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Spectra is a global leader in professional venue management, hosting more than 15,000 events a year. From on-sales to encores, Spectra venue teams are the best in the industry. Our teams help clients maximize budget and operations, optimize sales and marketing, elevate relationships with top promoters and meeting planners, connect with fans and the community, and implement industry best practices to effectively and efficiently host extraordinary live events and entertainment.

CLICK HERE for a full listing of available full-time job opportunities and experience the exciting world of the Sports and Entertainment Industry here at URI. Please note only online applications/resumes for full-time positions will be accepted for consideration.

Part-time positions are available at the Box Office, Operations, Event Services, Finance/HR, and Marketing/Sales. Additionally, the Ryan Center and Boss Ice Arena have created specialized internship and work-study programs for undergraduates looking to obtain experience in the facility management industry. These programs are set up to give hands-on experience in different aspects of business, event planning, set up, marketing, and sponsorships for concerts, trade shows, sporting events, and family shows.

Please feel free to complete the EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION for consideration of any part-time positions listed below or fill out this quick INTEREST FORM to receive more information on our part-time positions. Completed applications can either drop off at the main box office or mail to Human Resources, One Lincoln Almond Plaza Kingston RI 02881

Full-Time Positions

Director of Athletics Marketing: The Director of Marketing will play an integral role working closely with the Associate AD for Marketing in developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan for the Athletics Department with focus on men’s basketball to increase ticket sales, drive attendance and create a memorable and exciting fan experience while fostering innovative and collaborative efforts to engage students, staff, alumni, sponsors, donors and prospective fans of Rhode Island Athletics.  For more information or to apply please click here.


Operations Manager: This position reports to the Director of Facilities and is responsible for assuming management responsibility for all services and activities involved in maintenance and operations in the arena as well as planning, directing, coordinating, and reviewing the work plan for facility maintenance and operations as well as all event changeovers.  For more information or to apply please click here.


Event Manager: This position is to manage, staff, execute, and report on post event activities for all events at the Ryan Center and assigned events at the Boss Arena. This also includes implementing and maintaining safety and security and customer service measures. The Manager will focus on continuous enhancements in these areas while examining industry standards.  For more information or to apply please click here.

Part-Time Positions


Cashier (Part-Time)

The Cashier utilizes a cash register and accepts payment.  Prepares and serves concession items to guests.  Prepares and pours beverages and serves them to guests.  Ensures quality of food presentation. Must be able to maintain excellent attendance in accordance with the attendance policy. For more information on this position please click here

Cook (Part-Time)

The Cook is responsible for preparing menu items utilizing cooking equipment in a fast-paced environment. The Cook must adhere to high food quality standards to ensure guest satisfaction.  Portion control, food waste and sanitation are additional areas that the Cook must be aware of while operating in the kitchen. For more information on this position please click here.

Account Executive (Part-Time)

Under the leadership of the Director of Ticket Sales, the Account Executive is responsible for the generation of ticket sales revenue and for assisting with all aspects of the annual season and group ticket sales campaign including but not limited to Full Seasons, Partial Plans, and Groups for URI Football and Men’s and Women’s Basketball as well as family shows at the Ryan Center.  In addition, this position will also learn and at times manage functions of the box office for assigned events. For more information on this position please click here

Event Staff (Part-Time)
The Event Services staff provides customer services to patrons attending all sports & entertainment events held in the Ryan Center and Boss Ice Arena. Duties involve taking/scanning tickets, assisting patrons in finding their seats quickly and giving directions within the facility, monitoring and maintaining surveillance of doorways, entrances, exits, or other areas assigned; clearly explaining building policies and procedures to guests. Other duties as assigned. Shifts for this job vary and are based on the events scheduled for the coming months (primarily nights and weekends). There are not regular week-to-week hours. If interested please send a completed application to Sam Hopler, shopler@theryancenter.com.

Box Office Ticket Seller (Part-Time)
The Box Office ticket sellers will be responsible for processing ticket orders for URI Athletics events (basketball and football), and concerts hosted by the Ryan Center.  This is a customer-facing, customer service-heavy position.  Positions will be available for regular, weekly, in-office work, as well as event-specific shifts. If interested please send a completed application to Ryan Beatty, rbeatty@theryancenter.com.

Operations Staff (Part-Time)
The operations part-time staff will perform the setup and conversion of the arena on an event-to-event basis to ensure complete adherence to the event schedule and work on other day-to-day building needs. If interested please send a completed application to Eric Postemsky, epostemsky@theryancenter.com.

Boss Ice Arena Staff (Part-Time)
The Boss Ice Arena is looking for the following positions, cashiers, operations, and event staff. If interested please email a completed application to Jon Hendricks, jhendricks@theryancenter.com

Non-Paid URI Athletic Marketing Internships
The URI Athletic Marketing Information for 2022-23 Athletics Marketing internships will be available in March 2022. For additional information please email ndistasio@uri.edu

Marketing Department Work-Study Program
The Ryan Center Marketing Department is looking for URI Students who are interested in event marketing, social media and graphic design to come work with us. If you have work-study and are interested in learning more about the venue management industry please email eperez@theryancenter.com.