Tri-City ValleyCats

Tri-City ValleyCats

Community Relations Assistant (Intern) - Tri-City ValleyCats (Troy · NY)

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Communications/Community Relations: Community Relations
Job Title: Seasonal Community Relations & Fan Engagement Assistant
Reports To: Assistant General Manager 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE -   
COMMUNITY RELATIONS:    
  • To participate in grassroots marketing efforts which include traveling to various events aimed at interacting with fans, generating consumer leads, and representing the Tri-City ValleyCats.    
  • Coordinate community appearances with the street team, mascots, and players.   
  • Wear the mascot costume as needed when out in the community.   
  • Assume responsibility for a number of community initiatives, including Sunday Summer Reading, Community Heroes Starting Nine, Community Spotlight,  and more.   
  • Regularly follow up with community leaders, nonprofit organizations, schools, special guests, sponsors, vendors and others both via email and by phone.   
  • Build database by getting fans to sign-up for giveaways.   
  • Document and report to management for each event including estimated number of attendees, amount and type of collateral distributed, etc.   
  • Identify sales opportunities and future events through networking and outreach within the local market.  
  • Help distribute 175,000 pocket schedules throughout the Capital Region.   
  • Assist in the approval and fulfillment of donation requests; maintain accurate records in database.  
  • Fulfill, package and ship donation requests.   
  • Work with Media Intern(s) to provide community engagement photos/graphics for website and social media.   
  • ‘Cats Crew Kids Club – Assist with the registration process, club mailings, event preparation and execution, prize distribution and maintain club records.   
  • Prepare newsletter emails and online activities for ‘Cats Crew members.   
  • Create activities and coloring pages for the Kids Corner in the Team Store.   
  • Respond to all fan correspondences and requests for fan packs.        
 
FAN ENGAGEMENT & PROMOTIONS:   
  • Work with the Promotions Assistant and staff to design, develop and implement promotional activities designed to be fun, interactive and to help sell tickets.   
  • Set up & execute SouthPaw’s Birthday event by contacting and securing appearances by area mascots while developing pre-game and in-game promotions that entertain fans.   
  • Participate in gameday setup including decorating for theme nights, securing props, printing materials, distributing giveaway items, staffing check-ins, etc.  
  • Personally interact with ValleyCats fans inside and outside of the stadium either in costume or out of costume when needed.  
  • Lead ballpark tours; train other staff on tour procedures and talking points.   
 
MASCOT OPERATIONS: 
  • Schedule events and staff for SouthPaw, the ValleyCats mascot in the community.   
  • Perform as various ValleyCats mascots during in-game promotions and at special events, as necessary.   
  • Assist in creating skits for video or in-game promotional entertainment.      
 
OTHER DUTIES:     
  • Screen incoming calls and respond as necessary.   
  • Makes sales calls (as requested).   
  • Complete other miscellaneous projects as instructed by management; may include tasks such as cutting flyers, laminating, data entry, etc.   
  • Must be willing to work extended hours.    
 
QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students or individuals seeking entry into the sports industry. 
  • Must be enthusiastic with a desire to learn through hands on experience.
  • Desire to have FUN!
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Must be a team player with leadership skills.
  • Ability to be at the stadium or events long hours including night and weekends.  
  • Self-motivated worker without needing constant direction. 
  • An organized and goal oriented individual.  
  • Knowledge of baseball. 
  • Must have basic computer skills-MS Office.
  • Willingness to wear a mascot costume.
  • Driver’s License.

Compensation and Duration of Employment
: Hourly compensation at $14.20 per hour. You can expect 30-40 hours per week.  If fulfilling an academic requirement, college credit may also be awarded.  Position is from mid-May to early September.