Archives and Research Center Seasonal Assistant
Daytona International Speedway is a state-of-the-art motorsports facility and was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race” – the DAYTONA 500. Though the prestigious season-opening NASCAR Cup Series event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports - the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe, thus earning it the title of "World Center of Racing." Among the nine major weekends of racing activity are the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, the DAYTONA Supercross, the DAYTONA 200 motorcycle classic and the Coke Zero Sugar 400. Rarely a week goes by that the Speedway grounds are not used for events that include track tours, concerts, civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.
The NASCAR Archives and Research Center in Daytona Beach, Florida houses a vast collection of motorsports photography, records, artifacts and other memorabilia, and serves a variety of constituencies, starting with NASCAR. In addition, the center conducts research for print and electronic media, movie and book projects and also private individuals such as car collectors/restorers. Increasingly, the center has more visibility with the general public via the addition of center tours to the Daytona International Speedway’s VIP Tours; fans now visit the center regularly, several times each week. Tours of the center also are arranged for corporate sponsor groups, for NASCAR’s internal employee education program “NASCAR U” and for NASCAR Employee Orientation sessions. The center is operated by Daytona International Speedway (DIS).
We are currently accepting applications for the position of NASCAR Archives and Research Center Seasonal Assistant, with the position requiring 25 hours a week with a mandatory eight-week break during the year.. The seasonal assistant will report to the Manager of NASCAR Archives & Research Center.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Facilitating media, industry, private individual research requests
Scanning and archiving of historic auto racing photos
Assisting with DIS VIP Tour visits at Archives when needed
Supporting NASCAR and DIS communications/marketing efforts with photo/records research
Assisting in development of various memorabilia displays at the center
Developing creative ideas regarding displays, photo usages, etc.
Interacting with the motorsports industry and general public as a representative of Daytona International Speedway and the NASCAR Archives & Research Center
Enter new items into master list
Currently holding or pursuing a degree in Communications/Public Relations, Journalism, Photography or related field
Must be organized and have solid communication skills
Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task
Knowledge of basic computer skills (both Mac and PC) – with special emphasis on Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel and photography scanning
Knowledge of social media sites and related applications (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube)
Ability to occasionally work flexible hours including weekends and holidays