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The Oregon Convention Center is the largest convention facility in the Pacific Northwest, attracting out-of-town visitors to national conventions, tradeshows, and meetings, and local people to special events. The convention center’s roughly 100 employees host more than one million event attendees each year.
The convention center offers a range of job opportunities—from sales and marketing experts and event managers to operations engineers, audio visual technicians, utility workers and security agents—with competitive salaries and benefits packages. Temporary jobs provide experience and opportunities to grow.
“I love my job. I get to help out with all kinds of events and meet people from all over country and the world, and it’s great to be at a place with such easy access to transit.”
“OCC is a wonderful place to work. If you like a fast pace and put people first, you will love working here.”
The Oregon Convention Center and Metro
As part of the Metro family, the Oregon Convention Center helps make greater Portland a great place to call home.
Metro brings people together to shape the future of greater Portland and provides places, services and tools that work best at a regional scale. Led by an elected council, Metro gives Oregonians a voice in land and transportation planning, water and wildlife conservation, garbage and recycling decisions, and arts and event venue management. Metro destinations include the Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Zoo, Portland Expo Center, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, and Blue Lake and Oxbow regional parks.
Metro is taking steps to hire and support staff who reflect the diversity of the people we serve. At the same time, we are working to create a safe and welcoming workplace. When Metro’s staff represents many backgrounds and experiences, we do better work. Diverse voices make the region better.
For job openings at the convention center visit the Metro jobs page. There you’ll find current listings of open regular, temporary and seasonal jobs for all Metro departments and venues, which may or may not include listings for the OCC. If you're interested in any of these opportunities, you are welcome to apply.
First Opportunity advantage
Do you live in one of the ZIP codes listed below? If so, you may be able to apply for Oregon Convention Center jobs with a First Opportunity advantage. As a priority candidate your qualifications will be considered before general applicants, increasing your chance of being interviewed and hired.
You’re eligible to apply with a First Opportunity advantage if you:
- Live inside the program boundary. (See program target area map and ZIP codes below.)
- Have a household income less than $47,000 for households of one or two people, and $65,000 for households of three or more people.
View current listings of First Opportunity job openings at all Metro venues. These may or may not include listings for the OCC. You may apply for any of these opportunities if you qualify.
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First Opportunity ZIP codes:
97024, 97030, 97203, 97211, 97212, 97213, 97216, 97217, 97218, 97220, 97227, 97230, 97233, 97236, 97266
Metro Human Resources
If you have questions, email Metro Human Resources or call 503-797-1570.
Employment opportunities in Food Services
pacificwild Catering, a premium division of Aramark Food Services, is looking for people dedicated to serving up excellence every single day! We have job opportunities in Culinary, Catering and Retail Foods at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland'5 Centers for the Arts, and the Portland Expo Center.
Our exceptional hourly employees are the face of pacificwild Catering/Aramark, bringing their personal, attentive and fresh approach to our customers every day. We know it is their dedicated service that ultimately drives success for our clients and us. That makes it all the more important that we offer positions that are unique, exciting and allow our employees to explore their area of interest.
View our current job opportunities in Portland, Oregon now.
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About the Oregon Convention Center
The Oregon Convention Center is owned by Metro and managed by the Metro Exposition and Recreation Commission. OCC is a sustainably operated LEED® Platinum facility that hosts groups from around the world and brings millions of dollars into the Portland and Oregon economy.
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