Grassroots Marketing Intern - FC Cincinnati (Cincinnati · OH)

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Internship: Internship
Job Title: Grassroots Marketing Intern (January 2022 – May 2022)
Department: Brand Marketing & Communications
Reports to: Fan Experience & Grassroots Marketing Manager

About TQL Stadium
FC Cincinnati is a professional soccer team that plays in Major League Soccer, having entered the league as its 24th team in 2019. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Carl H. Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph. Originally founded in 2015 by Lindner III and current president Jeff Berding, FCC began play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads.

TQL Stadium, home of FC Cincinnati, is one of the most ambitious soccer-specific stadiums in not only North America, but the world. Critically acclaimed firm Populous designed an innovative and forward-thinking stadium that will be one of the largest soccer-specific facilities in Major League Soccer. The $250 million, privately funded stadium will have a 26,000 capacity, with the closest seats within 15 feet of the field. The design includes 53 traditional suites and 4,500 premium seats throughout four premium club spaces. Additionally, the team’s famous supporters’ section, The Bailey, will grow to be more than 3,100 strong and loom over opponents at a 34-degree angle at the stadium’s north end. A 360-degree canopy roof covers every seat in the stadium, but still allows sufficient sun in to grow a natural grass field. The stadium has five team locker rooms, including a comprehensive team suite for FC Cincinnati that features a dressing room, coach’s offices, lounge, equipment storage and the Mercy Health Center of Excellence for the team’s medical and game day fitness needs. TQL Stadium meets all current requirements to host CONCACAF and FIFA events, featuring top national teams from around the world, including the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, as well as the world’s top club teams for friendlies.

Position Overview
FC Cincinnati is seeking highly motivated individuals interested in being a part of the FCC Grassroots Marketing & Game Day Staff. You will work all home match days for the club to increase fan experience and engagement. You will also represent FCC at various community events outside of game days, such as, watch parties, festivals, community gatherings, etc. You will offer fun and interactive activities to leave lasting impressions on current and future fans.

General Duties & Responsibilities 
  • Operate community events and game day Fan Zones at Washington Park, the Carl and Martha Linder Plaza and Mercy Health Plaza which includes providing excellent customer service while offering fun and engaging activities such as Striker Challenge, craft zones, photo stations and occasionally soccer skills stations
  • Set up and break down of marketing tent, inflatables, photo booth, soccer equipment, corporate and community partner activations, etc. on game days and at community events
  • Distribute marketing materials such as pocket schedules, posters, and flyers on game days and at community events
  • Interact with fans by facilitating contests, promotions, and giveaways on game days and at community events
  • Facilitate data capture through “enter to win” opportunities on game days and at community events

Required Skills
  • Fun, outgoing personality and excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to interact and communicate with many different types of people and groups. 
  • Customer-service oriented
  • Ability to be a team player and enjoy working in a team environment
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Passionate about promoting FC Cincinnati
  • Soccer knowledge and experience preferred but not required
  • Ability to speak both English and Spanish is a plus
  • Detail-orientated

Required Qualifications
  • Must be able to work most home games of the 2022 MLS season and have available to work other nights and weekends
  •  Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Education or experience in marketing, communications, sport management, or event production/promotions
  • Ability to problem solve in a time sensitive manner
  • Flexible schedule during season with availability weekdays, weekend, and/or holidays
  • Self-starter that can be given a task and will take ownership for the successful execution on it
  • Ability to think critically and outside the box
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide verification of vaccination prior to start date

FC Cincinnati 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. Are you a current resident of the West End neighborhood in Cincinnati, OH?

  2. Will you be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and be able to provide verification of vaccination prior to your start date?