Merchandise Internship - Summer 2021 with Kalamazoo Growlers Baseball in Kalamazoo · MI

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Internship Objective: 
The Kalamazoo Growlers and Battle Creek Bombers are offering an opportunity for current college level students looking to gain real world Merchandise Management 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 beginning their eighth season of play in 2021. 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 3,085 seat park located in Kalamazoo’s Mayors Riverfront Park is the home field of the Growlers. The Kalamazoo Growlers also run and operate the Battle Creek Bombers. The Battle Creek Bombers return for their 14th season in the prestigious Northwoods League. The Bombers, 2011 Summer Collegiate World Series Champions, play in historic C.O. Brown Stadium, a 2,267 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 10)
End Date: On or near the end of summer (August 20th)

Academic Qualifications: Declared major or minor in Sport Management or Marketing
(Other majors will be considered including, but not limited to: Journalism, Merchandise, and Business)

Description of Responsibilities:
Pre-Season Responsibilities:
  • Merchandise inventory
  • Merchandise store setup including pre-season cleaning and stocking of items
Game Day Responsibilities:
  • Merchandise store setup and operation
  • Cash handling and credit card transactions
  • End of home stand inventory reports completed and sent to Merchandise Manager
  • Fulfilling online orders
  • Ordering and reordering apparel as needed
 Post Game Responsibilities:
  • General cleaning of merchandise store
  • Merchandise pickup and storage
  • Any other request made by front office personnel
Post Season Responsibilities:
  • Collect merchandise and complete inventory of collected items
  • Cleaning & organization of merchandise stand and storage room

Desired Skills and Qualifications:?
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including correct grammatical usage
  • Organized, motivated, and able to work independently
  • Team-leadership and adaptability
  • Ambitious and self-initiated
  • Ability to lift 30-50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and work in a fast paced environment
  • Previous cash handling experience preferred

Compensation: Unpaid Internship, Pre-game meals, Limited housing available.

Credit: College credit towards a major, minor or general elective required.

Team Locations: 
Kalamazoo Growlers: Homer Stryker Field
Battle Creek Bombers: C.O. Brown Stadium 

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