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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Account Executive, Ticket Sales - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Company Summary: The Sacramento Kings are embarking on a new era for the franchise. Dynamic, aggressive new ownership has taken over and the sports world is buzzing with construction for a new downtown arena beginning this summer for a completion in the fall of 2016 and a state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar experience center complete with virtual reality technology already open. In a major metropolitan city that ranks 3rd in the US for most days of sun, the franchise’s future is even brighter! The Kings are looking to set new industry-standards through technology, globalization and community impact to help elevate the status of the capital city of the world’s 7th largest economy.

Job Summary: The Account Executive position is an incredible opportunity to start a sales career in the sports industry with an organization committed to professional growth and career development. You will join our team in a class of 4 to 10 entering into the industry’s best 2 week training-only & on-boarding period to prepare you for ultimate success. Within 12 months as an Account Executive, top performers will be evaluated for possible promotion to an elevated New Arena Account Manager role. During the 12 months, Account Executives experience every aspect of the ticket sales operation in addition to a 360 degree view of the organization, while developing the skill set needed to succeed in the sports industry through recurring sales, product and professional development training. Account Executives may be placed into a fast-track mentor team with a focus on Season Tickets, Group Tickets or Season Ticket Services. This is an opportunity to join a team thriving as the league leaders in new full season tickets sold, increased attendance and much more with continued aggressive growth goals leading into a new arena.

The primary responsibility of the Account Executive, Ticket Sales is to build relationships with potential prospects to sell new season ticket memberships, mini-plans and group tickets. Success in this position is enhanced through the latest in sales acceleration tools including analytics-based lead scoring, rapid dialing connectivity, industry-leading CRM, professional sales training, hands on leadership and much more. Account Executives will have access to invite prospects to VIP events & tours at the new multi-million dollar Experience Center at the site of the new arena construction. The ideal candidate is driven, focused, and passionate about starting a sales career in the sports industry, possesses a strong work ethic, and has the determination to succeed in an ultra-competitive, fast paced, yet highly rewarding work environment. Account Executives are responsible for achieving individual sales goals and are continually coached and evaluated to maximize individual and team performance.


Key Responsibility Areas:
• Successfully completing the Account Executive training program and attending on-going training
• Responsible for meeting or exceeding all individual performance and developmental goals within specified time frames
• Obtaining leads and answering questions
• Builds relationships with prospective customers via outbound telephone efforts and enhances those relationships through face to face appointments
• Candidates should proudly represent the Ticket Sales Alliance Team Values of Swagger, Transparency, Excitement, Innovation & Fulfillment
• Actively participates in Team Member sales skills training, developmental opportunities, and Team Member sales activities
• Works during all Sacramento Kings home games (43 events) in a multitude of different capacities including, but not limited to: prospecting appointments, sales tables, off-site events and pregame and in-game events
• Update and maintain customer information and payments using Archtics and Salesforce

Qualifications:
• 4-year college degree in Business, Sports Management, or related field preferred
• Previous sports and/or telemarketing or outside sales experience is preferred
• Passion to start a career as a sales professional in the sports industry
• Dependability is key: consistently punctual and prepared for a fast-paced environment, executes instructions, and embraces coaching
• Self-starter with a positive attitude and strong work ethic; committed to teamwork
• High level of confidence, enthusiasm, and personal accountability
• Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal skills and the ability to present sales material to large groups and customers
• Presents themselves in a professional manner, able to interact with all levels of the organization
• Ability to multi-task and maintain strong prioritization and organizational skills
• Strong computer skills, including all Microsoft Office software programs
• Ability to work nights/weekends/flexible schedule required

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Facility Operations/Security: Facility/Venue Management
Assistant General Manager - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

COMPANY SUMMARY: The Sacramento Kings are embarking on a new era for the franchise. Dynamic, aggressive new ownership has taken over and the sports world is buzzing with construction for a new downtown arena beginning this summer for a completion in the fall of 2016 and a state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar experience center complete with virtual reality technology already open. In a major metropolitan city that ranks 3rd in the US for most days of sun, the franchise’s future is even brighter! The Kings are looking to set new industry-standards through technology, globalization and community impact to help elevate the status of the capital city of the world’s 7th largest economy.

 

JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision, the Assistant General Manager is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities of the various departments within the facility. Helps to facilitate optimum efficiency, maximize profits and provide exceptional customer service by performing the following duties individually or through subordinate supervisors.

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS (KRA’s): Other duties may be assigned.

 

  1. Implement facility policies and goals in accordance with the organizational goals, client’s objectives, and company policy.

  2. Manages subordinate supervisors in any of the following departments: Arena Programming, Event Services, Arena Operations, Engineering, Security, and Janitorial.

  3. Meet with department heads to review activity, operating, and sales reports.  Determine changes to the programs and/or operations and oversee implementation with the department heads.

  4. Negotiate contracts and agreements with suppliers, promoters and tenants for necessary activities and services at the facility.

  5. Assist in the development of long-range plans and program objectives in accordance with the management contract and corporate policy.

  6. Guarantee all codes, laws, ordinances, policies, procedures, risk management, safety precautions, rules, regulations and emergency procedures are followed.

  7. Implement procedures within the departments to establish and maintain customer service standards that are designed to ensure a positive and professional image and generate repeat business.

  8. Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and capital project budget for future repairs and improvements to the facility.

  9. Establish and maintain contact with booking agents, professional managers, promoters and others within the industry to encourage continual and regular use of the facility.

  10. Conduct post-event operational and financial review and analysis

  11. Coordinate, implement and administer personnel development/training and safety/emergency procedures.

  12. Review Plans and Development/Construction of Sacramento ESC (opening in Fall of 2016)

  13. Review and approve all purchasing, travel and promotional expense activity.

  14. Work extended and/or irregular hours including nights, weekends and holidays.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and organizational ability.

  2. Ability to work with and maintain highly confidential information is required.

  3. Ability to work simultaneously with a broad variety of vested interest groups and to foster a cooperative environment.

  4. Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices used in the successful management of entertainment or convention facilities of a similar description.

  5. Ability to anticipate problems and implement immediate corrective action.

  6. Ability to perform effectively under significant pressure typically associated with meeting the demands and timetables of the entertainment industry.

  7. Considerable knowledge of event solicitation and presentation, public relations, advertising and media relations and event planning.

  8. Considerable knowledge of safety regulations and other federal, state or local laws and regulations.

  9. Strong orientation towards hospitality/customer service for the meeting and entertainment industry.

  10. Basic knowledge of facility operating standards, building maintenance, custodial, personnel and office management.

  11. Effective supervisory skills. Ability to deal effectively with human resource and personnel problems; to deal constructively with conflict; to motivate, provide counsel and execute applicable solutions.

  12. Ability to manage a facility of same size and type. 

  13. Possess skills and experience in contract negotiation, business law, labor relations, union contracts, purchasing procedures, and supervising personnel.

  14. Engage in much decision making that is generally governed by procedure and guided by policy.

  15. Demonstrate knowledge in the practices and terminology of public relations programs, advertising, marketing and sales.

  16. Plan, coordinate and direct varied and complex administrative operations.

  17. Supervise and recognize human resource and personnel problems, deal constructively with conflict, supervise and motivate personnel, provide counsel on routine and sensitive personnel matters and execute applicable solutions.

  18. Respond to crowd control and/or crowd management situations in a prompt and decisive manner during crisis situations.

  19. Follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively with others in both oral and written form.

  20. Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines.  Work effectively under pressure and/or stringent schedule and produce accurate results.

  21. Maintain an effective working relationship with clients, employees, exhibitors, patrons and others encountered in the course of employment.

  22. Be licensed and insured to operate a motor vehicle in the United States.

  23. Remain Flexible and adjust to situations as they occur.

    Education and/or Experience

  1. Bachelor's degree in Business, Facilities Management, Maintenance Engineering, or related field.

  2. Minimum of 5-7 years facility management experience preferably in a union environment.

  3. 2-3 years of management experience required.

  4. Ability to speak and understand Spanish a plus.

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

1. Why is this position a good fit for you and your career?

2. What is the size and scope of the facilities you have been responsible for?

3. Briefly describe your experience in event solicitation and presentation, public relations, advertising and media relations and event planning.

4. Briefly describe your knowledge of safety regulations and other federal, state or local laws and regulations.

5. Briefly describe your experience in contract negotiation, business law, labor relations, union contracts, purchasing procedures, and supervising personnel.

6. What are your salary requirements?

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Administration/General Management: Administrative/Executive Assistant
Experience Center Manager - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Company Summary: The Sacramento Kings are embarking on a new era for the franchise. Dynamic, aggressive new ownership has taken over and the sports world is buzzing with construction for a new downtown arena beginning this summer for a completion in the fall of 2016 and a state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar Experience Center complete with virtual reality technology already open. In a major metropolitan city that ranks 3rd in the US for most days of sun, the franchise’s future is even brighter! The Kings are looking to set new industry-standards through technology, globalization and community impact to help elevate the status of the capital city of the world’s 7th largest economy.

SUMMARY: This position will be responsible for a variety of functions in support of our Senior Management team and the Premium Suite Sales team at the Experience Center (XC).  Primary responsibilities include the management of guest services and the facilities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS (KRA’s): Other duties may be assigned.

•   Receptionist/Guest Services

     -   Greet guests and notify team member of guest's arrival

     -   Answer main phone line

•   Manage XC Conference Rooms & Public Areas

     -   Manage scheduling using Outlook Calendar

     -   Ensure rooms are prepped and ready (clean, supplies, AV, etc.)

     -   Clean & reset after each meeting

     -   Check AV equipment

     -   Maintain kitchen & bar to ensure it is kept clean and well stocked

•   Facilities Management

     -   Security

         * Work with 1st floor security to enable guests to come up to 4th floor

         * Ensure XC is locked/unlocked as needed

     -   Building Operations

         * Contact building for heat/air issues 

         * Oversee janitorial staff

     -   Parking

         * Validate parking

         * Ensure XC Reserved Parking spots are being properly monitored

•   Administrative Support

     -   Maintain and order office supplies

     -   Order and restock water, sodas, candy, snacks in refrigerators, kitchen, bar,

         Suites, lofts, etc.

•   Technical Support

     -   Setup, turn on, trouble-shoot phones, iPad, Oculus, TVs, video

•   Coordinate Meetings & Events

     -   Catering

         * Assist with ordering, set-up & clean up

         * Track and meet special needs/requests

     -   Prep rooms: AV, supplies, meeting materials

     -   Clean & reset space

 

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 2-3 years Event Planning experience

  • 2-3 years administrative support experience

  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction

  • Flexible, professional, patient, work well under pressure, multi-task

  • Experience with highly confidential information

  • General office skills to include experience with Microsoft Office

  • Comfortable with technology to help with AV/technical support

  • Ability to work evening, weekends and holidays as needed

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

1. Why are you interested in this position?

2. What has been your most difficult customer service challenge, and how did you handle it?

3. What are your salary requirements?

4. Please tell me your professional event planning experience.

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Ticket Sales
New Arena Account Manager, Arena Show & Kings Group Ticket Sales - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Company Summary: The Sacramento Kings are embarking on a new era for the franchise. Dynamic, aggressive new ownership has taken over and the sports world is buzzing with construction for a new downtown arena beginning this summer for a completion in the fall of 2016 and a state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar experience center complete with virtual reality technology already open. In a major metropolitan city that ranks 3rd in the US for most days of sun, the franchise’s future is even brighter! The Kings are looking to set new industry-standards through technology, globalization and community impact to help elevate the status of the capital city of the world’s 7th largest economy.


Job Summary: This is an opportunity to lead the charge for arena show Group Sales into the new downtown arena designed to attract top shows as well as play a key role in Kings Group Sales.


The New Arena Account Manager, Arena Show and Kings Group Ticket Sales will be a central role in this future success on both fronts. The primary responsibility of the New Arena Account Manager, Arena Show and Kings Group Ticket Sales is to create and implement a group ticket sales plan to achieve revenue goals for 12 to 15 Arena Shows throughout the year at Sleep Train Arena with potential growth as we transition to the new downtown arena, and cross-promote to produce results for Kings tickets. This is a highly self-directed position that has tremendous growth potential to the extent the candidate drives new standards. The position will work directly with the Senior Manager of Group Sales, the internal Director of Arena Programming and external Arena Show Promoters to create attractive group ticket packages and experiences, while continuously identifying other areas for growth. This position will interface with other departments and key stakeholders on a daily basis while advising senior management with recommendations and reports. The position will be cross-supported by the Group Membership Coordinator and ticket sales intern team to help execute the Arena Shows strategic group sales plan.


This position will also be responsible for supervising & executing all elements of Arena Show group experience assets to ensure events run seamlessly. This position will have full menu capability to sell group tickets for both the Sacramento Kings and Arena Shows. The candidate will receive a book of categories most often associated with arena show purchases. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, proven producer that thrives in a fast paced environment, who embodies and champions the Ticket Sales Department values of Swagger, Transparency, Excitement, Innovation and Fulfillment.


Key Responsibility Areas:
• Responsible for meeting or exceeding all individual performance and developmental goals within specified time frames
• Create, refine, advance and execute the Arena Show business plan for 12-15 events throughout the year, including strategies, cross-promotion opportunities, and key tactics to maximize new sales performance in group ticket sales.
• Lead the strategy with other departments to effectively refine and update Arena Show group sales collateral, website information, and social media campaigns.
• Grow Arena Show business through development of key categories by building relationships with prospective customers via outbound telephone efforts and enhancing those relationships through face to face appointments and presentations
• Lead bi-monthly calls or meetings with the respective Arena Show promoters to identify areas for growth and opportunities to cross-promote to maximize both Kings and Arena Show group ticket sales.
• Participate and contribute in bi-monthly meetings with Senior Manager, Group Ticket Sales and the Director, Arena Programming and Marketing to review progress and areas of opportunity.
• Responsible for overseeing the creation and implementation of Arena Show Online Sales links and a new corporate partner program campaign as well as collaborate with Box Office to implement new show sales processes in Archtics
• Collaborate with Engagement Lab team to refine, advance and execute innovative sales campaigns through the analysis of data to maximize the effectiveness and efficiencies of the Arena Show business plan.
• Responsible for meeting or exceeding all individual performance and developmental goals within specified time frames
• Actively participates in Team Member sales skills training, developmental opportunities, and Team Member sales activities
• Works during all Arena Show Events as needed and any relevant Sacramento Kings home games in a multitude of different capacities including, but not limited to: Group Experience asset management, prospecting appointments, sales tables, pre-event activities and in- event activities.
• Manage and grow key Sacramento Kings categories by building relationships with prospective customers via outbound telephone efforts and enhancing those relationships through face to face appointments and presentations
• Update and maintain customer information and payments using Archtics and Salesforce


Qualifications:
• At least 3 years prior Ticket Sales experience
• At least 1 year prior Arena Show Group Ticket Sales experience
• Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university in Business/Sports Administration or Marketing.
• Proven high level sales results and experience selling ticket products to a variety of consumers including business to business, group and individuals
• Effectively builds and maintains high level of morale in an energetic, spirited, confident environment
• Excellent problem solving skills & ability to multi-task
• Excellent presentation skills
• Effectively promotes teamwork combined with individual accountability for performance goals.
• Presents themselves in a professional manner, able to interact with all levels of the organization
• Ability to multi-task and maintain strong prioritization and organizational skills
• Self-starter with a positive attitude and strong work ethic; committed to teamwork
• General computer knowledge, including expertise with Ticketmaster, ARCHTICS, CRM (Salesforce.com preferred) and Microsoft Office Suite
• Capable of working extended hours such as nights, weekends.

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

1. What best-practice strategies have you previously implemented to generate new arena show group sales in the past?

2. What unique group experiences have you offered as part of your arena shows?

3. How will you effectively cross-promote Kings group opportunities with your arena show buyers?

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*Job/Career Fairs: Job/Career Fair
Sacramento Kings Sports & Entertainment Career Fair (February 27, 2015) - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Please join us on Friday, February 27th at Sleep Train Arena for the 2015 Sacramento Kings Sports & Entertainment Career Fair! Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with hiring managers and representatives from professional, and collegiate sports teams, and other sports organizations from all over the Northern California region.  The Career Fair will include a Q & A session with members of the Sacramento Kings Executive Team.  Brand new for this year’s event, the Sacramento Kings will host a Sales Training Day for those participants interested in a career in sales.   Career Fair attendees will receive a ticket to watch the Kings take on the San Antonio Spurs at 7:00 PM.  This event is a great opportunity for anyone serious about starting or continuing a career in the sports industry.

Participating Teams/Organizations

  • Sacramento Kings

  • San Francisco 49ers

  • Oakland A’s

  • Oakland Raiders

And many more! (participants are subject to change)

Schedule

9:30 AM-1:30 PM: Sacramento Kings Sales Training Day (See information below)

1:30 PM-2:00 PM:  Sports & Entertainment Career Fair Check-In

2:00 PM-2:45 PM:  Q & A with Sacramento Kings Executives

2:45 PM-4:30 PM:  Sports & Entertainment Career Fair

7:00 PM:  Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs

Sacramento Kings Sales Training Day

The Sacramento Kings Sales Training Day offers you a chance to learn high-level ticket sales techniques, as well as showcase your abilities in an innovative training and interview experience.  Kings ticket sales managers and executives will oversee this comprehensive sales training, geared towards teaching and practicing the same fundamentals that have made the Kings one of the top selling ticket sales staffs in the NBA.   You don’t want to miss the opportunity to receive first-class training and a chance to earn a future ticket sales position with the Sacramento Kings. 

The Sacramento King Sales Training Day will be an invite only-event and space is limited.  If you are interested in being considered for the Sacramento Kings Sales Training Day please answer the following qualifying question below. 

  1. Are you interested in being considered for the Sales Training Day?

  2. If you answered “YES” to Question #1, why would you be interested in a career in sales with the Sacramento Kings?

Please note that if you are not selected to participate in the Sales Training Day, you will still have the opportunity to attend the Sports & Entertainment Fair and network with the Kings Management and other sports executives from top teams in the area.

Registration for Sacramento Kings Sports & Entertainment Career Fair

To register for the Sacramento Kings Sports & Entertainment Career Fair, which will include the Sacramento Kings Sales Training Day, candidates need to complete the 2 step process:

Step 1: Register for the Sacramento Kings Sports & Entertainment Career Fair by applying to this posting. After you apply, proceed to the link which will be provided after completing this application.
Step 2: Pay the registration fee immediately following this application, which will provide you with two great options to choose from:

$20.00 (admission to career fair and an upper level ticket)
$58.00 (admission to career fair and a lower level ticket)

*Please note that by purchasing a ticket, you will receive admission to the Sports & Entertainment Career Fair and the Sacramento Kings game on February 27th at 7:00 PM.

*You must bring your printed ticket to verify registration to the Sports & Entertainment Career Fair

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

1. Are you interested in being considered for the Sacramento Kings Sales Training Day?

2. If you answered “YES” to Question #1, why would you be interested in a career in sales with the Sacramento Kings?

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