WHL Job Opportunities


Bill Hay Future Leaders Internship Program

POSITION:                WHL Intern, Hockey Operations
SUPERVISOR:        Manager, Player Development
LOCATION:              Calgary, Alberta
STATUS:                  9 Month Internship with a $1,200 honorarium per month
DATE:                        August 12, 2019 – May 15, 2020.

About the Internships

The Bill Hay Future Leaders Internships are made possible through generous contributions from Bill Hay and from the Hockey Canada Foundation. The program has been funded for four (4) years from the 2019/20 season through the 2022/23 season. 

The internships are based out of the 3 CHL offices (WHL – Calgary, QMJHL – Montreal, OHL – Toronto) and Hockey Canada’s National Offices (Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto) and are awarded annually to outstanding college or university graduates who are pursuing a career in sports administration, sport marketing, sport communication or program development.

These full-time term positions provide interns with experience in a variety of positions including sports administration, program development, and event promotions. The requirements of the internships are directed by the WHL, QMJHL, OHL and Hockey Canada.

Position Summary

Based at the Western Hockey League’s head office in Calgary and reporting to the Manager, Player Development, the WHL Hockey Operations Intern will assist with research, coordinating events and assist with the creation of new player recruitment initiatives. The Hockey Operations intern will have daily tasks with the Officiating Department throughout their term.


Primary Responsibilities:

Hockey Operations

  • Conduct research for hockey operations and player recruitment
  • Manage WHL Prospects Central Website and Twitter account
  • Day to day logistics within the Hockey Operations Department
  • Key role in the planning and execution of the WHL Cup
  • Assist with contractual obligations with hockey partners across Western Canada and the Western United States
  • Assist with the development of a new promotional campaign in regard to materials and communication relevant to WHL player recruitment
  • Assist with the preparation and execution of WHL Combine Camps
  • Assist with the planning of the WHL U.S. Combine Camp
  • Assist with Alumni Relations and Players First Programs

Officiating Department

  • Video clip collection
  • Video library updates
  • Video projects and special assignments
  • Video goal judge training clips
  • Off-ice official’s information
  • Game logging
  • Individual official video tracking
  • Officiating Camps Assistant – preparation and execution
  • Presentations – prepare for camps and events
  • Administrative support
  • Web – WHL Officiating information
  • WHL Officials and WHL Alumni Officials stories

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • Outgoing personality and enthusiastic attitude
  • Strong hockey knowledge
  • Operational knowledge of video equipment and software
  • Computer proficient in: Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Ability to take direction, work independently, and work in a group environment
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume by Friday, July 19th, 2019 to:

Manager, Player Development
Western Hockey League


Coordinator, Video Services

The Western Hockey League (WHL), regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players with 22 Member Clubs throughout Western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest, is inviting applications for the position of Coordinator, Video Services at their Calgary based WHL Office.

The Coordinator, Video Services, will provide support for all aspects of video production for the WHL including Communications, Marketing, Hockey Operations and Officiating.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter and team player who understands the importance of the WHL brand, can conceptualize, shoot, edit, and distribute content pieces, and can initiate new, creative content ideas.

Candidates should possess a degree or diploma in film/video production or have work experience in film/video production. The successful candidate will also possess an advanced understanding of Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

Candidates should have strong creative skills and design sense with excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects. Project management experience will be considered an asset. Candidates must be prepared to work flexible hours (including, evenings, weekends and holidays), and have a valid driver’s license. Finally, candidates are expected to possess advanced knowledge and understanding of the game of hockey. Playing and/or officiating experience will be considered an asset.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Shooting live game content on-location, and producing/shooting interviews for video features for players and officials
  • Video clipping for all weekly in-house promotional videos
  • Video clipping for sponsored videos for web and Club video boards including both ongoing and future marketing/advertising initiatives
  • Provide video support for the Hockey Operations department
  • Video clipping, editing, filing and cataloging for Officiating and Hockey Operations
  • Assist with creating officiating development videos for WHL officials and WHL partners

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter, resume and content reel (work examples) with salary expectations by Friday, July 19th 2019 to:


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

*Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you. 

thumbnail_Team-AB-whiteManager, Hockey Development

 Location: Red Deer
Minimum Education: Diploma or Degree
Minimum Experience: 5 Years
Job Type: Full Time
Application Deadline: July 15, 2019

Hockey Alberta is inviting applications for the position of Manager, Hockey Development.

Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Hockey Development, the Manager, Hockey Development will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the Regional Centre Strategy.  In conjunction with the Senior Manager, Hockey Development the strategy will be developed and continually evaluated to ensure it aligns with the overall direction of the organization.  In addition to the leadership role this position will operate the Central Regional Centre.  This position will work closely with the Manager, Coach Development in implementing the NCCP and Alberta Coach Development Plan through the Regional Centres.

Hockey Alberta is an opportunity for you to work in a volunteer-based organization, with passionate people from across the province. If you share a similar passion about working in a dynamic sporting environment, we encourage you to apply.


Job Description

The Manager, Hockey Development is involved in planning and implementing various initiatives related to developing coaches, players and supporting the development of minor hockey associations in central Alberta with the following specific areas of focus:

Lead Regional Centre Strategy

  • Monitor and review overall strategy
  • Monitor and manage budget and forecasting processes
  • Lead meeting schedule and training initiatives

Operate Regional Centre, Central

  • Lead association service and support
  • Lead coach certification process management
  • Support to provincial and national programs as required

Lead Provincial Player Programming Model

  • Annual review of all player programs
  • Resource and content creation
  • Explore partnerships and agreements

Overall Leadership Management

  • Sit on and contribute to any assigned Operational Committees
  • Provide support to organizational strategic items as assigned
  • Support to Senior Manager, Hockey Development



  • Diploma or Degree in Kinesiology, Sport Administration or Recreation, or possess an equivalent combination of training, experience and/or education.
  • Self-starter, possessing strong interpersonal and organizational skills and able to handle numerous tasks with tight deadlines effectively.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Ability to work with and lead staff and volunteers.
  • Hockey experience through coaching and playing is essential.
  • Ability to deliver on ice instruction to coaches and players is essential.
  • Past experience coordinating programs.


Salary and benefits are based on the Hockey Alberta Compensation Policy and Principles relative to the successful applicant’s education and experience. This position requires travel, evening and weekend work.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, July 15, 2019. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter to the following:

Hockey Alberta
Attention: Justin Fesyk, Senior Manager, Hockey Development

About Hockey Alberta
Hockey Alberta the governing body for organized hockey in the province of Alberta and a proud member of Hockey Canada. Hockey Alberta is a dynamic non-profit provincial sport organization, with a mission to create positive opportunities and experiences FOR ALL PLAYERS. Hockey Alberta has more than 400 member local minor hockey associations and club teams that serve more than 95,000 participants between the levels of Initiation and Senior hockey. Hockey Alberta’s workforce includes a volunteer core of approximately 100 and a full time administration staff of 28. Our head office is located in Red Deer Alberta, with regional offices in Grande Prairie, Lloydminster, Lethbridge, Edmonton and Calgary.


Manager, Special Events, Moose Jaw Warriors

The Moose Jaw Warriors, a community owned franchise in the Western Hockey League, has an immediate opening for the full time position of Manager, Special Events.

The successful candidate will be an energetic, positive individual with exceptional attention to detail and excels at event management. The primary focus of this person will be to oversee and execute all game day elements including sponsor fulfillment, game night staffing and scripting. This person will also coordinate all other Warriors special events including Hall of Fame weekend; New Year’s Eve Bash; golf tournaments; parents weekend; team banquets and more; Coordinate hockey events including Development Camp and training camp; management of Warrior hockey schools and the development of new event initiatives.
Knowledge of the Warriors, Western Hockey League and City of Moose Jaw would be assets for this position. Preference will be given to those with post secondary education in Event Management. This position will report to the Director of Business Operations and comes with a competitive wage and benefits package.

Please submit resume to: Corey Nyhagen, Director, Business Operations, Moose Jaw Warriors at: Qualifying applicants will be contacted for interview.

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 and ticket packages. This position will be required to plan, sell and execute group sales initiatives and experiences for Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) hockey brands (Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Oil Kings).

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Primarily responsible for Group Ticket Sales for OEG
  • Responsible for B2B Season Seat and Partial Plan sales during the spring selling season
  • Creates and builds relationships with new and existing group sales clients and prospects
  • Completes prospect communication via phone calls, emails and social selling techniques
  • Plans and executes group sales experiences
  • Participates in in-game visits
  • Responsible for upselling current clients

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma is an asset
  • 1-2 years of sales experience in a sports environment is preferred
  • Must have a strong sales strategy with persistence and creativity
  • Must be have strong relationship building skills with external customers
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Must have effective oral and written communication skills in addition to a strong telephone presence.
  • Be willing to work weekends and evenings, including all games and various events
  • Must have access to a vehicle and a motor vehicle license for Alberta (or ability to obtain one prior to employment).
  • Experience with Archtics and CRM software is an asset

Next Steps:

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

To apply online directly, visit Applications can also be directed to Adriane Lok (HR Coordinator) at


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 and group sales for the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Participates in Ticket Package (primary focus) and Group Sales (secondary focus)
  • Responsible for in-game execution of Ticket Package and Group Sales activations
  • Displays strong time management skills to balance the workload between B2B, B2C and Group Sales initiatives
  • Face-to-face meetings with B2B and Group Sales clients
  • Outbound phone calls, emails and social selling techniques to connect with B2C clients
  • Conducts in-game visits with current and prospective clients
  • Builds relationships with new and existing buyers, and upsell current clients
  • Represents Oil Kings ticket sales at various community events

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma is an asset
  • 1-2 years of sales experience is preferred
  • Must have persistence and creativity
  • Must be driven and self motivated
  • Must be have strong relationship building skills with external customers
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Must have effective oral and written communication skills in addition to a strong telephone presence.
  • Must have access to a vehicle and a motor vehicle license for Alberta (or ability to obtain one prior to employment).
  • Be willing to work weekends and evenings; Oil Kings Games and various events.
  • Experience with Archtics and CRM software is an asset

Next Steps:

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

To apply online directly, visit Applications can also be directed to Adriane Lok (HR Coordinator) at

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Director, Ticket Sales

The Director, Ticket Sales is responsible for the ticket sales and operations efforts for the purpose of generating revenue and achieving customer satisfaction under the vision and values set by the Red Deer Rebels Hockey Club.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead development and sales efforts for full season tickets, partial plans, group tickets, single game tickets, and any other ticket initiatives as directed
  • Establish strong relationships with existing and new customers
  • Face to face meetings with group and B2B clients
  • Connect with B2C clients via phone calls, emails, and social selling techniques
  • Manage game-night ticket and customer relations program
  • Represent team at designated events for purpose of networking and sales
  • Primary team liaison with box-office operation
  • Create and manage all necessary Rebels functions within the Tickets Alberta (Paciolan) system
  • Create and manage sales reports when requested
  • Manage customer feedback related to ticket operations
  • Other duties as assigned

Education, Experience and Skills

  • Post-Secondary Diploma or Degree is an asset
  • Minimum 2 years sales experience
  • Displays strong communication and relationship-building skills
  • Must be driven and self-motivated
  • Proficiency with computer software programs, including Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Experience with CRM software an asset
  • Ability to collaborate in a team atmosphere
  • Represents the organization in a professional manner

Other Considerations

  • Requires the ability to work all home games, as well as weekends, evenings, and holidays when necessary
  • Must have access to a vehicle at all times

To apply for the position send your resume and cover letter to

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