Join the Team.
Kansas City Current is home to the best-in-class training facility and the first stadium built for a women’s sport team. Our organization is committed to seeing the fullest potential of our athletes and of our city.
To foster our vision, we prioritize hiring and retaining world-class talent.
We’re looking for talented individuals with diverse perspectives, skill sets, and backgrounds to provide our guests an unforgettable experience. As leaders in women’s sports, we are excited to offer a variety of positions within our front office, stadium, and event settings. We provide opportunities for professional growth and development and invest in our employees through competitive pay, robust health care and wellness benefits, and employee resources and networking.
Who are we hiring?
The Assistant Equipment Manager serves a crucial role within the soccer operations staff at the Kansas City Current. This person works closely with the Head of Equipment to establish and maintain the highest standards of professionalism and efficiency in the day to day equipment operations. The Assistant Equipment Manager serves a fundamental role in maximizing the athletes’, coaches’, and technical staff’s ability to perform at the highest levels by preparing gear for training, helping to ensure training exercises run smoothly on the pitch, and anticipating team needs.
What will you do?
Roles and Responsibilities:
》 Maintain Equipment: Clean, sort, store, fix and retrieve training equipment for training sessions and games.
》 Travel Logistics: Assist in ensuring travel experience for players, coaches and support staff runs efficiently and effectively for all offsite matches and training sessions.
》 Travel Preparation: Help prepare, pack and transport all necessary team gear and equipment for offsite training sessions and games.
》 Gear: Launder, sort, and distribute training and match gear for players and staff.
》 Special Equipment: Become familiar and confident with boot and goalkeeper glove models, preferences, and maintenance techniques.
》 Training Logistics: In coordination with the head of equipment, the assistant equipment manager serves a crucial role in ensuring that training sessions run with maximum efficiency and coordination to accomplish the Head Coach’s goals for each session.
》 Problem Solving: Anticipate needs and proactively solve problems.
》 Match Day: Assist in match day gear/ equipment transportation; locker room and field set up; locker room and bench breakdown; and post-match training sessions.
》 Equipment Room: Maintain the organization, cleanliness and operation of the equipment room.
What do you need to succeed?
Skills and Qualifications:
》 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Ability to think critically and solve problems in high pace and high stress environments.
》 Communication: Must be able to articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and concisely in the appropriate manner.
》 Work Hours: Willing and able to work outside of regular business hours and travel out of state for consecutive days.
》 Physical Requirements: Able to lift more than 50 pounds above your head and willing to run in spurts and over distance in training.
》 Time Management: Capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously and meeting tight deadlines on fast paced timelines.
o Bachelor’s Degree.
o Experience working in professional sport.
o Experience working in collegiate sport.
o Experience working in equipment/ team management.
o Familiarity with soccer.
o Experience either performing or working in team sports environment.
o High School diploma.
o High interpersonal skills- ability to build rapport and work effectively with diverse personalities in high pressure situations.
o Relocate to Kansas City.
Special requirements of the Job:
- ·Must be able to work a flexible schedule, inclusive of weekends, nights (event evenings & overnight operation shifts) and holidays.
- Ability to work in various degrees of outdoor weather conditions, including but not limited to, extreme heat and cold or rain.
- Ability to monitor company communications and respond to time sensitive matters with senior executives.
- Travel may be required – 60-70 %.
- Ability to lift 50 pounds of weight frequently throughout assigned workday.
- Ability to work in various positions, including but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling, and squatting for extended periods of time.
We value diversity and seek world-class employees of all backgrounds.
The Kansas City Current values diversity and is looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law mandates, we comply with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations and will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required.