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Marketing: Mascot
Community Mascot Performer - Grand Rapids Griffins (Grand Rapids, MI)

The Grand Rapids Griffins, primary affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings and proud member of the American Hockey League, announce an immediate opening for a part-time Community Mascot Performer.

Responsibilities:
• Perform as Griffins mascot Griff during designated community relations appearances and team/sponsor/media events
• Entertain and provide remarkable experiences for a wide variety of audiences while serving as a goodwill ambassador for the organization
• Help care for and maintain the mascot costume

Qualifications:
• Must have a flexible schedule that allows for daytime, evening and weekend appearances (ideal for college students)
• Ability to interact with people of all ages and backgrounds
• Expression of a friendly, engaging, enthusiastic and animated personality within a non-speaking role
• Good physical condition and ability to withstand the demands of performing in a costume, sometimes in temperature extremes
• Unquestionably reliable, self-sufficient and professional
• Energetic, outgoing and creative
• Conduct/behavior that adheres to the organization’s core values, mission and vision
• Must be at least 18 years old, have your own vehicle and reside in West Michigan
• Prior mascot or related experience (cheer, theater, gymnastics, dance, etc.) preferred but not required
• Background check required

Compensation: 
• $40 per appearance (typical duration 60-90 minutes) plus mileage

Reports To:
• Vice President of Community Relations and Broadcasting
• Executive Assistant

Application Deadline: July 31, 2017

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you at least 18 years old, do you have your own vehicle, and do you reside within 30 minutes of Grand Rapids?

2. Do you have previous mascot experience? If so, where/when?

Closing Date: 2017-08-01

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Internships: Any Internship
Corporate Sales Internship - Grand Rapids Griffins (Grand Rapids, MI)

Internship Time Frame: September 2017 – Mid-April 2018 (additional time may be required depending on playoff status)

Hours: 10+ hours of weekly office time (worked around class schedule). Must be available to work 38 home games (not including playoff games)

Compensation: Minimum Wage

Supervisors: Vice President of Corporate Sales

Duties and Responsibilities:

-      Assist Account Executives in contract fulfillment

-      Coordinate Kids Club activities

-      Data entry

-      Inventory control on promotional items

-      Attending promotional events


Game Day Responsibilities

-      Assist in set-up/preparation for game day

-      Contestant selection and participant escorting

-      Staffing Kids Club table

-      Giveaway distribution


Qualifications

-      2.5 GPA or higher required

-      Must be pursuing a degree in Marketing or a business related field

-      Quick learner and hard worker

-      Must be fluent in Microsoft Office

-      Task oriented and result driven

-      Some sales/marketing exposure is preferred

-      Business minded and detail oriented

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Internships: Any Internship
Inside Sales & Service Internships - Grand Rapids Griffins (Grand Rapids, MI)

Summary: The Grand Rapids Griffins are searching for self-motivated, creative and enthusiastic individuals who are looking to gain the experience and skill set required to become a ticket sales and service professional. During the 2017-18 season, our interns will:

 - Learn from and work directly with our creative and award-winning sales team of account executives, managers and directors.
 - Take on sales, service and retention duties and responsibilities directly related to those of our ticket sales account executives.
 - Receive the opportunity to put their skills to work and gain valuable experience while contributing to the department's effort to achieve season ticket and group sales goals.

Internship Length: September 5 to April 20, 2018.

Compensation:  Hourly plus commission and bonus opportunities.

Key Areas of Focus:

 - Sales and fulfillment of Griffins ticket products during the 2017-18 season.
 - Assisting in various group and season ticket marketing and promotional campaigns.
 - Maintaining and imputing sales information within the department’s CRM system.
 - Fulfilling the daily operational needs of the department.
 - Assisting in game night customer fulfillment initiatives, including in-arena customer sales/service locations, fan experience and fundraising activities.
 - Managing the distribution of ticket packages and direct mail pieces.

Benefits:

 - Career mentoring, along with tips and advice on networking, personal branding, resumes, and interviews.
 - Parking and game night meals.
 - Complimentary tickets for games worked.

 Requirements:

 - Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school program. 
 - Availability to work at least 15 office hours each week.
 - Flexibility to work home games during nights and weekends (as assigned), including those on and around holidays.
 - Basic verbal and written communication skills.
 - Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and external contacts.
 Demonstrated basic proficiency in commonly used computer applications.
 - Basic knowledge of standard procedures, practices, and equipment in a professional office setting.  
 - Proven ability to plan and organize tasks and responsibilities including multitasking, setting priorities and deadlines, etc.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an intern to successfully perform the essential functions of this internship. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

 - Lifting 10-25 pound containers infrequently.
 - Bending required when lifting.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. What is your Oct-Apr availability Monday - Friday?

2. What is your Oct-Apr availability on Saturdays from 10 am - 4 pm?

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Internships: Any Internship
Public Relations Intern for Home Games - Grand Rapids Griffins (Grand Rapids, MI)

The Grand Rapids Griffins, primary affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, announce an opening for a Public Relations Intern for Home Games. The internship starts in Sept. 2017 and lasts until the conclusion of the 2017-18 season (April-June 2018, depending on playoffs).

This internship is intended to help prepare the individual for employment with a professional sports team. Previous members of the Griffins public relations department have continued on to work for the Baltimore Ravens (NFL), Berlin Thunder (NFL Europe), Carolina Cobras (AFL), Cleveland Browns (NFL), Denver Broncos (NFL), Denver Outlaws (MLL), Detroit Lions (NFL), Detroit Red Wings (NHL), Detroit Vipers (IHL), Florida Panthers (NHL), Grand Rapids Rampage (AFL), Grand Valley State University, Indianapolis Indians (IL), Lake Erie Monsters (AHL), New York Jets (NFL), New York Rangers (NHL), Oakland Raiders (NFL), San Antonio Rampage (AHL), University of Florida (SEC), USA Cycling, USA Hockey and Vegas Golden Knights (NHL).

Reports To:
• Senior Director of Public Relations
• Public Relations Manager

Qualifications: 
• Recent graduate, senior/junior-year undergraduate student or post-graduate student, majoring in communications, sport management, journalism, public relations or related field
• Availability to work 38 home game nights plus playoffs, plus occasional office hours during the week
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Intense desire to progress professionally within the sports PR industry
• Creativity, exacting attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage a variety of simultaneous tasks and meet deadlines
• Computer proficiency, including web site management
• Self-starting, highly motivated individual with exceptional work ethic and unquestioned dependability
• Personal, professional demeanor
• Astute knowledge of and interest in hockey

Responsibilities:
• Game night responsibilities include but are not limited to press box setup, distribution of media credentials, reporting starting lineups and scratches to the game operations department and media, distributing stats during intermission, and assisting with post-game interviews and multimedia
• Provide additional team coverage for griffinshockey.com by attending occasional practices to write player feature stories and Q&As
• Coordinate the distribution of community program/event materials
• Other duties and special projects as assigned

Compensation: 
• Hourly wage
• School credit (if applicable)

Closing Date: 2017-07-29

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Public Relations Intern for Road Games - Grand Rapids Griffins (Grand Rapids, MI)

The Grand Rapids Griffins, primary affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, announce an opening for a Public Relations Intern for Road Games. The internship starts in October 2017 and lasts until the conclusion of the 2017-18 regular season (April 2018).

This internship is intended to help prepare the individual for employment with a professional sports team. Previous members of the Griffins public relations department have continued on to work for the Baltimore Ravens (NFL), Berlin Thunder (NFL Europe), Carolina Cobras (AFL), Cleveland Browns (NFL), Denver Broncos (NFL), Denver Outlaws (MLL), Detroit Lions (NFL), Detroit Red Wings (NHL), Detroit Vipers (IHL), Florida Panthers (NHL), Grand Rapids Rampage (AFL), Grand Valley State University, Indianapolis Indians (IL), Lake Erie Monsters (AHL), New York Jets (NFL), New York Rangers (NHL), Oakland Raiders (NFL), San Antonio Rampage (AHL), University of Florida (SEC), USA Cycling, USA Hockey and Vegas Golden Knights (NHL).

Reports To:
• Senior Director of Public Relations
• Public Relations Manager

Qualifications: 
• Recent graduate, senior/junior-year undergraduate student or post-graduate student, majoring in communications, sport management, journalism, public relations or related field
• Availability to work 38 road games from residence, primarily on nights and including weekends
• Possesses own computer with high-speed internet access
• Astute knowledge of and interest in hockey
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including working knowledge of and adherence to AP style
• Intense desire to progress professionally within the sports PR industry
• Creativity, exacting attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage a variety of simultaneous tasks and meet deadlines
• Computer proficiency, including Photoshop and web site management
• Self-starting, highly motivated individual with exceptional work ethic and unquestioned dependability
• Personal, professional demeanor

Responsibilities:
• Oversee and handle in-game and post-game media relations responsibilities for all 38 regular season road games from residence, watching the live stream on AHL Live
• Write and email a game story to all media outlets
• Engage fans and provide in-game updates on Twitter
• Create/edit multimedia content, post game story on griffinshockey.com and update social media sites

Compensation (as an independent contractor): 
• Stipend for each road game covered
• School credit (if applicable)

Closing Date: 2017-07-29

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Internships: Marketing
Social Media Game Night Intern - Grand Rapids Griffins (Grand Rapids, MI)

Areas of Focus:  Social Media and Game Operations

Length of Internship:  October 2017 – April 2018, with the option to extend through the 2018 playoff run
(Terms and conditions of internship may be adjusted at any time)                                                    

Supervision: Director of Digital Marketing

Hours & Compensation:  Stipend $30 per game; this position is for GAME NIGHTS ONLY.  

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The responsibilities below will be split between the two social media game night interns.

  • Supervise the #GriffinsSocial Lounge during game nights
  • Assist fans with taking photos on the photo kiosk
  • Manage the Griffins photo frame and props
  • Approve social media posts from fans that are displayed on the arena video board and TV in the lounge
  • Interact and start dialogue with fans about Griffins social media, including informing them about special social media and ticket promotions and theme nights
  • Assist with in-game fan interaction, including handing out prizes and managing contests hosted at the lounge
  • Reach out to fans passing by the lounge and invite them into the space
  • Come up with ideas for fan interaction at the lounge and coordinate any special props or decorations for theme nights
  • Responsible for set up and tear down of the lounge
  • Responsible for managing Snapchat

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Current college student working toward a degree in Marketing or Communications, or related field
  • Interest in learning more about social media marketing
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work game nights (including weekends and holiday games)
  • Experience with various social media platforms
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Extremely outgoing personality; comfortable starting conversations with fans
  • Creative and detail oriented, with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Strong customer service orientation, as well as presenting a professional presence

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an intern to successfully perform the essential functions of this internship. The set up and tear down of the lounge requires physical labor. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Pushing carts carrying 10-25 pounds.
  • Bending required when lifting lounge pieces.
  • Using tools to assemble the pieces of the social media lounge.

Benefits:

  • Career mentoring, along with tips and advice on networking, personal branding, resumes, and interviews.
  • Parking and game night meals.
  • Complimentary tickets (2) for games worked.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you a current college student working toward a degree in Marketing or Communications, or a related field?

2. Are you available to work nights, weekends and select holidays?

3. Are you local to the greater Grand Rapids area?

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Video Production Intern - Grand Rapids Griffins (Grand Rapids, MI)

Looking for a creative individual that has an eye for capturing the emotion of a situation through the medium of video and the editing skills to tell a story with that emotion.  
 

Desired skills & experience:

• Familiar with video formats and methods of compression.
• Know your way around production equipment with the ability to light, and capture quality video and audio.
• Strong knowledge of DSLR cameras and lens systems.
• Experience with non-linear editing systems, ideally Adobe Premiere CC.
• Strong knowledge and experience in Adobe After Effects CC.
• Familiar with OS X and Windows operating systems, specifically file structures and drive formats.
 

Responsibilities:

• Assist in the organization of files and footage including logging game footage, and digital storage integration.
• Assist in the production of video content.
• Assist in the uploading and distribution of video content to the web
• Learn from and collaborate with Griffins personnel to assist in fulfilling the department’s video production requests, including the execution of the game presentation for Grand Rapids Griffins games.
• Serve as a production assistant for video shoots (lighting, grip, etc) and editing assistant on certain projects.
• Assist in the preparation of game-day elements (i.e. video features and graphical elements) as directed.
• Potential to serve on game day production crew.
• Assist in the development of the organization’s marketing and sponsorship needs while satisfying individual brand identity.
 

About you

• You should be positive, motivated, creative, and detail oriented.
• You need to be capable of maintaining a consistent workflow.
• General knowledge of sports and the game of hockey is not necessary but helpful.
• Position requires flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and some late nights as dictated by game and event schedules and accompanying pre-production.
• You are preoccupied with the latest trends in motion graphics, design, and technology.
 

Event night meals and parking provided. Interns will be asked to put in between 15 and 25 hours a week depending on the teams schedule. 
 

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and demo reel. 
 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Can you provide a demo reel with your cover letter and resume?

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