OHIO STATE REDCOATS AND STADIUM USHERS


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 are our front-line ambassadors between Ohio State and our guests on event day! You get to be a part of the team that welcomes over 100,000 excited Buckeyes to historic Ohio Stadium! Get paid to scan tickets, help guests to their seats, direct them to tasty stadium foods, and respond when they need your help. You don’t have to be alumni and no experience is necessary – you just need an eager willingness to help others! We are looking for individuals that want to provide remarkable experiences for our guests, while being a part of exciting sporting and entertainment events!

Open Interviews were held on July 14th and 15th – all Redcoat and Stadium Usher positions have been filled for the 2021 season. If you are interested in applying to be a Redcoat or Stadium Usher for the 2022 season, please read through the information on this page. Complete the Interest Form below and we will send you additional information by email about becoming a Redcoat/Usher.

Redcoat and Usher Interest Form
Fill out this quick interest form and we will reach out to you with additional information.

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 upon offer. Redcoats & Ushers are paid, part-time positions that participate in the OPERS retirement program. If you have previously retired from OPERS, you should check with your retirement plan before applying to become a Redcoat or Usher.

Redcoats & Ushers are paid university employees. Those holding current full time staff employment at Ohio State are not eligible for hire as a Redcoat or Usher. Those with faculty appointments (even if unpaid or term appointments) are likely not eligible for hire as a Redcoat or Usher.

The benefits for Athletics Redcoats and Stadium Ushers are immense. Not only do you get to be a part of the tradition that is 100 years in the making, you get to create remarkable experiences for our guests and our student-athletes. While our primary duty is to serve our guests, many staff members (based on your assignment at the event) will be able to see the competitions and shows while you work. Other benefits extended to Redcoats & Ushers include:

  • Free parking every time you work
  • 50% off discount at all concession stands when you work
  • Invitation to the Annual Kickoff event for you and your family
  • Complimentary game tickets (Pending availability, a pair of complimentary tickets are extended to each staff member annually to these sporting events: Football, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Ice Hockey, Women’s Gymnastics, Wrestling, Men’s Lacrosse, and Baseball)
  • Paid annual training programs to stay current on the event and hospitality industry

Candidates must apply/interview for just 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. There are distinct differences between the two positions, such as work assignments, schedule, and events you can signup for.

Check out this FAQ sheet that will explain the difference between a Stadium Usher and an Athletics Redcoat.

A Hiring Fair & Open Interviews will be held on July 14th and 15th inside Ohio Stadium from 2:00-8:00 p.m. each day. All interested parties must complete an employment application ahead of time for an Usher or Redcoat position. Click the red Application link at the bottom of this page to start it – your application will be kept on file until Open Interviews in July. Following Open Interviews – anyone who applied but did not interview, will have their application discarded and you will be able to apply again next year. Applications are not kept on file from year to year – you must apply and interview in the year in which you plan to start.

The most convenient area to park for Open Interviews is in the West Stadium parking lots along Cannon Drive, adjacent to Ohio Stadium. Parking is free as long as you park in any unrestricted space in the West Stadium parking lot.

Candidates should enter Ohio Stadium through the glass Huntington Club doorway between Gates 17 and 23 on the West side of the stadium. Applicants are taken into the interview room in the order that you arrive. Once in the interview room, the interview itself will last only 15-20 minutes. All applicants have an equal opportunity to be hired! Arriving first to the Open Interviews or applying early, 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.

Your Employment offer is conditional pending a criminal background check and attendance at a mandatory New Hire Orientation training. The date/time of the New Hire Orientation training will be provided upon offer of employment. All persons offered employment will need to purchase a uniform, complete hiring/employment paperwork through DocuSign and obtain a BuckID. Information about all of these steps will be provided in your employment offer. If you are unable to attend the New Hire Orientation training, the employment offer will be rescinded and you may apply again the following year. There is no opportunity to do a make-up of the New Hire Orientation training.

For questions regarding the Redcoat/Usher programs, you can contact us by email:

Evan Derr
Director, Event & Guest Services
Athletics & Schottenstein Center
The Ohio State University
derr.51@osu.edu