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29 Mar 2024

2024 Summer Stadium and Events Operations Internship

🇺🇸 Kansas City, KS, USA
0+ years exp.

The Stadium and Event Operations Intern will gain hands-on experience performing a variety of roles within a fast paced, behind-the-scenes environment, with the chance to have a direct impact on professional soccer in Kansas City. Sporting Kansas City’s collaborative environment full of learning opportunities is designed to help all interns evolve their capabilities, challenge their strengths, and reach their fullest potential.

Sporting Kansas City internships allow students or recent graduates to hold a temporary position within the organization, with emphasis on training and gathering practical experience in their field of specialization by doing a variety of tasks as assigned by their Team Lead.

This is an unpaid, educational internship opportunity. All SKC interns must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in Sports Management or related field and be able to receive academic credit through their college or university degree program, or must have recently achieved their bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Sporting Kansas City is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and equity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all associates. All associates are expected to positively collaborate with individuals of diverse backgrounds. We encourage all talented individuals looking for a challenge to apply.

Essential Functions

  • Learn how professional sports venues operate by collaborating with the Operations Team at Children’s Mercy Park with all hosted events, experiencing as many aspects of operations as possible.
  • Understand the logistics and execution of private events; including corporate meetings, weddings, holiday parties, special sporting events (i.e.; college football, U.S. Soccer, rugby, soccer clinics, etc.), large and small scale concerts, or any other applicable event.
  • Learn and participate in the organizational philosophy of a pristine stadium for all events.
  • Understand the logistics and execution of special, non-stadium events (not at Children’s Mercy Park), such as video shoots, Sporting KC II games, marketing events at offsite locations, events at the training facility, etc.
  • Assist stadium management during game day preparations, i.e. assist with coordinating sponsorship activation on Mazuma Plaza. Ensuring correct signage is placed around the stadium, ensuring premium spaces are set-up and transitioned at appropriate times, etc.
  • Attend department meetings to learn about the processes used to organize an event.
  • Assist with game day presentations and operations such as: the National Anthem, Color Guard, Military Family, half-time promotional events, coordinating giveaways, ball kids, etc.
  • Take lead on special projects designated by the event operations manager. (i.e. inventory game day staff equipment, being responsible for sponsor’s activation items stored at the stadium, etc.

  • Rotation of office tasks (i.e. creation of event diagrams, game profiles for SKC II games, and updating spreadsheets.
  • Assist with the accreditation process.
  • Always represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.
  • Attend all Sporting Kansas City home games, as well as non-soccer related events.

Match Day Responsibilities

  • Act as a representative of Sporting Kansas City at all home matches, engaging with guests and working to create Magic Moments for all fans.

Personal Attributes

  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Passionate about professional sports (preferably soccer), and stadium and event operations.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, and talent for accuracy and precision.
  • Professional appearance and attitude, as well as the ability to work with others.

Skills and Experience

  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at a four-year, accredited college institution or enrolled in an accredited graduate program, as well as the ability to provide proof of receiving credit for the internship toward the completion of a degree.
  • Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. based on a 4.0 scale.
  • Interest and experience in competitive sports preferred.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.
  • Must be able to fluently speak, read, and write the English language.

Physical Abilities

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Required to sit, stand and walk.
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to talk and hear consistently.
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