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Internship - Graphic Design

The National Sports Center and Target USA CUP soccer tournament in Blaine, Minnesota announce the following internship openings:

Graphic Design 2023 Summer Internship

The National Sports Center (NSC) is hiring five marketing interns for the summer of 2023. These positions include Graphic Design, Video and Content Creation and General Marketing. 

 

Interns will assist in the marketing and promotion 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. 

 

Each intern will have a primary area of expertise including graphic design, content creation and social media, and general marketing; however, all interns will be exposed to various areas of content creation. The interns 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.
 

Timing

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 27-28, June 9-11, and July 13-23, 2022. The first day of the internship will be Tuesday, May 16, 2023 and the last day of the internship will be Friday, July 28, 2022 with possibility of extension. All positions are available for course credit as approved by your institution. 
Deadlines
Only those who submit a cover letter and resume will be considered for the position. Deadline for application submission will be February 3. 2023.  Candidates will be asked to attend an in person interview between February 6-17, 2023 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.

Compensation
All intern positions are paid $480 per week stipend.

Requirements

Duties include:

  • Graphic Design

  • Develop content marketing ideas and campaigns

  • 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

  • Stay up to date with content creation and industry trends and practices

  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Desired skills:

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud 

  • Ability to work independently

  • Attention to detail

  • Concept and ideation skills

  • Basic copy editing skills 

  • Event management

  • Digital marketing/design

  • Sports industry knowledge

Desired technical skills:

  • Familiar with Adobe programs including 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 workdays

Summary

The National Sports Center is the world's largest amateur sports facility. The NSC operates over 100 unique programs and events in a variety of sports as well as hosting numerous national and international competitions. These events draw over 4 million visitors each year, making it the most visited sports facility in the state. The NSC is a priceless, innovative, and unique asset to the local community, state, and region.

The NSC has a dual mission:

  • To provide amateur sports opportunities to Minnesota residents
    Even though the NSC produces impressive economic impact from out-of-state visitors through signature tournaments and events, 92 percent of participants and visitors are Minnesota residents. This includes athletes who play in leagues and tournaments and their families, spectators to amateur sports events, golfers at Victory Links, and attendees at numerous expos and private meetings. On an average day there are 12 different programs and events taking place at the NSC, and most serve the local community.

  • To generate out-of-state economic impact through amateur sports events and programs
    Programs and events at the NSC generate over $83 million in annual visitor economic impact.

The campus covers 660-acres of sport and event facilities in Blaine, Minnesota. It includes:

The NSC facility is operated by the National Sports Center Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Although the campus was originally purchased and developed with funds from the State of Minnesota, it operates as an independent organization and receives no annual appropriations from the state.

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to Laurie Eggers, Marketing Manager at leggers@nscsports.org 

Internship - Content Creator

The National Sports Center and Target USA CUP soccer tournament in Blaine, Minnesota announce the following internship openings:

Sports Marketing Content Creation 2023 Summer Internship

The National Sports Center (NSC) is hiring five marketing interns for the summer of 2023. These positions include Graphic Design, Video and Content Creation and General Marketing. 

Interns will assist in the marketing and promotion 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. 

Each intern will have a primary area of expertise including graphic design, content creation and social media, and general marketing; however, all interns will be exposed to various areas of content creation. The interns 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.

Timing

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 27-28, June 9-11, and July 13-23, 2022. The first day of the internship will be Tuesday, May 16, 2023 and the last day of the internship will be Friday, July 28, 2022 with possibility of extension. All positions are available for course credit as approved by your institution. 
Deadlines
Only those who submit a cover letter and resume will be considered for the position. Deadline for application submission will be February 3. 2023.  Candidates will be asked to attend an in person interview between February 6-17, 2023 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.

Compensation
All intern positions are paid $480 per week stipend.

Requirements

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 social media platforms
  • 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, and motion graphics
  • Writing & editing
  • Event management
  • Digital marketing/design
  • Sports industry knowledge

Desired technical skills:

  • Familiar with Adobe programs including Premiere, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, After Effects
  • 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

Summary

The National Sports Center is the world's largest amateur sports facility. The NSC operates over 100 unique programs and events in a variety of sports as well as hosting numerous national and international competitions. These events draw over 4 million visitors each year, making it the most visited sports facility in the state. The NSC is a priceless, innovative, and unique asset to the local community, state, and region.

 

The NSC has a dual mission:

  • To provide amateur sports opportunities to Minnesota residents
    Even though the NSC produces impressive economic impact from out-of-state visitors through signature tournaments and events, 92 percent of participants and visitors are Minnesota residents. This includes athletes who play in leagues and tournaments and their families, spectators to amateur sports events, golfers at Victory Links, and attendees at numerous expos and private meetings. On an average day there are 12 different programs and events taking place at the NSC, and most serve the local community.
  • To generate out-of-state economic impact through amateur sports events and programs
    Programs and events at the NSC generate over $83 million in annual visitor economic impact.

 

The campus covers 660-acres of sport and event facilities in Blaine, Minnesota. It includes:

The NSC facility is operated by the National Sports Center Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Although the campus was originally purchased and developed with funds from the State of Minnesota, it operates as an independent organization and receives no annual appropriations from the state.

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to Laurie Eggers, Marketing Manager at leggers@nscsports.org

Internship - General Marketing

The National Sports Center and Target USA CUP soccer tournament in Blaine, Minnesota announce the following internship openings:

General Marketing 2023 Summer Internship

The National Sports Center (NSC) is hiring five marketing interns for the summer of 2023. These positions include Graphic Design, Video and Content Creation and General Marketing. 

Interns will assist in the marketing and promotion 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. 

Each intern will have a primary area of expertise including graphic design, content creation and social media, and general marketing; however, all interns will be exposed to various areas of content creation. The interns 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.

Timing

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 27-28, June 9-11, and July 13-23, 2022. The first day of the internship will be Tuesday, May 16, 2023 and the last day of the internship will be Friday, July 28, 2022 with possibility of extension. All positions are available for course credit as approved by your institution. 
Deadlines
Only those who submit a cover letter and resume will be considered for the position. Deadline for application submission will be February 3. 2023.  Candidates will be asked to attend an in person interview between February 6-17, 2023 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.

Compensation
All intern positions are paid $480 per week stipend.

Requirements

Duties include:

  • CRM database management, lead generation and reporting
  • Email marketing assistance in managing through the sales funnel
  • Sales prospecting
  • Assistance on sponsorship fulfillment and paid media
  • Website updates
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Develop content marketing ideas and campaigns
  • Write content material for all forms of digital and offline marketing materials
  • 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:

  • Database management
  • Email Marketing
  • Working knowledge of AP Style
  • Understanding of social media platforms
  • Writing & editing
  • Event management
  • Digital marketing/design
  • Sports industry knowledge

Desired technical skills:

  • Familiar with Adobe programs 
  • Familiar with WordPress
  • Familiar with social analytics
  • Familiar with Email platform
  • Familiar with google analytics

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 workdays

Summary

The National Sports Center is the world's largest amateur sports facility. The NSC operates over 100 unique programs and events in a variety of sports as well as hosting numerous national and international competitions. These events draw over 4 million visitors each year, making it the most visited sports facility in the state. The NSC is a priceless, innovative, and unique asset to the local community, state, and region.

The NSC has a dual mission:

  • To provide amateur sports opportunities to Minnesota residents
    Even though the NSC produces impressive economic impact from out-of-state visitors through signature tournaments and events, 92 percent of participants and visitors are Minnesota residents. This includes athletes who play in leagues and tournaments and their families, spectators to amateur sports events, golfers at Victory Links, and attendees at numerous expos and private meetings. On an average day there are 12 different programs and events taking place at the NSC, and most serve the local community.
  • To generate out-of-state economic impact through amateur sports events and programs
    Programs and events at the NSC generate over $83 million in annual visitor economic impact.

The campus covers 660-acres of sport and event facilities in Blaine, Minnesota. It includes:

The NSC facility is operated by the National Sports Center Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Although the campus was originally purchased and developed with funds from the State of Minnesota, it operates as an independent organization and receives no annual appropriations from the state.

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to Laurie Eggers, Marketing Manager at leggers@nscsports.org

2023 Sports Management Internship Opportunities

The National Sports Center and Target USA CUP soccer tournament in Blaine, Minnesota announce the following internship openings:

Sports Administration & Event Management 2023 Summer Internship

The National Sports Center and Target USA CUP soccer tournament in Blaine, Minnesota announce the following internship openings:

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, sponsorships and more. Excellent organizational skills and commitment to first-class service are a must.

Dates: May 16 – July 28, 2023

Hours

During the 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 27-28, June 9-11, and July 13-23, 2023. The last day of the internship will be July 28, 2023.  All positions are available for course credit as approved by your institution.

Only those who submit a cover letter and resume will be considered for the position. Deadline for application submission will be February 3. 2023.  Candidates will be asked to attend an in person interview between February 6-17, 2023 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: https://secure4.saashr.com/ta/6161455.careers?TrackId=[MyTrackingId]&ApplyToJob=537140433

Compensation

All positions are a paid $400/week stipend based.

Campus Operations Logistics Internship 2023 Summer Internship

The National Sports Center (NSC) and Target USA CUP soccer tournament in Blaine, Minnesota is hiring interns for the summer of 2023.

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 16, 2023  (with potential to start earlier). Hours are 40+ per week.  Interns should be flexible with time, as position will 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 3. 2023.  Candidates will be asked to attend an in person interview between February 6-17, 2023 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 for position through our internal job application system. https://secure4.saashr.com/ta/6161455.careers?TrackId=[MyTrackingId]&ApplyToJob=537140432

Compensation

All positions are a paid $400/week stipend based.

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Tournament Event Staff

Position Information 

•    Entry Level: $15/hr. - $17/hr.
•    Hours Per Week: Varies based on-campus events
•    Location: National Sports Center
•    Sport event management, customer service

Schedule 

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

Position Description 

The National Sports Center is looking for an energetic, self motivated individual with an outgoing personality, hard work ethic and an interest in sport event management. This individual will be a representation of the National Sports Center. 

Position Responsibilities 

•    Assist with tournament related matters. Including but not limited to, registration, score entry, awards, runner errands, and referee check-in.
•    Provide excellent customer service.
•    Serve as extension of tournament staff in absence of tournament director.

Position Qualifications 

•    Interest in Sport Event management and willingness to work long hours.
•    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.

To Apply: Please apply here.

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! 

Campus Operations Logistics Internship

Description

The National Sports Center (NSC) and Target USA CUP soccer tournament in Blaine, Minnesota is hiring interns for the summer of 2023.

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 16, 2023  (with potential to start earlier). Hours are 40+ per week.  Interns should be flexible with time, as position will 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 3. 2023.  Candidates will be asked to attend an in person interview between February 6-17, 2023 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.

Compensation: $480/week stipend.
 

Event Operations Team Member

Position Summary

NSC Operations is looking for part-time event team members to join our growing organization. He/she will be focused on delivering great customer service by ensuring clean and safe facilities. This role provides for personal growth, interaction across departments, and a variety of different tasks. This position reports to full-time operations managers plays a critical role in the success of the organization.  

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
  • Ability to communicate with customers in courteous and calm manner
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent

Desired Skills:

  • Adaptability
  • Problem solving
  • Great attitude
  • Team first mentality - no egos here

Compensation: $14-$15/hr

Hours: 20-40 Hrs/week

Classification: Part-time

Questions should be directed by email to Gus Cardenas at gcardenas@nscsports.org

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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. 

NSC Front Desk Staffer - NSC Super Rink

The National Sports Center is located in Blaine, MN on a 600-acre campus and is considered a leader in the industry on a nation-wide scale. We are home to 8 indoor ice sheets, over 50 soccer fields, 18-hole golf course, and 100,000 square feet of indoor training and meeting space.

The NSC is a stable company with a strong brand and you can enjoy a fun fast-paced environment with great salary and benefit package.

This position will work closely with ice arena management in a hands-on position that will be exposed to companywide collaboration.

NSC Front Desk Worker

The National Sports Center / Super Rink, Blaine Minnesota is hiring for a part time Front Desk worker.

Front desk staff play a key role in creating a fun, energetic and family environment at the Super Rink.  Front desk staff are a constant support for the guests whether working as a Front Desk Cashier, Answering Phone Calls, Birthday Party Support, Ice Monitor, Skate Rental, or simply answering questions and assisting guests as needed.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Skate Rental, Front Desk, Ice Monitor
  • General customer service – interacting with customers, answering phones, program registrations.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the facility.
  • Ensuring the safety and satisfaction of our guests using excellent customer service skills.

The NSC Front Desk worker is accountable to the Ice Arena Operations Manager and Director of Ice Arena Operations.  Send resume to: National Sports Center, 1700 105th Ave. NE, Blaine, MN 55449 Attn: Eric Edhlund, email to eedhlund@superrink.org   or fax to 763-785-5699. You can also visit our website at www.nscsports.org/ 

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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:

To schedule a meeting and learn more, please contact Ice Arena Manager Eric Edhlund - tweiland@superrink.org

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GENERAL MAINTENANCE CUSTODIAN

Title:  NSC General Maintenance Custodian

Assignment:  NSC Super Rink/Indoor Facilities

Reports to:  Ice Arena Operations Manager

Competencies:  The ability to keep the ice arena building in a clean and sanitary condition.

Boundaries:  Primary hours will be weekdays and weekends at the Super Rink based on event needs

Duties Include:                       

Custodial

·         Maintain cleanliness of all rest rooms, locker rooms, offices, meeting space and common rooms.

·         Maintains a clean working environment.

·         Assist staff with needs of the building with set up and take down.

Operations:

  • Perform light duty facility improvements.
  • Opening of the building for customers

Relationships

·         Ability to communicate with staff on projects and inventory management.

Additional Duties As Assigned

·         Other duties may be assigned by the Director of Operations and Operations Manager

 

Education/Experience:  Minimum of two years’ experience working in janitorial or operations setting.

Classification:  Part time (30 – 40 hours) weekly

Terms of Employment:  At will

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

Appointed by:  Manager of Ice Arena Operations

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HOSPITALITY CONCESSIONS, CATERING ASSOCIATE, AND CULINARY ASSISTANT

Position Information

  • Entry Level: $14/hr - $16/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.  Flexible hours are available.

Position Description

The National Sports Center is looking for energetic, self-motivated individuals 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
  • Culinary assistant is responsible to assist the kitchen managers and chefs in our catering department as well as our quick serve concessions
  • 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

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