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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Operations
Box Office Internship- Summer 2017 - Joliet Slammers (Joliet, IL)

Job Duties:              

Reconcile and maintain all financial reports (daily, monthly, etc...) with the ticket office

Hire, train, and schedule box office interns

Sell season tickets, group tickets, and suites to customers via outbound phone calls, face-to-face appointments, game day marketing, off-site networking events, and incoming inquiries

Ensuring repeat business by providing superior customer service to clients

Manage the box office on game day

Manage the cash control and box office reconciliation

Assists in preparation of commission reports for staff

Manage customer database and develop strategies to collect additional information

Responsible for the fulfillment of season, group, and individual ticket requests

Assist in the implementation and creation of ticketing promotions-on sale and ticket pick up dates

Support sales team with reports and database maintenance

Keep detailed attendance records

Manage all online tickets sales

Research issues concerning customer accounts, ticket printing, internet and online purchases

Coordinate season ticket and individual ticket stock ordering and printing, which includes setting up a time line with the printing company while taking into account numerous season ticket plans, sponsors, and trade accounts

Provide customer service on ticketing questions from individual, seasonal, group and corporate customers

Prepare all events and account renewals year over year and generate all invoices

Utilize Glitnir Ticketing

Possess a team oriented attitude, relationship building and professional demeanor 

Demonstrated work ethic with an innate sense of urgency

Provide unsurpassed external and internal customer service year round

Strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills, extensive customer service skills

Follow direction of General Manager for any additional duties

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Salary commensurate with experience

Proficient in using Glitnir, Microsoft Excel and Word.

One year experience in Glitnir ticketing system

Well-organized, self-motivated, energetic and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

Ability to work with all levels of staff and departments within the organization

Previous management experience preferred

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Professional image and demeanor

Able to work varying schedules, interview and hire ticket office assistants, available to work nights, weekends, and holidays

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Will you be receiving college credit for this internship?
2. Do you have housing in the Joliet area?


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Sales & Marketing: Mascot
Mascot Performer- Summer 2017 - Joliet Slammers (Joliet, IL)

Do you like to show off your crazy good dance moves? Are you outgoing? Would you like to take on the persona of a lovable dog or mischievous bird? The Joliet Slammers are looking for two very energetic individuals to become Spikes & J.L. Bird.

Candidates must be able to work flexible hours, as they will be making community appearances as well as the opportunity to perform Slammers games in the Summer of 2017.


The individual will become an ambassador for the team at the stadium and throughout the community. Each individual must be comfortable dancing, interacting with fans of all ages, participating in on field skits and more, while in the mascot suit for hours at a time.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Being in the mascot suit for all Slammers off-season events
- Creating and implementing entertaining and funny on field skits
- Promoting the Slammers brand of family friendly entertainment

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. What's your idea of fun?
2. Have you ever been a mascot before?
3. What's your favorite animal?
4. Do you live in the Joliet area?


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Sales & Marketing: Marketing
Public Relations Intern - Normal CornBelters (Normal, IL)

Marketing/Public Relations Internship

The Normal CornBelters are looking for highly motivated individuals to contribute to the marketing of The Corn Crib, as well as being exposed to the overall operations of a professional sports organization.

This is an unpaid position, and the individuals selected must require an internship for college credit.  As a member of the CornBelters Marketing/PR Staff, this individual will primarily focus on the areas of game promotions, social media campaigns, Kids Club, Corny’s Summer Reading Program and Birthday packages.  This position is rotating, giving all candidates the ability to experience every aspect of the Normal CornBelters during office hours and game nights.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

o    Social Media Campaigning: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat.

o    Game Promotions

o    Street Team Marketing

o    Information Table on game days

o    Working Events

Skills Required to Excel:

o    Persistence

o    Positive attitude

o    Critical and creative thinking

o    Problem solving

o    Strong communication skills- oral and written

o    Ability to work as an individual and as a team member

o    Attention to detail

o    Willingness to learn

o    Ability to follow instructions effectively

Your weekly hourly requirements as defined by your educational institution are considered when scheduling, however, the Normal CornBelters have the right to schedule you above and beyond those requirements.  This will clearly be noted to both you and your college before the internship begins.  Housing and transportation will not be provided by the organization.


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Ticket Sales Representative (Internship) - Normal CornBelters (Normal, IL)

Effective Dates: January 17, 201 - May 15, 2017

Department: Ticket Sales

Report To: Ticket Sales Manager

The Normal CornBelters are seeking individuals who are highly motivated, hard working and want to build a foundation in the sports industry. The overall goal is to assist in the ticket sales effort, learn the ticketing system, as well as being exposed to customer service, a vital aspect of all professional sports organizations.

This is an unpaid position, and the individual selected must require an internship for college credit, however, individuals who show great work ethic and can generate sales, have a greater chance of being hired immediatly.  As a member of the CornBelters Ticket Sales Department, this individual will primarily focus on the sale and service of all ticket packages (including full season seats, partial season seats, various group outings, and individual ticket orders) via telephone, in person meetings and through grassroots efforts (non-appointment meetings, inproptu "run-ins'). Individuals will not be limited in performing other duties as assigned. All representative will earn 10% on all new business acquired.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

♦Providing unwavering customer service to clients
♦Serving as a liaison between organization and ticket purchasers
♦Assisting with numerous out of season sales events
♦Developing, and utilizing, a solid knowledge of the sales process (including cold calls)
♦Maintaining customer database and facilitating communication of marketing efforts

Required to excel:

♦Persistence - not afraid to fail
♦Positive attitude 
♦Attention to detail
♦Willingness to learn
♦Sound organizational skills
♦Strong communication skills - outgoing and energetic
♦Capability to work independently
♦Willingness to maintain a very busy schedule during our season
♦Ability to follow instructions effectively

Completed sales, marketing or communications courses are preferrred. Also, proficiency in all basic computer applications is a necessity.

Your weekly hourly requirements as defined by your educational institution are considered when scheduling, however, the Normal CornBelters have the right to schedule you above and beyond those requirements. This will clearly be noted to both you and your college before internship begins.

Relocation to the Bloomington/Normal area from January 17th, 2017-May 15th, 2017 is a requirement. Housing and transportation will not be provided by the organization.


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
VP of Ticket Sales (Recent Graduates DO NOT apply) - Normal CornBelters (Normal, IL)

The Normal CornBelters, an Independent professional baseball team that operates within the Frontier League, is looking to add to its talented roster to help build the Normal CornBelters into Central Illinois most recognizable sports franchises. With sports marketing zealot Mike Veeck establishing himself as an owner, there’s never been a more exciting time to join Bloomington-Normal’s premier sports team.

The Full-time position of VP of Ticket Sales is responsible for the sale and service of effective marketing and hospitality solutions for area business and residents. This individual has the opportunity to help build a department into one of the best in all of minor league sports.

The CornBelters are seeking a proven, hardworking professional looking to take the next step in his or her sales career in the sports industry. The VP of Ticket Sales will be responsible for the generation and development of ticket revenue. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with experience selling tickets and a proven track record of developing mutually beneficial and customizable ticket packages for both the team and client. Creativity, excellent writing and presentation skills and the highest level of ethical standards are required.

Job duties include but, not limited to:

·         Generate revenue through the identification and closing of tickets sales for the Normal CornBelters

·         Oversee and grow the CornBelters ticket sales efforts as it pertains to corporate and group hospitality (suites, party areas, short season packages and season tickets)

·         Maintain and manage database of ticketing clients and prospects

·         Train, manage and hire a sales staff

·         Meet or exceed weekly, monthly and yearly sales goals.

·         Participate as a member of the CornBelters management team

·         Provide outstanding customer service to CornBelters fans

·         Represent team at numerous community events throughout the year and actively assist in grassroots marketing efforts to build fan base.

Experience & Requirements

·         Bachelor’s Degree (recommended) in business, sports management, marketing or related field.

·         Minimum 5 years of successful sales management.

·         Strategic approach to individual and team goals, both short-term and long-term.

·         Excellent relationship-building skills.

·         Excellent oral communication and writing skills – must be able to craft a professional written and oral proposal.

·         Strong sense of professionalism and friendly in-person and on-phone demeanor.

·         The desire to embrace a team-first mentality in a startup environment.

·         Excellent customer service skills and professional appearance.

·         Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

·         Ability to work in fast-paced environment while juggling many tasks at once. Excellent time management is required.

Salary negotiable based on experience, includes competitive commission, health & dental coverage & health club membership.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. How many years of sales experience do you have?
2. What is your current sale goal?
3. Do you repeatedly meet and exceed your sales goal?
4. Are you capable of hiring and training a sales staff?
5. What is the most sales you've generated in a single year?


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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Group Sales Account Executive - River City Rascals (O'Fallon, MO)

The River City Rascals Professional Baseball Team, a member of the Frontier League, is currently in search of a Seasonal Group Sales Account Executive for the 2017 season. This position will be full-time during the months of March through September, plus all home games.  This position will report directly to the Director of Sales. 

Responsibilities/Duties:
-Prospecting new group, partial plans, and season ticket sales leads through cold calls, referrals and networking events on a daily basis in St. Charles and surrounding counties.
-Assist in the fulfillment of ticket requests and will call by verifying the accuracy of ticket orders
-Serve as and train box office sales team members, assist in walk up sales at the box office window
-Demonstrate excellent customer service skills
-Make at least 50+ cold calls daily to new and current clients
-Play an integral role in the planning and executing of the Rascals promotional schedule
-Show passion in all areas of your work; take pride in your career
-Be willing to go above and beyond to help the team succeed
-Participate in community functions and events as schedule requires

Desired Qualities:
-A college degree in Sport Management or a related field
-Some previous cold call and customer service experience preferred; sports experience preferred
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); experience with developing flyers a big plus
-Outgoing personality, self-confidence, professionalism and strong desire to build a career in sports
-Excellent at listening and following directions

Note: A great work ethic and positive attitude is the most important quality that will set candidates apart. During the season, we will work 40-80 hours/week. You will be required to be at all Rascals home games, and other extra events as needed.  

Compensation:
- $1,200/month base plus a top-level commission on all sales

Benefits:
-5 Paid vacation and sick/personal days
-50+ established client base
-Free gym membership
-Monthly bonus opportunties availble

Start date:
- March 2017

To apply for this position please submit a resume and a cover letter along with an email address.  The River City Rascals are an equal opportunity employer.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have experience in sports sales?
2. Do you have cold call experience?
3. Are you comfortable speaking with strangers? Explain why.
4. Are you committed to a career in sports?
5. Are you willing to work nights and weekends during the summer?
6. When is your earliest available start date?


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Sales & Marketing: Game Operations/Presentation
On-Field Emcee - Schaumburg Boomers (Schaumburg, IL)

Description:

The Schaumburg Boomers are searching for a high-energy individual looking to enhance the in-game engagement at Boomers Stadium.

This position will be an essential part of the game day staff and work hand in hand with the Director of Creative Services and Director of Community Relations to create a fun, family atmosphere at  Boomers Stadium

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Being the Emcee for On Field Promotions Events, Directional Information and Fan Engagement

The ideal candidate will have:

• Strong Vocal Talent

• High Energy Personality

• Strong knowledge of baseball, including rules and positions

• Ability to multi-task

• Ability to follow ad-lib with important key information included. Ex. Sponsorship, rules, etc.

• Available at least 1.5 hours prior to games and half hour after crowd has left.

• Experience working as an Announcer or Emcee is a plus

Availability: The applicant must be available all Boomers 48 home games plus select special events.

In addition to application, please submit a video or audio talent example to boomersemcee@gmail.com

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have housing in the Schaumburg area?
2. Do you have Emcee, Announcing, or Performance experience?
3. Are you available for ALL 48 Boomers home games (including five mid week day games)?


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