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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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2021 Sports Management Internship

The National Sports Center (NSC) and Target USA CUP soccer tournament in Blaine, Minnesota is hiring multiple (5-6) interns for the summer of 2021.

Interns will assist in the administrative organization of major amateur sporting events and projects sponsored by the NSC.  These include Target USA CUP soccer tournament, NSC CUP, NSC All American Cup and other external bid events.  Responsibilities will include registration, volunteer services, housing, transportation, officials, activities, campus operations, special events, marketing, competition/programming, ticketing, sponsorship and more. Excellent organizational skills and commitment to first-class service are a must. 

Start date is May 11, 2021 (with potential option to start earlier). 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 29-30, June 18-20, and July 7-19, 2021. The last day of the internship will be Friday, July 30, 2021.  All positions are available for course credit as approved by your institution. All positions are a paid bi-weekly stipend based on commensurate of experience.

Only those who submit a cover letter and resume will be considered for the position. Deadline for application submission will be February 1, 2021.  Candidates will be asked to attend an in person interview between February 8-19, 2021 at the National Sports Center.  If alternative interview dates or methods are needed, those can be requested through the Internship Coordinator. 

Interns from outside of Minnesota have the opportunity to stay in our on-campus dormitory housing during their summer internship for a nominal fee.

Apply Here!

2021 Content Creation Internship

Position overview:

The National Sports Center (NSC) is hiring multiple content creation interns for the summer of 2020.

Each intern will have a primary area of expertise including video production, graphic design and social media, however, all interns will be exposed to various areas of content creation. These people will focus on producing editorial content, growing brand identity and promoting NSC partners, sponsors, tournaments and additional events. The ideal candidates are passionate about storytelling and sports development and are eager to learn about various methods of content production and digital marketing.

The National Sports Center (NSC) is hiring multiple content creation interns for the summer of 2021.

Each intern will have a primary area of expertise including video production, graphic design and social media, however, all interns will be exposed to various areas of content creation. These people will focus on producing editorial content, growing brand identity and promoting NSC partners, sponsors, tournaments and additional events. The ideal candidates are passionate about storytelling and sports development and are eager to learn about various methods of content production and digital marketing.

All internships are a paid bi-weekly stipend. During summer, 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 29-30, June 18-20, and July 7-19, 2021. The last day of the internship will be Friday, July 30, 2021.  All positions are available for course credit as approved by your institution. 

Availability to start earlier and end later for right candidate. 

Applications are due by February 1, 2020.  Interviews for candidates will take place between February 8-19, 2021 at the National Sports Center.  Candidates may request alternative dates or interview methods if candidates are selected. 

Out of state interns have the ability to stay in the on-campus dormitory housing during the duration of their internship for a nominal fee. 

Deadline for application submission will be February 10, 2020.  Candidates will be asked to attend an in person interview between February 17-28, 2020 at the National Sports Center.  If alternative interview dates or methods are needed, those can be requested through the Internship Coordinator. 

Interns from outside of Minnesota have the opportunity to stay in our on-campus dormitory housing during their summer internship for a nominal fee. 

Duties Include:

  • Develop content marketing ideas and campaigns
  • Shoot and edit video and photography for promotional and editorial use
  • Manage content archives
  • Design marketing collateral for print applications including multi-page layouts, brochures, posters, advertisements, flyers, logos, signs, promotional displays and presentation materials
  • Write content material for all forms of digital and offline marketing materials
  • Produce content for the NSC blog and social media
  • Assist in managing social media accounts
  • Stay up to date with content creation and industry trends and practices
  • Work with Google and social analytics to assess the success of original content in driving web traffic and registration sales
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Desired Skills:

  • Graphic design
  • Working knowledge of AP Style
  • Understanding of social media platforms
  • Photography & videography
  • Writing & editing
  • Event management
  • Digital marketing/design
  • Sports industry knowledge

Required/desired technical skills:

  • Familiar with Adobe programs including Premiere, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Lightroom
  • Familiar with WordPress

Desired soft skills:

  • Works well under pressure and under tight deadlines
  • Is a team player
  • Accepts and encourages critique of work
  • Able to take on long work days

Classification: Internship

Compensation: Stipend

Appointed by: Internship Director and Marketing Team

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2021 Campus Operations and Logistics Intern

Interns (2 positions available) will work with NSC Campus Operations staff. Duties will include but not be limited to pre-tournament set-up, execution 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 date is May 11, 2021  (with potential to start earlier). Hours are 40+ per week.  Interns should be flexible with time, as many positions require event work in evenings and weekends.

 

Only those who submit a cover letter and resume will be considered for the position. Deadline for application submission will be February 1, 2021.  Candidates will be asked to attend an in person interview between February 8-19, 2021 at the National Sports Center.  If alternative interview dates or methods are needed, those can be requested through the Internship Coordinator. 

Interns from outside of Minnesota have the opportunity to stay in our on-campus dormitory housing during their summer internship for a nominal fee.

Apply Here!

Spanish Immersion Camp Internships

The National Sports Center (NSC) and Next Level Spanish Immersion Camp in Blaine, Minnesota is hiring multiple (3) interns for the summer of 2021.

Interns will assist in the administrative organization and delivery of the Next Level Spanish Immersion Camps, a week long day camp for students entering grades 1-6 that are attending a Spanish Immersion schools.  Next Level Spanish Immersion Camp interns must be fluent Spanish speakers.  This internship opportunity is ideal for individuals pursuing careers in K-12 education, or careers where Spanish language fluency is necessary.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Embody National Sports Center mission, vision, and values
  • Supervise camp participants
  • Manage and communicate behavior concerns
  • Run camp activities under supervision of Camp Director and Camp Instructors
  • Daily setup and teardown of program activities
  • Supervise parent pickup and drop off areas
  • Excellent organizational skills and commitment to first-class service are a must.

Start date is July 21. Interns should expect to work 40+ per week. Interns demonstrate a flexible and “How can I help” mindset. Interns MUST be available to work:

  • July 26-30
  • August 2-6
  • August 9-13
  • August 16-20

The last day of the internship will be Friday, August 20th. All positions are available for course credit as approved by your institution. All positions are paid a bi-weekly stipend based on a $12/hourly rate.

Only those who apply via the link below will be considered for the internship. Deadline for application submission will be February 26th, 2021. Candidates will be asked to attend an in-person or virtual interview. If alternative interview dates or methods are needed, those can be arranged.

Interns from outside of Minnesota have the opportunity to stay in our on-campus dormitory housing during their summer internship for a nominal fee.

Apply Now!

Target USA CUP Dorm Advisor

The National Sports Center (NSC) in Blaine, Minnesota is hiring a dorm advisor for Target USA CUP 2021.

During Target USA CUP soccer tournament; dorms provide a campus living experience for some of the International and United States athletes. We are seeking responsible candidates who will bring diverse backgrounds, 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 for the full duration of the tournament and be readily available at all hours. 

This position will be from July 6-19, 2021.  Candidates should be flexible with time. This position will receive stipend pay based on commensurate of experience.

Only those who submit a cover letter and resume will be considered for the position. Deadline for application submission will be April 30, 2021.  Candidates will be asked to attend an interview in May 2021 at the National Sports Center.  If alternative interview dates or methods are needed, those can be requested through the Internship Coordinator. 

Apply Here!

Adult Flag Football Official

The NSC is looking for quality officials for our Adult Flag Football League.  The league plays a 6v6 format with two officials.  Officials do not need to be certified but some experience in football officiating is required.  All games are played on the National Sports Center campus.  League games are played Thursdays at 9, 10, and 11pm.

Interested officials should contact the League Director, Logan Halvorson, directly at lhalvorson@nscsports.org or 763.785.5678.

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

Hospitality Concessions & Catering Associate

Position Information

  • Entry Level: $11/hr - $12/hr
  • Hours Per Week: Varies based on-campus events
  • Location: All Campus Concession/Catering
  • Customer Service, Kitchen and concession experience preferred but not required

Schedule

The schedule will vary based on events, including evenings and weekends.

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 Associate will be trained in multiple areas within the concessions and catering position

Position Qualifications

  • Excellent Customer Service skills
  • Physical Requirements: This position requires the ability to lift/pull/push/move/carry up to 25 pounds and the ability to stand for long periods of time in a fast-paced environment
  • With training, ability to operate kitchen and concessions equipment such as popcorn popper, hotdog machine, kitchen ovens, etc.
  • Experience preferred but not necessary

To Apply:

Please email the application below to events@nscsports.org.

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