Kalamazoo Growlers

Kalamazoo Growlers

2023 Video Director & Assistant Director Internship - Kalamazoo Growlers (Kalamazoo · MI)

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Communications/Community Relations: Broadcast Production
Internship Objective: 
The Kalamazoo Growlers and Battle Creek Battle Jacks are offering an opportunity for current college level students looking to gain real world Video broadcast directing experience to position themselves for a career in the sports industry upon graduation. 

About the Organizations: 
The Kalamazoo Growlers are a 2014 Northwoods League expansion team, 2022 Northwoods League Championship team, and have become one of the most premier sports and entertainment companies in the Nation, winning organization of the year in 2016, 2020 and 2022. The Growlers continue the rich history of baseball in Kalamazoo, carrying on the tradition of the Kalamazoo Kodiaks and Kalamazoo Kings. Homer Stryker Field, a 3,000-seat park located in Kalamazoo’s Mayors Riverfront Park is the home field of the Growlers.

The Battle Creek Battle Jacks are a foundational organization in the prestigious Northwoods League. The Battle Jacks, 2011 Summer Collegiate World Series Champions, play at historic C.O. Brown Stadium, a 2,000-seat facility located in the heart of Battle Creek, Michigan. 

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: On or near the start of summer (May 16th)
End Date: On or near the end of summer (August 19th)
Academic Qualifications: Declared major or minor in Video / Audio (Other majors will be considered including, but not limited to: Sport Management, Journalism, General Management, and Business)
Description of Responsibilities:
  • Direct and operate video switcher for webcast of all home games
  • Communicate with camera crew and radio broadcasters during webcast
  • Update stats and graphics for webcast
  • Film batting practice and bullpen sessions
  • Oversee setup and tear down of camera equipment
  • Shoot postgame interviews with player/manager
  • Shoot postgame recap with broadcasters
  • Shoot and edit original content for the organization
  • Brainstorm ideas for various social media content 
  • Oversee overall care of video equipment 
  • Edit game highlights, interviews, postgame recaps to be posted on social media
  • All other duties as assigned
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
  • Availability to work all games and events 
  • Extremely out going and personable 
  • 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 video production is a plus but not required
  • Ability to multi‐task and handle responsibility 
  • Self‐ motivated and ability to take initiative 
Other Tasks and activities to include, but are not limited to:
  • Picking up and removing trash
  • Hanging ballpark banners
  • Working concessions outlet as needed
  • Participating in in stadium entertainment
  • Playing Field pick up
  • Office & Clubhouse clean up / organization
  • Fan interaction & engagement
  • Gameday set up
  • Delivery receiving
  • Power washing or other stadium recovery activities
  • Food prep
  • Intern Olympic competitions
  • Working special events
  • Working Battle Creek / Kalamazoo Games
  • Player Food delivery / pickup
  • Merch modeling, sorting, displaying
  • Create / participate in promotional videos
  • Community gorilla marketing campaigns 
Compensation: Monthly Stipend, Game Day Meals
Housing: Housing assistance provided by team
Credit: College credit towards a major, minor or general elective available
Team Locations: 
  • Kalamazoo Growlers: Homer Stryker Field
  • Battle Creek Battle Jacks: C.O. Brown Stadium

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.