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ABA Careers / Internships

Do you have what it takes to be an ABA Superstar? Or are you just looking to use your sports knowledge and or marketing degrees to enroll in one of our unique internship programs?

We offer on the job training and job placement with a team. It is your break into the Sports world to finally let others in on who it is exactly that you have become after all that hard work going to school.

If you are an Athlete or Specialize in Marketing, Sports Marketing, Graphics, Web Development, Television, Radio, Broadcasting, Sports Management or Sales, Merchandising.

It is your time to Shine! Get ahold of us either by calling the number below or emailing us to unite you with your next job opportunity inside the American Basketball Association “Where We Are More Than Just A Game”

We are looking for the positions below for Internship:

 

Internship

INTERNSHIP POSITIONS
The American Basketball Association – is seeking excited, outgoing, and dedicated candidates that will interact with the general public while being an integral part of ongoing ticket sales efforts. The intern will be a vital part of assisting the American Basketball Association League Teams in all aspects of selling, fulfilling and executing sales initiatives. The position will gain hands-on experience in sales and marketing through implementing and planning off season activities leading up to the 2013 season. Interns will also assist in facilitating grassroots marketing events. Note: While this position gives you invaluable experience in the sports marketing world, it is a non-paid position however there may be potential to earn sales commission.
Responsibilities:  • Assist in planning and executing various grassroots marketing activities with ticket department in order to drive ticket sales and brand awareness • Set up and transport various Team products and materials to and from events, festivals, tournaments, leagues, etc • Assist in Teams basketball clinics as required • Raise fan support and Teams ticket sales through lead generation, cold calls, and events • Aid VP of Ticket Sales and department in assigned tasks including research and projects • Create and implement strategies to prospect, develop, and grow ticket sales opportunities and ideas • Coordinate ticket distribution program through outreach to non-profit organizations and other community groups • General office duties
Criteria & Qualifications:  • Excellent phone and computer skills • Detail oriented  • Able to interact with internal and external clients in a professional manner  • Excellent writing skills  • Excellent time management skills with ability to multi-task • Highly motivated, self-starter with a passion for working in sports  • Live in local ABA Team Area and have access to reliable transportation • Required to work Team Events (nights and weekends may apply)  • Knowledge, enthusiasm, and interest in the local ABA Teams organization, & professional sports, and the greater local ABA Team community • Marketing, sports administration, or related business majors preferred
Sponsorship Sales: Account Manager:
Develop relationships with local small and large businesses to find out what their marketing and sales needs are, in order to put together a Sponsorship package for them.  The position requires inside/outside cold calling, to develop leads.  Follow-up is a major piece to this position, along with being able to close the deal.  You must be comfortable with speaking with business owners, and decision makers.
This position is a Commission based internship.
Ticket Sales: Ticket Sales Representative:
Cold call ALL local businesses, in order to sell them Season, Group, and Individual tickets.  This position requires both Inside/Outside marketing, with the need to speak with the decision maker.
Programs for Non-Profits and for Profit Company’s group ticket sales.  Student/Senior ticket sales, also, corporate group sales, along with individual game-by-game sales.
This position is a Commission based internship.
Community Service: Ass’t. To Director of Community Affairs:
This position requires you to work directly with the Director of Community Affairs, in an effort to continue to have the local ABA Team involved in Community based events, and activities.  You will be asked to research local community events for the local ABA Team to appear at for continuous visibility.
Public Relations: Ass’t. To the Team Spokesman/Marketing Executive:
This position requires you to work directly with the team Spokesman, in order to continue to brand the local ABA Team.  You will assist in contacting community leaders, and organizers, to introduce the Local ABA Team to communities in their local community as well as all the surrounding areas.  Your role will be to help identify newspaper/TV direct contacts for interviews and information.  You will assist in making the Local ABA Team a house-hold name in the Local ABA Team City and State.
Team Assistant: Ass’t. To the coaching staff (300):
This position will work with the Coaching staff, Spokesman, and Director of Community Affairs.
You will assist the coaches in tryouts, practices, game day preparation for home/away teams, and uniform preparation and issuance.  During community events, and interview/appearances, you will work with the staff on basketball related issues, such as; fan interaction, and promotion.
Fan Interaction: Fan Coordinator:
This position requires an innovative individual that loves working with people in a fun, and exciting manner. You must be able to develop and run in-game activities with fans.  You must have an energetic, outgoing personality, with the ability to get fans, both adults and kids involved in game-day activities, and games.
You will coordinate pre-game player introduction fan line.
Videographer/Photographer: Team Videographer/Photographer:
Video and Photograph ALL your Local ABA team events and home games, for use on the ABALIVE.com  website, social media pages, and marketing material, including and not limited to newspaper/TV, etc….  Preference will be given to individual with existing equipment for use.
Game Day Operations: Game Day Intern(s)
Game day set-up; from assisting game day staff with tickets, home/away teams, concessions, ABA store, fan participation, fan control, and end of game breakdown.

American Basketball Association Internship
If you have an interest in one of the internship position, please contact us at:

ABA CEO

Joe Newman

(317) 844-7502

conniejoenewman@aol.com