By Doug Halberstabt
Most of us probably know a young person or two looking for a job. There will be hundreds, if not thousands of college students returning to the area in a few months seeking employment for this summer. One way they can get a leg up on their competition is to not wait until May to start looking for that job. The smartest of them would be wise to make a trip home this weekend.
The Rockford Aviators are hosting a job fair at Aviators Stadium this Saturday from noon-5:00 p.m. The stadium is located at 4503 Interstate Blvd in Loves Park. They have several positions available for individuals 18 and older.
“This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in starting a professional career in sports,” said MKE Sports & Entertainment VP of Operations Dan Kuenzi. “Qualified candidates will become a part of the fun and excitement at Aviators Stadium all season long.”
They will be hiring people to work in a variety of departments. Some of the open positions include:
Food & Beverage
- General Cook
- Wait Staff
- Box Office
Game Day Operations
- Official Stats
- Official Scorekeepers
- Get Outrageous/Entertainment
- Public Address Announcer
- In-Game Host /Hostess
- Club House Attendant
- Game Ops Coordinator/Director
Educational Internships are also available. *Applicants must be 18 or older.
Home game times for the 2015 Rockford Aviators season are as follows: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 6:35pm. Friday, Saturday – 7:05pm. Sunday – 3:05pm.
The Aviators open the 2015 home season Tuesday, May 19 vs Traverse City Beach Bums at 6:35 p.m. They will play 61 home games during the season, with the last regular season home game scheduled for Thursday, September 3.
The Aviators have an application that can be downloaded on their website at rockfordaviators.com. Candidates are urged to fill out the application in advance and bring it with them to the job fair. Those in attendance will be given first consideration for employment.
If you know of a student away at college, you might want to get a hold of them and encourage them to come home this weekend. Yes, you may have to do their laundry, but they might come away with a job for the summer. All things considered, that’s a pretty good trade off.