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SPORT MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP INFORMATION 

2017 SEASON (Spring/Summer) 
Collegiate Summer Baseball at Historic Fleming Stadium
2005 Coastal Plain League Organization of the Year

                                                                                                                          

Overview

The Wilson Tobs are currently seeking enthusiastic internship candidates for the 2017 season.  The Wilson Tobs are a member of the Coastal Plain League, a collegiate summer league certified by Major League Baseball and the NCAA.  The Tobs play at Historic Fleming Stadium, a Wilson landmark, with 32 home games during the summer season.

The Tobs are looking for current undergraduate and graduate students in sport management, or related fields, that are serious about a career in professional or amateur team sports.  If you are a successful candidate, you will get the opportunity to gain practical experience in multiple areas of team operations, including sales, marketing, promotions, stadium operations, ticketing, merchandising, public relations and management.  You will be working directly with general manager, Mike Bell, who finished his fifth year with the program.   In addition to working with an already experienced front office staff, you will have the chance to work indirectly with President Greg Suire, a veteran of 14 seasons of Minor League Baseball management.  What does this mean to a potential intern?  It means that Tobs’ management understands what skills and experience are needed to succeed in this business.  You will be challenged with a variety of responsibilities designed not only to ensure the success of the Tobs in 2017, but also to impress hiring officials with teams, leagues and organizations in the future.  It also assures you, upon successful completion of your internship, with experienced mentors who can assist you with the advancement of your career.

This will not be your typical internship.  The Tobs organization is committed to making our interns an integral and equal part of our operation.  Considering our small staff, you will be relied upon to provide insight and to make decisions regarding all aspects of the operation.  Your opinion will be solicited and your ideas will be welcomed.  You will oversee a special area of responsibility that will permit you some autonomy in its operation, with guidance and support from the General Manager, Director of Marketing, and Assistant General Manager.   As an intern with the Tobs, you will work hard for a significant amount of hours during the summer.

During the time you are an intern with the Wilson Tobs, you will experience first-hand all aspects of the operation of a baseball team.  The practices of our organization closely resemble those of all minor league teams, and, on a smaller scale, most major league and intercollegiate sports organizations.  The skills you will acquire will be easily transferable to any sports field in which you desire to work.  At the end of your experience, you may feel that you worked harder in those few months than at any other time in your life.  However, you will be rewarded with significant practical experience, the positive sensation of a successfully completed season and new friendships among your fellow staff members, ballpark employees and fans that will stay with you and be very beneficial to your future success.

Job Duties
General Responsibilities

All Interns will assist in the following areas:

  • Promotional Nights.  You will assist with creation and implementation of promotional events at selected home games. 
  • Game Day Operations.   You will assist in set up and operation for Fleming Stadium for each game night.
  • Community Marketing & Social Media Marketing.  You will assist in grassroots marketing of the Wilson Tobs throughout the community, including: delivering pocket schedules and ticket information to area businesses, assisting with displays and information distribution at area events, supporting speaking engagements, and interacting with game night sponsors. Additionally, you will utilize all forms of social media to help promote the organization and encourage community involvement.
  • Administration Assistance. Yes, you will have to answer the phones, make copies, stuff programs with inserts, send out mailers, etc.  
  • Box Office & Group Ticket Sales.  The Tobs offer various group packages including discounted tickets, pregame picnics, birthday parties, field-of-dreams little league promotion, etc and you will assist with the operation of this program.  This sales experience will provide you with an important advantage over other full-time job seekers in the future. 
  • Other Operations. We have a philosophy that no one, from the general manager down to the batboys, is ever allowed to say, “That’s not my job.”  There will be a variety of projects and tasks that will surface and we will all have to pitch in and get them done.
Individual Areas of Responsibilities

The following are the specific job duties and positions that are available as internships for the 2016 season:

Operations Interns (2) - FILLED

Stadium Operations interns assist with the following responsibilities: management of game day staff, set-up and breakdown of stadium daily, set up for promotion events. Also set up of non game day  events, maintaining the ballpark, assist with deliveries, and assist in inventory management and control.   You will learn the ins & outs of the operations business of sports and in this internship will require  working long hours outdoors. Also assist with other game day duties that apply. This internship is a great opportunity to get a real understanding of how a sports facility operates.  While Fleming  Stadium is a smaller venue than a major league, major collegiate, or even a Motorsports facility, its operation is very similar to these venues.

Promotions & Marketing Intern - FILLED 

Promotions & Marketing Interns will be focused on in-game promotions and on-field entertainment while assisting in projects that enhance the marketing of the Tobs.  This intern will supervise all on-field contests and on-field entertainment, will assist with management of in-game atmosphere, including PA announcements, music, sound effects, etc., will oversee all player and mascot appearances, and will supervise any community relations projects.  Additionally, this individual(s) will assist with advertisement placement for the team on television and in newspapers and assist with the coordination of marketing projects in conjunction with the Director of Marketing for Wilson Tobs.  Knowledge in all aspects and features of Microsoft Office products is required.  Graphic design experience is a plus.

Additionally, this intern should be motivated, detail-oriented individual to assist with pre-season marketing projects including, but not limited to: writing, editing and graphic design of organizational publications.  This individual will go out into the Community and place Tobs pocket schedules, game day signs and other promotions in place.  Also assist with other game day duties. Promotions, marketing and community relations are becoming very important to sports organizations as a way to create a positive market image and create a more entertaining environment to attract fans.  Because of that need, this would be a perfect internship for someone looking for a well-rounded experience in these areas.

They will also be responsible for handling employee hours, scheduling & staff management. 

Media Relations Intern - FILLED

Ideal candidate needs to be very knowledgeable of website design, all social media outlets and working with print media to assist with all press releases.  Intern will be offered the opportunity to travel with the team for away games if the broadcaster is unable to go or the staff takes a half day.  Excellent verbal and written communications skills a must.  Additionally, candidate will participate in our Tobs social media live and commercial campaign prior to every home game gaining experience in interviewing players, coaches, sponsors and others.  Work closely with the ticket sales, group sales, marketing and community relations to increase media exposure; with a focus on increasing sales, brand awareness and community outreach. this individual will work hand in hand with the Director of Media Relations - Broadcaster and assist with any of their job responsibilities. 
 

Box Office & Sales Intern: FILLED

Box Office & Sales Intern will assist Assistant General Manager and the General Manager with all game day ticket operations.  Help management keep seating inventory for season tickets, game day tickets and group outings and distribution of tickets. Box Office & Sales Interns assist with the following responsibilities: marketing of individual and  group ticket packages, coordinating group outings and group nights, preparation of group packages, coordinating community nights, ticket sales, box office duties, nightly picnic setup and management,  assist in nightly suite closing, game day ticket sales and assist in managing game day ticket staff. 

Official Scorekeeper & Statistics Intern: FILLED

This Intern will be in charge of the game score board and the online statistical stat crew. Intern must be available for all Tobs home games and also any other playoff games. Intern will need to understand the league Stat Crew system, which tracts live stats during the game. Other pre-game & post game duties may apply, must be able to multitask and have baseball knowledge. 

Other Information

Start Date:     Early May  (May 10).  We can be flexible based on school schedules, but interns should be available as soon as possible in May.

End Date:       August 18

 

How to Apply

If you are serious about a career in the sports industry and are willing to make the commitment it takes to be successful, then send a letter of interest, resume and three references to:

Wilson Tobs Baseball

Mike Bell

300 Stadium Street                                                   Fax 252-291-1224

Wilson, NC 27893                                                     mike@wilsontobs.com