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Foundation Game Day Staff - Florida Panthers (SUNRISE · FL)

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Job Title: Foundation Game Day Staff
Department: Florida Panthers Foundation
Reports To: Foundation Manager
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Employment Type: Part-Time
Location: FLA Live Arena

Organization Overview:
The Florida Panthers are a community focused organization lead by an authentic management team that served our country and now serves the South Florida community. The organization is on the rise and is experiencing success both on and off the ice. Led by General Manager Bill Zito, the Panthers had their best start in franchise history. Off the ice, the business team is seeing growth across all key metrics including ratings, social engagement and a busy 2022 concert schedule. Meanwhile the organization is expanding outside of FLA Live Arena and recently purchased the FTL War Memorial in Downtown Fort Lauderdale to build a new practice facility and concert venue.

 

About the Florida Panthers Foundation:
The Florida Panthers Foundation serves as the team's main charitable beneficiary. Re-introduced in the middle of the 2013-14 season under the ownership of Mr. Vincent Viola and Mr. Doug Cifu, the vision of the Florida Panthers Foundation is to make a positive philanthropic impact on the South Florida community and beyond. Through partnerships, grants, and community programs, the Foundation will focus on four priorities, including youth hockey, children and youth, veterans and the endangered Florida panther. The Panthers Foundation raises money through various fundraisers and in-game initiatives, including the 50/50 Raffle, jersey and memorabilia auctions, "Puck for a Buck", outside events and other opportunities to engage fans in support of the Foundation. Through the Foundation, the Florida Panthers looks to support exemplary South Florida nonprofit organizations that help make a positive impact in the local community.

 

Job Summary:
The Florida Panther Foundation is looking for high-energy, motivated sellers to join the Foundation’s highest revenue generating initiative as part of the 50/50 raffle sales team for the 2022-2023 season. The 50/50 Raffle is conducted so that 50% of that game’s jackpot goes to the winner and the other 50% of the jackpot goes to the Florida Panthers Foundation.

 

Job Functions:

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate raffle ticket transactions via electronic handheld device to fans pre-game and through the end of the second period intermission.
  • Educate fans and answer questions about the Florida Panthers Foundation and and 50/50 Raffle.
  • Accurately handle the sale and distribution of the tickets, following program requirements.
  • Responsible for making credit only sales and troubleshooting the technology of the 5050 raffles through tablet and printer devices
  • Understand the mission of the Florida Panthers Foundation.
  • Must be able to walk long distances, climb up/down arena stairs, and stand for long periods of time at kiosks to sell raffle tickets
  • Help with, and promote other Foundation fundraising initiatives (i.e. auctions, merchandise sales, Foundation events, etc.)
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be over the age of 18 years.
  • Must be able to provide own means of transportation.
  • Prior experience and responsibility of working with credit card transaction devices
  • Ability to interact positively with large fan base.
  • Comfortable approaching people and requesting donations in front of crowds.
  • Must be detail oriented and have strong organizational skills.
  • Strong sales skills and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidates must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays if necessary.
  • Having a flexible schedule that allows for working all panthers home games.
  • Call time for this position will be 1 ½ hours prior to puck drop.
  • It requires an outgoing personality and a passion for raising money for the Florida
  • Must be available to work at least 75% of regular season home games

 

Work Environment:

  • This position works in an arena where the noise level is generally high, crowd traffic is heavy, temperatures are variable – often cold; lights are bright or dark with occasional exposure to pyrotechnics.

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a part-time position. Hours of work are based on event schedule and are mostly nights, weekends and occasional holidays. Foundation Game Day Staff work approximately 4 hours each Florida Panthers home game.

 

At the Florida Panthers, Arena Operating Company, Panthers Ice Den, and Sanza Food Service we strive to make every employee feel valued and respected for who they are and the unique contributions they make. We believe that a diverse and inclusive company is a more innovative and successful company, which is why we aim to infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) into all aspects of our culture and our business.

We welcome all to apply and join our team.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.


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