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Job listing closed on 7 Jun 2024
29 May 2024

Events Seasonal Assistant – The Home Depot Backyard

🇺🇸 Atlanta, GA, USA
1+ year exp.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the new home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United and opened for its first events in August 2017. The stadium is also host of numerous other sports and entertainment events. The multi-purpose venue features flexible capacity that can expand to up to 83,000 seats; a retractable roof structure inspired by the oculus in the ancient Rome Pantheon; views of the Atlanta skyline; a 360-degree HD video halo board that, at nearly six stories tall and 1,100 linear feet in diameter, is the largest in the NFL and the world; an exterior fan plaza that provides fans with pre- and post-game entertainment; and a host of bars, restaurants and unique gathering destinations offering fans an unparalleled game day experience. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is part of AMB Sports & Entertainment, which also includes the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United.


We believe the Mercedes-Benz Stadium Campus can reconnect Westside neighborhoods with downtown Atlanta, provide year-round programming, and bring diverse groups together to share experiences and interests.

A central component of the campus is The Home Depot Backyard, a 11-acre greenspace that opened Fall 2018. This multi-purpose space is used for parking, tailgating and fan activations on game days and will be host to hundreds of programs and events per year, ranging from fitness classes to markets to concerts and cultural events.

The Event Seasonal Assistant will be an extension of the brand and embody our mantra of Be Happy, Be Well. Be Inspired. by delivering an expectational event experience to our clients and partners.

Position Summary

The Home Depot Backyard Events department has an opening for a Seasonal Assistant from July 2024 through January 2024. Experiences to be gained through the events seasonal assistant position include:

  • Event Planning, Logistics and Execution for a wide variety of events including Atlanta Falcons Tailgates, Atlanta United Tailgates, The Home Depot Backyard, and 3rd party events.
  • Learn the process of the communication between clients and internal and external resources throughout the event process (pre-event, event, post-event).
  • Understand the booking to execution process of internal events and daily community programming for The Home Depot Backyard.
  • Understanding contracts and execution of contracts through events, game day sponsorships and community involvement.
  • Brand ambassador for The Home Depot Backyard and participating sponsors.
  • Professional Customer Service that is necessary with direct customer and client interaction.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist with daily needs of The Home Depot Backyard Department.
  • Assist with the execution of all Game Day operations and Events including (Outside Activation Areas, Sponsor Tailgates and Activations, and International Plaza Events) as given for The Home Depot Backyard, Atlanta United, Atlanta Falcons, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
  • Support full-time staff in constructing multiple game day documents for vendors, sponsors, and stadium members.
  • Assist full-time staff with communications and logistics between the stadium operations groups, our official food and beverage provider and other stadium partners.
  • Responsible for keeping all inventory up to date for The Home Depot Backyard.
  • Analyze research findings and identify concepts that align with the brand, objectives, and drive guest engagement results.
  • Work alongside full-time staff on various projects for HDBY and provide support where needed.
  • Other duties assigned by full-time staff.

Qualifications, Required Skills and Education Requirements

  • College graduate
  • Prior internships or work experience (6 months to 2 years) in Events, Operations, Parks & Recreation, professional client service or related fields required.
  • Solution oriented, highly motivated, and proactive self-starter who works well as both team member and individual contributor.
  • Outstanding organizational skills, ability to follow through, and capable of meeting deadlines while balancing multiple projects and priorities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift 50+ pounds and ability to be on your feet for 4+ hours.
  • Duties may fall on evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Reliable transportation required.