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Game Operations and Community Relations Intern with Rockford IceHogs in Rockford, IL

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The Rockford IceHogs are the AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks. The Game Operations & Community Relations Intern will assist the Game Operations & Community Relations Coordinator to learn and develop a strong understanding of the entertainment facet of professional sports along with the organization’s involvement in the community. This is an unpaid position (housing will be provided) and will run from September 2019 until the end of the season (ranging from end of April through mid-June). Every day will be different for this intern, from helping out with the day-to-day set-up and execution of the game entertainment, scheduling mascot and community appearances, and other tasks designated by the Game Operations & Community Relations Coordinator.

Job Responsibilities: 
  • Come up with creative ideas for the on-ice promotions, media timeouts, theme nights and other events that the IceHogs can implement into the game entertainment
  • Help with pre-game ceremonies and in-game promotions including finding participants, set-up, and execution of promotions
  • Book Hometown Heroes, Ceremonial Puck Drops, Color Guards, etc
  • Assist the game operations department with pre-game prep including: 
    • Stuffing stat packs into game programs and putting the appropriate amount at each door
    • Sticker chuck-a-pucks for every game
    • Set-up and organize sponsor tables and raffles/auction tables
  • Schedule, manage, and attend mascot appearances throughout the community on a daily basis
  • Assist with the organizing and execution of our community programs, the Runts Kids Club, events, and player appearances
  • Fulfill and track all donation requests sent to the Rockford IceHogs
  • Enter data from game raffles into an Excel spreadsheet
  • Other tasks and duties at the request of the Director of Business Operations
Requirements: 
  • Ability to attend all of the IceHogs home games and work nights, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Completing or have completed a four year college degree, strongly preferred in Sport Management, Marketing, Business, Communications or other related field 
  • Enthusiastic attitude and outgoing, creative nature
  • Personal transportation to get to and from the arena
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office and Social Media Outlets)

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. 

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