*Cover letter, Resume, and 3 Professional References are required with application.*
*This is a 10-month, Internship position.*
Summary: Wake Forest University is hiring two (2) Event Management Assistants. These positions perform a variety of tasks and functions to assist with carrying out day-to-day and game management operations for all athletic programs. These are temporary 10-month positions.
Assists the Director and Assistant Directors of Event Management and Facilities with all game day operations activities to include pre-game set-up, in-game responsibilities, and post-game responsibilities. Serves as the visiting team liaison for assigned sports, helps with travel logistics and covering practices. Organizes necessary in-game support staff—ball people, public announcer, scoreboard operator, parking staff, security and police, student staff, EMS, etc. Prepares and sends out operations guides and tournament manuals; creates/laminates signs and team logos; creation and/or distribution of credentials; works with coaches and other staff to coordinate needs and arrangements for home events. In-game responsibilities may include: crowd control, troubleshooting, upkeep of field/court, team and official liaison, support staff oversight, operation of scoreboard and sound equipment, etc. Assists with upkeep and maintenance of facilities, ensuring playing fields and courts are prepared for team practices or games. Includes, but is not limited to, goals, nets, press box, restrooms, trash removal, electronics and speakers, lights. May include replacing or purchasing necessary equipment. Oversees assigned non-athletic events. Serves as a liaison to outside groups, or an on-site supervisor for events, and assist with North Carolina High School Football Championships. Prepares hospitality spaces for all post-season events. Maintains supplies and equipment inventory. Attends all Event Management staff meetings. Department contact to assigned vendors and outside groups. Oversees and coordinates the maintenance and upkeep of department owned vehicles and golf carts. Assists Event Management staff with special projects which may include research, meetings, written reports and long term planning.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree. Ability to perform medium work: exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 20 pounds frequently, and/or 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions; subject to extreme heat and cold; subject to hazards and atmospheric conditions; subject to oils; exposed to infectious diseases. General knowledge of all ACC and NCAA competition guidelines related to game management. Ability to communicate with various constituents; general public; students; coaches; administrators. Strong work ethic. Excellent organizational skills. Customer service oriented. Computer skills in Microsoft Office. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Must be able to meet the requirements of the University’s automobile insurance policy.
Two years of related experience. Sports management degree or coursework. Previous experience working within an intercollegiate athletic program.
Oversight of student workers for assigned athletic and non-athletic events.
Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
In order to provide a safe learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.
About Wake Forest University
Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, N.C., with over 8,000 students from 48 states and 46 countries. We are a vibrant and diverse academic community where our students study in one or more of the 42 majors and program we offer within our six colleges and schools.In September 2017, U.S. News ranked Wake Forest #27 in the country in their “Best Colleges” listings. From the same report, we were also ranked #12 in “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching” and #23 in “Best Value”.