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Kansas City Royals Trainee Program The Kansas City Royals Trainee Program is designed for applicants interested in the sports and entertainment industry, particularly professional sports. The Royals are seeking applicants with various backgrounds, educations, and experiences to create a valuable community of learning opportunities from front office staff as well as from one another. The Trainee Program intends to cultivate a network of young professionals dedicated to developing their career and supporting the careers of those around them.

Job Summary: To provide a student or recent student with the opportunity to learn about the sports industry at the Major League Baseball level. Candidate will gain valuable experience in the day-to-day operation of a Corporate Partnerships team. Candidate will learn how to help maximize sales opportunities and assist in the service, execution, and fulfillment of all partnership agreements.

Accountabilities:

  • Assist during Royals home games with partnership activation, hospitality and other duties as assigned

  • Coordinate season-long fulfillment projects such as enter-to-win contests

  • Attend homestand meetings and other departmental meetings as needed

  • Track and log Royals and partner branded content, social media and other digital promotions

  • Assist with on-site events such as youth clinics, hospitality events, etc.

  • Work with key year-long projects as determined by the Corporate Partnerships staff for real-world education. Project examples include: analysis of stadium signage and enhancement recommendations, analysis of Royals vendors and possible sponsors, etc.

  • Coordinate ticket requests internally with the ticket office

  • Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Current college student or recent graduate with degree in Marketing, Communications, Sports Marketing or equivalent experience

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent problem-solving, presentation skills

  • Ability to function in fast-paced environment, handle multiple projects, and meet deadlines

  • Proficient in Microsoft computer applications, specifically in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel

  • Available to start by January 31 and work through the end of the baseball season

  • Available to work a flexible schedule including holidays, weekends, and evenings

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.

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