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NSC Sports Programming

Check out employment opportunities at the National Sports Center in the Sports Programming department! Learn how to program over 120 sports events!

NSC Operations

See all of the National Sports Center's Operations Career opportunities from operating special equipment to event operations at all of our events! 

THERE ARE NO FULL-TIME SPORTS PROGRAMMING POSITIONS OPEN AT THIS TIME

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR - NSC AGRONOMY

The National Sports Center (NSC) is a 600 acre multi-sport complex located in Blaine, MN.  It includes a sports stadium, over 50 full-sized soccer fields, Victory Links Golf Course, a meeting and convention facility, and an eight-sheet ice rink, the Super Rink, which is the largest ice arena in the world.  The NSC has hosted numerous National and World Championship events in soccer, hockey, figure skating, short track speed skating, broomball, rugby, ultimate disc and lacrosse.  The facility welcomes over 3.8 million visitors annually, making it the most-visited sports facility in the state of Minnesota.  Each July, the NSC plays host to Target USA CUP, the largest soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere.  Victory Links Golf Course annually hosts the 3M Open Qualifier, a PGA Tour event.  In addition, the NSC is home to the Minnesota United FC Training Ground.

Reports To:  Golf Course Superintendent and Head Groundskeeper

Directly Manages:  Maintains all Golf Course and Sports Field Areas

Classification:  Full Time, Seasonal, Non Exempt

Hours:  40 Hours/Week with some Weekends and Overtime

Salary:  $15.00/Hour depending on experience and qualifications along with bonus incentives

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

-Responsible for the daily setup of the golf course and sports fields.

-Responsible for mowing and maintaining high quality turf.

-Assist in irrigation maintenance.

-Assist in marking and painting various sports fields.

-Responsible for mulching, weeding, and pruning landscape beds, shrubs, and trees.

-Responsible for hand trimming.

-Responsible for seeding and sodding projects.

-Responsible for cleaning and maintaining equipment and maintenance facility.

-Performs any assigned duty before, during, and after an event.

-Performs related work as required and as directed.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS

-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 on a golf course or sports field, but not required.

-Knowledge and safe operation of maintenance equipment or ability to learn.

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2ND SHIFT CAMPUS OPERATIONS MANAGER

Why Work for the NSC?

With a team first culture and sports driven business we provide a fun and exciting place to work. With more than 100 unique events annually, we provide an enjoyable fast paced environment. With a dual mission to create economic impact for MN and athletic opportunities for our youth we are the world’s leader in sports development. While we have been around for 30 years, we continue to have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and unrelenting attitude. Our business is built on our skilled team members and ability to provide a high-quality experience for our customers.

Position Summary

The Assistant Campus Operations Manager will oversee and manage a staff of 5-10 operations team members, perform facility management duties and work to improve the front-line customer experience for our guests. Duties include but are not limited to: staff scheduling and assignment; department communication; facility event logistics; hands-on operational support, such as setting up and tearing down events; coordinating with event operators and user groups. This position will report directly to the NSC Director of Operations and will be responsible for managing the logistics and day-to-day operations of facility events.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Managing multiple buildings
  • Day-to-day operations of facility events
  • Campus logistics
  • Event setup and take down
  • Hands-on operational support
  • Coordinating with event operators and user groups
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent

Desired Skills:

  • Adaptability
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to work independently within tight timelines
  • Effective communication with internal staff and customers
  • Great attitude
  • Team first mentality - no egos here

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Hours: 40 Hrs/week

Classification: Full-time

Note that resume is required and cover letters are encouraged. Questions should be directed by email to David Baertschi at dbaertschi@nscsports.org.

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ICE TECHNICIAN LEVEL 1

Why Work for the NSC?

With a team first culture and sports driven business we provide a fun and exciting place to work. With more than 100 unique events annually, we provide an enjoyable fast paced environment. With a dual mission to create economic impact for MN and athletic opportunities for our youth we are the world’s leader in sports development. While we have been around for 30 years, we continue to have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and unrelenting attitude. Our business is built on our skilled team members and ability to provide a high-quality experience for our customers.

Position Summary

Competencies: The ability to engage and successfully maintain the operations of the ice arena, ice quality and ice resurfacer equipment, including but not limited to the maintenance of the arena, training of staff, and event operations.

Boundaries:  Areas of control are building quality, ice quality, and ice equipment maintenance.  Primary hours will be nights and weekends.

Responsibilities:

  • Ice Maintenance
  • Staff Training

Arena Maintenance

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ice Maintenance
  • Staff Training
  • Arena Maintenance and upkeep of building
  • Event Support
  • Hands-on operational support
  • Other duties as assigned

Work Processes:

Ice Maintenance

Knowledge of ice conditions related to indoor facilities, maintaining proper ice thickness, installing ice and taking ice out and of ice painting, lines, logos, etc…

Staff Training

Ability to train drivers how to operate ice resurfacer, monitor drivers and how much ice they shave or build each day, assist with regular staff training sessions, and ability to train cleaning staff and keep them on task

Arena Maintenance and Upkeep

Knowledge of ice resurfacers, ability to maintain ice resurfacers – electric or gas, maintain ice edgers – electric or gas, perform preventative maintenance, install dasher advertising, document equipment needs and perform other arena maintenance / mechanical duties as assigned

Event Support

Ability to be a driver during events and support both operations and maintenance managers  

Additional Duties As Assigned

Other duties may be assigned by the Operations Manager or Director of Ice Arena Programs  

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent
  • CIT certification 
  • Minimum of 18 years of age

Desired Skills:

  • Adaptability
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to work independently within tight timelines
  • Effective communication with internal staff and customers
  • Great attitude
  • Team first mentality - no egos here

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, education, and tenure with NSC, paid bi-weekly

Hours: 45-50 Hrs/week

Classification: Full-time exempt, salary position

Questions should be directed by to Eric Edhlund at eedhlund@superrink.org or 763-717-3236 

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NSC Super Rink

The NSC Super Rink is largest ice rink in North America featuring 8 sheets of ice, 4 of which are Olympic sized and the other 4 NHL sized.

NSC Hospitality

The NSC Hospitality is a fast-paced customer facing department with multiple opportunities working outside at the golf course to working in the nice air conditioning of the NSC Super Rink. 

ICE ARENA OPERATIONS ASSISTANT MANAGER

Assignment: National Sports Center Super Rink

Reports to: Ice Arena Operations Manager

Supervises: Part time arena staff

Competencies: The ability to engage and successfully manage all aspects of the arena operations department

Boundaries: Authority to manager staff and customers within the department and is expected to use his/her discretion to benefit the MASC, NSCF, and Super Rink                                

Duties Include: Arena Operations

  • Understanding and manage all aspects of arena operations
  • Assist with arena budget and report budget to Director of Operations
  • Assist in staff management:  hire, fire, schedule, and train all full-time and part-time staff
  • Assist with implementing all arena operations policies and procedures
  • Assist all event management – knowledge of each event and needs
  • Customer service to all ice buyers
  • Ability to communicate with customers and staff
  • Ability to create new business
  • Ability to complete purchase orders for all arena operations
  • Ability to speak to large groups
  • Ability to use all current computer programs and software 

Maintenance and Mechanical

  • Oversee all projects with the Maintenance Manager for  major/minor mechanical projects and preventative maintenance
  • Ability to work with outside mechanical companies
  • Create task list for part time staff
  • Assist and maintain and review all logs for equipment, fire, OSHA, air quality, etc…

Relationships

  • Create relationships with all ice customers, industry leaders, vendors, etc…

Additional Duties As Assigned

  • Other duties may be assigned by the Director of Operations

Education/Experience:   Minimum of two years ice arena operations experience

Classification: Full-Time (45-50 hours per week) salary position, exempt from FLSA overtime regulation

Terms of Employment: At will

Compensation: Based on educational and tenure with the NSC, paid bi-weekly

Appointed by: Operations Manager 

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THERE ARE NO FULL-TIME HOSPITALITY POSITIONS OPEN AT THIS TIME