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Creative Services Associate - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)

This is an exciting opportunity to be an intergral part of our Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx Creative team! The role is an entry level, 40-hour per week position that will last for both one Timberwolves season and one full Lynx season. We are seeking a creative professional eager to start his or her career in the world of graphic design!

Department: Creative Services
Reports to: Senior Manager of Creative Services

Position Type: Full Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Summary/Objective

Assist the Creative Services Department in the execution of creative concepts for advertising and marketing collateral including presentations, brochures, direct mail, print and online advertising, corporate identity and a variety of assigned related tasks.

Essential Functions

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

1.    Create high-end cutouts of player images to be used for all communication materials throughout the course of the season.

2.    Assist the Creative Services Department in the design and updating of flyers, forms, brochures, web elements, etc.

3.    Generate design comps for proposed ideas.

4.    Edit, retouch, and manipulate photographs for corporate presentations and marketing/sales initiatives.

5.    Put together mock-ups as requested for proofing by responsible department.

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. Computer skills required: experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) is preferred.
  3. Efficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) is required.
  4. Able to multi-task and complete projects efficiently.
  5. Able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  6. Ability to work well on a team and independently.
  7. Ability to manage specific tasks in the department under supervision.

Education

Degree in graphic design or related field; or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience

Experience working in graphic design is preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. Office hours are typically 8:30 AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday. In addition to working office hours staff may be required to work Timberwolves and Lynx home games, in addition to external events including but not limited to: charity and networking events. Work is generally sedentary 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 within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. This job also operates in a sports arena, which includes 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 remain in a stationary position, as well as operate computers and other office equipment, such as a copy machine, printer and telephone. Staff will frequently ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse around the arena both on event days and non-event days. Staff may occasionally move boxes of merchandise/ rewards weighing up to 15 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. The position is paid $8.00/hour. Is this something you are comfortable with?

3. Do you have professional experience working with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator?

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Inside Sales Associate - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)

Department: Inside Sales
Reports to: Manager of Inside Sales

Position Type: Full-Time/Temporary/Non-Exempt

Summary/Objective

The primary focus of this position is to develop and nurture client relationships in the Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding areas with the focus on selling Full and Partial Season Ticket Inventory for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx.

Essential Functions

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

  1. Generate new sales revenue in full and partial season memberships by researching individuals, companies and industries.
  2. Make cold calls, attend charity events and networking events, conduct professional meetings with potential clients.
  3. Sell full and partial season memberships as well as premium seating and group tickets.
  4. The minimum expectation is 90 minutes of time via telephone every day (450/week) OR 100 phone calls (500/week).
  5. Provide excellent customer service by creating unique touch points, promptly responding to requests or communications, and establishing a dynamic relationship with all customers.
  6. Document all communication in CRM.
  7. Participate in educational opportunities on Timberwolves and Lynx product offerings, pricing and sales strategies, as well as market trends and industry best practices.

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. 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 manage specific processes and tasks in the department under supervision.
  6. Knowledge of CRM and Archtics is preferred.

Education

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience

Sales experience with the business side of collegiate, minor league or professional sports is preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. Office hours are typically 8:00 AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday. In addition to working office hours staff are required to work all Timberwolves and Lynx home games, in addition to external events including but not limited to: charity and networking events. Work is generally sedentary 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 within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. This job also operates in a sports arena, which includes 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 remain in a stationary position, as well as operate computers and other office equipment, such as a copy machine, printer and telephone. Staff will frequently ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse around the arena both on event days and non-event days. Staff may occasionally move boxes of merchandise/ rewards for members weighing up to 20 pounds.

Travel

Position may require some travel to meet prospects or ticket members.

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)?

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Communications: Event Promotions
Interactive Squad - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)

Department: Live Programming & Entertainment
Reports to: Game Presentation & Production Supervisor

Position Type: Part Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Summary/Objective

Individuals in this position will be responsible for high energy crowd interaction, live promotions, concourse activities, and act as Ambassadors while welcoming our guests as they access Target Center on all Timberwolves home games.

Essential Functions

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

1.    Execute on-court promotions, Halftime acts, mascot skits, and other in-arena game night activities.

2.    Act as an Ambassador for everything Minnesota Timberwolves.

3.    Engage guests with energy and enthusiasm throughout the game.

4.    Direct fans to the primary arena entrances and access points.

5.    Assist with other game night elements as needed.

6.    Assist with external or internal Live Programming & Entertainment Department 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.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other:

1.    Strong 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 engage well with others.

5.    Ability to respond to any situation quickly and professionally.

Education

Pursuit of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience

Athletic, cheer, pep-squad, theater, improv, dancing and any other special talents or skills is a plus. Previous customer service or hostess experience is preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

This job operates during Timberwolves 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. This position is paid $12/hour. Is this something you are comfortable with?

2. Are you willing and able to commit to the full length of the Timberwolves season?

3. Are you comfortable working in large groups of people?

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Premium/Suite Service
Premium Seating Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)

Department: Revenue Strategy and Operations
Reports to: Sales Strategy and Operations Supervisor

Position Type: Part Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Summary/Objective

Individuals in this position will aid the Sales and Service Department with implementing and facilitating game night responsibilities for the NBA/WNBA teams.

Essential Functions

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

1.    Set up and break down Premium Seating and Club spaces.

2.    Greet and check-in members in the club level or event spaces.

3.    Provide excellent service to fans, members, and guests.

4.    Assist with Fan Experiences and Touch points pregame and postgame.

5.    Interact with fans and field questions.

6.    Create gift bags and make in-seat visits.

7.    Assist with the execution of prospect and member 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.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and 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 manage specific processes and tasks in the department under supervision.

Education

Pursuit of bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience

Previous customer service or sales experience is preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional sports arena. Staff are required to work all Timberwolves and Lynx home games. Individuals will be required to be stationary for periods of time, and traverse around the arena, which includes steps/bleachers. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.

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. Staff will frequently ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse around the arena both on event days and non-event days. Staff may occasionally move boxes of merchandise/ rewards for members weighing up to 15 pounds.

Travel

Position requires no 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. This is a game night position. Are you able to commit to working game nights during the Timberwolves season?

2. The position is paid $8.00/hour. Is this something you are comfortable with?

3. Do you have previous customer service working experience?

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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Public Relations Assistant - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)

The Minnesota Timberwolves Public Relations team is seeking assistance in the PR department for the upcoming 2014-15 Timberwolves Season! This position is a temporary (seasonal), game night role that will last for the full length of the Timberwovles season. This is a great opportunity to learn more about communications in the professional sports world!

Department: Public Relations
Reports to: Public Relations Coordinator

Position Type: Part Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Summary/Objective

This position assists members of the Public Relations department. The candidate will work very closely on the day-to-day operations, strategies and objectives of the department. Responsibilities in the fast-paced environment include, but not limited to, the following: working Timberwolves home games and preparing materials for the media, setting up and taking down the Timberwolves media section and media room, transcribing post-game quotes and distributing them to media and other projects as needed. Attendance at some Timberwolves home games is required and the job includes some weekend work.

Essential Functions

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

1.       Provide media and teams with statistical and press content.

2.       Participate in Timberwolves game-day in-arena media setup and take down

3.       Assist with game-night media hospitality.

4.       Assist with any post-game events that may occur during Timberwolves home games.

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. 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 manage specific processes and tasks in the department under supervision.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Communications or Public Relations, or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience

Communications background, including Public Relations, Journalism, and/or sports information experience is preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

Staff are required to work Timberwolves home games, in addition to external events including but not limited to: charity and networking events. Work is generally sedentary 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 within a sports arena, which includes 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 remain in a stationary position, and may operate computers and other office equipment, such as a copy machine, printer and telephone. Staff will frequently ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse around the arena. Staff may occasionally move boxes of merchandise weighing up to 15 pounds.

Travel

None

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. The position is an entry level position paid at $8.00/hour. Are you comfortable with this wage?

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Client Relations/Customer Service
Sales and Service Associate - Minnesota Timberwolves (Minneapolis, MN)

Department: Revenue Strategy and Operations
Reports to: Sales Strategy and Operations Supervisor

Position Type: Full Time/Non Exempt/Seasonal

Summary/Objective

The responsibility of this position is to aid the Sales and Service staff with implementing and facilitating the department strategies and objectives for the NBA/WNBA teams. This includes assisting the Partnership Sales and Activation departments as well as the Ticket Sales and Service Departments.

Essential Functions

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

1.    Assist with day to day responsibilities, including but not limited to: managing general office duties, maintain tracking spreadsheets, make deliveries, and running errands

2.    Assist with preparing presentations and recaps.

3.    Assist with database mailings and initiatives.

4.    Support research initiatives regarding promotions and best practices.

5.    Assist with ticketing grids, contract management, archiving game night photos and managing storage spaces.

6.    Research current and prospective clients via Google Alerts

7.    Set up and break down of events, meetings, premium spaces, sponsor booths, interactive areas, sponsored appearances,  and other miscellaneous game night or event setup

8.    Work all Timberwolves home games. Duties will vary but may include: staffing a booth or a Premium space, assisting with implementation of ticket promotions, redemptions, fulfillment of Fan Experiences and Touch points, interacting with fans, fielding questions, and providing excellent customer service

9.    Assist with Marketline and CRM.

10.  Assist with the execution of sponsor appearances: dance team, mascot and/or player.

11.  Assist with the execution of sponsored in-arena promotions: on-court contests (time-outs and quarter-breaks) as well as pre-game and post-game sponsor-related activity.

12.  Prepare and distribute Game Night Summaries with game-related information.

13.  Document in-arena promotions, events, member programming and other activities throughout the game by taking photos as well as videos.

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. 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 manage specific processes and tasks in the department under supervision.

Education

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Experience

Previous sales and/or customer service experience is preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. Office hours are typically 8:30 AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday. In addition to working office hours staff are required to work Timberwolves and Lynx home games, in addition to external events including but not limited to: charity and networking events. Work is generally sedentary 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 within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. This job also operates in a sports arena, which includes 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 remain in a stationary position, as well as operate computers and other office equipment, such as a copy machine, printer and telephone. Staff will frequently ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse around the arena both on event days and non-event days. Staff may occasionally move boxes of merchandise/ rewards for members weighing up to 30 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. This position will require working office hours and game nights. Is this something you can accommodate?

2. This position is paid $8.00/hour. Is this something you are comfortable with?

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