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Event Marketing Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)

Job Title: Event Marketing Assistant
Department: Marketing
Reports to: Event Marketing Coordinator/Lynx Marketing Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Date Modified: 5/5/2015
Position Summary/Objective:

This individual will support the Marketing department in all event and game night execution. Responsibilities include representing MN Timberwolves and MN Lynx at internal and external events, including all home games.

Essential Functions

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

  1. Assist with single game promotions.
  2. Assist with event implementation.
  3. Execute student discount program with local colleges.
  4. Set up and staff marketing booths and displays as needed on game nights.
  5. Set up and staff promotional booths at external 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.

Minimum Qualifications/ Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & 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 learn basic tasks quickly.
  6. Legal ability to operate a vehicle (valid Driver's License is required).

Experience: Previous marketing or event planning experience is preferred.

Education: Pursuit of Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, or Events, or equivalent experience is preferred.

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc.: Knowledge of event marketing functions and responsibilities in college, minor league or professional sports.

Supervisory Responsibility, if any: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities

Work Environment

This job operates during Timberwolves and Lynx home games. Work is both sedentary and active in nature. The position operates out of an administrative office and a sports arena. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by dust, etc. The noise level is loud during events. During events work is generally performed on the main court, around the concourse and bleachers/steps, as well as in an office environment.

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, as well as operate computers and other office equipment, such as a copy machine, printer and telephone.. The employee may remain in stationary position for periods of time and is frequently required to ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse quickly around the arena on event days and potentially non-event days. Staff will frequently move boxes and equipment each game night weighing up to 30 pounds.

Travel

Position will require travel to external company events.

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. Are you comfortable working for $9.00/hour?

3. Are you able to commit to working game nights for the full length of the Timberwolves season?

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Communications: Live Event Production: Announcers, DJs, MCs
Game Presentation Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)

Great game night position with the Minnesota Lynx! We are seeking energetic, positive and enthusiastic professionals to join our Live Programming department during the 2015 season.

Department: Live Programming & Entertainment
Reports to: Production Coordinator

Position Type: Part Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Summary/Objective

The Game Presentation Assistants are essential in the execution of our department needs before, during, and after all home games.

Essential Functions

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

  1. Assist in the execution of on-court promotions, National Anthem Talent, Halftime acts, Crunch skits, performance needs and other in-arena game-night activities.
  2. Assist in set-up and teardown of skyway level entertainment.
  3. Assist with external or internal Live Programming & Entertainment Department events.
  4. Assist in coordinating game-day set-up; including banners, on-court props, halftime details, and giveaways, etc.
  5. Assist Game Presentation staff with any other needs.

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. Able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  3. Ability to work well on a team and independently.
  4. Ability to follow direction.

Education

Pursuit of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience

Previous sports industry experience is preferred. Game presentation experience is preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

This job operates during Lynx 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. Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status)?

2. Are you able to commit to working all Timberwolves home games?

3. Are you comfortable working for $9.00/hour?

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Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx Fall Workshop (September 8, 2015) - Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx (Minneapolis, MN)

Want to be part of the pack?

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx are hiring Timberwolves Assistants and Associates for the 2015-2016 season. We want to provide interested individuals with resources and knowledge of working in the professional sports industry, as well as access to executives within our organizations AND an opportunity to meet with our hiring managers for the Timberwolves season!

The workshop will take place on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, from 1:30-6:30PM. Our agenda will feature: Mock interviews, resume reviews, tours of the Courts at Mayo Clinic Square, a panel session, a guest speaker from the NBA league offices, and an hour of networking before the Lynx game.

This workshop will also include a ticket to the last regular season home game (not to mention Fan Appreciation Night) for the Minnesota Lynx vs. Seattle Storm that evening (7PM). Please note that additional tickets will also be available for purchase.

Registration will begin very soon. To ensure your spot, please "apply" here at TeamWork Online and you will receive a link to register via email within the next two weeks!

Please send any questions to hr@timberwolves.com, and we hope to see you at the workshop on September 8th!

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