When Macon, GA made a bold move to bring baseball back to Historic Luther Williams Field in 2018, they did it in partnership with two industry veterans who literally wrote the book on ticket sales, Steve DeLay and Jon Spoelstra.
The first six seasons of the Macon Bacon have been a smashing success with more than half the games being sold out. The Macon Bacon have become a national sensation and we’re looking for our next superstar. We are a collegiate summer baseball team and play in the Coastal Plain League. Our fans are treated with first-class entertainment and continuously have been in the top 5% in attendance in summer college baseball out of more than 300 teams and even had an average attendance of better than 30% of all Minor League Baseball organizations.
The Macon Bacon are led by Team President, Brandon Raphael. Together, Steve and Brandon have more than 50 years of combined experience all over the country in the NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball, MLS, college athletics and Minor League Baseball. With the Ultimate Toolkit Company, Steve has written books on ticket sales and partnerships that are used by hundreds of teams around the country.
In 2020, Steve and Brandon purchased the Florence franchise in our league and rebranded it the Florence Flamingos. That organization has flourished and have had more than 20 sellouts in its first two seasons. Opportunities for growth within our organization are a top priority for our staff.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
As the Group Sales Account Executive, you’ll be prospecting, building the relationships and selling traditional group packages and experiences. You’ll be working with schools, religious organizations, youth sports, non-profits and much more. You will be trained. A lot. Our goal is to set you up for success from the get-go. Everything we do starts with ticket sales.
Our fans are everything to us. Everything we do is for our fans, whether those that come to our games or follow our organization from around the world. We are an organization that believes in Passion, Accountability, Creativity and Teamwork.
We play between 25-30 home games each year along with other events planned during the offseason that give you plenty of sales opportunities. And, there are no eight game homestands as we play an average of three games a week between the end of May to the beginning of August.
Our ideal candidate should have the drive and determination to be their best. Someone who is competitive and be a great teammate to others in the office. Someone who wants to either start their career in sports or continue building it.
You should have the willingness to learn. To live and breathe working in a great office culture. Positivity and coming to work every day with a smile is a must.
The starting salary is $30,000. Commission is earned on your sales and you can expect to grow that each year. There are health benefits, a 401K and profit-sharing plan as well.
We’re looking for someone that’s hungry. And, if you’re hungry for Bacon as well, that’s a bonus. Is that you? If so, apply and let’s have a chat.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.