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Event Operations Team Member, Part-Time with Chicago Fire Football Club in Chicago · IL

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Facility Operations/Event Staff: Facility/Venue Management
As the Chicago Fire Football Club, we pride ourselves on our sense of unity, high standards we have set for ourselves, and a passion for the game that connects us with those who want to share it with us. We seek to win at all times though not at all costs, we are selfless, humble and thankful for our opportunities. We are rigorous in our approach, and we will always: Do the right things, do things right, and give 100%. 

The Chicago Fire is seeking qualified individuals who are willing to participate in both fan-facing roles and behind the scenes activities on match days and at external club events. Qualifying applicants will be an essential part of the Operations & Fan Experience team by providing fan engagement and operational support to the Front Office and First Team as the club transitions back to downtown Chicago and Soldier Field. This position will provide broad and extensive resume-building experience for individuals interested in event and/or sports management fields.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Primary Game Day responsibilities include:
    • Organize, manage and transport club equipment for Chicago Fire home matches and special events
    • Assist in the coordination of game day logistics at Soldier Field, including the implementation and execution of—floor plans, gate set-ups, collateral placement, crowd management and emergency safety measures
    • Set-up and teardown of our fan fest activation areas according to Marketing and Sponsorship contract obligations
    • Activate club assets and provide our fans with an exceptional game day experience 
    • Assist with on-field duties on match days, including team bench and locker room set-up, managing ball kids, executing stretcher crew and leading kids in pre-game/half-time ceremonies
  • Primary Non-Game Day responsibilities include:
    • Load and transport equipment and manage activations at all Grassroots Marketing and Club Events
    • Work in conjunction with the Events Department for the coordination and logistics of all non-game day events
    • Occasional First Team and Front Office operational needs
  • Additional game day duties and stadium transitional tasks assigned by team supervisors 
 
CHARACTER TRAITS:
  • Bold, Brave & Big-Hearted
  • Team first mentality
  • Positive attitude and open-minded
  • Hard work ethic and demonstration of proactiveness
  • Proficient time management and organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
 
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be comfortable multi-tasking and problem-solving in a fast-paced environment
  • Perform strenuous physical duties, including carrying heavy boxes and equipment
  • Being comfortable in front of fans, working with kids and servicing questions and inquiries is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrate a flexible schedule and show willingness to work a minimum of 20-30 hours monthly during peak season (May – September), including weekends, weeknights and certain holidays
  • Applicants able to commit to working a minimum of 15 HOME GAMES is strongly preferred
  • View the 2020 schedule via the link provided: 2020 Chicago Fire Regular Season Schedule
  • Access to a vehicle, a clean driving record, proof of insurance and a valid driver’s license
  • Follow all club policies, procedures and safety regulations established by the Chicago Fire
  • Knowledge of the Chicago Fire and Major League Soccer is preferred but not necessary
  • Must be at least 18 years of age 

All individuals that share the Chicago Fire Football Club Core Values of being
BOLD, BRAVE & BIG-HEARTED 
are welcome to apply!


The Chicago Fire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Do you have reliable transportation to SeatGeek Stadium & Soldier Field?

  3. Are you able to work certain nights, weekends or holidays?

  4. Are you able to work every FIRE Home Game throughout the 2020 MLS season (evenings & weekends)?

  5. Are you able to work 20-30 hours on a monthly basis?

  6. Are you able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and fit enough to handle manual labor tasks when called upon?

  7. Are you at least 18 years of age?