Fan Engagement Internship with Pacers Sports & Entertainment in Indianapolis, IN

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The three main areas of responsibility as a part-time Fan Engagement Marketing intern with Pacers Sports & Entertainment are (1) community, (2) game-day, and (3) office. The Intern will be responsible for set up and tear down of fan engagement activities throughout the concourse and management of our promotional assets. Office responsibilities include researching appearance opportunities across Indiana, and maintaining promotional materials for game day and community giveaways. This internship provides several development opportunities within the Marketing department and is a great opportunity for anyone interested in beginning a career in the sports industry! 
1.       Community Marketing Initiatives (e.g. Fan Van activation)
  • Actively engage with current and prospective fans using promotional strategies
  • Oversee our Fan Van calendar, including booking events, and interacting with our community partners
  • Travel to events in Indianapolis and surrounding communities
  • Set up, tear down, maintain, and facilitate fan engagement activities, including prize giveaways
2.       Game Day Execution
  • Set up and tear down fan engagement activities around the arena 
    • Prize giveaway stations
    • Pacemate photo booth
    • Pacemate autographs
    • Family fun activities
  • Coordinate game day DJs and other entertainers
  • Distribute special guest prize packs
  • Interact and communicate with Fan Zone members
3.       Office
  • General administrative responsibilities
  • Maintaining inventory of promotional materials 
  • Restocking and organizing prizes for game day giveaways 
  • Researching fan van opportunities across Indiana
  • Assisting marketing staff with special projects 
4.       Participating in discussions regarding marketing and promotional strategies
5.       Other Duties as assigned
1.      Passionate about working in the sports industry
2.       Self-motivated to meet or exceed desired team and individual goals
3.       Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks effectively
4.       Uses active listening skills and follows directions
5.       Engages critical thinking skills to solve problems independently and efficiently
6.       Approaches and engages community in a professional and friendly manor
7.       Communicates effectively and professionally with teammates
8.       Remains positive and motivated in all situations
9.       Open to feedback, guidance and direction as it pertains to job performance and personal growth
10.    Presents a clean and professional appearance always 
11.    Punctual and effectively manages his or her time
12.    Reliable, responsible, and works with integrity
13.    Works collaboratively with co-workers and staff during ambiguous or stressful situations
14.    Adapts or evolves with changing or shifting priorities while still meeting or exceeding expected goals
15.    Ability to set up and tear down promotional materials as required
16.    Ability to work a flexible schedule including days, nights, weekends, and holidays
17.    Follows proper procedure for handing out gift/incentive items
18.    Attends all mandatory Elevate trainings

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
An individual currently working toward a Business or Sports-focused degree with experience in a marketing, customer experience, or fan-facing role is preferred.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret instructions and reports.  Ability to write reports, recaps, and correspondence with extremely high accuracy and attention to detail.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Managers, Clients, Customers, and the general public.  Ability to communicate and sell ideas to peers and executives.  Ability to create and deliver presentations to all levels of employees and upper management.
Ability to apply common mathematical functions to develop activation schedules and prepare event recaps and reports.
Ability to define problems, collect information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and make recommendations. 
Must be able, through creative, logical and technical means, to see projects through to completion.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects or controls and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and reach above shoulders. Employees must be able to lift objects up to 50 pounds in weight. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to:
1.       Sit
2.       Stand
3.       Walk
4.       Use telephone
5.       Use 10 key calculator
6.       Use computer 
7.       Speak, hear and write
This position requires the employee to be proficient in Microsoft Office products, such as Excel, Powerpoint, Word, etc. A strong understanding of social media sites, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and other emerging channels, is also preferred.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1.       The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate.
2.       The noise level in the Fieldhouse/game environment is usually loud.
3.       The stress level may become high during certain times of the year.
4.       Be able to work in atmospheres that may be indoors or outdoors
5.       Be able to work a flexible schedule that includes days, nights, weekends, and holidays for extended hours
6.       Be able to maintain composure in large crowds of people and a variety of stressful unpredictable situations

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. 

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Are you able to receive college credit for this internship

  3. Are you available to work all home Pacers games from October through December?

  4. Is your schedule flexible to include days, nights, weekends, and holiday?

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