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Job listing closed on 4 Apr 2024
7 Mar 2024

Creative Entertainment Manager

🇺🇸 Metairie, LA, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.

If you are interested in sports jobs with the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, you’re in the right place!

Who we are:

The mission of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans is to be #1 in everything we do and to be a global brand to all of our fans. We take pride in the growth and success of the entire Gulf Coast region and are committed to leveraging our resources and goodwill to foster meaningful change for the greater good of society and our community. We celebrate individuality and value all identities and experiences, and value the perspectives of our team members. Our team members are integral to our success, and we stand beside them through success and hardship. We make it a priority to make all team members feel included and their opinions be heard. Together, we win!

Who you are:

You want to be part of a team that values community, integrity, excellence, and an organization where people come first and are celebrated. You love the industry of sports, and are excited by the potential of working for two major leagues, the NFL and the NBA. You understand and appreciate that New Orleans is a unique city with so much to offer, and you want to be a part of the vibrant community that wants to see its teams be the best. You are passionate, driven, and ready to work hard and have fun.

Position Summary:

The New Orleans Saints and Pelicans are seeking a Creative Entertainment Manager that will assist the Director of Game Experience in delivering world-class experiences for our fans. This passionate, creative individual will be responsible for bringing entertainment experiences to life for all Saints and Pelicans fans. This position is responsible for curating and executing live performances and experiences that will captivate fans at New Orleans Pelicans and New Orleans Saints games. They will work alongside the Live Entertainment Coordinator to book entertainers for the national anthem, halftime and other key moments, handle the advance logistics related to the performances and serve as the stage manager on game days. Outside of game days, they will also provide live entertainment support for other fan events as needed.This role requires a highly creative, innovative individual who loves solving problems, creating memories and thrives in an ever-changing environment.

What you will be doing:

  • Develop new and relevant entertainment concepts
  • Challenge the team to conceptualize and continually produce innovative ways for the department to develop in-arena entertainment and enhance fan engagement year-over-year
  • Help ideate tent poles events across the organization including but not limited to theme nights, draft boil, draft party, happy hours, etc.
  • Identify, recommend and book entertainment that align with the Saints & Pelicans strategic goals and will appeal to their core audiences.
  • Negotiate artists’ terms for their appearances and work with in-house Legal counsel to ensure all required team and league paperwork is completed in a timely fashion.
  • Process the payment of any honorariums or expenses related to live entertainment.
  • Book any flights, hotels or ground transportation required for gameday entertainers.
  • Organize cross functional meetings/brainstorms to create a cohesive memorable experience for fans across all event touch points
  • The role will use imagination and originality to enhance event programming and implement entertaining concepts into the show
  • Leads the exploration, design, and implementation of technology/lighting/ special effects elements to enhance the fan experience
  • Assist maintaining the Saints and Pelicans Organizational Calendars, and scheduling all necessary elements
  • Work to support and develop overall Game Experience plans, concepts and theme specific elements for all home games
  • Provide creative direction on the execution of approved shows and/or events – driving their projects from inception through production
  • Research new technology, experiential elements and talent in the music and entertainment industries to enhance the game day and event experience
  • Ensure ongoing show quality and consistency
  • Oversee the mentorship and growth of the Live Entertainment Coordinator
  • Successfully manage the department’s live entertainment budget

What you’ll bring:

  • Degree in Entertainment, Sports Management, Business, Marketing or a related field of study
  • 3-5 years’ experience working in sports game presentation or live entertainment
  • At least 1-2 years’ experience managing people
  • Strong understanding of the live entertainment space
  • The role requires flexibility and a willingness to adapt to shifting priorities and business needs
  • Strong understanding or willingness to learn about New Orleans culture and entertainment
  • Must be able to think on your feet and problem solve in fast paced, high stress situations
  • Excellent project management skills and attention to detail
  • Can-do attitude; starts from a place of “yes” and is always solution oriented
  • A great communicator and team player who wants everyone to succeed
  • Must possess the ability to walk, sit and stand while directing events
  • Must possess the ability to work with technology and on a computer for long and potentially extended periods
  • Availability and willingness to work extended hours, including nights, weekends and holidays

What we offer:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance options
  • 401K with employer contributions
  • Paid parental leave
  • PTO and paid holidays
  • Wellness Program

Applications must be submitted online. Please do not mail or email resumes to the Saints/Pelicans. All qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or by email. Please do not contact the Saints/Pelicans Human Resources or Hiring Manager to check the status of your application. When applying, please be sure your updated contact information is provided.

The New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans ("Teams") are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for candidates and employees regardless of their membership in any protected classifications. The Teams will not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, and pregnancy), religion, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, familial status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and/or any other legally protected class under applicable federal, state, or local laws. This anti-discrimination policy applies with respect to all employment decisions, including but not limited to hiring, promotion, discipline, and discharge. The Teams are committed to equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act and state law. If you feel you need an accommodation for a disability, please inform us. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If you request an accommodation, it is essential that you participate fully in the interactive process.