The Ole Miss Athletics Event Management Department seeks two candidates interested in gaining experience in event management and operations. This is a paid full-time, one-year internship beginning no later than August 1, 2019. Weekend, evening, and holiday hours will be required depending on event schedules. This internship position is responsible for assisting the Assistant Athletic Director of Event Management and Event Operations Managers with all aspects related to day-to-day and gameday management of all 16 University of Mississippi Athletic Varsity Sports.
Responsibilities Include: • Serve as Event Manager for 2 of the following sports: Rifle, Soccer, Softball and Men's and Women's Tennis • Assisting the Assistant Athletic Director of Event Management and Event Operations Managers in operating day-to-day and gameday management of assigned athletic events • Serve as Assistant Event Manager for Men's and Women's Basketball • Maintain strong client relationships and ensure that event specifications are communicated and executed • Assist in recruiting, hiring, training and managing student gameday staff • Prepare and implement venue policies and procedures • Manage staff members on a gameday • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and work outside in extreme weather conditions • Work closely and develop relationships with multiple departments throughout Athletics, including University of Mississippi department, Whelan Event Services, local law enforcement, EMS and other emergency personnel. • Cooperate with the University of Mississippi Athletic Department Compliance Office regarding the NCAA rules and policies, including reporting requirement, and make a determined effort to ensure that staff and teams are in compliance • Opportunity to gain experience with hosting both conference and NCAA Championships
Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university, conferred no later than the date of hire • Willingness to work long hours, weekends, and holidays • Exceptional phone etiquette and excellent communication skills (oral and written) required • Highly motivated with a professional demeanor • Ability to focus under stressful situations • Must be organized and able to multi-task • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
The above is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the internship.
The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four- year college or university, conferred no later than the date of hire.
Licensure: Must possess a valid driver’s license.
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