The Silver Knights are currently accepting internship
applications for the 2015 season.
$400 for the duration of the internship
with extra compensation opportunities available.
Internship for college credit is welcomed.
NO HOUSING is available.
Qualifications & Requirements:
- Desire to pursue a career in the sport industry.
- The position requires 40 to 80 hours per week, including weekends. Days off on game days are only available under extenuating circumstances. This position must be your first priority.
- Candidates MUST be available for the entire duration of the internship.
- Computer literate, with Adobe skills being an added bonus.
- Strong communication skills (written & verbal).
- Ability to work as part of a team.
- Strong customer service skills.
- Ability to multi-task with little supervision.
The following internship positions are available:
Ticket Office: Do you have people skills? Are you comfortable on the phone? Making cold calls? Aggressive Sales including, but not limited to prospecting, cold calling and scheduling appointments with potential clients. Responsible for set number of calls/meetings weekly as well as organized and detailed reports provided to department heads. Includes sale of group packages, catered outings, Birthday Parties, Scout Night Sleepovers and Baseball Camp, along with many other various tasks.
Merchandise Intern: During the season this position will entail working in the ticket office and helping out with ticket sales. When game days arrive, this position will also focus on managing our merchandise store inventory, overseeing game day merchandise staff, assist in post-game inventory and replenishment, and reconcile cash draws daily. Other tasks include overseeing the Kids Area, making sure that everything is organized and working properly with the game day staff.
Media Relations/PR: This position entails making each night at the park special, from the in-game production (operating the sound board, scoreboard, line score, etc.) to crowd interaction (taking camera into stands, selling raffle tickets). Large focus on street-team and grass roots marketing initiatives with creativity being a strong skill. Position does entail the need for strong writing skills, Photoshop/design skills and basic camera skills. Involves writing press releases, creating stat packs, arranging player interviews, game notes, arranging and attending community appearances, along with many other various tasks.
Public Address Announcer: We are looking for someone who is very comfortable with their own voice being heard by thousands. This position requires you to come up with the script for what you will be announcing during the games along with helping to assist in making our audio aspect of the entertainment better. Day to day, you will also help out with our public relations team.
On-field Host: This position is perfect for someone who is very outgoing and doesn’t mind talking in front of thousands of people. We are looking for someone who can help bring energy to our crowd during our in-between inning contests. During the day, you will help out with our public relations team in preparing for upcoming games.
Food and Beverage Management/Stadium Operations: Concessions positions involve: supervising cash flow, quality control, vendor relations, managing game day staff and working with concessions manager, ensure a productive and efficient operation on a nightly basis, manage a stand (including, but not limited to, daily inventory, setup, cleaning and management of game day employees), assist in deliveries, etc. The stadium operations portion consists of helping out with improvement projects throughout the stadium. That consists of construction, painting, and helping us come up with better ways to maximize our utilization of the stadium.
Accounting/Game Day Reconciliation Intern: This position entails working closely with the Accounting manager to assist with game day operations dealing with currency. This includes reconciling different points of sale and the ability to deal with money counting. During off days this intern will help the ticket office as well as the public relations department with any task at hand.
Photography Intern: Do you enjoy taking pictures, especially action shots at sporting events? If you do, this is the place for you. Our photography intern is responsible for taking action shots of the game, fan photos, and candid photos of our players/staff during the day to give fans an insight of what goes on behind the scenes. You will then be able to publish them on the team website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
*All internships include assistance in: group sales calls, tarp pulls, stadium maintenance, stadium clean-up, team laundry, grass roots off-site marketing, participation on an intern committee and all other duties as assigned.
All interns, regardless of what specific area they work in, will receive a well-rounded look at the organization. All interns will be expected to participate on an intern committee, assist in group ticket sales (including cold calling), tarp pulls, grass roots and out-of-office marketing, and much more. Interns are treated as an extension of the full-time managerial staff.
If you are interested in applying for an internship, please download and email the form below (with your resume as an attachment) to Ronnie Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org.