Job Title: Partnerships Game Day Activation Intern
Reports to: Manager of Fulfillment
About FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati is a professional soccer team that plays in Major League Soccer, having entered the league as its 24th team in 2019. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Carl H. Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph. MLS invited Cincinnati to the league as an expansion team in May 2018, giving the club one of the fastest run-ups to its first-division launch in league history – 277 days from invitation to its first game. The team has played its home games at the historic Nippert Stadium on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, while its new soccer-specific stadium is constructed in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati.
When the West End Stadium opens in Spring 2021, FC Cincinnati’s future home is expected to be one of the most ambitious soccer-specific stadiums in not only North America, but the world. The $250 million, privately funded stadium will have a 26,000 capacity, with the closest seats within 15 feet of the field. The design includes 53 traditional suites and 4,500 premium seats throughout four premium club spaces. Additionally, the team’s famous supporters’ section, The Bailey, will grow to be more than 3,100 strong and loom over opponents at a 34-degree angle at the stadium’s north end. West End Stadium will meet all current requirements to host CONCACAF and FIFA events, featuring top national teams from around the world, including the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, as well as the world’s top club teams for friendlies.
FC Cincinnati is seeking a Partnerships Game Day Activation Intern who is highly motivated, a self-starter and eager to learn the game day responsibilities associated with sponsorship fulfillment. The Partnerships Game Day Activation Intern will have the primary responsibility of assisting the Sponsorship Fulfillment team with game day activations for sponsors. This entails working all home games and various sponsorship events scheduled throughout the season.
Assist with game day preparation, breakdown, and execution of activations
Engage and interact with fans to promote various sponsored promotions
Collect images, videos, and other materials for sponsorship recaps
Provide support to sponsor related activations on game days
Maintain that all sponsor related equipment and supplies are in proper working order and handled appropriately.
Other duties as assigned
Skills and Experience
Willingness to complete responsibilities while providing unparalleled customer service
Needs to be friendly, energetic, and have the ability to interact effectively with all types of people
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism
Excellent verbal communication skills
Must be highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks
Demonstrate the ability to work independently and self-motivate
Knowledge of soccer preferred, but not required
Physical requirements include sitting, walking, standing, lifting up to 20lbs. with or without assistance, etc.
Flexible schedule – must be able to work all home games
Currently pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree in Sports Management, Marketing, Business, or similar field preferred
This is a paid internship with option to receive academic credit
Candidates must have a car, valid driver's license, and valid auto insurance
FC Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.