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Creative Services Intern - Seasonal Position - New Orleans Pelicans (New Orleans, LA)

This position is responsible for the creation of high quality, graphic design layout for sales collateral and other authorized promotional and support materials.

Responsibilities:
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
• Building graphic elements and logos for promotional use.
• Designing promotional items such as t-shirts, posters, flyers, etc.
• Photo editing, re-touching and color correction
• Page layout and design of print collateral
• Maintaining department photo database
• Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA): 
• Graduating design students
• One to two years related experience and/or training preferred
• Must be able to operate in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment and maintain confidentiality
• Must possess excellent organizational, written, verbal and listening skills
• Working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Microsoft Office
• Proficiency on MAC
• Exceptional work ethic, strong desire to succeed, professionalism, self-motivated, organized, professional, mature and detail oriented
• Flexibility to work extended and/or irregular hours, including nights, weekends and holidays, as required, in non-traditional settings
• Must be able to sit for extended periods of time while working on a computer
• Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds comfortably

All qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or by email. Please do not contact the Pelicans to check the status of your application. When applying, please be sure your updated contact information is provided.

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted in June.

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

1. Yes/No Do you have graphic design experience?

2. Yes/No Are you proficient on MAC and have working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Microsoft Office?

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Ticket Sales Management
Director of Group Sales and Service - The New Orleans Pelicans (Metairie, LA)

 Overall Purpose:

The primary responsibility of the Director of Group Sales and Service is to build the New Orleans Pelicans Group ticket business on a year over year basis.  The Director of Group Sales and Service is expected to take ownership of and be held accountable to achieving budgeted group ticket & revenue goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement sales plans with goal of maximizing group revenue & tickets. 

  • Develop and implement group service plans to maximize the retention & sell through of existing group clients. 

  • Manage, train and develop a team consisting of Group Sales Account Executives & Group Service Team including directing sales & service activities, setting and reviewing sales targets and mentoring

  • Assist the Senior Director of Ticket Sales and/or Vice President of Sales with the creation, planning, communication and implementation of all special projects, promotions and programs as it relates to the group ticket business line

  • Work closely with the leaders of Season Ticket Account Executive, New Business Development, Season Ticket Service & Retention, Premium Services, Manager of Ticket Operations & Sponsorship teams to maximize the sale of group tickets through their sales teams

  • Effectively implement electronic group sales initiatives

  • Lead the development of creative group sales strategies that incorporate CRM

     

     

    Additional Responsibilities:

  • Generate weekly sales reports

  • Aid in preparation and management of Group Sales budget

  • Provide Group Sales AE’s support on appointment and phone based sales calls

  • Aid in the resolution of customer concerns

  • Perform various duties on game nights including entertaining clients and prospects

  • Attend team and community events for the purpose of maximizing sales and service opportunities.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic team environment with all levels in the organization

  • Ability to work under the stress of deadlines and prioritize work when given multiple projects

  • Ability to take direction and work well with others

  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, some holidays and event nights

  • Other duties as assigned, some temporary & some permanent

    Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of Group Sales experience, in sports or entertainment industry preferred

  • At least 1 year of Group Sales management experience, in sports or entertainment industry preferred

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & Powerpoint)

  • Proficient with Microsoft CRM and Ticketmaster Archtics preferred

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Game Operations/Presentation
Part-Time/Seasonal Game Night Entertainment Staff (2015-2016 Season) - New Orleans Pelicans (New Orleans, LA)

Game Night Entertainment Staff members will report directly to the Event Presentation Managers. Staff will assist in all aspects of NBA Game Entertainment including on-court entertainment elements as well as pre-game, post-game and concourse activities. Staff will also assist with special events produced by the team at the Smoothie King Center and in the community.

PERIOD WHEN NEEDED: August 2015 – August 2016 (Full NBA season including play-off dates *if applicable) Dates are subject to change.

HOURS REQUIRED: ALL Pelicans home games, special events and some office hours *when applicable. (Hours may vary and aren’t guaranteed)

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with the set-up, execution and breakdown Pelicans Fest, our pregame block party, all special events including season ticket holder functions, All-Star balloting campaign and Pelicans Junior Training Camps.

  • Assist in the execution of contests and promotions performed during all home games during designated timeouts, quarter breaks and at halftime.

  • Assist with the development and recruitment of members for the Jr. Pelicans Kids’ Club at home games, special events and appearances.
  • Assist with the preparation of game day binders, scripts and checklists.

  • Assist with the coordination of our color guard, national anthem and halftime performances, as well as entertainment groups.

  • Assist with internal and external appearance requests for the New Orleans Pelicans entertainment teams.

  • Assist with the activation of group sales assets during Pelicans home games (Prime-Time Series, Tunnel Kids, High-Five kids, Basketball Buddies, etc).

  • Assist with the coordination of grassroots and community events in and around the New Orleans metro and surrounding areas.

  • Contribute creative ideas for department initiatives focused on the game night experience.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate inventory of props, supplies and costumes used for home games and events.
  • Assist with the unloading, set-up and distribution of premium item giveaways at the Smoothie King Center (must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.)

  • General support of Event Presentation department in daily operations.

  • Represent the New Orleans Pelicans in a professional manner.

  • Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

 

 

CRITERIA/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be able to work ALL Pelicans home games for the upcoming 2015-2016 season. Game day availability is from 10 AM until 10 PM or later. Times are subject to change.

  • Must be able to work all events during August 2015 until August 2016 calendar year. Dates are subject to change.

  • Must be currently pursuing a degree in a related field OR you are a recent college graduate.

  • Must be willing and able to work long, irregular hours including nights, weekends and holidays.

  • Must be able to work in a group setting as well as independently.

  • Must have reliable transportation as well as a valid driver’s license.

  • Must have housing in or around the New Orleans area.

  • Must possess an eagerness to learn about the Sports Event Marketing industry.

  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must enjoy working with people of all ages, possessing strong team work skills as well as the ability to work independently.

  • Candidates must be self-motivated, organized, professional, mature, and detail oriented.

  • Prior experience with event planning, event execution, game operations and customer service is preferred.

  • Skype capabilities or face to face interview is required to be strongly considered for position once applicants are finalized.

All qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or by email. Please do not contact the Pelicans to check the status of your application. When applying, please be sure your updated contact information is provided.

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted in late July-Early August. Selected staff will be required to attend a mandatory orientation in August.

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Ticket Sales Account Executive - New Orleans Pelicans (Metairie, LA)

If you are an experienced, driven sales performer and have a passion for sports this may be the career for you. The New Orleans Pelicans are seeking passionate, committed, and enthusiastic sales people to join our high energy staff and become a leader in the sports and entertainment industry. This position is for a full time Account Executive who has demonstrated the skills and knowledge needed to exceed weekly and monthly sales goals.  The ideal candidate must be a competitive, experienced sales professional who leads by example, possesses the ability to develop strong relationships, maintains a professional attitude and maximizes opportunities.  We are looking for people that want to have a career in sports sales and want to take their career to the next level with a winning organization.  We are looking for people to join our team and take the role of the lead new business generator in the sales department in the areas of full season tickets and partial plans including: floor seating, club seating, and luxury suites. 


IDEAL CANDIDATE:
• Aggressive, competitive and self-confident
• Passionate about sales and sports
• Highly-motivated with a desire to be successful
• Comfortable on the phone
• Strong communication and computer skills
• Desire and willingness to learn
• Open to feedback and constructive criticism
• Detail-oriented and organized - able to multi-task
• Prior ticket sales experience with a desire to take it to the next level


COMPENSATION:
• Full-Time position - Competitive salary plus commission
• Benefits


Applications must be submitted through TeamWork Online. Please do not mail resumes to the Pelicans. All qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or by email. Please do not contact the Pelicans to check the status of your application. When applying, please be sure your updated contact information is provided.

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

1. Do you have prior ticket sales experience? Y/N

2. Are you passionate about sales? Y/N

3. Do you have experience with Arctics and CRM? Y/N

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