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Summer Internship

Kansas City, MO
Internship: Internship
Venue Smart is a rapidly growing, well established, and reputable event cleaning company that travels around the country working at large events such as PGA tours, music festivals, horse racing and many more.  What we do at these events is manage and maintain the cleanliness of the venue, which ranges from pre-clean, working during the event and post-clean.  This includes everything from waste management, recycling, composting and creating an overall positive environment for those attending the event.  We have an immediate summer or 6 months internship opportunity for 2 to 3 paid positions with the prospect of full time employment.  The successful candidate will have verifiable experiences in Event/Project management, supervision, planning and budgeting and will possess a positive attitude daily.

We are looking to hire in multiple locations and this is a traveling internship.

  • Creating/preparing preliminary budgets for assigned events
  • Plan all logistical elements for events including but not limited to car rental, hotels, flights, meeting rooms etc
  • Responsible for inventory management of equipment and supplies specific to assigned venue/event
  • Vendor management through bidding process and estimates
  • Researching/sourcing for project locations; negotiate for best terms/value
  • Ability to assist with ideas for reducing project costs
  • Researching job sites, events, venues, festivals and providing feedback to executive management
  • Travel 75-90% for onsite project implementation and management, start-to-finish of assigned project
  • Must be able to keep your cool in stressful situations
  • Ensure projects are complete on-time and under budget. Daily data entry and report submission required

  • Superior organization and time management skills
  • Not afraid to get your hands dirty and pitch in
  • Must have ability to lead, think and react quickly to changes made by customer or due to weather
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft office with heavy emphasis in MS Excel
  • Strong leadership and team building skills
  • Ability to drive pick up trucks and trailers with understanding of DOT requirements is a plus
  • Basic Maintenance and Understanding of small engines is a plus

Summer Event Schedule:
  • Players Championship - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - May 7th to 14th
  • US Golf Open - Shinnecock Long Island, NY - June 5th to 24th
  • Belmont Stakes - Elmont, NY - June 9-11th
  • Travelers Championship – Hartford, CT - June 15th to June 30th
  • Faster Horses - Brooklyn, MI - July 16 to 28
  • Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL - July 25th to Aug 10th

Required Education or Experience:
Degree required from following areas Business, Sports Management, Facility Management, Ecology, Sociology, Communication or a related field. Experience/ within the followings areas is strongly preferred: Supervision/Management of Sustainability, Ecology, Waste Management industries serving venues within USGA, PGA, Concert Industry, Festivals, State Fairs, NASCAR, IRL or Formula 1.

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 of this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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