Iowa Athletics Partners With BEST Crowd Management

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced on Thursday a new partnership with BEST Crowd Management, a GardaWorld company and a leading provider of crowd management and event security services, to provide guest and event security services beginning July 1, 2024.

BEST Crowd Management is hiring more than 500 guest services and event security positions for immediate placement for events at Kinnick Stadium, Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and other athletics facilities on campus.

Opportunities include staffing Hawkeye football games, men’s and women’s basketball games, volleyball, baseball, softball, soccer, track and field, concerts, and other scheduled university events. BEST is prepared to assist with such as customer service, ticket scanning, ushering services and various security roles that contribute to critical crowd management functions.

“The University of Iowa is home to some of the most dynamic NCAA events across the country, featuring incredible traditions and championship teams. We are excited to help facilitate these events, which bring an incredible energy and spirit to entire state of Iowa,” said Jeff Spoerndle, Chief Operating Officer of BEST Crowd Management. “Creating a safe environment for the student-athletes, performers, fans and staff is vital to maintaining that vibrant atmosphere. These jobs are critical to supporting Iowa’s highest profile athletics events and are a unique opportunity to learn new skills, gain experience and support the safety college athletes and fans.”

BEST offers flexible schedules, ongoing training and career growth opportunities. The company employs its own training program designed by security experts to help employees develop the skills necessary to advance their careers in the security industry and beyond.

BEST has over 25,000 employees and services 145+ sports and entertainment venues in the U.S. — ranging from the NFL to the MLB, NBA, NCAA, and NHL. With headquarters in Minneapolis, and in Montreal, Canada, BEST Crowd Management is part of GardaWorld Security Services, one of the largest privately held integrated security services companies in the world.

To learn more about BEST Crowd Management and its available positions, visit BEST is an equal opportunity employer.