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Coordinator, Hockey Operations Video Service

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, Hockey Operations Video Services at their Calgary based WHL Office.

The Coordinator, Hockey Operations Video Services, will provide support for all aspects of video production for Hockey Operations and Officiating.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter and team player who can shoot, edit and create video content for the WHL.

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 understanding of Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop, and have experience as a camera operator.

Candidates should have strong creative skills, excellent organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects. 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. Officiating and /or playing experience will be considered an asset.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Video clipping, editing, filing and cataloging video for Officiating purposes
  • Provide video support for Hockey Operations and Discipline
  • Shooting live game content on-location, and producing/shooting interviews for video training for officials
  • Assist with creating officiating development videos for WHL officials and WHL partners
  • Support for the HawkEye video replay system in all WHL arenas
  • Support video projects in WHL Communications and Marketing Departments

Salary Range: $35,000 – $40,000

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter, resume and content reel (work examples) by Wednesday, November 20th 2019 to:

E-mail: info@whl.ca
Subject: WHL COORDINATOR, HOCKEY OPERATIONS VIDEO SERVICES

OR

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

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Senior Manager of Business Operations and Corporate Sales

The Swift Current Broncos Hockey Club has an exciting opportunity to be a key part of the Swift Current Broncos as the Senior Manager of Business Operations and Corporate Sales. This role is an integral part of the organization’s business operations and integration into the corporate community, as well as the primary director of event production and fan experience management.

The Swift Current Broncos are a community owned not-for-profit organization, and our duty as an organization is to provide the City of Swift Current and Southwest Saskatchewan with a place to come together as a community, and to provide joy and energy to our residents and fans inside and outside of our arena. Our organization is committed to creating an environment and fan experience that is the regarded as one of the best in sports.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Corporate Sales and Sponsorship Coordination
    • Responsible for managing the corporate sponsorship/partnership list, securing new sponsors, and meeting financial sales targets set each year
    • Responsible for maintaining good relationships with corporate partners and ensuring all contracts are executed according to the negotiated terms, including but not limited to;
      • In-game signage and activities
      • digital
      • social
      • broadcast
      • community activities
    • Hosting activities and events related to corporate sponsorship
    • Responsible for working with the WHL on all league contracts
    • Managing the effective execution of all sponsorship/partnership activities requiring other staff involvement
    • Managing and further developing the annual sponsorship inventory package, with a focus on innovative sponsorship and partnership activities that generate effective return on investments for sponsors
  • Game Day Events
    • Responsible for leading the creation of a game night plans for all games, that focus on entertainment and fan engagement, under the direction of the Director of Business Operations
    • Produce the game day script for the production crew
    • Supervision of Game Day Assistants, PA Announcer, In-Stand and On-Ice Assistants, Anthem Singer, Mascot, and all other game day crew related to fan entertainment
    • Manage and direct all aspects of game night including:
      • lobby activities, including draw prizes, contests, and auctions
      • intermission promotions
      • contests and prizes
      • pre-game or post-game giveaways
      • training and coordination of all “Game Day Crew” members, to ensure the efficient and coordinated execution of game night activations
    • Work with other team members to ensure all game day elements are executed, and game night is run effectively and efficiently
  • Community Relations
    • Supporting the management of community activities, including establishing creative community relations activities that build on our current programs, alongside the Broadcast and Community Relations Manager
  • General
    • Supporting the Director of Business operations with general activities, such as:
      • Scheduling and work flow management
      • Marketing and Advertising
      • Financial reporting
    • Working with other Broncos staff to create unique game-day specials, promotions, and marketing activities
    • Representing the Swift Current Broncos organization professionally and courteously in all activities
    • Prioritizing the mission, vision, and values of the Swift Current Broncos, and supporting the organization in their duty to serve the community

Requirements and qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in a Corporate Sales or Business Management role, ideally within a sports or entertainment organization
  • A Bachelor of Commerce or equivalent University Degree
  • Experience in a team-based work environment
  • Safe Places Certification
  • General Business experience with a Not-for-profit organization considered an asset

Qualities and Skill Sets

  • Organized, prepared, and detail oriented
  • Strong Time Management and ability to manage work flow
  • Able to form strong relationship with sponsors and partners, as well as co-workers
  • Trustworthy, committed, and mission focused
  • Committed to continuous training & professional development
  • Must be locally situated or willing to relocate to Swift Current, Saskatchewan

Wage/Salary Info

  • Annual salary based on experience, plus commission on sales activity

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume, and two or more references, to employment@scbroncos.com

Deadline: November 29, 2019


EDMONTON
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 www.edmontonoilers.com/careers. Applications can also be directed to Adriane Lok (HR Coordinator) at alok@edmontonoilers.com.


EDMONTON

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 www.edmontonoilers.com/careers. Applications can also be directed to Adriane Lok (HR Coordinator) at alok@edmontonoilers.com.