All Redcoat & Usher positions for the 2018-2019 sports season have been filled. If you have placed an application on file prior to July 25th 2018, it will be discarded and you are permitted to apply in future years. In order to be considered for an open position, you must apply and interview in the year you wish to join. There is no “waitlist” to become an Usher or Redcoat. Submitting an application and attending an Open Interview session is required in order to be considered for a position. All applications received after July 25th 2018 will be held on file and you will be notified in 2019 if Open Interviews are conducted. Download a copy of the Redcoat/Usher application.
The Department of Athletics will host open interviews for open Redcoat and Ushers positions for the 2018-2019 sporting season. Candidates are welcome to walk-in on a first come, first serve basis during the open interview periods.
If you are a devoted Buckeye fan and interested in serving the guests of Ohio Stadium and our other athletic facilities, there is a place for you on our team! Our dedicated staff of Redcoats and Ushers assist the Event Management department with the planning and executing of Ohio State athletic events. You are an ambassador between the Athletic Department and our guests on event day! We are looking for folks that want to provide remarkable experiences for our guests, while being a part of exciting sporting and entertainment events.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Applicants must be able to remain in position, which may include standing, for up to several hours at a time, communicate and be approachable with a diverse group of people, work outside in the elements, and complete various tasks at the instruction of a supervisor. Applicants need to purchase a uniform, be available to work all home football games each season and support large stadium events such as concerts and OSU Commencement. All applicants will be required to complete a criminal background check. Redcoats & Ushers are paid, part-time positions that participate in the OPERS retirement program.
All candidates are required to complete an application prior to interviewing. You can download an application and send it to the appropriate email address listed on the application. If you are unable to complete the application prior to the interview dates – you may complete an application on-site at the Open Interview sessions.
If you have completed an application and submitted it to the Event Management office after August 1, 2017, it will be on file upon your arrival. If you submitted an application prior to August 1, 2017, your application has been discarded and you may apply again at any time. Applications are not kept on file from year to year – there is no waitlist. In order to be considered for an open position, you must apply and interview in the year you wish to join. Submitting an application and attending an Open Interview session is required in order to be considered for a position.
USHER vs. REDCOAT POSITIONS
Candidates will be able to apply and interview for one of two distinct paid positions that we have open this season: Athletics Redcoat or Stadium Usher. Both Redcoats and Ushers are paid, part-time season positions at Ohio State. Both positions participate in the OPERS retirement system. Check out this FAQ sheet that will explain the difference between a Stadium Usher and an Athletics Redcoat.
PARKING & ENTRANCE
The most convenient area to park for Open Interviews is in the West Stadium or Northwest Stadium parking lots along Cannon Drive, adjacent to Ohio Stadium. Those parking will need to use the ‘Pay by Plate’ machines or the ParkMobile App and pay to park. Check out the CampusParc website for more information on parking availability.
Candidates should enter Ohio Stadium through the glass Huntington Club doorway between Gates 17 and 23 on the West side of the stadium. A Redcoat will direct you to the interview area.
REGISTRATION & INTERVIEW PROCESS
Candidates are welcome to walk-in on a first come, first serve basis during the open interview periods. Your interview will last for 15-20 minutes and it will be conducted by a member of the current Redcoat or Usher staff. Please note – there will likely be a waiting period between when you register and when you interview because they are conducted on an unscheduled first-come, first-serve basis.
In order to be considered for an open position, you must apply and interview in the year you wish to join. There is no “waitlist” to become an Usher or Redcoat. Submitting an application and attending an Open Interview session is required in order to be considered for a position. All applicants have an equal opportunity to be hired. Submitting an application early or arriving first to the Open Interview sessions does not increase your chance of being hired.
Following the Open Interview sessions, applicants will be notified via email if they have been declined or been given an employment offer. Employment is conditional pending a criminal background check and attendance at a mandatory New Hire Orientation workshop. The date/time of the New Hire Orientation workshop will be provided upon offer of employment.
Questions about becoming a Redcoat or Usher:Evan Derr
Associate Director, Event Management
Department of Athletics
The Ohio State University