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From the Keeneland Media Team:
Keeneland invites people who are interested in working at the track during the 2022 Spring Meet from April 8-29 to apply for available positions in one of three ways: Attend the Job Fair on March 19, stop by the Hiring Center during March or apply online. Keeneland is looking to fill more than 2,000 positions for the Spring Meet in Concessions, Culinary, Dining, Guest Services, Parking, Retail, Security, Track Kitchen and other areas.
On-site interviews for all positions will be conducted at the Job Fair and at the Hiring Center. Because employment offers may be made on the spot at these events, candidates are asked to bring two forms of identification with them.
The Job Fair will be held Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. The Hiring Center will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays in March from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning March 1 and running through March 31. Both events will be held on the second floor of the race track Grandstand.
Positions also are listed on Keeneland.com/jobs for candidates to apply any time.
“Keeneland’s seasonal workforce is invaluable to our race meet operations,” Keeneland Director of Human Resources John Greene said. “There are many diverse opportunities to be part of the Spring Meet fun, enjoy consistent hours, earn extra money and work with a quality hospitality and operations team.”
Keeneland’s seasonal employees, who come from some 168 cities in 60 Kentucky counties and 26 states as far away as California, represent a unique Kentucky tradition. It is not uncommon for several generations of the same family to be employed during a race meet.
Positions and benefits
Keeneland offers seasonal employment in a variety of areas for the Spring Meet.
Keeneland Hospitality provides food and beverage service for the entire Keeneland campus, including the Clubhouse, Grandstand, concessions and Track Kitchen, and has opportunities for people with all levels of culinary, wait staff and host experience. Candidates, who may be seeking additional income, will receive the opportunity to gain valuable culinary and dining experience while training directly under talented chefs.
The majority of positions offered during race meets are entry level and do not require any formal training or education other than the paid training that is provided by Keeneland. These jobs can be a good fit for active people who are interested in a seasonal position that can lead to other opportunities and for those who are looking for a short-term opportunity to be part of a Kentucky tradition, a fun atmosphere and earn additional income.
Team members who are employed the entire Spring Meet typically work 40 paid hours each week and will receive paid training prior to the start of the race meet. Seasonal employees are paid on a weekly basis and will receive 50 percent off meals in Grandstand concessions and a 30-percent discount on merchandise at The Keeneland Shop.
Community organizations can earn money through Volunteer Group program
In addition to outstanding seasonal employment opportunities, Keeneland is proud to support the community via its Volunteer Group program. The program enables fraternities, sororities, high school booster clubs, senior groups, charitable organizations and other certified groups that have a tax identification number to receive a contribution of $10 for every hour that one of their members works during the Spring Meet.
Members of participating organizations might work in roles ranging from a server assistant in one of Keeneland’s premier dining rooms to serving food and drinks at a concession stand or working as a parking attendant.
If your group is interested in applying for one of these select opportunities, please click here.
At a Glance: Keeneland Spring Meet hiring events
Keeneland’s Hiring Center and Job Fair both are located on the second floor of the race track Grandstand (take Elevator B from the ground floor near the Paddock). Applicants should have two forms of identification with them.
Candidates may apply online anytime at Keeneland.com/jobs.
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