 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 the positions. 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

Kick-off times are TBA.  All Football Parking Staff report at 7:30 a.m., regardless of kick-off time

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

Individuals may have the opportunity to assist with other UK Athletics sporting events, beyond football. Involvement with UKAD Olympic sports allows individuals to have the opportunity to set their own work schedules.  With most shifts taking place on nights and weekends, this is a great opportunity for individuals with full-time jobs who are interested in supplementing their income. 

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

  • Opportunity to control your availability and work schedule.
  • Complimentary athletic gear, with an occasional opportunity to purchase additional items at a discounted cost.
  • Free admission for staff member and four guests to all UK Athletics events (excluding Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball and Football).
  • Free admission for each staff member to the CATSPY'S, the annual UKAD student-athlete awards banquet.
  • Opportunity to watch events after shift/assignments are completed.
  • Staff are eligible to join the UK Credit Union and the Recreation Center on campus.

Feel free to contact our staff at 859.257.4482 or, to discuss 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 an application is submitted, it will be reviewed.  A representative from UK Athletics will call applicants to discuss the opportunity and setup an interview.  This process may take several weeks, however applicants can contact 859.257.4482 or for more information.

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

Fall Internship ApplicationGet Acrobat Reader

Spring Internship ApplicationGet Acrobat Reader

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