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Columbus Crew SC – 2017 Internships - Columbus Crew SC (Columbus, OH)

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 2016 campaign is the Black & Gold’s 18th 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

Do you have a passion for the sport and entertainment industry? Are you interested in becoming part of an exciting new era for Columbus Crew SC?

Columbus Crew SC offers a variety of internship opportunities throughout the season designed to allow exposure to multiple Crew SC departments and a wide range of experiences in a professional sports environment. To learn more and see more detailed descriptions, visit www.columbuscrewsc.com/internships.

All internships are primarily based at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio and have flexible hours to allow the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals while balancing a course schedule simultaneously. Academic credit for internships may also be available.

Please make sure to identify your top three areas of interest in your application.

  • Accounting – Housed in Crew SC’s Finance Department, this internship offers the opportunity to learn and develop skills in accounting as well as exposure to a professional front office.
  • Communications - the Communications Intern plays a role in all departmental activities, including day-to-day media relations, player communications, Matchday press functions and content development.
  • Community Relations & Foundation Supporting Crew SC’s Community Relations & Foundation Department., this internship offers the opportunity to learn and develop skills in donation requests, organization wide volunteer programs, player appearances and Columbus Crew SC Foundation events.
  • Corporate Partnerships – Gain experience in the management, activation and service of Crew SC Corporate Partnerships.
  • Database & Analytics – Develop experience reviewing and analyzing data within our Sales & Marketing Department.
  • Digital Communications - Learn and develop skills in digital content maintenance and analysis on ColumbusCrewSC.com and related social media platforms.
  • Digital and Social Media - Gain experience in digital and social media in a professional sports environment.
  • Facilities – Designed for students excited to learn more about Matchday and event operations as well as day-to-day stadium operations.
  • Graphic Design –Crew SC supports an in-house full service design group responsible for all of the Club’s marketing and brand collateral.
  • Grassroots Marketing – Assist with development of Crew SC grassroots initiatives and extending the Columbus Crew SC brand within the state of Ohio by contributing to key events, building relationships with event stakeholders and researching new techniques, approaches and set-ups.
  • Sports Turf Management -  Responsible for the upkeep of MAPFRE Stadium’s pitch, Stadium landscape and the EAS Training Facility. The Sports Turf Management Internship provides students with hands-on experience with professional sports turf management.
  • Human Resources - The HR internship offers an introduction to the role of an HR generalist as well as exposure to basic Human Resources practices and procedures.
  • Information Technology (IT) – Gain practical experience in desktop support and troubleshooting, network and server management as well as event set-up and maintenance.
  • Marketing - Experience and assist with the day-to-day Club marketing activations and responsibilities. The Marketing Intern focuses on expansion of the Crew SC brand in the broader market as well as Crew SC Matches.
  • Match Activation – Involvement in a variety of sports marketing related experiences, specifically in event production, supporter engagement and promotions. 
  • Matchday Communications – Involvement in all departmental activities on Crew SC Matchdays, including, but not limited to media credentialing, check-in, photo marshal assistance, statistical creation and distribution as well as post match quote transcription.
  • Photography - Assist the Club’s creative services in cataloguing and managing photo databases as well as photographing matches and other Crew SC events.
  • Player Development - Experience the day-to-day operation of the Player Development system and Crew SC Camp Programming. The Player Development internship is a great way to interact and collaborate across the Club.
  • Sales & Service - Gain valuable experience a professional sales setting while learning from current sales leaders and engaging with supporters.
  • Stadium Operations - With a focus on safety and security, this internship offers practical experience in ensuring supporters and guests’ positive experience at MAPFRE Stadium.
  • Supporter Service – Assist in ensuring a positive and welcoming supporter experience while gaining exposure in a professional front office environment.
  • Ticket Operations – This internship offers exposure to basic ticketing practices and operating systems as well as development of customer service and communication skills.
  • Video Production - Collaborate closely with the Video Production Team and as well as with Digital and Creative Services to assist in creation and implementation of content on digital and broadcast platforms.

To learn more and see more detailed descriptions, visit www.columbuscrewsc.com/internships

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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Inside Sales Representative - Columbus Crew SC (Columbus, OH)

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 2016 campaign is the Black & Gold’s 18th 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

Columbus Crew SC is committed to developing future sales professionals and leaders in our organization and the sports industry. Crew SC is seeking Sales Representatives to join our Inside Sales Department. The opportunity includes initial training and on-going support from successful professionals in the industry and potential for advancement.

If you are interested in beginning a career in Major League Sports, have a willingness to learn and drive to excel, we can provide a solid foundation of skills that can lead to success within the Club and beyond.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all forms of ticket sales, including season memberships, partial plans, group outing ticket packages, suites, and premium hospitality to corporations and the general public
  • Meet or exceed monthly or yearly sales goals
  • Attend weekly sales meetings and training sessions
  • Develop and implement effective sales techniques by applying sales and service best practices, networking, prospecting, referral gathering, and personal database management
  • Build relationships to grow account base through repeat business and referrals
  • Conduct in-office appointments at MAPFRE Stadium as well as out of office appointments to increase new business opportunities
  • Positively contribute to the overall culture of the sales team through continued relationships with all team members
  • Provide excellent customer service to existing and new clients and supporters

 Required skills, experience & abilities

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Sales experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite including PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population, including strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • High attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and take initiative
  • Able to work some evenings, weekends and holidays

To apply: Cover letters and resumes may be submitted via TeamWork Online.

Applicants may be invited to attend Columbus Crew CS’s Sales Training and Job Forum. This forum offers you a chance to learn high-level ticket sales techniques, as well as showcase your abilities in an innovative training and interview experience. Led by Crew SC’s own sales and marketing executives, participants will leave with a more in-depth knowledge of what it takes to be successful in professional sports. Participants who demonstrate exceptional ability may also leave with a job offer from the Columbus Crew SC’s Inside Sales Team. The forum is a great way to start or advance your career in sports.

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