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Virtual Sales Academy

Who are we:

A professional basketball team and state-of-the-art arena/entertainment venue that specializes in creating memorable experiences for each guest we interact with. Some of our favorite things are live sports, concerts, comedy shows, family shows, and most any other world-class event you can think of, and we’re looking for someone who shares the same interests. We live for the fast-paced world of sports & live entertainment, and as such, we work hard, run fast, execute flawlessly, and party it up when it all comes together. Lastly, we strive to deliver wonderful experiences that create lasting memories, and we prefer to surround ourselves with those who are the best at what they do.

Who are you:

An enthusiastic lover of sports, live entertainment, and people. You have true passion for engaging in meaningful interactions and creating memorable experiences for all guests. You strive to be helpful, engaging, and knowledgeable of all things Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena. You enjoy being a part of an exciting and dynamic group, and you’re committed to continuously enhancing the productivity and effectiveness of your team. Lastly, you enjoy working hard and celebrating hard, and you’d be shocked if guests weren’t positively impacted by their interactions with you.

Why the Atlanta Hawks?

To our core we are inclusive, authentic, innovative & collaborative. We pride ourselves on always putting our people first and are humbled to be awarded not only an AJC 2022 top places to work but also a 2022 top place to work in the USA! We embrace working hard and celebrating hard, we go the extra mile for our teammates and love making sure our guests have memorable experiences every time they step foot in our arena.

If you are a current college student interested in learning more about a career in sports, the Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena have an open door. The Virtual Hawks Academy allows students from across the country to receive hands-on experience in the sports business world. Participants in the academy will receive a two-month long crash course in ticket sales and other aspects of sports business. Proponents of the program will be learning how to make sales cold calls, conduct virtual sales appointments, receive opportunities to have 1 on 1 meetings with Hawks senior level leaders, and much more! The end goal of the experience is to receive a strong understanding of sports business and could lead to an internship or an entry-level sales position with the Atlanta Hawks.


  • Meet virtually 1-2 times per week (2 hours total each week)
  • Participation - virtual meetings will be heavily focused on group interactions, participating in role plays, and continued learning from session to session
  • Preparation - most session will end with a task or video trainings that need to be completed on one's own time before the next meeting
  • Develop relationships with full time Hawks employees by participating in scheduled meetings and by setting up additional meetings on one's own time
  • Business acumen - come prepared to grow as a business professional, not as a sports fan

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

If this opportunity looks exciting to you, please complete the application process. Go Hawks!

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Job Details
Date Posted
13 Sept 2023
🇺🇸 Atlanta, GA, USA
Required Experience
0+ years