We’re Drafting & Developing the BEST: Have you always dreamed of working for a professional sports franchise? Do you want to be the BEST in the NBA? If your answer is YES to these questions, then an internship with the Indiana Pacers in the Group Sales Department is an opportunity of a lifetime.
The Indiana Pacers have always taken pride in drafting the best talent and developing elite superstars. Have you ever heard of Reggie Miller, Rik Smits, Danny Granger, or Paul George just to name a few? Yeah – those guys were all drafted by the Pacers and rose to NBA superstardom. How’d they get there? The Pacers saw raw talent, work ethic, and a desire to succeed. In return, the Pacers developed those qualities and characteristics so that they could rise to a level above the rest.
Start Here, Stay Here: If you’re looking for an internship just to fulfill some needed credits in order to graduate, look for something else. Our internship program is all about preparing you for a career selling sports. We are hiring interns who are dedicated to our team. We are looking for quality people who want to impress us so much that we offer them a full time job when they graduate.
If you’re interested in starting your career in ticket sales for an NBA franchise, this is your opportunity. When we hire people for our consumer sales staff, we start by evaluating our interns. If you’ve proven yourself as a dedicated person with a strong work ethic and a genuine interest in sales, then you are right at the top of the list when we hire people for our full time positions. This internship could be the start of an illustrious NBA career for you.
The Scouting Report:
We are looking for the following qualities and characteristics in a Group Sales Intern:
· A strong desire to be in ticket sales after graduation
· A competitive edge that drives them to be the BEST
· Ability to take initiative to find ways to help the franchise regardless of how much or how little work there is to do
· Strong attention to detail
· Insatiable work ethic
· Neat and organized
· A true professional
· A positive attitude
The Gameplan: This is a great launching point to begin your career in sports ticket sales. You’ll learn how to help our group sales reps remain as efficient as possible. You’ll be doing a lot of their administrative work. Best of all, you’ll be able to get actual hands-on sales experience as we allow you to shadow the group sales reps on the phones, out of the office on appointments, and at different events during the season and during the off-season. This is a paid internship (Indiana Minimum Wage) with flexible hours to accommodate your class schedule. You must be eligible to receive college credit to obtain an internship with the Indiana Pacers.
Game Re-Cap of Duties & Responsibilities:
· Researching Qualified Leads
· Mailing out large ticket blocks
· Data Entry utilizing Microsoft Excel and Archtics
· Creating Invoices, Receipts, Flyers/Order Forms
· Planning New Group Sales Initiatives & Programs
· Assisting in the Planning & Execution of Group Events
· Shadow Group Sales Reps on the Phones and on Appointments
· This is a paid internship with flexible hours to accommodate your class schedule
Qualification Requirements: The Group Sales Intern must be eligible to receive college credit to obtain and maintain an internship with the Indiana Pacers. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above 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.
Role Players Need Not Apply. We’re Looking for Future Hall of Famers!
We are working to develop the best ticket sales department in all of sports. Therefore, we will be very selective in who we add to our team. We’re looking for candidates who are competitive, detail oriented, coachable, and who have the desire to climb to the top of the industry. Are you ready to be our next All-Star?