Event Internship


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Event Internship The Dallas Sports Commission is a non-profit organization that attracts, retains and supports sports and entertainment events that position Dallas as the premier sports destination. The DSC is a division of VisitDallas. Our efforts have significantly increased awareness of Dallas locally, nationally, and internationally, and have resulted in the Dallas metro area being recognized as the #1 visitor destination in the state of Texas and the #1 sports city in America as voted by The Sporting News. On March 24, 2017, the Dallas Sports Commission hosted the 59th Annual Dallas Regional Spelling Bee at WFAA Studio for the first time (formerly operated by The Dallas Morning News) as a corporate literacy initiative focused on community engagement. More than 100,000 fourth through eighth grade students from approximately 730 schools within 38 counties in north and east Texas participated in the prestigious competition. Twenty-two spellers advanced to the Dallas Regional Spelling Bee, and the winner of the Regional Bee received an all-expenses paid trip along with two family members to compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the Washington, D.C. area. The 60th Annual Dallas Regional Spelling Bee will take place on March 24, 2018. The position will support and assist with the operation of the Dallas Regional Spelling Bee. This internship will also involve assistance in the planning, executing, and promoting of various sporting events in the Dallas area. In addition to event management, the intern will be exposed to various areas of sports management and will work not only in the Event Management Department but will also have exposure to the Sales, Marketing, and other departments. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual with the ability to think outside the box and function well in a team environment. This individual will need to be flexible, innovative, and have the ability to pay attention to detail while being mindful of the big picture. This internship is a paid position that may include credit hours as determined by the Internship Program guidelines of the respective college or university. This internship is intended to be a six-month position (approx. October 1, 2017 – April 1, 2018). • •

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Duties and Responsibilities: Report directly to the Spelling Bee Producer (Event Coordinator) Plan and execute all aspects of the event, including, but not limited to: o Communicate and correspond with all district-level spelling bee coordinators o Create promotional material o Secure staffing for events o Manage awards, contestant bags, printed programs, registration, signage, stage, and more o Operate within established budget Assist the Spelling Bee Producer (Event Coordinator) in planning and executing all aspects of the 60th Annual Dallas Regional Spelling Bee Assist the Events Departments in servicing and executing a variety of events, including event preparation, promotion, marketing, budgeting, and on-site event services Other duties/tasks as assigned

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Qualifications: Students must currently be in their junior year of college or above; preferred (but not required) area of study: Sports Management, Hospitality Management, Event Management, Marketing, or Communications Post-graduate applicants preferred (but not required) degree in Sports Management, Hospitality Management, Event Management, Marketing, or Communications Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines; ability to multitask Ability to work positively with a variety of personalities Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time; able to lift up to 40 lbs Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Work, Excel, & Outlook) Available to work during regular business hours (9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday); hours are flexible and will be based upon the intern’s schedule; cannot exceed 30 hours of work per week Credit Hours: The Dallas Sports Commission Spelling Bee Internship may include credit hours as determined by the internship program guidelines of the college or university. Compensation: $10/hour Application Submission: Application deadline is September 22, 2017 Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Nichole Robb Director of Human Resources Development 325 N. St. Paul St., Suite 700 Dallas, TX 75201 Or by e-mail: [email protected] For more information about the Dallas Sports Commission, please visit www.dallassports.org For more information about the Dallas Regional Spelling Bee, please visit www.dallasspellingbee.com