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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
Group Sales Account Executive - 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 seeking an Account Executive with a passion for selling professional sports. This Account Executive position is responsible for generating revenue through the sale of group tickets, along with the potential to cross-sell other products such as season memberships and premium hospitality.

The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated, competitive, experienced sales professional who leads by example, possesses the ability to establish solid business relationships, maintains a professional attitude and maximizes opportunities to increase revenue potential. The position is based in Columbus, Ohio and reports to the Senior Manager, Group Sales.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Sale of group ticket packages for Columbus Crew SC to both businesses and the general public
  • Manage existing clients and create new opportunities to upsell and grow current program
  • Aggressively build new relationships through research and cold calling prospects within youth soccer, corporate communities and affinity associations
  • Lead group Matchday activities, promotions for Crew SC and outside functions including luncheons, business shows and conventions among others
  • Meet established activity and sales goals
  • Assist with creative concepts for new group sales programs and theme nights
  • Develop professional relationships with current clients for referral leads
  • Maintain a high level of sales performance and customer service

Required skills, experience & abilities

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Minimum of 1 year sales’ experience required and group sales experience is preferred
  • High level of organization, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment
  • High proficiency in written and verbal communication including presentation skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to identify opportunities, develop strategies and determine creative solutions which result in successful group ticket packages and client satisfaction
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Archtics and SalesForce experience a plus
  • Ability to work some evenings, weekends and holidays

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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Season Membership Account Executive - 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 seeking an Account Executive with a passion for selling professional sports. This Account Executive position is responsible for generating revenue through the sale of Season Memberships, along with the potential to cross-sell other products such as group sales and premium hospitality.

The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated, competitive, driven sales professional who leads by example, possesses the ability to establish solid business relationships, maintains a professional attitude and maximizes opportunities to increase revenue potential. The position is based in Columbus, Ohio and reports to the Senior Director, Ticket Sales.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Generate new business from the sale of Season Memberships and partial plans with Columbus Crew SC
  • Aggressively build new relationships through self-prospecting, research, cold calling and social selling in the corporate community with a focus on face to face appointments
  • Develop relationships with single match and group ticket buyers with a focus on business to consumer sales
  • Leveraging sales events and Crew SC Matchdays to engage and create new prospects
  • Meet established activity and sales goals
  • Develop professional relationships for referral leads
  • Maintain a high level of sales performance and customer service

Required skills, experience & abilities

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Minimum of 1 year of sales experience required and sports sales experience is preferred
  • High level of organization, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment
  • High proficiency in written and verbal communication including presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population including sports fans and executive level decision makers among others
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to identify opportunities, develop strategies and determine creative solutions which result in revenue generation and client satisfaction
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Archtics and SalesForce experience a plus
  • Ability to work some evenings, weekends and holidays

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