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Community Events Intern - Iowa Wild (Des Moines · IA)

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Internship: Internship
Our Marketing & Creative Services team is made up of inspired, creative, eager and talented minds who passionately grow the sport of hockey in Iowa.  We are constantly learning, growing, and adapting to new technology and platforms to connect and engage with our fans.  Our vision is to grow stronger together as a hockey community, connect with our fans and partners in a meaningful way, and entertain the state of Iowa with an exciting, professional, and innovative product. Our Community Event Interns play a key role in bringing that vision to life.  



As our Community Events Intern, YOU:



Are a proud and dedicated community soldier.  Summer events in Des Moines can take place throughout the weekends, weeknights, or both! And wherever the people are, that is where we want to be! People see you as helpful, someone who listens and anticipates our communities’ needs and desires. You solve problems before anyone even knows they’re there with a solution that is greater than their expectations could ever be. You and your teammates will plan, manage and execute the entire set up and tear down of every community event, creating an approachable and fun atmosphere for attendees to remember. 



Plan events and create lifelong memories.  We are in the business of creating lifelong memories.  And you are in the business of creating those memories by providing a great experience and interaction with the Iowa Wild brand. Working closely with the Community Relations & Mascot Coordinator and the Iowa Wild Promo Crew, you will strategically plan Iowa Wild goals for each event.  Goals for an event might be lead generation, ticket sales, growing the game of hockey, or a combination.  Your input on the goals will develop your event planning skills and will translate to how each event is carried out.



Brand Ambassador. You constantly engage event-goers out in the community, welcoming conversations with current and prospective fans regardless of age. You inform fans on all things Iowa Wild including ticket packages, player news, upcoming events, and more!  For any questions you are uncertain of, you are relentless in your quest to get the answer quickly by asking questions to those around you and your leader.



Are a team player. Every member of the Iowa Wild staff wears many hats, and you love collecting hats.  You may find yourself instructing kids on how to hold a hockey stick during a street hockey event, selling season tickets to a prospective fan, or becoming our mascot, Crash himself, while attending a charity walk event. The experience you can gain depends on how much you want to learn!  



YOU ARE A:



Face of the Franchise. Timely, professional, and courteous are ingrained in your being.  You represent the Iowa Wild through various events in Central Iowa.  There will always be a smile on your face and your body language is always inviting of conversation and connection.  
Pillar of our Community Efforts. Being impactful in the Central Iowa community has been a huge part of the Iowa Wild brand since the team’s inception in 2013.  With your assistance, the Wild organization will continue to leave a positive mark on those they cross paths with, whether virtually, or in person at a variety of events.  Your hard work fulfilling donation requests and attending events will better connect the organization with community leaders and grow the relationship between the team and its biggest supporters!  
Cultural Centerpiece. Your interaction with our employees, fans and community is constant. Day or night, weekday or weekend, connections matter. People see you as a supportive resource and a critical part of our team and the Iowa Wild’s culture and brand. You thrive on interactions within our community, sharing our customer benefit programs and promoting the sport of hockey. You present the best version of yourself and our brand, both on and off the ice. Approaching this job requires the time, flexibility and willingness to communicate, collaborate, and understand that the different gears of our organization work together as one to produce results.  Early weekend mornings at the farmer’s markets and late Saturday nights at festivals and fairs will become part of your routine.  
Servant Leader. At the Iowa Wild, everything we do is grounded in serving. You serve our organization, each other, our fans and our community. Leadership is not a rank, it’s an acknowledgement of responsibility knowing you are connected to our team-oriented organization and the fans we serve.  



IOWA WILD WILL:



  • Listen to you. We need your thoughts, ideas and passion to help make this the best team in sports and entertainment. You talk, we’ll listen.
  • Treat you like an adult. We will trust you to get the work done in a way that makes sense for you. We measure output and impact.
  • Support you. We promise you'll be surrounded by people equally committed to the Iowa Wild and producing a product that is the best in the state of Iowa, the AHL, and all of hockey. You won’t find more passionate people all focused on growing the sport. Go Wild!
  • Commit to Diversity Equity & Inclusion. We drive social change and foster inclusivity by providing a safe, positive and welcoming environment for you, all community members and employees regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, background or experience. 

THE FINE PRINT:
  • Reliable transportation to transport event set up and materials is required.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule; nights, weekends, and holidays is required.
  • In accordance with the ADA the physical requirements for this role include sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, lifting, grasping, etc. Should an accommodation be requested MSE will evaluate the request and provide reasonable accommodation under accordance of the ADA.
  • Must comply with organization vaccination requirements



Job Questions:

  1. Are you currently eligible to work in the United States of America?

  2. Will you now, or in the future, require visa sponsorship to continue working in the United States? (Read Carefully)

  3. Briefly, please describe why you want to be a part of the Iowa Wild family?