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2019 Internship Opportunities

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 2019 to 1st Week of May 2019                                       

     Summer Internships

Mid May 2019 to Mid-August 2019

 

About Blowfish Baseball:                                                                                                

Voted the 2015 Coastal Plain League's Top Organization of the Year, the Blowfish Enter their 14th 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 22nd season in 2019, 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,
Theo Bacot at theo@blowfishbaseball.com

 2019 Intern Questionnaire 

 The deadline for applying for our spring internship is December 16, 2018 and for our summer internship is April 3, 2019. 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.

 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 attention to detail
  • 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

 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 Sales (Spring/Summer)

  • Identify and develop new business by regularly researching and pitching new prospects through in-stadium tours, external appointments, and phone prospecting
  • Sell full-season, partial plans, and groups
  • Organize, make and report cold calls
    • Meet daily goal of 50 calls/day
  • Develop customized group ticket programs using inventory controlled by the organization.
  • Maintain groups sales inventory
  • Daily reporting of sales and goals
  • Develop and implement group incentives
  • Managing all personal accounts and provide the highest level of customer service
  • Attend outside events with the purpose of selling ticket packages and corporate sales
  • Ensure all groups are serviced and executed
  • Handle customer questions and complaints in a polite manner
  • 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 & Ticket Sales (Summer Only)

  • Gain expertise knowledge of current eTix ticketing system to answer questions and troubleshoot any technical/customer issues.
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • 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 face to face interaction, external appointments, and phone prospecting.
  • Game night responsibilities include answering incoming sales line, assisting with sales initiatives, and/or prospecting clients at the stadium.
  • Maintain accurate records of daily revenue
  • Operating hand-held ticketing device for entry at gate
  • 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.
  • Monitor in-stadium signage: ensure all signs are hanging properly, all flags are flying properly
  • Perform routine security checks of stadium club, all restrooms, and press box
  • Prepare field for all pre-game activities (i.e. batting practice) and all 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 after every game
  • Assist in the setup and tear down of necessary inflatables and the food and beverage locations on the concourse
  • Direct parking and fans entering the stadium pre-game with excellent customer service
  • All other duties as assigned

 

Retail Store and Merchandise (Spring/Summer)

  • Responsible inventorying merchandise
  • Supervises retail associates; completes store operational needs by assigning employees and following up on work results.
  • 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
  • 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/Graphic Design (Summer Only)

  • Execution of pre-game production set up including video & audio editing, graphic design.
  • Execution of game production including camera operation, audio & video click effects operation, digital switcher, and tape orientation.
  • 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. 
  • Writing and distributing periodic press releases, fact sheets and media advisories
  • 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
  • Photograph each game and 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
  • Administer content to engage our followers such as contests/giveaways, promoting upcoming games and events, posting pictures/video during home games
  • 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                        
  • Producing game programs, media guides and other publications, daily game notes
  • Creating game day digital files for video board, and social media use
  • Organizing/archiving all graphic files
  • Organizing proof of performance materials and final POPs
  • Producing Advertising pamphlets
  • Creating and managing print signage to promote ballpark events and promotions
  • All other duties as assigned

Marketing and Community Relations (Spring/Summer)

  • 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.
  • Assist with player/coach instruction camps  
  • 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)

  • Outgoing energetic personality  
  • Organize and attend outside promotional events (festivals, parades, mascot appearances etc.) and assist with marketing Blowfish at events
  • Assist marketing/community relations with game day promotional set-up
  • Assist marketing/community relations with mascot/community appearances
  • Distribute advertising products throughout community
  • Coordinate and assist with all pre-game on field ceremonies and between inning promotions from the field or in the seating bowl as usher
  • Entertain sections of fans throughout game days as usher
  • Ensure game presentation runs smoothly and all marketing and sponsorship elements are executed successfully
  • Provide excellent customer service on daily basis.
  • Greet fans as they enter the stadium, check tickets, show fans to seats, and thank fans as they leave the stadium.
  • Assist operations team in set up of stadium pre-game, and post-game
  • Assist in writing game day script for PA announcer & promotional script
  • Assist in Reading Program Marketing Initiatives (occurs pre-season/spring) on game day and non-game day
  • Smiles are required
  • Assist in all other customer service areas
  • All other duties as assigned

Audio/Video Production & Broadcasting (Summer Only)

  • Assist in the production of the video live stream of home broadcasts 
  • Assist in production of highlights following each home game 
  • Create, copy and produce commercials for sponsors to play during broadcasts
  • Video production and editing of spur of the moment clips 
  • Assist in ensuring broadcasting and/or public address systems are working properly before games 
  • Assist in writing game summaries and press releases for all games (home & away) in a timely manner 
  • Assist with updating social media sites/websites continuaoulsy 
  • Keep website roster and news stories up to date
  • Assist in all logistics and operations of broadcasting and/or announcing games as well as commnicating with Lexington County, CPL and away team media. (This position requires tracking away games. Can travel with 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 pre-game and post-game finance reports
  • Assist in processing deposits, ticket accounts, and vouchers and filing in the appropriate location
  • Assist in other areas as required by game operations
  • All other duties as assigned

Food & Beverage (Summer Only) 

  • Assist in set up of concession stand and all food/beverage portables
  • Provide quality service to our guests, handle complaints
  • Assist in set up and closing procedures to include: prep of food catering, inventory, handling cash, and close out point of sale system
  • Monitor operation of stand to ensure adherence to all safety and sanitation standards
  • Monitor inventory levels during games to all portables and concession stand. Ensure stands are stocked for duration of games.
  • Monitor and execute all food and beverage orders ensuring the quality and appearance of presentation
  • Knowledge of menu and POS system
  • Assist in all club area preparation and clean up
  • Organize and maintain various storage areas
  • Report trends to management