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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Game Operations/Presentation
Sr. Manager, Game Operations - Los Angeles Sparks (Los Angeles, CA)

Key Responsibilities:

The Sr. Manager, Marketing & Game Operations will play a lead role in producing a memorable fan experience both inside the STAPLES Center and its concourse for all Sparks games, as well as all community and external activities for all other team events. Ideal candidate is an organized, creative and talented individual who is not afraid to think outside the box with the ability to motivate full-time and event staff to provide a first-class entertainment experience. Other responsibilities include:

•         Create first-class entertainment features to ensure partner fulfillment and fan enjoyment

•         Devise new and creative in-game and in-arena entertainment, including on-court promotions, video pieces, fan interactive elements, mascot skits, etc.

•         Oversee operational budget for Game Presentation Department.  Includes initiating all billing, invoicing and all other financial matters related to game day/event entertainment as well as off-site entertainment, dance team  and mascot appearances.

•         Integrate outside talent and props, arena technology and company assets such as the Ole Skool Crew and SparKids team into a cohesive and well-choreographed entertainment package

•         Participate in the logistics of non-game related events, i.e. season ticket member nights, fan festivals, community impact events, etc.

•         Script event logs, graphics, in-arena and promotional scripts for every Sparks home game

•         Coordinate all auditions for anthem singers, hosts, dance team and any other performance element

•         Hire and supervise part-time staff and departmental associates and manage their workflow

•         Manage relationships with vendors and suppliers including talent agencies, sound and video suppliers, prop suppliers and manufacturers, etc.

•         Manage game day event staff including PA announcer, mascot, sound engineer, DJ, emcees, performance teams, game night staff, etc.

•         Oversee game day event scripts and rundowns

•         Direct and call all aspects of the in-game presentation

•         Team with Marketing,Ticketing and Sponsorship departments to ensure all client and fan/group fulfillment is incorporated in game presentation

•         Other duties as required

Experience & Skills

•         Bachelor’s Degree preferred or related work experience

•         1-2 years of live event production experience preferred

•         Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment

•         Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail

•         Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects

•         Ability to work collaboratively with others

•         Availability and willingness to work extended hours, including nights, weekends and holidays

•         Must be proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) 

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