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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Account Executive-Ticket Sales - Joliet Slammers (Joliet, IL)

Job Description:

Aggressively search for revenue generating avenues through cold calling, face to face meetings and email correspondence with business, nonprofit groups and individuals.  Ideal candidate must be comfortable with all aspects of the selling process and demonstrate efficiency while working the phones.  Sales experience in the sports industry is strongly preferred, ideal candidate will have primary focus on ticket revenue.

Qualifications:

·         Candidate should have at least 1 years of experience via call focused internship, inside sales program or full time work within the sports industry.

·         Willingness and understanding to complete 60 calls daily.

·         Must be willing to invest the time needed for success in this industry.

·         Acknowledgment of unique hours, especially during “busy months”.

·         Customer Service focused at all times.

·         Ability to brainstorm creative, new ideas to drive revenue.

·         Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and be a team player.

COMPENSATION:


Full Time Salary Position - Based on experience. Generous Commision structure

Game Day Duties: Assist with all event needs, focus on ticket initiatives however must be quick thinking and have ability to solve problems.  Other game day duties as needed.

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

1. Why do you want to sell tickets?

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Internships: Any Internship
Baseball Operations Intern - Joliet Slammers (Joliet, IL)

The Baseball Operations Intern will report directly to the Field Manager. Duties include those specified below and additional tasks as assigned by the above.

Duties:
-Work with manager to submit and track all paperwork to the league office

-Help promote baseball operations events, such as skills camps

-Work on baseball operations projects

-Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
• Must have reliable transportation.
• Ability to communicate and work well with coaches, players, and stadium staff in a sometimes stressful and fast-paced environment.
 

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

1. Do you have reliable transportation?

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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Operations
Box Office Internship (spring and/or summer 2018) - Joliet Slammers (Joliet, IL)

Job Duties:              

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

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

Manage customer database and develop strategies to collect additional information

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

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

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/Sales Manager for any additional duties

Qualifications:

Currently enrolled in or have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

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

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Professional image and demeanor

Able to work varying schedules, available to work nights, weekends, and holidays

Proficient in using Glitnir, Microsoft Excel and Word.

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: Corporate Sponsor
Corporate Sales internship (Fall/Winter and/or Spring/Summer 2018) - Joliet Slammers Baseball (Joliet, IL)

The Joliet Slammers are committed to providing a quality educational experience through our seasonal internship program. Internships will provide you with the necessary tools to help you advance in the field of sports management and become a sought after member of the sports business world. The Slammers’ environment will provide the perfect laboratory for students in all aspects of sports to receive an integrated learning experience. No other learning experience provides the diversity and magnitude of possibilities. Although there is no job with the Slammers guaranteed following completion of the internship, the educational experience will be invaluable moving forward as you enter the sports business field.

Available Internship Emphasis

All Joliet Slammers internships are general education by design as each intern will have education in most departments listed below. However, each intern will be given an emphasis (listed below) to focus their individual education.

Corporate Partnerships

Education Supervisor: Manager Corporate Partnerships

This position will allow each intern to experience a portion of the corporate sales season as well as fulfillment of corporate partnership agreements during the baseball season. As a corporate partnerships intern, you will help perform the necessary duties required to fulfill all the elements of our corporate partnerships, in addition to going above and beyond to ensure partner satisfaction.  You will interact regularly with our sponsors, community partners, fans, and other Slammers staff members. This opportunity will provide you with knowledge and experience in sports sponsorships.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·         Researching potential clients

·         Assist in creation and presentation of sponsorship proposals

·         Set meetings with potential clients

·         Attendance at Slammers home games and other Slammers events as needed (Summer 2018)

·         Coordinating with all departments to ensure sponsorship fulfillment (ie. working with the marketing department to ensure social media mentions, working with the ticket department and food and beverage operations to fulfill hospitality elements, working with the promotions team to coordinate sponsored in-game activities, video board commercials, etc)

·         Helping coordinate sponsor hospitality such as corporate outings or events with the Slammers

·         Tracking sponsorship elements as to provide Proof of Performance presentations following the season. This includes photographing signage, in-game promotions, and group outings, tracking social media mentions, etc.

·         Helping maintain a corporate e-newsletter

Qualifications:

·         Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at accredited university

·         Must be able to earn college credit for internship

·         Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point and/or Publisher

·         Photography skills preferred but not required

·         Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills

·         Strong attention to detail

·         Excellent communication skills; ability to talk to unfamiliar individuals

·         Presentable and professional at all times

·          Ambitious and self starting

·         Passion for sports and strong desire to work in a team environment that fosters creativity, fun and energy

Evaluations

The Joliet Slammers will provide each intern with evaluations in accordance with their respective school’s requirements. Further evaluations will be given by the Slammers full time employees.

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

1. Are you eligible to receive college credit?

2. Do you have housing in the Joliet area?

Closing Date: 2018-07-16

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Sales & Marketing: Event Operations/Management
Director of Tournaments and Special Events - Joliet Slammers (Joliet, IL)

Director of Tournaments and Special Events

Position Summary

With the addition of artificial turf in 2018, Slammers Stadium and the Joliet Slammers look to expand the use of the professional stadium in downtown Joliet by adding sports tourism driven events such as baseball, softball, and soccer tournaments, in addition to other facility rentals.  As a result, the Slammers are looking for a Director of Tournaments and Special Events to drive all facility rentals.

Working with the General Manager, the Director of Tournaments and Special Events will be the primary driver for facility tournaments and rentals.  These ongoing efforts run from inception to completion with a variety of associated accountabilities.  This position has a strong emphasis in relationship building skills with youth, high school, and college Baseball/Softball/Soccer/Lacrosse coaches and requires personal drive, determination, and hard work in a fun, fast-paced environment. The Director will work closely with the Director of Food & Beverage and Facilities Manager in planning food and beverage needs, as well as cleaning and maintenance needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Pre Opening

  • Pre-sale of tournaments
  • Participate in planning/strategic meetings when requested
  • Implement marketing plan and strategy of tournaments/rentals
  • Participate in local/regional PR campaigns
  • Manage the preparation of team packets and information for tournaments
  • Support the organization in a sales and tournament building role
  • Make sales calls, speak directly with coaches and organizations to fill tournament slots
  • Meet with league representatives and coaches to fill tournament slots
  • Attend league meetings, events, and conventions as a Slammers/Slammers Stadium representative
  • Build relationships with current and potential sports specific partners
  • Actively seek other stadium event opportunities, both athletic and non-athletic events

Operations

  • Provide exceptional customer service to customers on-site throughout the duration of the tournament/event
  • Update and maintain all information on facility website, social media, and marketing materials with regards to rentals/events
  • Drive constant growth of tournaments and rentals
  • Manage tournament staff
  • Meet all key activation deadlines
  • Support and interact with third party tournament organizations as required
  • Ensure all participants are following rules of artificial turf field and handle any and all violations in the appropriate manner

Research

  • Research and fully understand key scheduling drivers including, but not limited to, seasons, critical dates, tournament play and restrictions
  • Build useful data bases through personal research, online resources, and historical and current information inclusive of teams, organizations, clubs, tournaments and other sources that allow facility to reach key demographics
  • Utilize and leverage information derived from benchmarking, research and data base collection to personally communicate to target markets
  • Provide timely information to the General Manager to ensure key activation deadlines are achieved
  • Establish and implement onsite communication sales plan that targets attending teams, athletes, and coaches promoting facility driven events.
  • Personally take ownership in reaching facility financial goals as it relates to your primary job functions

Administrative

  • Demonstrate and promote a positive attitude and inclusive environment
  • Practice and teach our facility core principles through example
  • Practice and follow professional office etiquette in your daily communications
  • Create and maintain financial reports for events

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Two years of experience in amateur sports tournaments
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication stills-ability to communicate with staff and prepare written reports
  • Strong time management and organizational skills; ability to direct the work activities of several associates simultaneously and plan ahead
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in fast paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Cash handling experience preferred
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment
  • Ability to learn all video board and sound related equipment and basic functions
  • Willingness to work long hours and weekends seasonally as the business requires
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • May be asked to routinely lift items of weight up to 50lbs
  • Must be able to work well in a fast-paced environment in large, crowded areas of outdoor park
  • Ability to operate turf grooming equipment

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

1. Do you have at least two years of experience with amateur sports tournaments?

2. Describe all previous work experience related to amateur sports.

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Communications/Public Relations: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Graphic Design Internship - Joliet Slammers (Joliet, IL)

We are seeking a Graphic Design Intern to join our team for the fall/winter and/or Sping 2018. We're looking for an up-and-coming graphic designer with a well-balanced left-and right-brain to work closely with our Manager of Corporate Sales to assist with creative projects. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Designing content for social media, website, marketing and advertising material
  • Designing print and digital advertising material
  • Designing promotional posters and flyers
  • Plan and design infographics 
  • Designing necessary graphics to support marketing campaigns
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to ensure consistent styling vision and to reflect our brand aesthetic

Qualifications:

  • Strong graphic design skills
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including: Photoshop, Illustator, After Effects & In Design
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • Highly motivated with strong work ethic
  • Passion for sports and strong desire to work in a team environment that fosters creativity, fun and energy
  • Can work both individually and in a team setting
  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited university
  • Must be able to earn college credit for internship

Interested candidates can apply on teamworkonline.com or by emailing their resume and graphic design samples to pjohnson@jolietslammers.com

The Joliet Slammers are committed to providing a quality educational experience through our seasonal internship program. Internships will provide you with the necessary tools to help you advance in the field of sports management and become a sought after member of the sports business world. The Slammers’ environment will provide the perfect laboratory for students in all aspects of sports to receive an integrated learning experience. No other learning experience provides the diversity and magnitude of possibilities. Although there is no job with the Slammers guaranteed following completion of the internship, the educational experience will be invaluable moving forward as you enter the sports business field.

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?

Closing Date: 2018-07-07

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Sales & Marketing: Marketing
Marketing Manager - Joliet Slammers (Joliet, IL)

Marketing Manager

This position oversees the development and execution of the marketing plans for the Joliet Slammers and all other events at Slammers Stadium.  This position will develop and implement strategic marketing plans that could include all forms of traditional and digital advertising, promotions, brand building, and sales support programs.  It will also work with other business partners, departments and 3rd party vendors.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate regularly with sales staff and General Manager to discuss new ideas to promote the facility
  • Oversee management of the Slammers brand, including logo usage, written material or any public appearance of team information
  • Assist sales in closing business through creative proposals, marketing ideas and ad campaigns
  • Establishes professional relationships with key personnel of the media, including newspapers, magazines, television and radio
  • Negotiate, close and implement media and promotional agreements for the facility and events with promoters and media clients
  • Maintain and update our website and all social media accounts
  • Creates news releases and feature stories about the facility, our staff, and events held in the facility and distributes to appropriate media
  • Writes and produces print ads and digital marketing pieces
  • Produce facility brochures, print and electronic versions
  • Coordinate photographic needs for routine, as well as special events, documentation and promotional purposes
  • Ability to take verbal and written direction
  •  Ability to work unusual hours as needed
  • Oversee community programs such as Spikes’ Super Students (reading program), Slammers Kids Club, and mascot appearances
  • Oversee of team of staff and/or interns that include, but are not limited to graphic design, marketing, promotions, mascots
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  •  Excellent oral communication skills
  • Strong background in written communication such as letters, press releases, and articles.  Must also have great proof reading skills
  • The ability to work well with others, including clients, associates, partners, media
  • Excellent planning, organizational skills and attention to details
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, as well as Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop and additional design experience
  • Creative and innovative abilities
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • A bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism, or similar

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

1. Do you have experience with design software?

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Sales & Marketing: Mascot
Mascot Performer - 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 2018.


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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Internships: Any Internship
Spring General Internship - Joliet Slammers (Joliet, IL)

 Introduction

The Joliet Slammers are committed to providing a quality educational experience through our seasonal internship program. Internships will provide you with the necessary tools to help you advance in the field of sports management and become a sought after member of the sports business world. The Slammers’ environment will provide the perfect laboratory for students in all aspects of sports to receive an integrated learning experience. No other learning experience provides the diversity and magnitude of possibilities. Although there is no job with the Slammers guaranteed following completion of the internship, the educational experience will be invaluable moving forward as you enter the sports business field.

Skills that will be enhanced by the Slammers program include:

1. Sales and Marketing
2. Media Relations
3. Ticket Operations
4. Promotions
5. Merchandising
6. Community Relations

Eligibility

An emphasis will be placed on students seeking internships for an excellent educational experience. Therefore, it is preferred if students have achieved excellent academic achievement and would be receiving college credit for the internship experience.

Evaluations

The Joliet Slammers will provide each intern with evaluations in accordance with their respective school’s requirements. Further evaluations will be given by the Slammers full time employees.

Available Internship Emphasis

General Internship (Spring 2018)

Areas of Education
• Work closely with staff to execute promotional ideas
• Create video board content
• Help coordinate the Slammers’ Kids Club
• Assist with mascot duties during Spikes' Super Students school visits and other appearances
• Help inventory and stock team store
• Assist staff with research
• Enter Spikes' Super Students orders into ticketing system

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?

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Future Notification Only - Frontier League and its Teams (Various Locations, US)

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