2017 Spring & Summer Internships

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Pictured above is the class of the Blowfish 2017 Summer Internship Program

First Row (From Left To Right): Jermani Porter, Briana Blakley, Anna Foell, Lauren Calhoun, Anna Vergellli, Lisa Sanchez, CJ Reyes, Elli Peltonen Wei Hsuan Lee

Second Row (From Left To Right): Justin Hall, Austin Bowen, Ryan Blackburn, Bailey Black, Andrew Ferry, Grayson Boatright, Davey Austin, Matthew Jinnette, Brandon Scaffe, Jack Von Der Lieth

Third Row (From Left To Right): Stephen Long, Zavier Bonnett, Joey Barrett, Dalton Aho, Sam Dracos, Zach Langston, Alex Haney, Preston Jordan, Lawson Estridge, Richie Blanchard III, Taylor Wright, Joseph Clamp

Lexington County Blowfish Baseball Club

2017 Intern Job Descriptions

www.blowfishbaseball.com

803.254.3474

The Lexington County Blowfish Baseball Club is looking for current undergraduate and graduate students in sport management, or related fields that are self-motivated, and reliable for each department listed below who are interested in gaining professional experience and knowledge in the baseball industry. Internships are entry level, 40-hour per week, seasonal positions are open for interview for the spring (January-May) and the summer (May-August). We can be flexible based on school schedules, but interns should be available:

Spring Internships Mid-January 2017 to 1st Week of May 2017                                       

Summer Internships Mid May 2017 to Mid-August 2017

About Blowfish Baseball: Voted the 2015 Coastal Plain League’s Top Organization of the Year, the Blowfish Enter their 12th season. The Blowfish are comprised of some of the best players from Division I, II, NAIA and NJCAA. Blowfish alumni include players from the South Carolina Gamecocks, Clemson, The Citadel, College of Charleston, Francis Marion and other collegiate teams from across the state and the nation.

 About the Coastal Plain League:The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 21th season in 2017, the CPL features 15 teams playing in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. In addition, over 1,200 CPL alumni have been drafted by Major League Baseball.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and the below intern questionnaire to General Manager, Brian Larkin at brian@blowfishbaseball.com

2017 Internship Questionnaire

The deadline for applying for our spring internship is December 16, 2016 and for our summer internship is April 3, 2017. Interviews will take place for the spring interns ASAP, and the summer intern interviews will start now and will end no later than April 10 – April 21.

 BLOWFISHQUALIFICATIONS:

  • High level of integrity
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong team work skills as well as the ability to work independently and self-motivate
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong customer service skills preferred
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize goals
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word and Excel)
  • Some experience with PowerPoint and Photoshop
  • Ability to organize, make and report cold calls
  • Ability to attend company events of all types
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to pull tarp and other manual labor tasks
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred

Please note that the below job descriptions are not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the intern for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (by department)

Production/Graphic Design (Summer Only)

  • Execution of pre-production schedule including video & audio editing, graphic design.
  • Execution of some season production including camera operation, audio & video click effects operation, digital switcher, and tape operation.
  • Planning and coordination of assorted productions including production, direction, and securing special guests.
  • Advertising Pamphlets
  • Website
  • Layouts
  • Overseeing the acquisition of game day digital images
  • Organizing/archiving all graphics files
  • Organizing proof of performance materials
  • Completing all proof of performance (either by print and/or on marketing website)
  • Assist with on field between innings creative entertainment
  • Taking photographs at each home game and at other events
  • Responsible for taking photographs of each element of our active partnership agreements (signage, tables, screen shots of website, promotions, web, print, etc.) for Proof-of-Performances
  • Download nightly photographs/manage media library
  • Screening, renaming, and filing photos in electronic file folders
  • Responsible for creating and managing print signage to promote ballpark events and promotions
  • All other duties as assigned

Group Sales

  • Identify and solicit new local and regional corporate partners for the organization.
  • Organize, make and report cold calls (40 to 60 daily)
  • Develop customized group ticket programs using inventory controlled by the organization.
  • Identify group leads
  • Maintain groups sales inventory
  • Daily reporting of sales and goals
  • Responsible for all groups areas
  • Develop and implement group incentives
  • Ensure all groups are serviced
  • Handle customer questions and complaints in a polite manner
  • All other duties as assigned

Box Office & Ticket Sales

  • Generating maximum revenue through full menu marketing ticket programs.
  • Managing all aspect of tickets.
  • Sell full-seasons, partial plans, and groups for the Blowfish.
  • Create and develop new business by regularly pitching new prospects through in-stadium tours, external appointments, and phone prospecting.
  • Managing all personal accounts and provide the highest level of customer service throughout the season.
  • Game night responsibilities include answering incoming sales line, assisting with sales initiatives, and/or prospecting clients at the stadium.
  • Attend outside events with the purpose of selling ticket packages and corporate sales.
  • Maintain accurate records of all prospecting activities and closed sales.
  • Assist with planning, preparation, and execution of season ticket package distribution and ticket holder’s season gifts.
  • Gain expertise knowledge of current etix ticketing system to answer questions and troubleshoot any technical/customer issues.
  • Handle customer questions and complaints in a polite manner
  • All other duties as assigned

Stadium & Field Operations (Summer Only)

  • Responsible for the maintenance of all equipment throughout the facility to help insure proper and safe operation of the facility on a daily basis, especially game day
  • Execute and manage in-stadium operations including cleaning, upkeep and general maintenance to ensure facility is in the best possible condition
  • Organize and manage service contracts the facility has with outside vendors on routine maintenance and preventative maintenance upkeep of the facility to ensure compliance with terms of contract.
  • Assist in preparation and management of the operations budget.
  • Manage, train and motivate the departmental employees
  • Adequately schedule all part time staff during the season.
  • Purchase all materials required for the Operations Department
  • Responsible for OSHA compliance of systems and resources for facility.
  • Monitor in-stadium signage: ensure all signs are hanging properly, all flags are flying properly and not ripped or caught on barriers
  • Perform routine security checks of stadium club, all restrooms, and press box
  • Prepare field for game play/post-game field maintenance
  • Communicate with head coach to fulfill all team locker room and travel needs
  • Team laundry each home post game
  • Ensure all locker rooms (home, visitors and umpire) are clean and maintained
  • Communicate with umpires before, during and after games
  • All other duties as assigned

Retail Stores and Merchandise

  • Responsible inventorying merchandise
  • Maintaining retail locations eye appealing and organized
  • Supervises retail associates; completes store operational needs by assigning employees and following up on work results.
  • Trains to, and maintains retail standards, policies and procedures
  • Opens and closes retail locations as directed by management
  • Assists retail management with the daily cash procedures and operations
  • Monitors store floor, assist with guests needs and requests
  • Regularly evaluates, creates, and maintains professional visual displays; provides direction to retail associates regarding store merchandising and displays.
  • Ensures integrity of physical inventory and par levels
  • Maintains cleanliness and safety standards throughout the retails shops
  • All other duties as assigned

Media Relations/Social Media

  • Writing and distributing periodic press releases, fact sheets and media advisories
  • Producing game programs, media guides and other publications, daily game notes
  • Write event recaps and stories to be used on team website
  • Maintaining the Blowfish website, changing it frequently and providing daily statistical updates of text and graphic material during the ball season
  • Assist in game operation of the press box
  • Coordination with community relations programs
  • Keep a comprehensive record of events and media clips that cover Blowfish special events and participate on the Blowfish game staff assisting with community relations activities
  • Attend and contribute to all Blowfish special events
  • Improve and maintain the team’s presence on Social Media- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Develop ideas to generate new followers on our social media page
  • Ensure up-to-date contact with local media
  • Implement fan surveys in ballpark
  • Administer content to engage our followers such as contests/giveaways, promoting upcoming games and events, posting pictures/video during home games
  • All other duties as assigned

Marketing and Community Relations

  • Collaborate with Blowfish staff members to achieve effective marketing/communications for the organization
  • Coordinate and assist with select in-park, on-field and between-inning game day promotions
  • Organize and attend outside promotional events and assist with marketing efforts as needed
  • Identify, maintain and leverage mutually beneficial partnerships with area not-for-profit organizations
  • Execute revenue-generating programs such as player/coach instruction camps
  • Maintain appearance schedule/commitments for Blowfish players, including Blowfish in the Community program, and mascot appearances.
  • Process and fill donation requests as well as execute charitable programs
  • Ensure game presentation runs smoothly and all marketing and sponsorship elements are executed successfully
  • Assist in Reading Program Marketing Initiatives (pre-season/spring) on game day and non-game day
  • Create and update social media content for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Work with media relations to ensure website is regularly updated with media stories, pictures, upcoming events, etc.
  • Take pictures to promote all avenues of Blowfish Baseball (both on-field and off-field)
  • All other duties as assigned

Game day Promotions (Summer Only)

  • Create and execute all pre game on field ceremonies and between inning promotions
  • Write game day script for PA announcer
  • Write between inning script(s)
  • Assist in Reading Program Marketing Initiatives (occurs pre-season/spring) on game day and non-game day
  • Assist marketing/community relations with game day promotional set-up
  • Assist marketing/community relations with mascot/community appearances
  • Assist in all other customer service areas
  • All other duties as assigned

Broadcasting (Summer Only)

  • Assist in ensuring broadcasting and/or public address systems are working properly before games
  • Research home and away team statistics, records, etc.
  • Assist in writing game summaries and press releases for all games (home & away) in a timely manner
  • Assist with updating social media sites/website continuously
  • Create, copy and produce commercials for sponsors to play during broadcasts
  • Keep website roster and news stories up to date
  • The broadcast/announcing intern will assist in all logistics and operations of broadcasting and/or announcing games as well as communicating with Lexington County, CPL and away team media. (The position requires tracking away games. The broadcasting intern can travel with the team.)
  • All other duties as assigned

Accounting/Finance Game Day (Summer Only)

  • Assist in counting revenue/recording revenue from parking, ticketing, merchandise                            Assist in distributing change banks to employees in specified departments
  • Assist in distributing gate giveaway items as required
  • Assist in other areas as required by game operations
  • Assist in processing deposits, ticket accounts, and vouchers and filing in the appropriate location
  • All other duties as assigned