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Operations Internship - Fall 2019 with Chicago Fire Soccer Club in Bridgeview, IL

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Operations Internship – Fall 2019 
Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)
As the Chicago Fire Soccer 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 Event Operations team by providing material and operational support to the Front Office and First Team. This position will provide broad and extensive resume-building experience for individuals interested in event and/or sports management fields. The Fire accept a limited number of applicants to ensure that interns gain valuable work experience in Operations and Fan Services. All Chicago Fire internships are unpaid. 

Primary Game Day responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 
  • Support in the logistics of game day preparation and execution
  • Stadium set-up and tear-down, such as gates, concourse activations, locker rooms and pre-game fan fest 
  • Credential preparation and management
  • Assist in all game day efforts in conjunction with our Part-Time Game Day Ops Staff
  • Activate club assets and provide our fans with an exceptional game day experience 

Primary Non-Game Day responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Support Front Office maintenance projects
  • Maintenance of all club vehicles, club equipment storage and inventory
  • General facility upkeep and maintenance
  • Work in conjunction with the Marketing and Events Departments for the coordination and logistics of all non-game day events
  • Coordination and interface with Fire players, coaches and mascots at community appearances, autograph signings and events
Occasional First Team operational needs
  • Team first mentality
  • Positive attitude and open-minded
  • Hard work ethic and demonstration of pro-activeness
  • Possess a keen attention to detail
  • Proficient time management and organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

  • MUST be eligible to receive college course credit for the internship
  • Applicants should be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Graduate degree from an accredited university
  • Applicants must be able to work at least 3 – 4 days a week, and/or 30 – 40 hours on a weekly basis
  • Interns are expected to work select weekends, weeknight events, holidays and must be available for ALL REMAINING HOME GAMES. View the 2019 schedule via the link provided: 2019 Chicago Fire MLS Schedule 
  • Applicants should be comfortable performing physical labor duties on a daily basis
  • Previous experience in event/stadium operations is ideal and a strong background in leadership and fan/customer services is a plus
  • Applicants who are available for the Fall Semester from August – November are preferred, with those that have availability through December being strongly preferred

All individuals that share the Chicago Fire Soccer Club Core Values of 
are welcome to apply!
The Chicago Fire is 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. 

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Do you have reliable transportation to SeatGeek Stadium?

  3. Are you able to work 3 – 4 days a week including weekends as needed?

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

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