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Communications: Event Promotions
Seasonal Game Operations, Public Relations Assistant - Delaware 87ers (Wilmington, DE)

 

Position:                   Seasonal Game Operations, Public Relations Assistant

Reports to:               Kelly Wasilewski, Game Operations Manager and

                                  Andrew Dzurita, Public Relations Manager

Duration:                  September 2015 to April 2016

Position Overview:

This position will gain hands-on experience in game operations and public relations, assisting on both game days and in the office. Prospective candidates must be available to attend all 87ers home games at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, and provide their own transportation to and from the Sevens offices in Wilmington. The experience will allow hands-on access to all entertainment and promotional elements of a sporting event, basketball operations and game management roles, as well as graphic work for marketing materials. In addition, the candidate will need to possess strong written skills to provide content for the public relations department. The ideal candidate is outgoing, hard-working and can be depended on in a live entertainment environment. They should also possess organizational skills and be comfortable working with a team in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a fun and professional demeanor. They must be able to multi-task with ease and handle multiple roles throughout the course of a game.

Specific Duties:

  • Assist in planning and preparing all game operation activities and game day needs

  • Help manage and develop game day scripts

  • Assist in managing, scheduling and training game day and promotional staff

  • Manage special events and specific departments on game nights

  • Cultivate new ideas for sales & marketing initiatives

  • Update game notes ahead of each 87ers home game

  • Compile post-game recaps at the conclusion of home games

  • Sort through photos and add pictures to database

  • Develop written content for the website, emails, and game day program

  • Other duties as assigned

    Requirements:

  • Efficient in multi-tasking and leadership roles

  • Charismatic personality and a great sense of humor

  • Ability to have a high-energy and positive attitude at all times

  • Enjoys interaction with fans of all ages

  • Must be at ease in front of a crowd

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team oriented environment

  • Must take direction well and possess organizational skills

  • Must be able to work longer hours on game nights  

  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop

    Compensation: Part time, hourly wage


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Communications: Event Promotions
Street Team - Memphis Grizzlies (Memphis, TN)

Position Purpose

The Street Team will serve as a regional marketing and promotions squad for the Grizzlies at various festivals, activities and official Grizzlies team events in and around the Memphis area.

 

  Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Represent the Grizzlies at local and regional events, festivals, and various other assigned events.
  • Disseminate various sales information on Grizzlies products at events.
  • Collect database information for our sales department.
  • Operate and maintain promotional equipment; including but not limited to, Grizzlies inflatables and Grizzlies vehicles.
  • Support Grizz at appearances.
  • Assist the Promotions and Event Presentation department in various capacities.
  • Reach out to current fans, and potential future fans to share the excitement of the Grizzlies.

Required Skills, Experience & Abilities

  • Ability to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as required.
  • Ability to carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Willingness to wear and maintain the approved uniform.
  • All members must possess a valid drivers license and provide their own transportation to events.
  • Excellent people skills, with an ability to interact professionally with internal and external clients at all levels within an organization.
  • Committed to ensuring superior customer service and supporting the team.
  • Solid understanding of NBA basketball, including an appreciation of the fan experience.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively in a team setting.

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Communications: Event Promotions
Senior Director, Entertainment - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Capsule Position Description
This position is responsible for all Sacramento Kings Entertainment, games and fan interaction inside and outside the arena. Must be able to create first-class entertainment features to ensure partner fulfillment and fan enjoyment. The incumbent should be a highly motivated and creative self-starter with an unparalleled work ethic and the desire to be the best.

Key Responsibility Areas (KRA’s):

1. Responsible for all aspects of “Game Day” presentation and fan interaction inside and outside the arena.
2. Creates first-class entertainment features to ensure Kings fulfillment and fan enjoyment.
3. Devise new and creative in-game and in-arena entertainment, including on-court promotions, video pieces, fan interactive elements, mascot skits, etc.
4. Deliver projects within or below established budgets
5. Utilizes the newest technologies to create entertainment features that become best in class.
6. Integrate outside talent and props, arena technology, and Company assets such as the Sacramento Kings Dance Team and mascot into a cohesive well choreographed entertainment package.
7. Participates in the logistics of non-game related events i.e., season ticket holder nights, fan festivals, Community Impact events etc.;
8. Scripts event logs, graphics, message boards, in-arena and promotional scripts;
9. Provides guidance to the Game Presentation Manager for the coordination of auditions and supervises live entertainment programs (anthem singer, entertainers);
10. Develops and manage the department’s business plan and budget;
11. Hire and supervise full-time staff and departmental interns and manage their workflow.
12. Work in conjunction with the Broadcast Department, Broadcast Technology & Service to provide the game day fan experience.
13. Manage relationships with vendors and suppliers including talent agencies, sound and video suppliers, prop suppliers and manufacturers, etc.
14. Assist with shaping the design and set-up of new Entertainment and Sports Center as it relates to fan experience and entertainment elements.
15. Manage game day event staff including PA Announcer, Dance Team, Mascot, Sound Engineer, DJ, Interactive Team, Emcees, Performance Teams, Game Night Staff etc.
16. Concept and develop promotional calendar including special events, theme nights and giveaways in conjunction with marketing, ticket sales, corporate partnerships and community impact.
17. Work in conjunction with corporate partnerships to develop creative in-game and destination area entertainment to satisfy partner and organization goals.
18. Interact with all departments to contribute to the development and implementation of marketing and sales campaigns through in arena promotion.
19. Oversee Kings Dancers and Mascot program.
20. Oversee game day event script and rundown. Conduct production meetings.
21. Recruit, manage, supervise, motivate and provide leadership to direct reports through performance management, training, coaching and development.

Key Competency Areas (KCA’S):

The individual in this position is expected to demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in the following areas:

  • Service Orientation – Committed to providing world-class service to internal and external customers. Dedicated to creating WOW! moments by exceeding the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Acts with customers in mind and establishes effective relations with customers and co-workers. Works collaboratively with others to accomplish objectives. Generates solutions which generally benefit all involved parties. Contributes to team synergy by working as a productive member of the team and demonstrating respect, trust and confidence.
  • Achieves Excellent Results – Completes tasks at a high level, reflecting quality and attention to detail at every stage – from inception, to planning, to execution. Anticipates problems and opportunities; takes initiative in determining what needs to be done; follows through to completion. Demonstrates the value of innovation through creative problem-solving and innovative thinking. Understands and demonstrates commitment to the principle that WOW! is the Only Standard.
  • Business Professionalism – Demonstrates the value of integrity by behaving in accordance with the highest standards of honesty, truthfulness, ethics and fair dealing. Demonstrates the appropriate level of proficiency in the principles and practices of one’s positions and department. Demonstrates the technical and analytical expertise needed to excel in the job. Exhibits strong decision making skills.
  • Adaptability and Openness – Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment. Identifies problems, practices good judgment, and confers with appropriate teammates, if necessary, to resolve them. Open to changes and new innovations and works to ensure the success of such changes and innovations. Eagerness to break new ground and pursue continuous improvement.


Technical Expertise:

The individual in this position is expected to demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in the following areas:

• Proven ability to manage live show production under pressure; preference for sports entertainment production.
• Proven ability to innovate and lead team in the development of premier entertainment.
• Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure.
• Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail required.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on business writing skills.
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects and support multiple high level executive positions.
• Ability to establish credibility and be decisive but be able to recognize and support the organization’s preferences and priorities.
• Ability to work independently without supervision, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative.
• Ability to take direction without follow up.
• Ability to work collaboratively with others for whom you have no direct supervisory authority.
• New building or venue experience preferred.
• New Media and Digital experience preferred.
• Participative collaborative style advocating team concepts and integration of activity across all departments.
• Strong teamwork and team synergy skills required.
• Excellent ability to establish rapport with others and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships.
• Exhibit good judgment and decision-making skills.
• Availability and willingness to work extended hours, including nights and weekends and be on-call as necessary.
• Willingness to work a flexible schedule based on the changing priorities of the department.
• Must be technically proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access);
• Must possess a strong ability to manage one's own time and prioritize tasks when given clearly defined goals and objectives;
• Able to identify problems, their sources, and their potential solutions while continuing to successfully conduct day-to-day operations without interruption;

Education and/or Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree required in a related field;
• 3 – 5 years of hands-on experience required or equivalent experience accepted; strong preference for experience in the sports industry, preferably basketball

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must possess a valid State Driver's License.

Other Qualifications
Capable of working extended hours such as nights, weekends, overtime, and on-call as needed.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to excessive noise (crowd/music), and/or excessive dust, gas, or fumes (motocross, monster trucks, etc.). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. During events, the noise level may be high, requiring the use of hearing protection.

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

1. How many years of experience do you have working in “Game Day” presentation and fan interaction in professional or collegiate sports?
2. How many people have you managed and for how long? What is your management philosophy and style for managing a large staff from a variety of specialties (Dance Team, Mascots, Game Night Staff, Entertainers, PA announcer, Performance Team, Interactive Team, Sound Engineer, Vendors, etc.)?
3. Please tell me about your best game day experience that you’ve created and implemented.
4. What has your experience been with contributing to the marketing of events and promotions for the team and game days?
5. What experience do you have with basketball in-game entertainment?
6. What are your salary expectations?


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