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3 Feb 2024

Marketing Intern (Summer 3 months)

🇺🇸 Seattle, WA, USA
1+ year exp.
US$20 – US$22 per hour

Position: Marketing Intern

Department: Marketing

Reporting To: Director, Fan Engagement

Timeline: June - September

Our Mission:

We are building a championship organization that serves our fans, community and business partners through world class sports and entertainment. We believe that Winning Matters, our Fans come first, with risk comes reward, great teams can achieve unimaginable results, honoring the Pacific Northwest is our duty and driving the business is our responsibility.

Since the team was awarded in 2018 through to our first puck drop in 2021, the Kraken brand has become one of the most recognized and beloved in the NHL. Playing at Climate Pledge Arena, the most sustainable arena in the world, we want to provide a memorable experience every night and make fans for life. Our joint foundation, One Roof Foundation aims to advance equity and sustainability by increasing opportunities to thrive for our most vulnerable young people and communities.

Our Vision:

To inspire a passion for learning and empower future leaders in a safe environment where they are valued for their individuality and diverse capabilities.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Hiring:

The Seattle Kraken aspire to write a new playbook in sports and entertainment that includes everyone. In alignment with this vision, if you don’t meet every job requirement listed—or if you haven’t played ice hockey before or are still learning about the sport—we still encourage you to apply. We understand you may bring other relevant experiences and expertise to help us become the highest performance organization we can be. One of our core values is ‘Make Us Better’ and we recognize diversity, equity and inclusion as a critical business strategy.

If you’d like to request an accommodation in the application or interview process, please let us know by emailing: [email protected].

Team Overview:

The marketing team sits at the heart of the organization and is responsible for every fan-facing communication that happens outside of the arena. From ticket sales to community engagement to paid advertising to events, the marketing team concepts, plans, executes, and measures each campaign to ensure brand and fan health.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Season Planning Documentation – build files, templates, budgets, calendars and other organizational assets to assist in tracking and planning.
  • Event Support – assist in planning and executing fan development events such as development camp, training camp, community events, etc.
  • Media promotions - assist in ideation and execution of content and asset development across earned, owned (web, social, email), and paid media marketing plans.
  • Research and Planning – assist in the creation of an extended fan engagement network that includes K-12 and Higher Education engagement, building fan and organizational relationships amongst non-traditional hockey communities, and developing regional engagement opportunities across the state of Washington.
  • Support the team with other initiatives and programs as needed.

What You Will Learn:

As a member of the marketing team, you will get a full view into the complete organization, supporting all aspects of the business. You will develop a strategic mindset while working cross-functionally and in a variety of capacities. As a lean team, you will wear many hats and no two days will be the same, which teaches you how to live in the grey, a sense of nimbleness and the ability to assess and problem solve swiftly. These are critical skills for any future role.


  • Ability to work well within a team environment, yet comfortable completing tasks independently.
  • Self-starter with the ability to be creative within a structured environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an expert ability to present and communicate new ideas and concepts.
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented, resourceful, quick learner and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • A high degree of personal integrity and consistently put the interests of the organization first.
  • Must be a fierce communicator and cross-organizational collaborator.

Compensation & Perks:

  • In accordance with Washington’s Equal Pay and Opportunity Act, the pay range for the position is $20-$22/hr. Actual base pay will depend on the employee’s experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.
  • Company-paid Orca card.
  • Company-wide recognition platform.
  • Corporate office located at the Kraken Community Iceplex in Northgate; within walking distance of the Northgate Light Rail Station and Northgate Transit Center; free parking.

Working Conditions:

  • This role is based on-site in our Seattle office and requires work to be performed in person. However, we do value flexibility as the business will allow, and offer occasional opportunities to work from home.
  • Minimal Travel (<10% travel): May be required to travel. Trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay away from home for one or more nights.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule inclusive of weekends, nights and holidays required.
  • Frequent bending, lifting 15-20 pounds, sitting, exposure to multiple external elements, extensive walking through the building including inclines and stairs.
  • Must have transportation to and from events.

Seattle Hockey Partners, LLC and Seattle Arena Company, LLC are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate on basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.


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