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2021 EXPLORERS INTERNSHIPS

2021 EXPLORERS INTERNSHIPS

Internships

The Sioux City Explorers a member of the American Association of Indpendent Professional Baseball, is seeking highly motivated individuals looking to kick start their career in sports. 

We are looking for individuals who are excited to enter the world of professional sports and are ready to bring new fresh ideas to our organization. People who are willing to give us a large portion of their summer to gain valuable experience that you won't find anywhere else. 

Here are the positions that we are looking to fill. 

Promotions Internship

As a promotions intern we're asking a lot from you. Perhaps not so much in the manual labor aspect of things but we need you to bring ENERGY and lots of it. We are looking for the type of person who could have fun in a English Lit 101 class. A person where a smile is usually firmly planted on their face. A person who isn't afraid of a large crowd, but rather relishes it. Where all it takes is one beat, one note and you are showing off your dance moves (Don't worry they don't have to be good) to a large number of people. If you are consistently the life of the party then what are you waiting for and get in on this.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist with special promotions, theme nights, player-fan interactive events
  • Coordinate the scheduling of pre-game events and in-between inning activities
  • Prepare props for game execution
  • Assist with the daily insert and PA script production
  • Occasionally represent the Explorers at community events as Slider, the Explorers mascot
  • Assist with all events during each game
  • Assist with non-baseball events throughout the season
  • Other duties as assigned

Box Office Internship

This position comes with the realization that you are the first person that our fans interact with when they get to the ballpark that day. Your attitude and customer service should rival that of the person at the Chick Fil-a drive thru. You are one of the people responsible for everything tickets from the basic office duties that comes with that, to helping with large groups, to suggesting and implementing different ticketing ideas and promotions. And again, you are the first happy face every fan will interact with, you are the first impression of the Sioux City Explorers.

Responsibilities will includes, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist in the day to day operations of the ticket office
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all fans
  • Assist with general office duties including phone and mail responsibilities
  • Proactively sell ticket packages and group packages
  • Maintain group sales and ticket package databases
  • Process ticket orders via walk up, telephone and online sales
  • Operate ticket window for game night
  • Assist in supervising Game Day Staff on game nights
  • Develop a complete working knowledge of the entire Explorers ticketing system

Stadium Operations/Groundscrew Internship

The first two ideas not your speed? Don't want to dance in front of crowds? Customer service not exactly your thing? Then this is the position for you. Hours of silence and solitude with no one to talk to or deal with except blades of grass and dirt. Here is what you get from our groundscrew internship, a sweet tan, your recommended 10,000 steps a day, and valuable experience on how to keep a baseball field in prestine condition. There are more groundscrew jobs out there than you realize and even if you never graduate into that career path, someday your lawn will be the talk of the neighborhood thanks to the lessons learned from the summer of '21. Manual labor is expected sure, but did I mention you get a sweet tan? 

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled as a full time student at a college or university
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple projects, meet deadlines, demonstrate excellent follow-through, and have an understanding of appropriate business etiquette
  • Ability to work in a team setting while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends, and be able to commit to the entire 2021 Explorers home game schedule.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, well-organized, and strong computer knowledge

Sioux City Explorers Team Media Intern

Running a teams social media account sounds fun sure. But in this position we are relying on you to help get people to the ballpark and entertaining them when they're not there. What we are truly looking for here is a person who is a jack of all trades. Someone affluent in writing, video editing, graphic building and an on air talent. One day could be editing a clip of highlights of last nights game, the next building a graphic for our big upcoming promotion, followed by a press release about the trade we just made while then that night hosting our pre-game and post-game shows on the radio. Anything that you can imagine that would be pertinent to the field of team media, you will have your hands on. 

Duties Include but are not limited to: 

  • Compiling game notes, stat packs and other needs for press box staff and broadcast. 
  • Assisting Explorers staff, visiting media and hometown media in the press box.
  • Helping maintain the press box, cleanlines, functionality etc. 
  • Performing Board-Op duties at radio station, while also hosting pre-game & post-game show. 
  • Assisting the Explorers presence on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc.  
  • Writing reports for the team website like press releases and game recaps.
  • Keeping the Explorers website up to date with recaps, player bio’s and transactions. 
  • Helping to create video and audio content, experience in Adobe is a plus. 
    • Example: Creating a short highlight tape of that night’s game.
  • Helping to perform other ball park duties as assigned to interns. 

Application Requirements

  • If an interest in baseball play by play, a demo of an unedited half inning of play by play.
  • Two writing samples, game recaps, press releases any sports writing material, please no personal blogs. 
  • Any examples of social media and or graphic design experience
  • Any examples of video production
  • Any other examples that you feel would make you the ideal Digital Media Intern

 

Compensation for all positions will be discussed in the interview. 

To apply for a 2021 summer internship, please send your cover letter and resume to Connor Ryan at [email protected]