Louisville Bats

Louisville Bats

Director, Ticket Sales

Louisville Bats - Director
Louisville · KY
Ticket Sales and Services: Ticket Sales
Job Title: Director, Ticket Sales
Main Purpose of Job: Ticket Sales Management
Reports to: General Manager
Hours: Monday-Friday as required, weekends and holidays as needed
Contract Type: Permanent, full-time
Location: Louisivlle, KY

Company Overview:
The Louisville Bats is a subsidiary of Diamond Baseball Holdings (DBH formed in 2021 to support, promote, and enhance Minor League Baseball through professional management, best practices, innovation and investment.  The Louisville Bats has been a AAA team located in Louisville, Kentucky since 1982.  The Bats have been the AAA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds since 2000. 

Position Overview:  
The Louisville Bats are seeking a highly motivated, well-organized, results-oriented sales professional that will be instrumental in building the ticketing strategy from the ground up and creating the foundation to surpass short-term and long-term ticket revenue goals, attendance goals and retention goals. The Director, Ticket Sales will report to and collaborate with the General Manager.  
Job Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Assist in developing, implementing, and executing the short-term and long-term ticket sales strategies of the organization 
  • Actively sell and maintain a healthy book of ticket sales business 
  • Identify, recruit, hire, train and lead a sales team to build a dynamic sales environment that will exceed the sales goals of the organization 
  • Evaluate the daily activities of the sales team and provide regular feedback, training, coaching and leadership during weekly reviews 
  • Provide guidance on the sales process with every team member, including assistance with prospecting, qualifying potential clients, presenting solutions and hosting consistent meetings with everyone on a regular basis 
  • Regularly measure the effectiveness of the organization’s various sales campaigns and offerings and provide recommendations for further improvement 
  • Cultivate strong relationships within the community that will encourage tickets sales and build a sales pipeline 
  • Utilize feedback from clients to develop additional benefits, address concerns, improve communicates and better the ticket offerings moving forward 
  • Represent the organization in the community at various events and work to identify new key community relationships and partnership that will assist in growing the organization 
  • Actively remain aware of trends and developments within our league and industry and provide ideas and insights to improve our ticket sales portfolio  
  • Other duties as assigned 
  • Bachelor's degree in business, Marketing, Sport Management, or a related field 
  • 4+ years of experience in ticket or other B2B and B2C sales 
  • 2+ year of sales leadership experience 
  • Proven ability to build, develop and retain a staff 
  • Team above self-mentality 
  • High personal accountability 
  • Strong time management and organizational skills 
  • Desire to cultivate strong relationships within and outside of the organization 
  • Ability to be creative, take calculated risks and strive to better the standing of the organization 
  • Ability to communicate articulately and confidently, both verbally and in writing, with individuals at every level 
  • Ability to work effectively in a high-pressure environment while prioritizing and leading multiple tasks/projects at the same time 
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays 

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.

Job Questions:

  1. What are your salary expectations for this position? Please provide a range.

  2. Where are you currently located?

  3. How many years of ticket sales experience do you have in the sports industry?

  4. How many years of experience do you have in a leadership role?