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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Account Executive - Los Angeles Sparks (Los Angeles, CA)

Summary
Generate revenue for the Los Angeles Sparks’ organization by selling season tickets, partial plans and group tickets to companies, organizations and individuals.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Sell a full menu of ticket products including, but not limited to full and partial season ticket packages, group tickets and hospitality packages
• Make cold calls from lists provided to sell full and partial season ticket packages and group tickets; generate own leads through referrals, networking and effective research
• Create and develop new business by regularly pitching new prospects through in-arena tours, external appointments, phone prospecting and events
• Attend outside events with the purpose of selling ticket packages in conjunction with the marketing department
• Effectively follow up with customers and prospective customers in order to build relationships to help provide repeat business and to meet excellent customer service requirements.
• Contact past customers in order to generate new ticket sales
• Effectively handle incoming sales calls from prospective customers for all ticket sales products
• Meet or exceed assigned sales goals for all ticket products
• Work events and games as assigned to support ticket sales efforts and promotional initiatives
• Regularly produce accurate updates on prospecting activity, sales performance, outside appointment and event recaps

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Minimum two years prior sales experience with proven sales results and ability to build strong relationships required
• 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
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects
• 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, establish a rapport and 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
• Proficient in Ticketmaster, Archtics, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other related computer skills required.  Familiar with Outbox a plus.
 

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Community Relations
Community Relations Liaison & Executive Assistant to the President & COO - Los Angeles Sparks (Los Angeles, CA)

This position will serve as support and administrator for the development and execution of day-to-day and long-term community relations initiatives. This position will require  experience planning and executing community initiatives and events, developing and maintaining community partnerships and fulfilling community donation requests. The position will also serve as Executive Assistant to the President & COO.  

Title: Community Relations Liaison & Executive Assistant to the President & COO

Based At: Los Angeles, CA 

Reporting To: John Lefkowitz, Senior Director Marketing & Christine Simmons, President & COO

Job Purpose:

-  60% Community Relations

-  40% Executive Assistant to the President & COO

·       To assist with the design and execution of the Sparks community initiatives throughout the year.

·       To create, foster and maintain strategic relationships with community organizations

·       Create, plan and execute the Sparks4Kids Bus Program

·       To assist with community donations, scheduling and planning community events.

·       Executive Assistant tasks:

        o    Answering phones and email

        o    Meeting coordination/scheduling

        o    Prepare agendas & meeting notes

        o    Coordinating travel arrangements

        o    Generating/processing expense reports

        o    Produce reports/(Power point/Excel spreadsheets) as requested

        o    Other general administration and clerical, as assigned

Duties and Responsibilities:

·       Assist in the planning, promotion and execution of all community relations programs and events

·       Work ALL Sparks home games to assist with CR

·       Assist with processing donation and appearance requests in conjunction with the PR & communications team

·       Maintain various databases and spreadsheets

·       Maintain inventory for all memorabilia and promotional items

·       Other duties as assigned

·       Administrative support as mentioned above

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·       Proficient in Microsoft Office

·       Strong creative-thinking skills

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·       Ability to work efficiently and multi-task under pressure; works well with others

·       Passion to work in the sports industry, the community and with non-profits

 

Special Requirements:

·       Will need to have reliable transportation; some use of personal vehicle

·       Includes night and weekend hours for events

·       Four year degree preferred

·       Minimum of 3 years administrative support experience to Vice President level or above, in a corporate environment.

·       Must be a service-oriented team player and a resourceful problem solver.

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Sponsorship Evaluation/Research
Sponsorship Intern - Los Angeles Sparks (Los Angeles, CA)

Reports To:               Director, Partnership Activation

                          

Hours:                         2 – 3 days per week/ Part-time

                                    Seasonal: Fall 2014

Salary:            For college class/program credit only; experience

Summary:      This position is responsible for assisting the Director of Partner Activation with day-to-day duties.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Event Planning
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Market research (partner/brand insights, new market trends)
  • Support proposal and recap building
  • Assist in Partner follow up (mailers, e-mail blasts, corporate newsletter, etc.)
  • Assist in 2015 activation planning (pre-game ideas, structure, logistics)

Requirements:

·         Possess a strong work ethic

·         Willingness to learn (coachable)

·         Detail oriented

·         Can manage high pressured environments

·         Knowledgeable in PowerPoint and Excel

·         Personable/outgoing

·         Event/marketing/promotions experience a plus

Additional Questions

·         Do you have housing in the Los Angeles area? If no, please describe your living arrangements as the Sparks do not offer relocation expenses.

·         Do you understand this position is an unpaid/for college credit only position?

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Ticket Operations
Ticket Operations Intern - Los Angeles Sparks (Los Angeles, CA)

Reports To:   Manager, Ticket Operations

                          

Hours:             Minimum 2 days per week (will vary throughout the year)

                        Desired start: October 2014

Salary:            For college class/program credit only; experience

Summary:      Assist with ticket operation requests along with managing the day-to-day ticket service functions both in the office. The Ticket Operations Intern will process and fulfill ticket orders in TM Archtics ticketing system, assist with season ticket distribution, and generate sales and revenue reports.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • General ticket reports for the WNBA league office and Sales Department
  • Receive ticket operations software training in Archtics and Outbox
  • Processing invoices, ie scanning, filing, etc
  • Assisting with Select a Seat event
  • Mass Mailings, mail merges, etc.
  • Ticket printing and packaging
  • Operation manual development
  • Market research
  • Other general administrative duties as directed by the Manager, Ticket Operations and the Director, Ticket Sales

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills with a  focus on Excel and other Microsoft Office products
  • Demonstrated work ethic with an innate sense of urgency and tenacity

  • Be detail oriented, a self-starter, and be able to work under pressure and multi-task
  • Professional demeanor and appearance with high energy, positive attitude and be committed to teamwork

  • Provide excellent customer service and adjust to rapidly changing business conditions

  • Previous box office/ticketing experience preferred but not required

    Special Requirements

  • Some use of personal vehicle

     

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