Part Time Operations Laborer


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Memorial Coliseum
4000 Parnell Ave
Fort Wayne
Allen County War Memorial Colisuem-Operations
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Open Until Filled



This position is not eligible for benefits.

This position is part time, classified, and Not Covered (at-will) under The Board Of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

Hours vary based on events; may include nights, weekends, and holidays.

Under the direction of the Assistant Operations Manager, the Operations Laborer assists with change-over, set-up requirements, and providing services for events at the War Memorial Coliseum. 


  • Responsible for assisting in ensuring the arena, expo center, and conference center are ready for sporting events, concerts, meetings, banquets, or any other usage variations by setting appropriate chairs, tables, equipment, and preparing the floor for events.
  • Prepares for arena, expo center, or conference center events including setting up telescopic seating, carpet, tables and chairs, and staging.
  • Completes meeting room set-ups as shown on official event diagrams, adjusting as revisions are made.
  • Responsible for safe and proper handling of equipment, machinery, chemicals, and ensuring a safe environment for clients, guests, and employees at all times.
  • Assists work crew with ice making and removal. Places and removes the basketball court. 
  • Communicates with clients, vendors, and guests to answer questions and resolves issues before, during, and after events.
  • Operates equipment including Zamboni, forklift, Bobcat, snowplows, mowers, trimmers, hand tools and related attachments in the general repair, maintenance, and safety of the War Memorial Coliseum.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.

Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to obtain a forklift certification within 30 days of employment
  • Valid Driver’s License to operate county owned vehicles
  • Ability to use a variety of power and manual tools to remove dasher boards, assemble basketball flooring and goals, and perform onsite asset repair
  • Ability to work varying shifts to accommodate events schedules, including nights, holidays and weekends, as needed.
  • Basic computer skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office and other job-related software


The Operations Laborer works in an arena, expo center, and conference center environment with frequent standing, walking, lifting up to sixty pounds, bending, pushing/pulling loads, reaching over head, kneeling, crawling, climbing ladders, mental/visual effort, attention to detail, detailed inspection, heights, and exposure to dangerous equipment. Some sitting, monitoring equipment, and exposure to temperature extremes, dangerous chemicals, noise, and noxious odors/fumes are to be expected.