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Coordinator, Finance

The Western Hockey League (WHL), one of the World’s finest development leagues with 22 Member Clubs throughout Western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest, is inviting applications for the position of WHL Coordinator, Finance at their Calgary based WHL Office.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Financial data entry in ERP system (NAV)
  • Accounts receivable
  • Accounts payable
  • Account reconciliations
  • WHL Scholarship administration
  • Central scholarship registry accounting and data inputting
  • General administrative assistance for the Director, Finance.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or related field
  • Experience in bookkeeping, management, or relevant field may be required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, time management, problem-solving, and math skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented
  • Must be able to demonstrate teamwork and leadership by following lead of Director of Finance
  • Must have the ability to work on multiple tasks without direct supervision
  • Hockey knowledge will be considered an asset

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume to:
Email:   info@whl.ca
Subject: WHL Coordinator, Finance

Or

Western Hockey League
WHL Coordinator, Finance
2424 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB    T2N 3Y9

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Ticket Sales Representative

Who we are:
The Victoria Royals are a Canadian major junior ice hockey team, and currently members of the B.C. Division of the Western Conference in the Western Hockey League (WHL). The Royals are based in Victoria, British Columbia, and play their home games at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

The Role:
This summer the Victoria Royals Hockey Club are looking to add a spark to their ticketing team! Do you have the energy and skills to provide it? With less than 100 days until the puck officially drops on the 2021-2022 hockey season, the ticket sales campaign for next season is already well underway.

As a Ticket Sales Representative, your role will focus on the creation and management of season tickets, half seasons, mini-plans and group ticketing accounts for the Royals.

Applicants with a sales or sports background, and a hunger to generate revenue will be given priority!

Responsibilities:

●        Meet established sales objectives
●        Managing personal and house accounts
●        Make a required daily minimum of outbound calls
●        Form strong relationships with current and potential clients
●        Assist with the execution of new programs and promotions
●        Represent the team at various events outside of the arena
●        Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
●        Attend all Royals’ home games

The ideal Candidate will possess the following:
●        Possess a strong work ethic
●        Passion for the sports and entertainment industry, specifically hockey
●        Ability to prospect (business-to-business or door-to-door)
●        Availability to work evenings, weekends, team events and game nights
●        Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint)
●        Excellent verbal communication skills
●        A friendly and professional telephone manner
●        Should hold a valid Driver’s License

Compensation will be based on experience. The successful applicant will receive a base salary, plus a competitive commission structure that rewards self-generated sales.

To apply, click here.


Marketing Specialist

Who we are:
The Victoria Royals are a Canadian major junior ice hockey team currently members of the B.C. Division of the Western Conference in the Western Hockey League (WHL). The Royals are based in Victoria, British Columbia, and play their home games at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

We are currently looking for an experienced Marketing Specialist to join our team. This role will be responsible for managing the creation of marketing campaigns, strategic plans and proposals for the Victoria Royals Hockey Club and will report to our Senior Director, Marketing. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, passionate about marketing and have excellent project management skills. A love for hockey is a must! If you feel this might be the right fit for you, we’d love to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Creating marketing campaigns that drive a measurable increase to revenue and an improved ROI for marketing spend
  • Assist in placing media buys for advertising campaigns (emphasis on social and digital advertising)
  • Create and manage relationships through local events, media partners, sponsors and community organizations that help identify opportunities to support organizational goals including ticket sales, sponsorship sales, and merchandise sales
  • Research, identify and recommend opportunities to engage audiences both in the community and online in support of revenue and brand building objectives
  • Lead the planning, budgeting and implementation of events including, but not limited to, watch parties, on-site mixers, select community events (e.g., Concerts in the Park activation, Beer Week promotions and events) and partner-implemented events
  • Be comfortable with and energized by building and growing relationships with community leaders, fans, and team members
  • In collaboration with the Manager of Fan Experience and the rest of the organization, support the implementation of Theme Nights
  • Work closely with colleagues to support goals of strategic marketing plan as well as company goals
  • Assist on larger internal events including Season Ticket Holder events and other fan events
  • Support and project manage internal requests including, but not limited to, print/collateral requests and partner activation that requires marketing support
  • Expand efforts and relationships with watch party venues including events, online content, and promotions
  • Create relationships within sports industry or similar, curate best practices and network of resources

Requirements:

  • Degree in Business, Marketing, Sport Management, or a relevant field of study
  • 3-5 years of experience
  • Passion for the platform and the sport of hockey and for community and fan engagement
  • Experience organizing, managing, and executing events
  • Experience managing budgets and/or event plans
  • Experience recruiting, training, and supervising small groups of volunteers or employees
  • Experience in marketing on print, radio, direct and other traditional media
  • Experience in digital marketing including web, search, social, email and other digital channels
  • Knowledge of Microsoft & Adobe suite, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, Illustrator
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and website management tools helpful
  • Working knowledge of graphic design, with design tools like Adobe CC
  • Working knowledge of writing effective English copy for marketing uses that are fitting across different channels
  • Experience with the latest commonly used marketing software including those for web, email, social media, CRM, automation, analytics and more
  • Ability to execute a marketing campaign from start to finish, from ideation, budgeting, design, implementation, testing, tracking, reporting, analysis, and recommendations
  • Ability to work effectively and flexibly in a high volume, competing tight deadlines and a fast-changing environment
  • Ability to be hands-on and problem solve in a hands-on approach
  • Ability to work with management with effective communication and time management skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with diverse team members and stakeholders across the organization
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Very detail-oriented
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends
  • Experience in sports and entertainment is a definite asset

Benefits, perks and other cool stuff:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Employer paid dental & extended health coverage
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program

To apply, click here.


Graphic Design Web Specialist

Who we are:
The Victoria Royals are a Canadian major junior ice hockey team currently members of the B.C. Division of the Western Conference in the Western Hockey League (WHL). The Royals are based in Victoria, British Columbia, and play their home games at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

GSL Group is headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. with offices and operations also located in Victoria and Kelowna. We have a wide range of businesses including E-Commerce, Sports and Entertainment, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Real Estate Development and Construction (Commercial, Industrial, Residential and Sports & Entertainment Facilities).

Our Marketing department is growing, and we are looking for a full time Graphic Design & Web Specialist who will report to the Manager, Creative Design. This position will be based out of Victoria and will work closely with our Victoria Royals (WHL) franchise along with many of our other brands.

Responsibilities:

  • Create compelling graphic designs (both web & print ads), storyboards, presentations, content and more for GSL Group’s live entertainment streams including sport, concerts, and major music festivals
  • Website design & optimization
  • Create and develop multimedia content (graphical and video) for event marketing, social videos, web, etc.
  • Research the latest trends in creative design for marketing, brand design, and social media
  • Create multimedia presentations and decks for sales pitches etc.
  • Ensure all creative assets are properly processed – proofread & specs met
  • Keep track of and implement graphic design changes based on feedback
  • Work on multiple projects at once, and consistently meet draft deadlines

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years professional experience in web & graphic design (print & digital), live entertainment industry experience a plus
  • Degree in graphic arts, marketing, or a related field preferred
  • Hands-on experience in creating and managing websites and content management systems via CMS like WordPress, and understand and edit HTML/CSS
  • Well versed in Adobe CS Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, WordPress, and PowerPoint/Keynote. After Effects & Adobe Premiere Pro would be a plus
  • Experience with site management tools: CMS, FTP, and java server a benefit
  • Understanding of digital UX and e-commerce conversion funnels
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of social media platforms
  • Excellent sense of design, composition, typography
  • Strong background in brand storytelling and sharp eye for aesthetic and technical details

Who You are:

  • A team player with a strong work ethic and delivers a high volume of output
  • Passion for the live entertainment industry
  • Resourceful and self-sufficient in approach to problems and delivering on tasks quickly
  • Ability to independently organize, prioritize and complete tasks with high attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
  • Embraces a flexible schedule for weekend and after-hours work-related to events & content capture
  • Passion for sports and music a plus
  • Comfortable working with talent, artists, and high-profile individuals
  • Exceptional language and grammar skills

Benefits, perks and other cool stuff:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Employer paid dental & extended health coverage
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program

To apply, click here.


Controller

The Regina Pats are seeking a Controller for its business office in Regina. The successful candidate is responsible for leadership in the delivery of meaningful, accurate and timely reporting of financial and other business metrics to the owners and all levels of management and maintaining financial policies and procedures to enhance the strength and consistency of internal control.

The Controller will be responsible for day-to-day management of the Finance Department; managing the monthly and annual financial reporting and budgeting processes; cash flow management; planning and supervision of the external audit process; preparation of corporate tax returns; and, financial planning.

The successful candidate must have at least 5 years of progressively responsible and relevant experience, and have a professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA).

To apply for this position, please send resume to hr@reginapats.com.


Director, Brand Marketing & Communications

Overview: The Director, Brand Marketing and Communications will primarily be responsible for the development and execution of all marketing /branding plans for all key business streams of The Regina Pats – including Sponsorships, Merchandise/Pats Store, Game Day, and Ticket revenue streams. The role requires someone who has a passion for the use of all traditional and digital/social media to continually elevate our brand and generate ongoing interest and excitement for The Pats organization and all we do on and off the ice.

The promotion of all activities of the club will be executed through creating, maintaining, and evolving existing and new content in fulfillment of top-quality, high energy experiences and interactions with the brand. The role will require an individual who is available to work a variety of irregular work hours including all game days/nights.

Essential Duties and responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:
• Upholding Brand standards and supporting Sales strategies in developing and executing print, digital/social, promotional, merchandising and event marketing plans
• Managing, updating, and generating related hockey content for the Pats website, social media, and digital platforms as well as other mediums as deemed a fit
• As required, lead, or contribute to the writing of News Releases and Media Advisories, organize, and attend media events and provide support to members of the media.
• Handle all media inquiries and requests; coordinate press conferences, double enders as well as one on one interviews and appearances with players, coaches, and management
• Prepare and update Player profiles and player & team stories; and compose features and commentary on Club events in the community
• Provide wide-ranging communications direction and deliverables as required by the Club and all members of the organization
• Work with Sales and Operations personnel to ensure 100% accuracy of Sponsorship / Customer deliverables as they relate to in-game and online product/service delivery
• Where required assist in inputs to the design and selection of merchandise for The Pats Store always adhering to brand guidelines
• Establish relationships with key external Sponsorship accounts and work directly with our Sales and Operational personnel and the customer to implement marketing activity and plans
• Manage the creation and development of new and creative in-game and in-arena entertainment, including video creations and fan engagement / interaction elements of all varieties
• Manage the planning and execution of key game day events including promotional giveaways, theme nights and related opportunities
• Coordinate, review and distribute content following games, including both game highlights as well as other fan engagement vehicles
• Assist with the creative planning and execution of Pats video shoots
• Represent the organization at in-house events and off-site community events promoting or involving The Pats
• Utilize graphic design skills using industry standard practices, principles and tools while following The Pats design style guide
• Development and fulfillment of the graphic design projects for internal departments, distributed through various mediums including digital boards, electronic communications, social media among other media options and alternatives

Competencies and Requirements:
• Ability to utilize web content management, social media management, video editing, and graphic design software
• Ability to direct other team members in the delivery of all marketing communications related work in both written and verbal formats, to lead by example, to train and mentor where the opportunity to do so presents itself organically or through the process of planned project work
• Availability to provide evening and weekend coverage during the season
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
• Strong English written and verbal communication skills required
• Strong strategic thinking skills required
• Ability to work under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines
• Ability to adhere to brand guidelines
• Excellent organizational skills
• Exhibits professionalism as a representative of The Pats
• Strong analytical skills
• Knowledge of junior hockey and sport environment considered an asset

To apply for this position, please send resume to hr@reginapats.com.


Account Executive, Corporate Sponsorships & Group Ticket Sales

Overview: The Account Executive, Corporate Sponsorships & Group Ticket Sales will primarily be responsible for assisting the VP, Sales and Corporate Partnerships with new sponsorship sales, Group ticket sales and the servicing of clients.

Duties include, but are not limited to: contacting prospective clients, developing new sponsorship and Group ticketing opportunities, building relationships with clients and community partners.

The position will report to and work closely with the VP, Sales and Corporate Partnerships to develop and implement the Pats sales strategy and activate the club’s overall partnership strategy. The role will require an individual who is available to work a variety of irregular work hours including all game days/nights.

Responsibilities:
• Establish, build, and maintain client relationships that will increase client satisfaction and retention, including cold calls • Ensure sponsorship and ticket sales fulfillment, both in-venue and digitally
• Provide analytics reporting and end of campaign reports to clients, as required
• General contract management
• Work collaboratively with the VP, Sales and Corporate Partnerships on revenue generation strategies
• Perform other duties, including on game days, as assigned

Competencies and Requirements:
• Exhibits professionalism as a representative of the Regina Pats
• Availability to work evenings and weekends during the season
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Strong English written and verbal communication skills required
• Strong strategic thinking skills required
• Ability to work under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines
• Excellent organizational skills
• Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or related field
• Previous sales and partnership experience considered an asset
• Knowledge of junior hockey and sport environment considered an asset

To apply for this position, please send resume to hr@reginapats.com.


Account Executive, Corporate Sponsorships & Premium Ticket Sales

Overview: The Account Executive, Corporate Sponsorships & Premium Ticket Sales will primarily be responsible for assisting the VP, Sales and Corporate Partnerships with new sponsorship sales, Premium ticket sales and the servicing of clients.

Duties include, but are not limited to: contacting prospective clients, developing new sponsorship and Premium ticketing opportunities, building relationships with clients and community partners.

The position will report to and work closely with the VP, Sales and Corporate Partnerships to develop and implement the Pats sales strategy and activate the club’s overall partnership strategy. The role will require an individual who is available to work a variety of irregular work hours including all game days/nights.

Responsibilities:
• Establish, build, and maintain client relationships that will increase client satisfaction and retention, including cold calls • Ensure sponsorship and ticket sales fulfillment, both in-venue and digitally
• Provide analytics reporting and end of campaign reports to clients, as required
• General contract management
• Work collaboratively with the VP, Sales and Corporate Partnerships on revenue generation strategies
• Perform other duties, including on game days, as assigned

Competencies and Requirements:
• Exhibits professionalism as a representative of the Regina Pats
• Availability to work evenings and weekends during the season
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Strong English written and verbal communication skills required
• Strong strategic thinking skills required
• Ability to work under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines
• Excellent organizational skills
• Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or related field
• Previous sales and partnership experience considered an asset
• Knowledge of junior hockey and sport environment considered an asset

To apply for this position, please send resume to hr@reginapats.com.


Account Executive, Ticket Sales

Role Summary:
Reporting to the Manager, Ticket Sales, the Account Executive, Ticket Sales is responsible for creating revenue primarily through the sale of ticket packages for the Edmonton Oilers or Edmonton Oil Kings. Account Executives will specialize in one of our two hockey brands and will be focused on selling Season Seats and Mini Plans through continual prospecting of new buyers, in-game fan engagement and building relationships with existing ticket buyers.

Does this sound like You?

  • You have a passion for sales
  • You are eager to hunt and close new business opportunities
  • You are customer-centric, both internal and external
  • You enjoy working in a competitive and fun sales environment
  • You are both logical and creative when it comes to problem-solving
  • You are a lifelong learner and are always eager to teach yourself, and others, new skills
  • You are a team player always ready to collaborate and share
  • Your proud to represent your team at community events

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Actively sell Oilers or Oil Kings ticket packages
  • Create and build relationships with new B2C and B2B prospects
  • Active generation of new B2C and B2B leads
  • Consistent outbound prospecting via phone, email and other technologies
  • Perform in-game seat visits to clients and prospects
  • Perform personal arena tours for prospects to select their seats
  • Attend B2B networking events
  • Support large-scale team sales events

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Humility – The ability to work as a productive team member and strive to develop each day
  • Desire – The willingness to go above and beyond for clients, teammates and yourself. The will to win.
  • Self-Awareness – The ability to understand and appropriately react to the social dynamics of client meetings, internal interactions and peer-to-peer relations
  • Strong relationship building skills, including listening, presenting, written and communication skills
  • Be willing to work weekends and evenings, including games and various events
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Must have access to a vehicle and a motor vehicle license for Alberta (or ability to obtain one prior to employment).
  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma is an asset

Please apply online here.


Account Executive, Group Sales

Role Summary:
Reporting to the Manager, Group Sales, the Account Executive is responsible for creating revenue through the sale of group tickets to Oilers and Oil Kings games. The Group Sales Team is segmented into sales categories where Account Executives will specialize in their specific areas: Youth Sports, Schools, Performance Groups, Community Groups or Businesses. This position will get the opportunity to plan, sell and execute group sales initiatives and experiences for their clients.

Does this sound like You?

  • You have a passion for sales
  • You are eager to hunt and close new business opportunities
  • You are customer-centric, both internal and external
  • You enjoy working in a competitive and fun sales environment
  • You are both logical and creative when it comes to problem-solving
  • You are a lifelong learner and are always eager to teach yourself, and others, new skills
  • You are a team player always ready to collaborate and share
  • Your proud to represent your team at community events

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Actively sell Oilers and Oil Kings group tickets
  • Create and build relationships with new and existing group sales clients and prospects in their specific sales tiles
  • Active outbound prospecting via phone, email and other technologies
  • Perform in-game seat visits to clients and prospects
  • Plan and execute group sales experiences and events
  • Support other team member events with their event execution

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Humility – The ability to work as a productive team member and strive to develop each day
  • Desire – The willingness to go above and beyond for clients, teammates and yourself. The will to win.
  • Self-Awareness – The ability to understand and appropriately react to the social dynamics of client meetings, internal interactions and peer-to-peer relations
  • Strong relationship building skills, including listening, presenting, written and communication skills
  • Be willing to work weekends and evenings, including games and various events
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Must have access to a vehicle and a motor vehicle license for Alberta (or ability to obtain one prior to employment).
  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma is an asset

Please apply online here.


Manager, Ticket Sales

 

Role Summary:
Reporting to the Director, Ticket Sales, the Manager, Ticket Sales will lead the day-to-day operations and coaching of the Ticket Package Sales Team to achieve Season Seat and Partial Plan sales targets. The Manager will execute and assist in developing the annual Ticket Sales strategic plan for both the Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Oil Kings. The Manager will get the pleasure of developing and growing their individual team members on a daily basis to both increase their sales acumen, but also their ability to be future leaders at OEG.

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manage day-to-day activities of the Ticket Sales Team, including providing direction for sales efforts, goal setting and motivation
  • Lead a robust development program, including a regular cadence of training and practice sessions
  • Ticket Package (Season Seats and Partial Plans) campaign planning and execution in coordination with Marketing, BI, Ticket Ops and Ticket Service
  • Work with Account Executives on developing and advancing their individual sales pipelines
  • Participate and contribute in Ticket Sales management meetings regarding all areas of the department
  • Assist in building and maintaining the department culture as outlined in the Ticket Sales Department playbook
  • Oversee game night execution of Ticket Sales events and activations
  • Attend sales meetings with Account Executives

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Humility – The ability to work as a productive team member and strive to develop each day
  • Desire – The willingness to go above and beyond for clients, teammates and yourself. The will to win.
  • Self-Awareness – The ability to understand and appropriately react to the social dynamics of client meetings, internal interactions and peer-to-peer relations
  • Possess a minimum two years of sports ticket sales experience (preferably in Season Seat sales)
  • Possess strong communication skills, including listening, presenting and written skills
  • Possess a desire to lead a team of Account Executives via hands-on coaching, continual development and personalized attention
  • Possess a strong knowledge-base of Ticket Sales strategy
  • Be willing to work weekends and evenings, including games and various events
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Must have access to a vehicle and a motor vehicle license for Alberta (or ability to obtain one prior to employment).
  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma is an asset

Please apply online HERE


Manager, Group Sales

 

Role Summary:
Reporting to the Director, Ticket Sales, the Manager, Group Sales will lead the day-to-day operations and coaching of the Group Sales Team to achieve sales targets. The Manager will execute and assist in developing the annual Group Sales strategic plan for both the Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Oil Kings. The Manager will get the pleasure of developing and growing their individual team members on a daily basis to both increase their sales acumen, but also their ability to be future leaders at OEG.

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manage day-to-day activities of the Group Sales Team, including providing direction for sales efforts, goal setting and motivation
  • Lead a robust development program, including a regular cadence of training and practice sessions
  • Campaign planning and execution in coordination with Marketing, Business Intelligence, Ticket Ops and Ticket Service
  • Work with Account Executives on developing and advancing their individual sales pipelines
  • Participate and contribute in Ticket Sales management meetings regarding all areas of the department
  • Assist in building and maintaining the department culture as outlined in the Ticket Sales Department playbook
  • Oversee game night execution of Group Sales events, experiences and activations
  • Attend sales meetings with Account Executives

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Humility – The ability to work as a productive team member and strive to develop each day
  • Desire – The willingness to go above and beyond for clients, teammates and yourself. The will to win.
  • Self-Awareness – The ability to understand and appropriately react to the social dynamics of client meetings, internal interactions and peer-to-peer relations
  • Possess a minimum two years of sports ticket sales experience (preferably in Group Sales)
  • Possess strong communication skills, including listening, presenting and written skills
  • Possess a desire to lead a team of Account Executives via hands-on coaching, continual development and personalized attention
  • Possess a strong knowledge-base of Group Sales strategy
  • Be willing to work weekends and evenings, including games and various events
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Must have access to a vehicle and a motor vehicle license for Alberta (or ability to obtain one prior to employment).
  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma is an asset

Please apply online here.


 

Partnership Sales Specialist

Role Summary:
Directly reporting to the Manager, Partnership Services, the Partnership Specialist is responsible for providing a high level of customer service in the activation of partnership agreements and delivery of Partner objectives. In addition, the successful candidate will be leading the activation on a portfolio of Sponsorship accounts through project management, sales cycle support and a commitment to service excellence.

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Leads the activation on a portfolio of Sponsorship accounts through project management, sales cycle support and a commitment to service excellence
  • Ensures 100% fulfillment of partnership agreements on a yearly basis
  • Develops and executes upon strategic marketing and project plans
  • Maintains and fosters relationships with Corporate Partners at all levels while providing ongoing support
  • Responsible for the development and execution of corporate and Partner events
  • Activates promotions and events, both in person and digitally
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining accurate and thorough budgets
  • Records, compiles and distributes relevant project results, proof of performance and mid-season monitoring
  • Provides day to day support to the Corporate Sales Function
  • Actively participates in sales calls and meetings
  • Prepares innovative partnership proposals
  • Leads and participates in brainstorming and ideation sessions
  • Drafts and follows-up on partner contracts and agreements
  • Prepares timely and relevant partnership and program recaps
  • Maintains accurate records to validate the execution of agreements
  • Conducts research on industry competitors
  • Enters and analyzes client data and records within the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Module

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in a relevant Marketing/Communications or Business Program
  • 3+ years of experience in consumer marketing or brand management in addition to experience in a sales/customer service role
  • Some Knowledge of television, digital and/or radio advertising considered an asset
  • Strong knowledge of best practices in corporate customer service
  • Working knowledge of the corporate sponsorship industry
  • Strong marketing project management experience
  • Strong computer capabilities with Microsoft Office (including PowerPoint, Word and Excel)
    • Significant experience in the development of PowerPoint presentations
  • Experience with Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat)
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics or other CRM platform considered an asset
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • High level of poise and professionalism
  • Ability to be innovative and to provide viable business solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in order to communicate with diverse internal and external clients
  • Passionate about a career in sales and marketing within the sports and entertainment industry
  • Ability to prioritize workload and solve problems quickly
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work extended or unpredictable hours on weekdays, weekends and holidays as needed

Please apply online here.


 

Coordinator, Events

 

Role Summary:
The Coordinator, Events under the direction of the Manager, Events, will primarily be responsible for coordinating the event logistics for all Edmonton Oil King home games, and corporate events as assigned. This position will liaison with clients, internal departments and external stakeholders, preparing and distributing event details, costing details, provide on-site support during event execution and execute post-event reports.

General Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary Rogers Place contact for all events as assigned
  • Collaborate with clients to manage all event details and execution plans
  • Work with suppliers for external event support and services
  • Create and distribute required documentation and reports for all Oil Kings home games and other events as assigned
  • Create, distribute and maintain event details and venue operational instructions including event timing, room and concourse layouts, contact lists, and concourse activities
  • Prepare cost estimates and cost summaries for assigned events and distribute to the appropriate stakeholders
  • Lead event planning and information sharing meetings to communicate and delegate event specifics to all stakeholders
  • Provide onsite event support and supervision for the duration of the event from set-up and execution to tear down
  • Prepare and distribute post-event reports
  • Ensure Rogers Place compliance, with City of Edmonton regulatory agencies as required
  • Assists Manager, Events with administrative duties and projects as assigned

Core Event Assignments: Oil Kings brand and corporate events

  • Lead Oil Kings game-night planning through the regular season, and playoffs including the coordination of concourse activations, group sales initiatives, floor director coordination, and venue operational requirements
  • Ensure proper execution of event presentation components such as promotion hits, contestant participation, prizing, props and pre-game ceremonies specific to Oil Kings home games
  • Work closely with the Oil Kings event presentation department to coordinate Events team resources and tasks
  • Coordinate and execute corporate events for all OEG brands and external clients
  • Coordinate VIP experiences for sporting events as assigned
  • Administrative duties as required
  • Supervision of the Events Team
  • In conjunction with the Event Coordinator, Oilers Brand, support overall hiring, orientation, event staffing in ABI software, payroll preparation in ABI software, and event-specific task assignments
  • Ensure adherence to OEG policies and procedures
  • Create and deliver training program at the beginning of every hockey season
  • Create and deliver a training program for Events team leads with specific training on the Floor Director position
  • Provide Activation staff opportunities for growth through mentorship

Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in Event Management, preferably in Sports and Entertainment or special events
  • Diploma or Degree/Diploma in event management would be considered an asset.
  • Passionate for delivering excellent experiences
  • Highly organized, with time-management skills
  • Resourceful and proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven ability to maintain and foster positive relationships internally and externally
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Computer savvy – proficient in Microsoft Office and sharing folders.
  • Comfortable working on a project both in a team atmosphere and independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner and work under pressure
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings and at times untraditional hours of work

Please apply online here.


 

Manager, Game Presentation & Creative Content

Oilers Entertainment Group is looking to add a Manager, Game Presentation and Creative Content for the Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) to deliver a memorable in-game experience for all major junior hockey fans.  Through the development of video and graphic content, the individual in this role has the exciting opportunity to build a customized show each night by leveraging their creative skillset and artistic vision.  You will be empowered and encouraged to generate ideas that grow our fan base, while commanding your staff brigade to fulfill an optimal event for fans.  Being a member of the Edmonton Oil Kings family fosters the opportunity to grow in a leading-edge sports and entertainment organization, develop your understanding of business operations, and offer the best family fun entertainment in the city!

General Responsibilities:

  • Revenue focused content creation to support Oil Kings individual game ticket sales.
  • Provides the highest level of entertainment and engagement for our in-game consumers and creating compelling content for our website and social channels.
  • Creates the highest level of entertainment for our in-game fans.
  • Works with group sales and sponsorship to help achieve their individual needs while providing a highly entertaining product to our fans.
  • Creates and executes entertaining content which may be monetized by sponsorship or group sales.
  • Manages and schedules of the Game host, DJ, PA Announcer, and Mascot for each game (All positions seasonal P/T).
  • Works with the League and Hockey Operations (both home and away) on delivering consistent timing for the game (pre-game, regular game play and intermission lengths).
  • Build game scripts and timing sheets to ensure high level, effective execution of all in-game elements.
  • Conceptualizes, writes, shoots, edits and posts all video content – not limited to:
    • Pre-game and post-game highlight packages
    • Promotional videos (for marketing requirements)
    • Sponsorship videos
    • Community appearance videos (pre-promotion and recap)
  • Upload content to the WHL website, EIA website, EOK website and social channels as needed.
  • Assists with the updating of the EOK website (www.oilkings.ca) – not limited to:
    • Group Sales collateral updates
    • Game Day collateral updates
    • General content updates
  • Designs and rearranges the website as needed (within the League template).

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Post-Secondary in a Degree or Diploma in a relevant field required.
  • 3-5 years of experience with a professional sports team and/or experience in similar sports & entertainment environment is preferred.
  • Must have experience with video content production elements.
  • Experience with event management or live event production is an asset.
  • Experience or education with AVID/Adobe Premiere, and/or Adobe Photoshop, and/or Adobe After Effect, TSE ScriptPRO and other Motion GFX software considered an asset.
  • Technical proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Technical proficiency in graphic design, editing and video production with a keen eye, passion and knowledge of towards leading-edge content executions.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to organize and prioritize your work to meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Requirement to work all home games in addition to regular office hours (8:30am-5:30pm).
  • Requirement to work evenings, weekends and holidays based on WHL schedule.

Next Steps:

Only those individuals moving forward in the hiring process will be contacted.

Please apply online here.