Trainee, Event Operations - Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena (Atlanta · GA)

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Event Management: Event Operations/Management
Who are we: A professional basketball team and state-of-the-art arena/entertainment venue that specializes in creating memorable experiences for each guest we interact with. Some of our favorite things are live sports, concerts, comedy shows, family shows, and most any other world-class event you can think of, and we’re looking for someone who shares the same interests. We live for the fast pace world of sports & live entertainment, and as such, we work hard, run fast, execute flawlessly, and party it up when it all comes together. Lastly, we strive to deliver wonderful experiences that create lasting memories, and we prefer to surround ourselves with those who are the best at what they do.
Who are you: An enthusiastic lover of sports, live entertainment and people. You have true passion for engaging in meaningful interactions and creating memorable experiences for all guests. You strive to be helpful, engaging and knowledgeable of all things Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena. You enjoy being a part of an exciting and dynamic group, and you’re committed to continuously enhancing the productivity and effectiveness of your team. Lastly, you enjoy working hard and celebrating hard, and you’d be shocked if guests weren’t positively impacted by their interactions with you.

True Trainee Program Summary:
Here’s your chance to experience a bold and dynamic organization firsthand.  The Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena will be looking for passionate team players to participate in our 2021-2022 True Trainee Program.  The program is designed to give top candidates real-life experience in the sports and entertainment industry, in addition to providing educational and networking opportunities. The program dates are September 2021-May 2022.

A quick summary about the Event Operations Trainee role:
Reporting to the Sr. Manager of Event Operations, the role will support all of the Event Operations department in executing onsite events ranging from Atlanta Hawks basketball games, concert VIP events to ancillary events held in State Farm Arena.

What the Event Operations Trainee will be responsible for:
  • Assist the conversion team with set-up, breakdown, and the overall arena transformation.
  •  Assist with game and event night duties including the execution of equipment set up for concourse activations, game day, meetings, training,  VIP events, dark day assignments, and floor setup. 
  •   Assist with the day-to-day pre-space detailing in preparation for event and game days
  •   Attend weekly department and company meetings.
  •  Coordinate with the Event Booking department to ensure alignment.
  • Become proficient in arena booking scheduling software
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What the Event Operations Trainee needs to have:
  • Post Grad (recent college graduates within 24 months of graduation) or graduate-level                     college students required. 
  • Academic and/or Work experiences related to one or more of the following Sports                             Management, Event Management/Marketing, or Business Management/Administration. 
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office products and other related computer skills required. 
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure. 
  • Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail required. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on business writing skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision, be self-directed and demonstrate                         initiative.
  • Strong team synergy skills and ability to work collaboratively with others whom you have no          direct authority over.
  • Excellent ability to establish rapport with others and ability to build strong interpersonal                relationships.
  • Exhibit good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends and be on-call as                  necessary based on the changing priorities of the department.
 What we offer you:
 Compensation and Benefits:
  • $15.00/hour plus overtime
  • Game tickets during Hawks season (as available)
  • 50% discount on Atlanta Hawks merchandise
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage option
  • Holiday Pay (5 major holidays) 
Relocation Information:
  • Relocation and housing expenses are the responsibility of the Trainee.  (Please note, this                role must live and work out of the Atlanta, GA area.)
  • Reliable transportation is also needed
Physical requirements
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds. 
If this opportunity is a job you're passionate about and it fits with your skills and experience, then we welcome you to take the next step and apply!
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of our pre-employment screenings, that may include a background check and drug screen.
 Please note that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.
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.


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