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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Account Executive, Ticket Sales - Portland Timbers (Portland, OR)

 ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, TICKET SALES

Description:

The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC is looking for a highly self-motivated Account Executive to join our Ticket Sales team. The ideal candidate is a self- starter, diligent with details, has a strong work ethic and is driven by meeting and exceeding aggressive sales objectives. We are looking for someone who is a team player with the ability to handle multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment. If you have a competitive nature and are not afraid of cold calls, this could be the job for you! The Account Executive, Ticket Sales position will report directly to the Director of Ticket Sales.  This is a full-time exempt position.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 1 year of sales experience required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years corporate sales experience preferred. Sports industry a plus

  • Outside sales experience in B2B

  • High comfort level making cold calls

  • Strong time management skills and attention to detail

  • Knowledge of Paciolan and Salesforce systems

  • Has a competitive spirit

Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for sales of Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC inventory, including:
    • Full Season Tickets
    • Premium Seating
    • Partial Season Plans
    • Group Ticket Packages
    • Corporate Hospitality
    • Team Events
  • Generating sales through cold calling, networking, and appointment setting.
  • Be an ambassador of the Timbers and Thorns FC brands throughout the Oregon and Southwest Washington community.
  • Work with the sales staff to generate new leads and research new ways to sell tickets.
  • Attend outside networking events to further the Timbers and Thorns FC brands and generate new leads.
  • Meet and exceed established sales objectives. 
  • Participate in sales meetings.
  • Learn and become functional in Salesforce CRM and Paciolan ticketing system
  • Provide excellent customer service to all personal and sales staff accounts during the sales effort, as well as during the sales follow-through at the event.
  • Make a required minimum of 70 outbound sales calls per day with the goal of maximizing all ticket revenue for Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC tickets.
  • Will have in-game duties during all Timbers, Thorns FC and Timbers Reserves events and games. 
  • Develop and maintain good-working relationships, which will produce sales throughout the year.
  • Work assigned sales, promotional and team events for developing new prospects and referral opportunities during games and outside normal business hours.
  • Other duties as determined by the Vice President, Ticket Sales and Services or Director, Ticket Sales.
  • Work as a member of a TEAM, and Have Fun!!!

Compensation:  Structure: Base salary plus commission and bonuses. Total compensation: Can range up to $45,000-$50,000.

About Us: The Portland Timbers are in their fourth season in Major League Soccer. As the league’s 18th team, the Timbers play in the renovated Providence Park, an approximately 20,000 seat stadium in downtown Portland. The Timbers have sold out every regular season game in franchise history, a streak of 63 consecutive matches. The Portland Thorns FC are in their second season in the newly formed 9-team National Women’s Soccer League. The Thorns FC won the 2013 NWSL Championship and average a league-best 12,000+ fans/game. The Thorns roster features some of the biggest names in women’s soccer, including U.S. star Alex Morgan, University of Portland grad Christine Sinclair, reigning 2013 FIFA Player of the Year Nadine Angerer and Spanish Women's National Team Captain Vero Boquete. The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have at least one year of sales experience?

2. Describe two of your strengths

3. Describe a weakness of yours

4. Do you consider yourself competitive? Give an example.

5. Do you love to win or hate to lose?

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Sales & Marketing: Event Operations/Management
Event Sales Manager - Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC (Portland, OR)

Description:

Providence Park is looking for an Event Sales Manager. The position will be responsible for selling and managing all non-Timbers and Thorns related events and stadium tours at Providence Park. The role is responsible for ensuring deadlines and budgets are adhered to. Prepares and coordinates for all activities at the stadium. The Event Sales Manager reports and works alongside with the Director of Guest Services and Special Events on a daily basis. This is a full-time exempt position.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in Event Management/Sales

  • Personable and professional character

  • Must possess proficient computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Outlook

  • Ability to work varied shifts, including some holidays, evenings and weekends
  • Excellent customer service
  • Basic Audio/Visual knowledge

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong time management skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate details of events such as conferences, weddings, company picnics, charity events, sponsor events, sales meetings, Bat/Bar Mitzvah’s and more.

  • Manage stadium event calendar.

  • Create event proposals, contracts, invoices, etc.

  • Communicate with a number of different departments within the organization affiliated with each event.

  • Manage Stadium Tours and Tour Guides.

  • Market, promote and provide information on Providence Park website and other social media channels.

  • Work with all clients to ensure all requests are met.

  • Work as a liaison with onsite caterer.

  • Hire, train, and educate Special Events Interns on proper event procedures.

  • Supervise all stadium events on-site and troubleshoot on-site challenges.

  • Lead weekly stadium Operations/Events meetings.

  • Create and maintain close relationships with industry vendors.
  • Work as a member of a TEAM, and Have Fun!!!

This position is eligible for employee paid benefits, bonuses and commission.

                                               

About Us:

The Portland Timbers are in their fourth season in Major League Soccer. As the league’s 18th team, the Timbers play in the renovated Providence Park, an approximately 20,000 seat stadium in downtown Portland. The Timbers have sold out every regular season game in franchise history, a streak of 63 consecutive matches.

The Portland Thorns FC are in their second season in the newly formed 9-team National Women’s Soccer League. The Thorns FC won the 2013 NWSL Championship and average a league-best 12,000+ fans/game. The Thorns roster features some of the biggest names in women’s soccer, including U.S. star Alex Morgan, University of Portland grad Christine Sinclair, reigning 2013 FIFA Player of the Year Nadine Angerer and Spanish Women's National Team Captain Vero Boquete.

The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Internships: Any Internship
Intern- Special Events - Portland Timbers (Portland, OR)

Kick off your sports career with the Portland Timbers.
As an intern with the PORTLAND TIMBERS you have the distinct opportunity to be part of our team as we wrap up our 2014 MLS Season. Internships are open to current college students or recent college graduates. Interns are paid $9.10 per hour, plus overtime.

Selection for an internship will be made based on applicable skills, experience and area(s) of education. Be sure to clearly demonstrate your skills, experience and area(s) of interest in your application. Duration of internships will be based on performance and/or business needs.

The PORTLAND TIMBERS have an internship opportunity in the following area:
Special Events: Providence Park and the Portland Timbers are looking to hire a Special Events Intern.  They would assist with the planning and execution of all special events at the stadium. Contribute to event sales through industry research, marketing efforts and sales calls. This intern will be expected to be a Providence Park representative at onsite and outside events

Basic Qualifications:
• Have strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to prioritize, multitask and pay close attention to details
• Able to work effectively both independently and in a team setting
• Must have basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office programs
• Must have outstanding follow through and organizational ability
• Desire to excel in the team sports industry and a commitment to career development
• Positive attitude with a willingness to learn and have FUN!!!
• Must be able to attend all matches and other Providence Park Events.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Event management experience and a desire to work in the events industry

About Us:

The Portland Timbers are in their fourth season in Major League Soccer. As the league’s 18th team, the Timbers play in the renovated Providence Park, an approximately 20,000 seat stadium in downtown Portland. The Timbers have sold out every regular season game in franchise history, a streak of 63 consecutive matches.

The Portland Thorns FC are in their second season in the newly formed 9-team National Women’s Soccer League. The Thorns FC won the 2013 NWSL Championship and average a league-best 12,000+ fans/game. The Thorns roster features some of the biggest names in women’s soccer, including U.S. star Alex Morgan, University of Portland grad Christine Sinclair, reigning 2013 FIFA Player of the Year Nadine Angerer and Spanish Women's National Team Captain Vero Boquete.

The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary? Yes/No

2. 3. Have you had any experience in planning events? Yes/No

3. 4. Do you consider yourself a detail-oriented person? Yes/No

4. Why does this internship appeal to you?

5. In less than 100 words, please describe your skills and experience as it relates to this internship.

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Internships: Any Internship
Paid Internship- Production Design Intern - Portland Timbers (Portland, OR)

Kick off your graphic designer career with the Portland Timbers. As an intern with the Portland Timbers you have the distinct opportunity to be part of our team as we wrap up our 2014 MLS Season and start to gear up for our 2015. Internships are open to current college students or recent college graduates. Interns are paid $9.10 per hour, plus overtime.

Selection for an internship will be made based on applicable skills, experience and area(s) of education. Be sure to clearly demonstrate your skills, experience and area(s) of interest in your application. Duration of internships will be based on performance and/or business needs.

The Portland Timbers have an internship opportunity in the Marketing Department. The Portland Timbers are looking to hire a Production Design Intern. The Production Design Intern will assist in the creation of team generated creative content across both print and digital platforms, including the Portland Timbers and Thorns season tickets, business collateral, merchandise and apparel. They will report directly to the Graphic Designer.

 Primary Responsibilities

• Collaborate with the Graphic Designer to produce necessary assets for Season Tickets

• Prep, structure and deliver final files to print vendors

• Work within the brand standards to deliver effective visual communications material

Basic Qualifications?

• Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Cloud, especially; Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Superior organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects

• Strong attention to detail and ability to work within a team environment

• Ability to design and deliver graphic packages under tight deadlines, quickly, efficiently and independently

Preferred Qualifications

• Considerable knowledge of soccer, the Portland Timbers and MLS

• Willingness to learn

• Love for Design

To Apply

Please apply online at teamworkonline.com and provide a link to an online portfolio. If an online portfolio is not available please include 4-7 samples of your work as a pdf.

About Us:

The Portland Timbers are in their fourth season in Major League Soccer. As the league’s 18th team, the Timbers play in the renovated Providence Park, an approximately 20,000 seat stadium in downtown Portland. The Timbers have sold out every regular season game in franchise history, a streak of 63 consecutive matches.

The Portland Thorns FC are in their second season in the newly formed 9-team National Women’s Soccer League. The Thorns FC won the 2013 NWSL Championship and average a league-best 12,000+ fans/game. The Thorns roster features some of the biggest names in women’s soccer, including U.S. star Alex Morgan, University of Portland grad Christine Sinclair, reigning 2013 FIFA Player of the Year Nadine Angerer and Spanish Women's National Team Captain Vero Boquete.

The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Future Consideration Notification/Update - MLS Teams (Various Locations, Various Locations)

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