Organizers hiring for America's Cup events in San Francisco

April 27, 2013 7:01:55 PM PDT
The America's Cup is ramping up for the summer and organizers are now hiring. Hundreds of hopefuls showed up to a job fair Saturday.

The America's Cup Pavilion in San Francisco may be empty now, but soon the venue between Piers 27 and 29 on the Embarcadero will be the destination for upwards of 20 concerts.

Organizers are hoping to fill the 9,000 seat pavilion for all the shows between May and October. First, they'll need a big staff.

"Entry level positions as far as ticket takers, ushers, guest services, things like that," said Megan Pyron with Live Nation.

About 200 people are vying for about 100 jobs. They're minimum wage, seasonal jobs that come with the perk of getting paid to see the bands.

"We have Imagine Dragons, they're opening the venue," Pyron said. "We have Sting, Jason Mraz, Train, the Symphony, we have a little bit of something for everybody."

Madeleine Salada already has a fulltime career, but was at Saturday's job fair anyway, "I am curious about the America's Cup," she said. "I wanted step out of my comfort zone, and I wanted to see what it would be like to be more in the entertainment industry."

But many of the people here don't have that luxury and really need this job that pays $10.55-an-hour.

"I'm in between jobs right now," musician Mel Banez said. "I figure I'd come over here and take a look at it and see what they got available. I pray, you know, this is what I pray."

People who applied for openings at Saturday's job fair will find out if they got the job by the middle of this week. If you'd like to apply, they're still accepting applications online. For information, click here.


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