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Employment

Throughout the year, the National Sports Center has many job openings for both full and part-time employees. Please check this page often for updates to our currently available positions.

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Digital Marketing Designer

The Digital Marketing Designer is at the front of the company, looking for new opportunities, outlets and strategies for engaging with our audience. As part of the National Sports Center’s in-house marketing team, this person will be responsible for the look and feel of our customer experience. We are looking for a new Digital Marketing Designer to help craft engaging email, social and web experiences to drive event participation and growth. The Digital Marketing Designer will help us get a new CRM off the ground and will work as part of our close-knit group to maintain a cohesive digital experience. We are looking for someone who is curious and analytical with a background in design and creative writing. We want someone who can take a project concept and run with it - by learning, thinking and creating the best possible solution with the resources available. The National Sports Center produces the best youth and amateur sport events in the world and we look forward to continuing that tradition with a new Digital Marketing Designer.

Competencies:

  • The ability to engage and communicate effectively with NSCF target markets and audiences.
  • To manage and create event recruitment support materials for print and digital distribution.
  • To manage and create content for digital platforms, including website, email and social media.
  • To know how to read and understand metrics related to these areas in pursuit of established strategic communications goals.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Meet regularly with NSCF work groups to provide leadership/insight in marketing/digital efforts.
  • Traffic the design and print production of materials in support of event production and recruitment
  • Responsible for sponsorship fulfillment/recaps and reporting
  • Assistance in sales/marketing support
  • Oversee the NSC website; manage content updates, architectural changes and page creation.
  • Contribute to the evolution of the Marketing Department and the NSCF as a whole in regards to current communications standards and practices.
  • Contribute to the evolution of the Marketing Department and the NSCF as a whole in regards to current communications standards and practices.

Required/desired skills:

  • A hunger to learn and practice web design and UX best practices as well as a passion for advertising, marketing and audience growth strategies
  • Proficient with the Adobe Suite, specifically: Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
  • Minimum basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and web architecture standards
  • Experience utilizing a CRM for audience analysis and marketing
  • Basic photography & photo editing skills (Usage and preparation for web and email)
  • Creative portfolio exhibiting digital and print design
  • Enthusiastic, respectful, and collaborative work ethic and a clear understanding of how a team operates throughout a project
  • In partnership with the Marketing Director, come up with innovative design concepts through active participation in brainstorms and other idea-generating sessions and the ability to take a project from concept to completion
  • Great attitude — no egos here
  • Sense of humor
  • Passion for advertising, marketing and audience growth strategies
  • Strong communication skills (on email, in person and on the phone)

Work processes and daily duties:
Email Marketing:

  • Collaborate with NSCF work groups to create and maintain email calendars based on upcoming events/milestones
  • Generate email content to generate leads and drive sales
  • Meet deadlines and manage workflow to allow for internal processing time and reviews
  • Manage contacts and marketing lists in CRM and identifying proper recipients for sends
  • Monitor and report email metrics (send volume, open rate, click rate) and track messaging effectiveness; adjust layouts and tactics based on results

Website:

  • Maintain quality and NSCF/program brand standards across pages
  • Provide technical assistance to staff in management of content and creation of new pages
  • Maintain updated images and graphics to keep website fresh
  • Monitor and manage content – dates, times, location updates, grammar, punctuation, links and brand standards
  • Report metrics (number of visitors, new vs. Returning, length of time on pages, conversion to sale) and tracking effectiveness
  • Leadership in website architecture across CMS platforms: Sports Engine, Wordpress
  • USA CUP app management
  • Creation and management of landing pages, surveys; tracking and reporting metrics

Marketing:

  • Assist on design and production of MASC/NSC marketing and business materials as needed
  • Provide design support in the areas of logos, brochures, proposals, advertising, publications, merchandise, digital ads/graphics and trade show materials
  • Manage and complete marketing/media event wrap-up reports for sponsors
  • Contribute to and drive brainstorming on design and marketing concepts
  • Provide support to Business Tech. dept. in the area of website design and development
  • Support in the management and organization of NSC photos
  • Support in the creation of sponsor content for email and social media

Additional responsibilities: Other duties as assigned

To apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter and link to your portfolio (or other work samples) to Robert Lodge, rlodge@nscsports.org.

2019 Internship Opportunities - MASC/NSC

The National Sports Center (NSC), USA CUP soccer tournament and the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission (MASC) in Blaine, Minnesota announce the following internship openings for summer 2019.

Available positions:

Sports Administration & Event Management
(6-8 positions available) Interns will assist in the administrative organization of major amateur sporting events and projects sponsored by the NSC and MASC. These include Star of the North Games, USA CUP soccer tournament, NSC Cup, NSC All American Cup, USA Ultimate and NSC Velodrome events.  Responsibilities will include registration, volunteer services, housing, transportation, officials, activities, campus operations, special events, marketing, competition/programming, ticketing and more. Excellent organizational skills and commitment to the first-class service are a must. Start: May 14, 2019

Campus Operations Logistics
The intern will work with the NSC Campus Operations staff. Duties will include, but are not limited to, pre-tournament set-up, completion of logistics requests, event management, post-tournament tear-down and day-to-day facility management tasks. The candidate must be able to lift at least 40 pounds, have a flexible schedule and be able to work in a fast-paced, hands-on working environment.  Start: May 14, 2019

Media Relations/Journalism
Intern will write and assemble press kits, press releases, and research story ideas, write articles and produce social media content for NSC events with a focus on USA CUP. Start: May 14, 2019

Video Producer
The intern will help support the NSC’s video production team that produces video feature stories, promotional and marketing videos, and content to support NSC events, such as educational videos. The focus of the internship is on producing daily video features during the USA CUP soccer tournament. Candidates should have experience with Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator) software as well as possessing a video production background. Researching story ideas, scripts and article writing will be a crucial part of the job. Additional experience with camera operations are a plus.  Start: May 14, 2019

Photojournalism
Duties will include shooting digital photos on assignment for the NSC media team during USA CUP. The intern will work in a team environment, often working with a reporter, and will be expected to play an active role in creative and journalistic decisions. Candidate must provide their own camera equipment, have excellent skills in Photoshop or equivalent photo-editing software. This is a limited-time internship, running for about three weeks. Start: about July 5, 2019.

Webcast Producer
Intern will manage the NSC’s live streaming production effort. The intern will work with a staff of contract producers and camera operators to produce live webcasts of select NSC sport events, with a focus on producing live broadcasts of featured USA CUP games. Candidate should have some experience (or interest) in the technical aspects of live broadcasting. This is a limited-time internship, running for about four weeks. Start: about June 22, 2019.

USA CUP Dorm Advisor
During USA CUP; dorms provide a campus living experience for some of our International and out of state athletes. We are seeking responsible candidates who will bring a diverse background, are multi-lingual and have outgoing personalities for these positions.  As an advisor, you will serve as the immediate contact for individuals in your assigned dorm, answer questions, coordinate transportation, and enforce policies. You must also stay in the dorm you are assigned during the tournament.  Dates: July 9-22, 2019

Hours

During the course of the internship, hours are 40+ per week.  Interns should be flexible with time, as many positions require event work in evenings and weekends. Interns MUST be available to work May 25-26, June 7-9, and July 10-22, 2019. The last day of the internship will be Friday, July 26, 2019.  All positions are available for course credit as approved by your institution.

Compensation

All internship positions are paid (bi-weekly stipend)

Deadline

Resumes and cover letters submitted before February 11, 2019, will be given preference. Applicants will need to complete an interview which will be conducted at the National Sports Center during the weeks of February 18-March 8, 2019.  Alternate interview days may be accommodated.

To apply:

Interested applicants can submit one cover letter and resume to apply for more than one position.
Please send resume and cover letter to:
Internship Program Coordinator
1700 105th Avenue NE / Blaine, MN 55449
Phone: 763-785-5600 / Fax: 763-785-5699
Email: internship@nscsports.org

Ice Resurfacer Operator (Zamboni Driver)

The NSC Super Rink is looking for part-time Ice Resufacer Operators to give a great experience to all of our customers. Operators will take guidance from our managers and supervisors to maintain the building, resurface the ice on time according to schedule, assist with maintaining the equipment and maintain the cleanliness of the building.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Must be responsible, and able to work with the public efficiently and courteously
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent

To apply:

Applicants should apply in person at the Super Rink.  To schedule a meeting and learn more, please contact Ice Arena Manager Eric Edhlund - eedhlund@superrink.org

Assistant Mechanic

The National Sports Center is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Mechanic Equipment Manager position. Under the supervision of the Equipment Manager, the Assistant Equipment Manager assists and/or works independently repairing and maintaining various gasoline and diesel-powered golf course maintenance equipment. The Assistant Equipment Manager also assists in maintaining a clean service area and maintenance building, contributing to a preventive maintenance program, and places safety procedures as a top priority.

Assistant Mechanic Equipment Manager - Field and Turf Maintenance

Reports to: Equipment Manager; Director of Agronomy
Hours: 40 hours/week with some weekends and overtime
Salary: Pay dependent on experience and qualifications. Benefits possible.

Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Inspects, diagnoses, adjusts and repairs mechanical defects/failures in various pieces of maintenance equipment, on a regular basis
  • Prioritizes equipment repair and maintenance work
  • Sets up and modifies equipment, as needed
  • Repairs and adjusts engines and cutting mechanisms on various heavy and light mowing equipment
  • Knowledge of 2- and 4-cycle engine diagnosis, repair, and maintenance
  • Ability to diagnose electrical issues
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and training:

  • Previous experience maintaining equipment fleets required
  • Knowledge and safe operation of field maintenance equipment, including industrial mowers and hand trimmers

To apply:

Please email the application below to agronomy@nscsports.org. For additional position information, contact agronomy@nscsports.org.

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Equipment Operator - Field and Turf maintenance

The National Sports Center is seeking applicants for the 2018 summer outdoor season to assist in the maintenance and setup of our outdoor grass and field properties. This includes over 50 full-sized outdoor soccer fields, an 18-hole golf course and more.

Equipment Operator - Field and turf maintenance

Reports to: Golf Course Superintendent and Sports Field Manager
Classification: Full time, seasonal, non-exempt
Hours: 40 hours/week with some weekends and overtime
Salary: Dependent upon experience

Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Mowing and maintaining high-quality turf, including seeding, sodding and trimming
  • Daily setup and maintenance of the golf course and sports fields, including raking bunkers, and marking and painting sports fields
  • Mulching, weeding and pruning landscape beds, shrubs, and trees
  • Cleaning and maintaining equipment and maintenance facility
  • Additional facility event setup duties, as assigned

Knowledge, abilities, and skills needed for this position:

  • Knowledge of golf course and sports field maintenance practices
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and the proper use of safety practices
  • Ability to operate various pieces of maintenance equipment
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions to complete work assignments correctly and efficiently
  • Ability to perform manual labor, including standing, sitting, kneeling, and bending for an extended period of time, under various conditions
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds and occasionally 50 pounds
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions, including heat, humidity, cold, rain, and snow
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and employees within all departments
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, holidays, and evenings as required

Experience and training:

  • Previous experience in golf course or field maintenance a plus, but not required
  • Knowledge and safe operation of field maintenance equipment, including industrial mowers and hand trimmers or ability to learn

To apply:

Please email the application below to agronomy@nscsports.org for further information.

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Hospitality Concessions & Catering Associate

Position Information

  • Rate of Pay: Based on Experience
  • Hours Per Week: Varies based on-campus events
  • Location: All Campus Concession/Catering
  • Kitchen and concession experience preferred but not required

Schedule

The schedule will vary based on events.

Position Description

The National Sports Center is looking for an energetic, self-motivated individual with an outgoing personality, hard work ethic, a clean/neat and professional appearance, and can provide excellent customer service. This individual will be a representation of the National Sports Center

Position Responsibilities

  • Greeting customers
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Taking, assembling, and presenting food orders
  • Operating a cash register and requesting/receiving payment from customers
  • Cooking and preparing food – standing and constant moving
  • Assist in various food areas to ensure food and concessions are being prepared and packaged properly, and being delivered to the customer in a timely manner
  • Stocking concessions trailers and/or food or vendor stands
  • Assist in inventory counts to help with proper stock and rotation
  • Cleaning in accordance with the National Sports Center sanitary standards including but not limited to:
    • Sweeping and mopping floors
    • Cleaning walls, counters, kitchen and service equipment
    • Removing trash
  • Associate will be trained in multiple areas within the concessions and catering position

Position Qualifications

  • Physical Requirements: This position requires the ability to lift/pull/push/move/carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to operate commercial grade kitchen equipment such as popcorn popper, hotdog machine, kitchen ovens, etc.
  • Experience preferred but not necessary

Position Application

Please email the application below to hostservices@nscsports.org for further information.

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