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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Public Relations Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)

The Minnesota Timberwolves Public Relations team is seeking assistance in the PR department for the upcoming 2014-15 Timberwolves Season! This position is a temporary (seasonal), game night role that will last for the full length of the Timberwovles season. This is a great opportunity to learn more about communications in the professional sports world!

Department: Public Relations
Reports to: Public Relations Coordinator

Position Type: Part Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Summary/Objective

This position assists members of the Public Relations department. The candidate will work very closely on the day-to-day operations, strategies and objectives of the department. Responsibilities in the fast-paced environment include, but not limited to, the following: working Timberwolves home games and preparing materials for the media, setting up and taking down the Timberwolves media section and media room, transcribing post-game quotes and distributing them to media and other projects as needed. Attendance at some Timberwolves home games is required and the job includes some weekend work.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform these essential functions:

1.       Provide media and teams with statistical and press content.

2.       Participate in Timberwolves game-day in-arena media setup and take down

3.       Assist with game-night media hospitality.

4.       Assist with any post-game events that may occur during Timberwolves home games.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other:

  1. Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  2. Computer skills required: experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) is preferred.
  3. Able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  4. Ability to work well on a team and independently.
  5. Ability to manage specific processes and tasks in the department under supervision.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Communications or Public Relations, or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience

Communications background, including Public Relations, Journalism, and/or sports information experience is preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

Staff are required to work Timberwolves home games, in addition to external events including but not limited to: charity and networking events. Work is generally sedentary in nature. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within a sports arena, which includes bleachers/steps.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate and exchange information with others both in person and over the telephone. The employee frequently is required to remain in a stationary position, and may operate computers and other office equipment, such as a copy machine, printer and telephone. Staff will frequently ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse around the arena. Staff may occasionally move boxes of merchandise weighing up to 15 pounds.

Travel

None

EEO Statement

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx are an equal employment opportunity organization.

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

1. Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status)?
2. The position is an entry level position paid at $8.00/hour. Are you comfortable with this wage?


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Communications: Event Promotions
Interactive Squad - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)

Department: Live Programming & Entertainment
Reports to: Game Presentation & Production Supervisor

Position Type: Part Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Summary/Objective

Individuals in this position will be responsible for high energy crowd interaction, live promotions, concourse activities, and act as Ambassadors while welcoming our guests as they access Target Center on all Timberwolves home games.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform these essential functions:

1.    Execute on-court promotions, Halftime acts, mascot skits, and other in-arena game night activities.

2.    Act as an Ambassador for everything Minnesota Timberwolves.

3.    Engage guests with energy and enthusiasm throughout the game.

4.    Direct fans to the primary arena entrances and access points.

5.    Assist with other game night elements as needed.

6.    Assist with external or internal Live Programming & Entertainment Department events.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other:

1.    Strong verbal communication skills required.

2.    Able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays.

3.    Ability to work well on a team and independently.

4.    Ability to engage well with others.

5.    Ability to respond to any situation quickly and professionally.

Education

Pursuit of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience

Athletic, cheer, pep-squad, theater, improv, dancing and any other special talents or skills is a plus. Previous customer service or hostess experience is preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

This job operates during Timberwolves home games, in addition to external events including but not limited to: charity and networking events. Work is generally active in nature. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed in a sports arena, on the main court and bleachers/steps..

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate and exchange information with others both in person and over the telephone. The employee frequently is required to ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse quickly around the arena on event days and potentially non-event days. Staff will move boxes and equipment each game night weighing up to 50 pounds.

Travel

Position may require some travel.

EEO Statement

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx are an equal employment opportunity organization.

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

1. This position is paid $12/hour. Is this something you are comfortable with?
2. Are you willing and able to commit to the full length of the Timberwolves season?
3. Are you comfortable working in large groups of people?


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