Game Operations & Merchandise Intern - Seasonal

  Basketball Team
  West Region
  Sports Internship
  Posted/Updated: 08/23/19

Job Summary

This intern will support development of new ideas, planning, and coordinating for in-game entertainment. In addition, this role will assist in inventory management for all team store merchandise.
The Game Operations & Merchandise Intern will also participate as a Stage Manager, on game days. As a Stage Manager, this intern will assist in the coordination and execution of all live elements (i.e. in-game promotions, live performances, ceremonies, and presentations) during Stockton Kings home games and events, as needed. 

Game Operations and Merchandise Responsibilities:

  •  Research and brainstorm content for live entertainment activations

  • Manage follow up process for Silent Auctions, including email communication with bidders and coordinating pick-up of silent auction items

  • Set-up and tear-down of temporary signage for vendors, performance groups, and locker rooms

  • Act as main point of contact on gamedays for performers, vendors, etc.

  • Assist in receiving, counting, and tagging new merchandise inventory

  • Assist in activating pop-up shop activations

  • Other duties as assigned

Stage Manager Responsibilities: 

  • Assist and participate during rehearsals, including: sound checks (anthem singers, host/emcee mics, communication devices, etc.), opening introductions, in-game promotions, intermission activities, ceremonies, special effects, performers, color guards, etc

  • Prep and manage props and other materials that will be used during the course of the game/event. 

  • Will act as a liaison between management to set up and cue talent.

  • Successfully execute all scripted elements and improvised elements as required and as assigned.

  • Work with camera operators to block and set up live promotions while coordinating with contestants, hosts, mascot, promotional team, and additional talent.

  • Responsible for ensuring that all in-game elements occur promptly at their pre-designated time and are executed accurately.

  • Promptly relay information to the Entertainment Management should any problems, issues, and/or changes to scripted elements occur.

  • Ensure all promotions and activities are accurately and clearly communicated and explained to any/all participants.

  • Act as digital court-side signage operator

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and PowerPoint

  • Organization skills including ability to handle high volume of detail-oriented work

  • Excellent oral and written communication, project management and time management skills 

  • Self-starter with a positive attitude; committed to teamwork.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs or more

  • Must be currently enrolled in a college or university program, or a recent college graduate (within the last 6 months)

  • Must be available to work at least 25 hours per week

  • Must be available to work every 2019-2020 Stockton Kings home game (this may include nights, weekends, and holidays).

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in promotions, marketing, and customer service preferred

  • Prior experience in retail and/or merchandise settings a plus

  • Prior knowledge of game presentation/production a plus


We are 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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