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Bismarck Larks

Ballpark Operations Manager (SUMMER 2018)

Bismarck Larks
Bismarck, ND
Internship: Internship
Internship Objective: 
Bismarck Baseball is offering an opportunity for current college level students looking to gain real world Ballpark Operations experience to position themselves for a career in the sports industry upon graduation.
About the Organizations: 
The Bismarck Larks were one of two teams to join the Northwoods League in 2017. Located just outside of downtown Bismarck, North Dakota the team plays at the newly renovated Bismarck Municipal Park which holds 1,600 fans. After a very successful Inaugural Season in which the Larks sold out 27 out of 36 home games, the Larks look to continue to build and become a staple in Bismarck.
The Northwoods League is a summer baseball league comprised of teams of the top college players from across North America. The Northwoods League has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any Summer Collegiate Baseball League in North America.  Each team is operated similar to a professional minor league team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wooden bats, minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips, and playing nightly before thousands of fans.
Start Date: May 14, 2018 – Negotiable
End Date: August 17, 2018 – Negotiable  
Academic Qualifications: Declared major or minor in Sport Management or General Management (Other majors will be considered including, but not limited to: Journalism, Marketing, Food Management, and Business)
Description of Responsibilities: Each Ballpark Operations Manager will be responsible for the oversight of specific concessions locations. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
·      Concessions location oversight
·      Assist in management of Ballpark Operations interns (will be assigned 1 or 2 interns for the season)
·      Assist with Game Day Staff / Concession Employee Management
·      Food & beverage inventory & tracking for assigned areas
·      Assist with food & beverage re-orders
·      Assist with scheduling & payroll of concessions employees
·      Food & beverage waste management & tracking
·      Ensure food quality control
·      Assist with the quality control of ballpark cleaning and maintenance, including preemptive maintenance
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
·      Availability to work all games and events
·      Must be a team player with strong leadership skills
·      Must be enthusiastic with a desire to work hard and have a positive “can?do” attitude
·      Previous internship or job in ballpark operations is a plus but not required
·      Cash handling experience preferred
·      Customer Service & Management experience preferred
·      Food experience preferred
·      Ability to multi?task and handle responsibility
·      Self? motivated and ability to take initiative
·      Skills with various power tools, and in different maintenance areas is a plus
·      Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Sheets
·      The ability to work extended hours upwards of 14 hours and lift 50 lbs. 
Compensation: Monthly Stipend
Credit: College credit towards a major, minor or general elective may be earned.
Contact: Nate Maddox, Director of Ballpark Operations. nate@larksbaseball.com

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