2018 SPRING and SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

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Lexington County Blowfish Baseball Club

2018 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, up to a 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 2018 to 1st Week of May 2018                                            

Summer Internships Mid May 2018 to Mid-August 2018

About Blowfish

Baseball:Voted twice the Coastal Plain League’s Top Organization of the Year, the Blowfish Enter their 13th 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 2018, the CPL features 16 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 1,300 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

The deadline for applying for our spring internship is December 22, 2017 and for our summer internship is April 30, 2018. 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.

2018 Internship Questionnaire

Interviews will take place for a fall intern ASAP.  Potential Blowfish Fall Interns: That the Blowfish typically only hire one or two FALL INTERNS. Therefore, as you read the below department job descriptions, please keep in mind that you may wear “many department hats” and that we are “One Team One Dream”. During the fall, our intern(s) are asked to help anywhere and everywhere. However, please fill out the “2017 Intern Questionnaire” so that the Blowfish management staff has a better understanding of your interests.

BLOWFISH QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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)

Group & Ticket Sales/Box Office Operations (Fall/Spring/Summer)

Group Sales

  • Sell full-season, partial plans, and groups to generate maximum revenue
  • Identify and solicit new local and regional corporate partners for the organization (group leads)
  • Develop customized group ticket programs and incentives
  • Maintain groups sales inventory
  • Daily reporting of sales and goals
  • Ensure all groups are serviced
  • Handle customer questions and complaints
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Tracking 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.
  • All other duties as assigned

Box Office Operations

  • Handle all box office game day operations
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Operating hand-held ticketing device for entry at gate
  • All other duties as assigned

Retail Stores and Merchandise (Spring/Summer)

  • Merchandise inventory
  • Maintains retail standards, policies and procedures
  • Open and close 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 evaluate, create, and maintain professional visual displays
  • Ensure integrity of physical inventory and par levels
  • Maintain cleanliness and safety standards throughout the retails shops

Community Relations (Spring/Summer)

  • Assist in parades, festivals, community outreach, and outside events
  • Maintain appearance schedule/commitments for Blowfish players, including Blowfish in the Community program, parades, festivals, mascot appearances and other outside events
  • Process and fill donation requests as well as execute charitable programs
  • Assist in Reading Program Marketing Initiatives (pre-season/spring) on game day and non-game day
  • Act as game day liaison between groups at the ballpark and game day promotion team
  • Work with media relations to ensure website is regularly updated with media stories, pictures, upcoming events, etc.
  • Assist in game day promotions as needed

Marketing & Game day Promotions (Spring/Summer)

  • Collaborate with Blowfish staff members to achieve effective marketing for the organization
  • Organize and attend outside promotional events (festivals, parades, mascot appearances etc.) and assist with marketing efforts as needed
  • Identify, maintain and leverage mutually beneficial partnerships with area not-for-profit organizations
  • Assist marketing/community relations teams with game day promotional set-up
  • Assist marketing/community relations teams with mascot/community appearances
  • Distribute advertising products throughout community (pocket schedules, flyers, posters etc.)
  • Execute revenue-generating programs such as player/coach instruction camps
  • Coordinate and assist with select in-park, on-field and between-inning game day promotions
  • Ensure game presentation runs smoothly and all marketing and sponsorship elements are executed successfully
  • Create and execute all pre-game on field ceremonies and between inning promotions
  • Write game day script for PA announcer
  • Coordinate on field promotions with PA announcer and Emcee throughout game
  • Write promotional between inning script(s)

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)
  • 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.)

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 (fast pitch, front gate, game promotions etc.)
  • Assist in processing deposits, ticket accounts, and vouchers and filing in the appropriate location

Mascot Team (Summer Only)

  • Rotate between team members the responsibility of appearing as mascot (Blowie, Liam the Leprechaun) at games and community events
  • Engage the fans in an upbeat and personable manner
  • Pose for fan pictures and promotional media
  • Participate in pregame, between inning and post-game promotions and activities
  • Handle the promotional schedule of the mascot on game days ensuring timely arrivals for game day promotions
  • Lead mascot around stadium ensuring the safety of the person in the mascot costume and surrounding fans

Media Relations/Social Media/Graphic Design (Summer Only)

Media Relations

  • 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.
  • Writing and distributing periodic press releases, fact sheets and media advisories
  • Photographing games and special events
  • Assist in game operation of the press box
  • Ensure up-to-date contact with local media
  • All other duties as assigned

Social Media

  • Improve and maintain the team’s presence on Social Media- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Develop ideas to generate new followers on our social media pages
  • Website design and updates (event and game recaps)
  • All other duties as assigned

Graphic Design

  • Organizing/archiving all graphics files
  • Organizing proof of performance materials and completing final POPs
  • Producing game programs, media guides and other publications, daily game notes
  • Advertising Pamphlets
  • Responsible for creating and managing print signage to promote ballpark events and promotions
  • All other duties as assigned

Stadium & Field Operations/Food and Beverage (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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Assist in the setup and tear down of necessary food and beverage locations on the concourse
  • Manage inventory levels
  • Bag ice
  • All other duties as assigned