Cincybeerhawk here. I'm Jim Abbott, Vending Manager at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati where I handle vending operations for DNC Sportservice for all Reds' games.
Here's a little history on our company: we were founded pre-1920 in Detroit. Currently we operate in the following NFL stadiums: Rams, Bears (retail only), Packers, Browns, Bills, Panthers, Jets/Giants and now your beloved Seahawks. We're privately held, and I believe we're a Fortune 200 company in that area. We have a major presence in MLB and our principal owns the Bruins and the building in which they play.
We were recently awarded the contract for CenturyLink Field as well as the adjoining event center and theatre. We're working diligently to provide Seahawks and Sounders fans with high quality food and the level of guest service you deserve. We're working hard every day to get better and we appreciate feedback as our goal is to provide special experiences one guest at a time.
I'm here in Seattle (my first time and only the second time I've been in the Pacific Time Zone) through July 30 supplementing our unit as we improve the quantity and quality of vendors in the seats. We get it; nobody wants to wait in line for a beer while your defense brings mayhem on your opponent.
We're hiring for two specific positions: vendors, and commissary staff. The successful vendor is at least 21 years of age, confident, physically capable of walking the steps at The 'Link while carrying as much as 50 pounds. Most of the best vendors are very comfortable being in front of many, many people because they know that next to the players on the field, we're the most visible people in the park. Gender is not a factor as many of the best vendors who work with me are female.
The commissary staffer thrives in a chaotic environment as he/she works behind the scenes providing the loads for the vendors. Some will handle cash, therefore the ability to focus under sometimes stressful situations is key.
Vendors earn 18% on the net sale of each beer. Commissary staffers earn an hourly wage (I'm unsure of the exact amount, but I believe its in excess of $12/hour)
Seattle, we need your help! Our goal is to put the best team that we can in the seats for the 2013 season. Please contact me by phone at 513.374.7443. I'll be holding tryouts from now through the end of July, so if you believe you have what it takes to join our team, call me.
Thanks for reading.