Fan Engagement Assistant (Seasonal Position)

Myrtle Beach Pelicans - Myrtle Beach, SC4.3

Full-time | Temporary | Internship$1,000 a month
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Company Information
The Pelicans are the Advanced-A Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and a proud member of the Carolina League. For more information visit our website at www.myrtlebeachpelicans.com

Who are the Myrtle Beach Pelicans?
We are the Advanced-A Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and are located less than a mile from the beautiful white sand beaches that stretch for 60+ miles along the Grand Strand. Myrtle Beach hosts 16,000,000+ visitors annually and the destination consistently ranks among the best in the country. The Pelicans are in their 22nd year in Myrtle Beach and play at the beautiful TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Awards & Accolades
2015 Bob Freitas Class A-Advanced Award Winner (Baseball America)
Top 10 MiLB Experience (Stadium Journey Magazine)
Carolina League Excellence in Marketing & Promotions Award
Top 5 Myrtle Beach Attraction (TripAdvisor)
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Recipient
Franchise Sellout Record (15)
Franchise Record for Average Nightly Attendance (3,877)
Back-to-Back Carolina League Champions (2015 & 2016)
17 MiLB Golden Bobblehead Award Nominations

Do you want to be a SUPERSTAR?
In mostly every industry you'll find people who are content with where they are. However, you'll also find people who have the drive, will and determination to keep getting better every single day. With the Myrtle Beach Pelicans we pride ourselves on hiring those types of people in every department. Under the leadership of the Greenberg Sports Group, we want to hire stars that will become superstars in the sports industry and have the track record to prove it. If you are interested in becoming a SUPERSTAR, then you've come to the right place.

Position Description
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are hiring a seasonal position (February - September) to assist in the fan engagement department. This person will work directly under the Director of Fan Engagement to help enhance the fan experience at TicketReturn.com Field.

Responsibilities
Help promote the Pelicans at events throughout the Grand Strand Community and those visiting the area. This includes attending events on nights and weekends.
Work non-traditional revenue events being held at the ballpark such as concerts, trade shows, etc.
Prepare and execute game day events such as giveaways, promotional theme nights, and on-field entertainment.
Coordinate and execute pre-game activities and entertainment.
Perform as mascots when necessary.
Track social media metrics from week to week and month to month for end of season reporting.
Develop unique ways to engage and grow the Pelicans fan base while enhancing overall fan experience through social media, in-game promotions, and other events.
Be available to field front desk phone calls & answer inbound fan messages on various social media channels.
Interview, hire, and manage a game day promotional team
Schedule and coordinate ballpark tours.
Be a positive brand ambassador and represent the Pelicans and our partners in a professional manner at all times.
All other duties assigned... like: taking the bat dog home, researching and learning the next viral dance, picking up VIPs from the airport, and tarp pulls (yay!).

By the end of the internship you will:
Understand, in-depth, the various interworking of departments that comprise a front office of a sports team
Understand the culture of the Pelicans' front office and how it leads to our success on and off the field
Add additional elements to your professional portfolio
Have gained valuable networking opportunities
Have gained experience in managing both people and events
Receive potential job placement assistance based on performance

REQUIREMENTS:
Interns are preferable of college senior status or employee eligible, meaning able to accept a full-time job upon completion of the internship.
Other applicants will not be excluded
A strong interest and desire to work in the sports industry.
A wide range of majors are encouraged to apply, but most of our applicants are a part of communications, recreation/ tourism, and sport management majors.
Interns should be able to perform physically demanding aspects of the job.
Interns must be willing to dedicate 40-100 hours per week to their internship, including all home games and ballpark events.
Interns must be able to start at the beginning of February on a full-time basis.
A working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite.
A working knowledge of social media management tools (ex: Hootsuite, Sprout Social, etc).
Prior experience in Minor League Baseball (or a similar position) is preferred.

Duration/Salary
This is a seasonal position that will conclude in September.
Compensation for this position is $1000.00/month.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.