July 20, 2005
With only 9 days left until opening day, the Charlottesville Pavilion began the process of hiring help. One by one, job candidates strolled through the door, all in search of one thing.
"[I'm looking for] a part time job. I have a morning job, so I am looking for an evening job," said job seeker Shanell Washington.
The brand new Charlottesville Pavilion is set to open, the next step, staffing the shows. Today's job fair provided a chance for pavilion staff to meet with hundreds of potential part-timers.
"Ultimately we would like to have a pool of about 200 to pull from that are folks that want to work and want to come to the show," said Pavilion Manager Kirby Hutto.
All job applicants walked through the door and filled out the application. But for most, that is where the similarities in needing this job ended.
"I like a lot of the artists that they have coming through the venue, and so I think it will be very exciting," said Sheila Mathis.
"[I] need a little extra cash so I decided I'd come down," said Washington.
"Well I think that it would be the kind of job that I would like because I am a people person and like to meet new people," said Fannie Richards.
According to Hutto, the job is perfect for a specific person.
"So for the folks who love music and are willing to come down and work for most of the event, at some point you are going to get off and be able to go take a seat and enjoy the rest of the show," he said.
And for Rob Sorenson, that works into his philosophy.
"I have always figured that if you get a job you love then you never have to work again. So, I won't have to work at my part time job," he said.
The viable candidates will be asked back to an informational session next Monday.