Sponsorship Promotions & Entertainment Internship - Bismarck Larks Baseball - Closing date 15 Aug 2020
Bismarck, ND, USA
The Bismarck Larks are offering an opportunity for current college level students looking to gain real world Entertainment and Sponsorship Services experience to position themselves for a career in the sports industry upon graduation.
About the Organization:
Entering their fourth season, the Bismarck Larks look to continue providing a fan centered atmosphere at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark. The Larks have sold out 75% of games in their first seasons and continue to make strides to sell out more and more games. The Bismarck Larks partner with over 65 local businesses through dynamic sponsorships. The Larks have filled the shoes as the community’s team. In 2019 alone the Larks made over 100 mascot appearances, included over 7600 students in their reading program and helped raise more than $42,000 for organizations in the Bismarck community.
The Northwoods League is a summer baseball league comprised of teams of the top college players from across North America. The Northwoods League has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any summer collegiate baseball league in North America. Each team is operated similar to a professional minor league team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wooden bats, minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips, and playing nightly before thousands of fans.
Start Date: May 11, 2020
End Date: August 15, 2020 (dependent on post season play)
Academic Qualifications: Applicant should be studying a subject in a relevant field. This may include but is not limited to Sport Management, Business, Marketing, Sales, Communications and Graphic Design.
General Team Responsibilities:
Expected to be available for all Bismarck Larks home games and special events. Preparation will start the morning of each day
If there is not a game on a weekday, you will be expected to attend office hours of 9AM-5PM each day
Expected to participate in tarp pulls
Every Intern will be required to perform as the mascot at least once during the summer
Will act as an extension of full time staff and preform other duties as assigned
Description of Responsibilities:
Assist the Marketing & Promotions team with daily activities, events and projects
Assist with the development and implementation of marketing campaigns to maximize ticket revenue, promote community events and increase brand awareness
Assist with the organization and implementation of game night activities at each home game, as well as special game night promotions throughout the season
Assist in the execution of all on field mid-inning promotions and fan engagement activities
Assist with tracking and execution of all sponsor promotions
Write and develop story ideas for game day program
Assist with scheduling VIP guests and game day experiences
Assist with special events and mascot/player appearances
Operation of video cameras.
All other duties as assigned
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Availability to work all games and events
Extremely out-going, charismatic and personable
Ability to think creatively and outside-the-box
Must be a team player with strong leadership and communication skills
Must be enthusiastic with a desire to work hard and have a positive “can‐do” attitude
Ability to multi‐task and handle responsibility
Self‐ motivated and ability to take initiative
Good organizational skills
Previous internship or job in marketing or promotions is a plus but not required
Reports To: Sponsorship Services Director and Director of Fun
Compensation: This internship will be compensated with a $750 monthly stipend. Housing is available at a reduced rate.
Credit: College credit towards a major, minor or general elective may be earned.
Please express interest and submit Résuméand Cover Letter to Director of Ballpark Operations, Nate Maddox at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please contact Nate by email or phone at (701) 557-7600.
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.