Clubhouse Manager Internship (Summer 2021) with Bismarck Larks in Bismarck · ND

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Internship Objective: 
The Bismarck Larks are offering an opportunity for current college level students looking to gain real world Player Operations experience to position themselves for a career in the sports industry upon graduation. 

About the Organization: 

The Bismarck Larks are entering their 5th season in the Northwoods League. After a unique 2020 season, the Larks look to continue to use the Power of FUN to make a difference in the community. The Bismarck Larks partner with over 65 local businesses through dynamic sponsorships. The Larks have filled the shoes as the community’s team. In 2019 alone the Larks made over 100 mascot appearances, included over 7600 students in their reading program and helped raise more than $42,000 for organizations in the Bismarck community.  Sellouts are not uncommon in Bismarck as the Larks have sold out over 75% of their games through 4 seasons.
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 10, 2021
 
End Date: August 20, 2021 (dependent on post season play)
 
Academic Qualifications: Applicant should be studying a subject in a relevant field. This may include but is not limited to Sport Management, Business, Marketing, Sales, Human Resources.
 
Description of Responsibilities: The majority of the time, the clubhouse provides the focal point of a baseball club. It often determines the way a player develops and the level of success he has both on and off the field. A well managed clubhouse offers a multi-functional facility, from providing a meeting room to acting as a second home to the players. Over the past few seasons the prospective outlook on the clubhouse manager position has changed. It is a vital role of the clubhouse manager to provide maximum customer service to players, coaches, team personnel, umpires, league officials, and special entertainment acts such as the mascot.
 
The following is a list of responsibilities of the Clubhouse Manager. Responsibilities are not limited to this list.
 
General Team Responsibilities:
  • Expected to be available for all Bismarck Larks Home Games and Special Events
  • If there is not a game on a weekday, you will be expected to attend office hours of 9AM-5PM each day
  • Every Intern will be required to perform as the mascot at least once during the summer
 
Pre-Season Clubhouse Responsibilities:
  • Equipment inventory
  • Uniform inventory
  • Cleaning & organization (coach locker room, player locker room, umpire locker room, bathrooms, showers, laundry room, washers, dryers, dugouts, batting cage area)
  • Distribute equipment and uniforms to each player & keep records of items distributed
Game Day Responsibilities: 
  • Umpire Liaison: You will be point of contact for umpires as they arrive in Bismarck. 
    • Call hotel to verify rooms
    • Give them meal vouchers
    • Make sure umpire room is set before they arrive
    • Ensure they receive a high quality post game meal every game
    • Give gas receipt to GM for repayment
  • Laundry: Home & Visiting team (personals, uniforms, towels)
  • Clubhouse Cleaning: Home & Visiting team (tables, garbage cans, dugouts, water/Gatorade jugs, coach office) (cleaning crew will clean bathrooms, showers, and locker room floors)
  • Equipment: Issue any necessary equipment to players (keep records), bring umpires game balls, fill water coolers for both teams (equipment inventory sheets will be provided and should be filled out for any equipment given to players. Sheets should be kept on file for future reference.)
  • Food: Home, Visiting, & Umpires: It is the clubhouse manager’s responsibility to pick up post game meal from a pre-determined sponsor for the home & visiting team. Post game meal for the umpires is from the concession stand and should be ready in their locker room before the end of the game
Post Game Responsibilities:
  • General cleaning the locker rooms
  • Take both team and umpire meals to locker rooms or pre-determined eating location
  • Collect laundry (uniforms & towels) from locker room and begin for following day
  • Equipment pickup and storage 
  • Any other request made by front office personnel
Post Season Responsibilities:
  • Collect equipment and complete inventory of collected items
  • Collect uniforms and complete inventory of collected items
  • Cleaning & organization (coach locker room, player locker room, umpire locker room, bathrooms, showers, laundry room, washers, dryers, dugouts, batting cage area)
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 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and work in a fast paced environment 
Reports To: Director of Ballpark Operations.
Credit: College credit towards a major, minor or general elective may be earned.
 
Please express interest and submit Résumé and Cover Letter to Director of Ballpark Operations, Nate Maddox at nate@larksbaseball.com. If you have any questions, please contact Nate by email or phone at (701) 557-7600.

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.

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