OT-Michigan Stadium Needs Team Members

Submitted by LightTheLamp on May 14th, 2013 at 8:11 PM

MIchigan Stadium needs team members for the upcoming year. This would be a great way to watch the game for those of you who do not have season tickets! They are looking for the following positions:

Ticket Takers

Ushers

Tower Attendants

Response Team Members

Guest Service Attendants

LINK: http://www.mgoblue.com/facilities/stadium-team.html?utm_source=facebook…

Comments

Purkinje

May 14th, 2013 at 8:42 PM ^

I did it for a few years while I was a studend and couldn't afford tickets. The pay is atrocioius and gamedays start 3 hours before kickoff, but it's a way to be in the Stadium. The ushering job in the student section was both fun and obnoxious, though I can see it being a lot less of a hassle with general admission seating. So many whiny first year girls crying about someone in their seat.

BlueGoM

May 14th, 2013 at 8:46 PM ^

You get paid according to how much of the game you get to watch.  Ushers and ticket takers - you get little and like it - you get to watch most of the game.   Other folks who don't get to watch get paid hourly, but don't quit your day job.

Also they've been giving us lunch the past few years, so that's a bonus - if you get to the food before it's gone.

 

Perkis-Size Me

May 14th, 2013 at 8:58 PM ^

My grandfather was a ticket-taker at the stadium back in the late 50s-early 60s. Can't imagine the pay is great, but getting to see all the games for free is like a payment unto itself. Especially if you can't afford season tickets.

WingsNWolverines

May 14th, 2013 at 9:01 PM ^

much the pay is. The chance to work in the stands during all the home games?! HAIL YES I WILL! That's a hell of an opportunity for me in my sports management major! A good place to start too!

icegoalie1

May 14th, 2013 at 9:03 PM ^

I was just out of school, poor and splitting tixs with my boss and he had the Ohio tixs. I had a buddy who was an usher who got me the gig for the one game since they needed extra help. It was sweet since I was paid to watch probably the greatest game in my lifetime. No way I would do it again as people kept bothering me and expecting me to help them find their seat while I was trying to watch the game...

BlueGoM

May 14th, 2013 at 9:11 PM ^

First, yes please, consider joining the staff.  Being understaffed sucks.

Tower attendants and ( I think ) guest services people get paid hourly.

Also don't think you're going to just hang out and watch the game.  You will be asked to , you know, work and stuff.   There is a dress code.   You're only allowed to miss 1 game/year, so no calling in sick for the less-than-exciting opponents.  You're expected to be at the stadium well before kickoff and you'll probably be standing all day.  And think about what you may have to deal with - unruly / drunk fans - it's not always fun.

Having said that  - I've only missed 1 or 2 home games in the past decade, made  a few dollars and got some free meals to boot.   Beats paying for tickets !

PS  getting on the staff will offer opportunities for other sporting events, the spring game, commencements, etc.

 

allintime23

May 14th, 2013 at 9:29 PM ^

I respect all the people working during the games but could anything be worse? Those eight weekends during the season are so special. I make the most of every one of them.

DonAZ

May 14th, 2013 at 11:28 PM ^

I spent several seasons at a different school doing just those things -- traffic control, parking lot surveillance, anything to earn a buck.  Pay at that time was $3.15/hour.  I was grateful for every penny, for I paid for college and lived off whatever scraps I could get.

To be honest?  I wouldn't trade the experience for anything.  I had a great relationship with my other crew members, the days were long, hard ... and very rewarding.  It felt great earning pay for hard work performed.

I'd recommend it for anyone who's young, energentic and understands the value of hard work for honest pay.

Chuck Norris

May 15th, 2013 at 2:27 PM ^

Is the job availible to incoming freshmen? Since I am one, and I just applied. To be honest, I don't care what sport it is. Any job is better than no job, and one with the opportunity to be around Michigan sports is the best job I can think of.