Overview: The SWB RailRiders community relations intern is responsible for providing assistance to the Director of Community Relations with all planning, coordination, and execution of community programs and events as well as assistance with organizational and administrative tasks associated with the SWB Pinstripes Foundation. Students interested in PR, marketing, communication, sports management, or non-profit management are highly encouraged to apply.
Compensation: Paid ($8.00/hour on Game Days) and available for college credit. *Student must be receiving college credit to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities
Including, but not limited to:
- Answer and fulfill donation, mascot appearance, and player appearance requests.
- Assist in the execution of the RailRiders school program, including school assemblies.
- Assist in execution of theme nights, awareness nights, mascot related events (CHAMP’s Birthday) and community initiatives during RailRiders’ home games including MiLB Charity Initiatives, Stand Up to Cancer Night, the Copa Initiative, and SWB Pinstripes Foundation events and fundraisers.
- Assist in and planning an execution of all special events and charity walks held at PNC Field on Saturday’s throughout the year.
- Schedule requests for player/mascot community appearances. May include escorting player or mascot to different events around Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
- Carryout game-day on-field and in-game Community Relations responsibilities.
- Work together with the Marketing Department to execute social media posts and campaigns related to community relations activities.
- Assist in scheduling and coordination of participants in the RailRiders’ Military Appreciation Program and Community Organization of the Game program and National Anthem program, etc.
- Manage and organize materials related to in-game jersey and merchandise auctions.
- Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Community Relations.
- Must be willing to work long hours including holidays, weekends and weeknights.
- Will need to attend at least half of all RailRiders home games (especially key events such as HOPE Week and other community initiative games).
- Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Must have a reliable car and valid driver’s license.
- Basic computer skills, including ability in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus, but not required.
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.