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Marketing and Promotions Internship - Columbia Fireflies (Columbia · SC)

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Internship: Internship
About the Columbia Fireflies: The Columbia Fireflies are a part of Hardball Capital which also owns the Chattanooga Lookouts (AA Minnesota Twins Affiliate) and the Fort Wayne TinCaps (A San Diego Padres Affiliate.) The Fireflies began play in the spring of 2016 at Segra Park, in Columbia, South Carolina. The Fireflies are the Class-A, Kansas City Royals affiliate of the Low A East whose season begins in April and concludes in September.

Program Description: The Fireflies internship position(s) will be open to college students and recent college graduates. Interns will be required to work all home games and regular non-game day office hours. Members of the Internship Program will be exposed to all facets of a Minor League Baseball organization and will gain practical, in-depth experience from one of the positions listed below. Hardball Capital believes in hiring from within; many of our current full-time staff members began as interns with one of our clubs. All internships will be provided with a monthly stipend of $1,000. The start date for our 2022 Marketing & Promotions Internship will be mid-January, and the internship will run through the end of September 2022. Interns must be able to commit to the full extent of the internship.

Marketing and Promotions Internship:
  • Will report to directly to, and work closely with, the Marketing & Community Engagement Manager

 Non-gameday Duties:
  • Assist with the scheduling and coordination of mascot appearances, player appearances and community events throughout the Midlands
  • Handle the fulfillment of all donation requests
  • Assist in managing, maintaining and growing the Fireflies Kids Club
  • Assist in managing, maintaining and growing the Fireflies K9 Klub
  • Assist in the planning and in-game execution of promotional and theme nights, including but not limited to the following tasks 
    • Making Mason’s (mascot) costumes for theme nights 
    • Generating ideas for on-field promotions, music, video board, etc. 
    • Ballpark decorations 
  • Assist in the planning of marketing campaigns for theme nights and other promotions
  • Work with Director of Group Sales on sales plans for theme nights and other promotions
  • Work closely with the Corporate Sales Team to create and plan marketing related sponsor activations
  • Coordinate community outreach programs such as Mason’s Valentines and Military Hero Card Sets
  • Coordinate National Anthem Auditions and assist in booking anthem dates
  • Required to participate in stadium pre-season preparation/cleanup which may include weekends
  • Other duties as assigned 

Gameday Duties:
  • Assist in coordinating on field pre-game activities & ceremonies, including performance groups and ceremonial first pitches
  • Assist in the set up and coordination of all theme night elements
  • Assist in the execution of all in-game promotions, including selecting contestants for on-field contests
  • Schedule and coordinate all Kids Club Exclusive game day events (one per month)
  • Work with the Corporate Sales team to activate any sponsored in-game elements
  • Assist with the scheduling and coordination of the 2022 Promo Team
  • Required to participate in stadium pre-game preparation and assist other departments with pre-game preparation as needed
  • Required to assist in putting the tarp on the field and taking it off (this will happen during the day, at night or early morning depending on the situation)
  • Other duties as assigned 

Please Note: It is not required but encouraged for interested individuals to live within commuting distance or have housing in the Columbia area. Please be sure when applying to attach cover letter, resume, two references, and answers to the questions below to be considered for an interview.

*All staff members and interns are to lead by example and set a high standard for game day employees (i.e. wearing proper work attire, great customer service, no foul language, etc.)*
*Housing is not provided*
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Positive Attitude
  • Ability to work in team setting or individually (both will occur)
  • Good Organizational Skills
  • Good Time Management Skills
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. Are you able to relocate at your own expense, if necessary?

  2. Are you able to start Full Time by Mid January of 2022?

  3. Are you able to work long hours including nights, weekends and holidays?