3-6-12 Month Internships & Seasonal Positions - By Invitation Only Minor League Sports Virtual Career Fair - Minor League Sports Virtual Career Fair

Minor League Sports Virtual Career Fair jobs
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 We are hosting an exclusive, invite-only, Minor League Sports Virtual Career Fair. Invitees will have the opportunity to meet and learn from top executives in Minor League Sports as they talk about creative fan promotions, marketing and the multi-faceted aspect of working in the minor leagues. You will also have the opportunity to network with the hiring managers and put your best self in front of dozens of minor league hiring managers  to earn an Internship or Seasonal position.

Minor League teams are well-known for their fun and creative cultures, where everyone rolls up their sleeves and does more than just what’s written on their job description.  Now is your turn to “try out” and see if you have what it takes to join the team.

If you are seeking an internship or seasonal position (often year-long positions are for recent graduates)  beginning in early 2022 that will give you exposure to all the aspects of working for a professional sports organization, we encourage you to apply and see if you make the cut!

Upon acceptance into this career fair, all finalists will take part in the following events:

TeamWork Online Minor League Sports Virtual Career Fair Event Details:
Each event day will start with a virtual panel discussion featuring key players in Minor League Sports followed by networking with the selected candidates.

Monday, November 8th- 12 PM EST- 1:30 PM EST 
  • Prep Session with TeamWork Online Founder and President, Buffy Filippell.   Learn "best practices" for networking, following up, and how to present yourself to employers.

Tuesday November 9th - 12 PM EST - 3 PM EST
  • Team Presidents Panel - Learn from industry leaders about day to day operations while running an entire organization 
    • Steve Delay: Owner of Macon Bacon and Florence Flamingos 
    • Eric Edelstein: President of Reno Aces 
    • Vic Gregovits: President of Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC 
    • Bob Hoffman - President of Tucson RoadRunners 
    • Amanda Powers - President of FC Tucson
    • Moderator: Ryan Crelin - Commissioner, ECHL League Office 

  • Young Guns Panel - Hear from executives who were in school just a few years ago are on now the fast track to success in the minor leagues! - Featuring: 
    • Zander Atwood - Vice President of Sales - Lafayette Aviators 
    • Sam Fischer - Assistant GM - Asheville Tourists 
    • Kate Roth - Assistant GM - Lake County Captains 
    • Sophia Carbone - Director, Expansion Club Strategy - Digital Solutions - USL HQ
    • Moderator: Max Weisenbach - Director, Team Business Services - AHL League Office 
  • Networking + Breakout rooms

Wednesday November 10th: 12 PM EST - 3 PM EST
  • Marketing in the Minors Panel - Meet the people behind all the fun and learn about the creation of these unique fan experiences and promotions! - Featuring: 
    •  Zack Frongillo - Director of Entertainment - Savannah Bananas 
    • Kara Heater - Marketing Director - Savannah Bananas
    • Betsy Haugh - Director of Women’s Soccer Operations - USL HQ
    • Lauren Muni - Senior Director Marketing - Jacksonville Icemen
    • Christina Ferrante - VP of Marketing and Communication - Monterey Bay FC 

  • Diversity & Inclusion Panel - Discussion on initiatives to become a more inclusive and diverse league while changing the face of the sports industry. - Featuring: 
    • Marcus Myrick - Sr. Director, Club Services - USL League Office 
    • Jordan Mirabile - Senior Director, Administration and Culture - Indy Eleven 
    • Rachel Bukszar , Vice President, People - USL 
    • Moderator: Philicia Douglas - Director of Sales - Birmingham Squadron
  • Networking + Breakout rooms

Preferred Attendee Qualifications
Attendees ought to successfully demonstrate in their applications: (1) a passion for working on the business side of sports, (2) a strong work ethic, (3) persistence in the face of obstacles, (4) a passion for learning, and (5) coachability and an openness to feedback. Candidates who are athletes, had internships with a sports team, worked retail sales, or previous sports internships, have a leg up.  You ought to have a 1) compelling story in your cover letter  2) Strong video  3) Name and email address of a professional reference 
 
Here's how you present yourself as best as possible to be selected for the Minor League Sports Virtual Career Fair:
  1. Click Apply Now and log into your TeamWork Online account.  If you do not have an account, please click Sign Up in order to create your profile. 
  2. Make sure you have included a current and professional profile picture, and have filled out your profile completely - headline, LinkedIn profile, education, experience, clubs (list the sports you’ve done in high school) etc. 
    1. Your headline should include: 1) Your graduation year and university/program you attend, 2) HS/College Athlete, and 3) Organizations you have worked for and 2 skills you have done/want to do again. (Example: 2021 Temple University, Sport & Recreation Management, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Wings Lacrosse, Community Relations, Events, Sales)
  3. In the Cover Letter section, please briefly describe yourself and why you are right for a position in minor league sports. 
  4. We will let you know if you have qualified to be invited to the career fair on or before November 1, 2021.

*Example of a Minor League Internship/Seasonal Job Description 2022*

Job Summary
Teams are looking to hire several associates for their upcoming seasons. An internship or seasonal position is designed to prepare college students or recent graduates, who have an interest in the sports industry, for a full-time career within the industry.  Internship and seasonal roles often lead to full-time positions.  Tasks could include assisting on tarp pulls, arena/stadium operations, marketing/promotions, performing as a mascot, selling tickets, and much more!

Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Internship and Seasonal candidates will need to be available for the entire season and/or length of the program.
  • Candidates will be required to work all normal business hours including games. Additional weekends and Holidays will also be required.
  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a college/university or recently obtained a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Willingness to learn and excel in the sports industry is strongly desired.
  • Positive attitude and a “can do” mentality are important
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to multitask and handle time sensitive deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and respond to change quickly
  • Team player willing to go above and beyond

Examples of Departments with Internships & Part-Time Roles:
  • Ticket Sales
  • Ticket Operations
  • Food & Beverage 
  • Merchandise 
  • Scoreboard/Game Operations
  • Media Relations
  • Community Relations
  • Digital Media
  • Arena/Stadium Operations

3 and 6 month internships are recommended for undergraduates, while the 12 month internships are recommended for graduates - internships start January 2022.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. Please provide a full name and email address of a professional reference for us to contact.

  2. For internship candidates: Are you able to receive college credit?

  3. Are you able to relocate if chosen for a role?

  4. What month are you available to start working?

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