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Hospitality Manager

General Purpose

The hospitality manager will manage the operation of the food & beverage outlets and facilities which Includes but is not limited to the Hat Trick Café , Schwan Center, dormitory, dormitory kitchens/cafeteria and concessions.  Must have core knowledge of the food & beverage industry, products & business units. Must have Serve-Safe & Alcohol Certification.


  • Develop new revenue producing hospitality business for the NSC 
  • Maximize existing business
  • Develop new sponsor relations
  • Approve food vendors for special events and all service vendors for the Hospitality Department .
  • Assist in preparation, implementation and monitoring of the Budgets for each Hospitality Manger. 
  • Communicating variances/factors that are impacting, PO's, pricing, identifying capital equipment needs
  • Sales tracking, summaries of performance indicators and plan comparisons as well as
  • Manage POS systems
  • Monitor and manage food orders and food providers
  • Manage dormitory  staff and usage
  • Assists staff in set up and production of events when necessary
  • Determine staffing levels and direct department Managers to carryout and adequately train staff
  • Reports health department findings to Senior Director
  • Corrects and responds to health department findings with assistance from hospitality managers

Education and Experience

  • Four year degree or equivalent
  • Core knowledge of hospitality industry and outdoor shows
  • 5-7 years previous hospitality, food and beverage or hotel experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

To Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to:

  • email: hr@nscsports.org
  • fax: 763.785.5699
  • mail: National Sports Center, Attn: HR, 1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55449

Sports Hall Monitor/Soccer League Monitor

Late October 2014-May 2015

The National Sports Center is looking for a few individuals to fill the position of Sports Hall Facility Monitor/League Monitor. We are seeking customer service minded individuals. Must be self – motivated, have excellent communication skills and the ability to problem solve. Individuals with referee credentials are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is part time with evening and weekend hours. Employment applications are available at the National Sports Center front desk or resumes can be sent to Clinton LaBeau at clabeau@nscsports.org or call 763.785.3679.

Responsibilities/Duties include:

  • Act as liaison between coaches, players, parents, referees and the NSC staff.
  • Greet customers and be available to answer their questions. Provide information about game rules, schedules, waivers, monies owed, NSC events and facility use. Communicate any unresolved questions and concerns with NSC staff.
  • Collection of paperwork and payments. Make sure all forms are completed correctly.
  • Set up fields to prepare for use. Ensure equipment is in place and ready to use.
  • Communicate with referees and verify they are on site. Report no show referees to the Referee Assignor. Help games get started at the scheduled start time. Encourage referees to keep half times as short as possible.
  • Collect and record all game scores.
  • Walk around the facility and troubleshoot for problems, notify maintenance of any hazards or issues, help control disorderly children etc.
  • Calmly respond to crisis situations/incidents. As needed mediate dispute resolution between referees, coaches and players. Follow through by completing incident reports and paperwork.
  • Complete site closing duties. Help usher people out of the facility. Collect equipment and return to storage areas. Complete paperwork and summarize day’s events.
  • Assist with other duties as requested including administrative work such as mailings and phone calls.
  • Prevent food and beverages other than clear water from entering turfed facilities (Sports Hall and Sport Expo Center)

Systems Engineer - Business Technology Department

The systems engineer's role is to ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the business technology systems that support core organizational functions. This is achieved by monitoring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all the networked software and associated operating systems. This is an excellent opportunity to manage a wide range of challenges in an exciting sports programming and event environment.

This is a full-time position, with a full benefits package, located in Blaine, MN.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Managing and maintaining software applications and operating systems.
  • Completing configuration, installation and support of network assets.
  • Assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems.
  • Designing and proposing system design models with specifications to support and enhance stakeholder performance.
  • Maintaining documentation as it relates to system configuration, mapping, processes, and service records.
  • Responding to inquiries from staff, administrators, service providers, outside vendors, and customers to provide technical assistance, on-site, on-call, and remote support both within and outside of normal business hours.
  • Performing server and security audits, system backup procedures, and other recovery processes in accordance with the company's disaster recovery and business continuity strategies.

Preferred skills:

  • A team player with understanding of the company's goals and objectives.
  • Experience with network and PC operating systems including Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2/2012, and Mac OS X.
  • Experience with core software applications including Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenServer, and MS Sharepoint.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Self motivated for problem solving with attention to details.
  • Analytical and creative problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to bend, squat, crawl and climb, and lift up to 100 pounds.

Please forward resumes and letters of interest to Trygve Nystuen, National Sports Center Business Technology Director, tnystuen@nscsports.org.

Video Producer/Marketing Coordinator

The National Sports Center is seeking an experienced full-time video producer and marketing coordinator to manage the organization’s in-house video production and live streaming department. The NSC’s marketing division is a highly creative, interactive and innovative team that embraces many new communication tools to market and sell the NSC’s diverse sports properties, and to communicate with the NSC’s worldwide customer base.

This is a full-time position, with a full benefits package.

Primary job tasks and responsibilities:

  • Lead producer on all NSC video properties, including NSCtv, NSCtv at USA CUP, promotional videos, and other special video projects.
  • Manage all aspects of video production, including gathering creative input, researching and selecting stories, conducting interviews and shooting B-roll, editing video and post-production.
  • Sport action and event photography.
  • Manage a year-around video production schedule, including the NSC’s live streaming service of selected events.
  • Strategic planning, marketing and production of NSC’s contract video production department.
  • Take a leadership role in the strategic planning, content production and management of NSC’s social media including preparing graphics for the web.  
  • As needed, support the in-house graphic designer in designing printed pieces, trade-show materials, event signage, presentations for meetings and graphics for the web.
  • Maintain budget and fiscal accountability.
  • Supervising seasonal video and webcasting interns.

Secondary job tasks and responsibilities; applicant’s experience in these areas will increase the strength of application:

  • Working experience in journalism, including researching stories, writing, interviewing and editing.
  • Experience in graphic design.
  • Background in special-event production and execution.
  • Website design and editing experience.

Salary range: Mid $30,000’s, negotiable based on experience and relevant skills.

Position Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • A college degree, or equivalent experience
  • Excellent literacy in Adobe Creative Cloud video production software
  • Familiar with various camera workflows including DSLR, Sony NEX, and GoPro.
  • Experience in graphic design and motion graphics
  • Experience in Illustrator, In-Design and Photoshop
  • Strong writing, editing and communication skills
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience working on a marketing team
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to learn
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including special events held on evenings, weekends and holiday periods
  • Self-starter with good problem-solving skills
  • Career-oriented individual
  • Strong project management skills

If interested, please submit resume to Barclay Kruse, National Sports Center Chief Communications Officer, bkruse@mnsports.org. No phone calls please.

Zamboni Driver

Schwan Super Rink is looking for customer service oriented people to provide a safe, clean and friendly environment for all users. The main responsibilities of this position are operating the Zamboni along with light maintenance and janitorial duties.

Position Responsibilities

  • General building maintenance
  • Building and grounds cleanliness
  • Ice resurfacer operations
  • Ice maintenance
  • Event set up and tear down and other duties seen fit by arena managers

Position Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • No experience necessary, will train
  • Rate of Pay: $9/hour DOQ
  • Hours per week: 15-35 hours
  • Primarily evenings and weekends

Contact Tom Sobolewski at tsobolewski@superrink.org or 763.238.4141 to apply

Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the front desk of the Schwan Super Rink

Schwan Center/ Residence Hall Cook

Position Information

  • Rate of Pay: Based on Experience
  • Hours Per Week: part-time (20-30)
  • Location: Schwan Event Center/ Residence Hall

Individual must be able to work a flexible schedule to include days, evenings, and weekends.

Position Description
Employer is looking for experienced and talented cooks with knowledge in high volume cooking to work with our valued clients throughout the National Sports Center Foundation.

Energetic, outgoing, self-motivated individual that enjoys responding quickly to the needs of our customers. The crew person acts as an ambassador that represents our company to our customers.

Position Responsibilities

  • Practices excellent food safety and sanitation practices
  • Follows recipes and/or product directions for preparing menu items
  • Operates a variety of kitchen equipment
  • Stocks, dates, rotates, and checks temperature of products
  • Checking equipment to ensure that it is in proper working order, letting the management team know if there may be a problem
  • Backing up other crew members in their jobs, assist in any area to ensure that the food is being prepared in accordance to the work orders
  • Completes any assigned side work

Position Qualifications
Requires a minimum of 1.5 years of closely related work experience, work experience in culinary industry or restaurant environment.

Position Application
Please contact Jade Werner or call 763.785.5608 to apply.

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