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Match Activation Internship with Columbus Crew SC in Columbus, OH

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Columbus Crew SC Overview
Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) is the first club in Major League Soccer and in 2015, Crew SC was crowned MLS Eastern Conference Champions in the organization’s 20th season. Owned and operated by Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), it won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008 and also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. The 2018 campaign is the Black & Gold’s 20th season at historic MAPFRE Stadium -- the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States – where the club set single-season sellout records and hosted the 2015 MLS Cup. The club was purchased by PSV on July 29, 2013 as part of the privately held investment and management firm’s sports and entertainment business enterprise.

Description
Are you a student interested in gaining experience with a professional sports organization? Do you have a passion for marketing, promotions and fan development? Columbus Crew SC is looking for outgoing and engaging college students to serve as Match Activation Interns for the 2018 MLS season. This internship provides a variety of sports-marketing related learning experiences, specifically in event production, supporter development and promotions.  Academic credit may be available.

Match Activation Interns report to the Membership & Special Events Coordinator and collaborate directly with the in-house marketing intern.

Opportunities & Responsibilities
·        Execute Matchday activations including coordinating with on-site vendors, hanging banners, setting up tents, tables and sound systems and running supporter engagement stations
·        Demonstrate and maintain Crew SC brand standards while serving as an ambassador of the brand
·        Assist in executing in-match experiences, halftime contests and pre-match activations
·        Provide a fun, entertaining and positive experience by interacting and engaging with MAPFRE Stadium guests
·        Promoting Crew SC by creating a positive and exciting atmosphere while interacting with guests, sponsors and supporters
·        Assist guests with various Matchday elements including seat location and in-match experience
·        Additional Crew SC membership events as needed

Required skills, experience & abilities
·        Must be a minimum of 18 years of age and enrolled in a college or university program
·        Ability to attend Crew SC home matches, including evening and weekend assignments
·        Must be able to lift and maneuver a minimum of 50 pounds
·        Must be able to climb ladders, carry, walk, sit, push, pull, and move continuously during work hours
·        Must be able to work outdoors in varied weather conditions
·        Must be able to work at a fast pace and be able to run if needed
·        Able to work independently and take initiative
·        Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population, including strong verbal  communication skills. Customer service experience a plus
·        Ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment
·        Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays
·        Knowledge of Columbus Crew SC and Major League Soccer preferred 

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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