FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

Event Operations Intern


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Posting Date

Nov 17, 2022

Role description

Job Title: Event Operations InternReports to: Event Operations ManagerDepartment: Facilities & Operations  About FC Cincinnati:FC Cincinnati is a professional soccer team that plays in Major League Soccer, having entered the League as its 24th team in 2019. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Carl H. Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph. Originally founded in 2015 by Lindner III and current president Jeff Berding, FCC began play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads. FC Cincinnati opened the Club’s privately funded, 26,000-seat soccer-specific TQL Stadium in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati in 2021.  About TQL Stadium:TQL Stadium, home of FC Cincinnati, is one of the most ambitious soccer-specific stadiums in not only North America, but the world. Critically acclaimed firm Populous designed an innovative and forward-thinking stadium that will be one of the largest soccer-specific facilities in Major League Soccer. The $250 million, privately funded stadium will have a 26,000 capacity, with the closest seats within 15 feet of the field. The design includes 53 traditional suites and 4,500 premium seats throughout four premium club spaces. Additionally, the team’s famous supporters’ section, The Bailey, will grow to be more than 3,100 strong and loom over opponents at a 34-degree angle at the stadium’s north end. A 360-degree canopy roof covers every seat in the stadium, but still allows sufficient sun in to grow a natural grass field. The stadium has five team locker rooms, including a comprehensive team suite for FC Cincinnati that features a dressing room, coach’s offices, lounge, equipment storage and the Mercy Health Center of Excellence for the team’s medical and game day fitness needs. TQL Stadium meets all current requirements to host CONCACAF and FIFA events, featuring top national teams from around the world, including the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, as well as the world’s top club teams for friendlies.   Position Summary:FC Cincinnati is seeking a highly motivated Event Operations Intern for the 2023 MLS Season. The ideal candidate for this position will have a passion for live events and learning. This internship is a great opportunity for those who may be interested in pursuing a career in not only sports, but also in the entertainment and private event space. TQL Stadium is one of the premier soccer-specific stadiums in North America and is one of the most desired private event spaces in the Cincinnati area. The Event Operations intern will work with the FC Cincinnati Event Operations Department, as well as the entire organization to continue the growth of TQL Stadium. This is an hourly paid position. The internship is set to begin in the spring and end in the fall, averaging 25 hours a week. Primary Responsibilities:·         Provide event support and coordination for all TQL Stadium events ·         Provide support, planning, and implementation of facility rules and policies·         Assist in the organization and upkeep of event documents·         Successfully lead and brief TQL Stadium event staff according to event details·         Provide excellent customer service through the event process and in all interactions with clients·         Find areas of opportunity for improvement to increase efficiency and operational excellence·         Collaborate with other FC Cincinnati departments to gain industry and organizational knowledge ·         Provide general support of the Event Operations Department in daily operations.·         Assist with special projects as assigned by the Event Operations team·         As scheduled, work flexible hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays·         Other duties as assigned Qualifications & Education Requirements:·         Current college student or recent graduate within six months·         Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint·         Willingness to learn new computer software·         Strong customer service skills and attention to detail·         Ability to communicate with all levels of staff and the public·         Experience in high stress, fast paced environments·         Comfortable with multi-tasking and able to meet strict deadlines·         Must be a self-motivated and resourceful individual·         Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide verification of vaccination prior to start date Physical Abilities: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:·         Required to sit, stand, and walk·         Use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools, or controls·         Frequent stooping, bending, pulling, reaching, and pushing·         Required to talk and hear consistently·         Ability to occasionally lift, carry, and/or drag up to 50 lbs. if necessary What we offer interns:·         FCC welcome gifts·         Resume and profile reviews·         Tour of TQL Stadium and MHTC·         Discount off team store merchandise·         Community volunteer opportunities·         Job shadow opportunities + lunch and learns·         Frequent free meals, happy hours, and parties·         Paid hourly and/or college credit opportunities·         Networking opportunities with Chamber eventsFC Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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