Game Night Assistant, Basketball Operations

  Philadelphia 76ers
  Northeast Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 05/23/19

Job Summary

The Philadelphia 76ers organization is one of the most storied franchises in American sports, led by some of the best and brightest minds across a diverse spectrum of industries, HBSE positions itself as one of the most pioneering, innovative global sports and entertainment businesses to date.  The 76ers have attracted the industry’s top leadership talent from the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS, UFC and NCAA, resulting in one of the most exciting, rewarding, and dynamic work environments within the sports industry. The 76ers offer a best-in-class workplace culture built on collaboration, growth, and a quest to excel in everything we do.

Position Summary: Responsible for various elements of day-to-day operational assistance for the team with a focus on supporting equipment and ad hoc needs for the team operation surrounding games.

Philadelphia 76ers, L.P. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Prior to games, ensure that home and visiting benches, as well as visiting locker room, are fully prepared, stocked, and organized.

  • Meet visiting team’s bus upon arrival, assisting with unloading (pre-game) and re-loading (post-game), as well as any other needs for the visiting Equipment Manager.

  • Assist players from both teams with their pre-game warmups, including, but not limited to, rebounding and passing for them.

  • Assist Coaching, Athlete Care, and Equipment staffs with any ad hoc requests that arise before or during games.

  • While stationed courtside during games, remain alert and ready to quickly wipe away any wet spots on the court.

  • Ensure that all players receive towels, water, or any other individually requested items when returning to the bench following substitutions or timeouts.

  • Prepare locker rooms for halftime and post-game team needs.

  • Assist with clean-up of benches and locker rooms following games, and return all game day equipment to its proper storage area.

  • After teams have departed post-game, prepare locker rooms for the following game.

  • As needed, and as schedules permit, report to the 76ers Practice Facility in Camden, NJ, to assist with the following: ensuring the courts are ready for any player needs, laundry services, organization and setup of player, coach, and staff locker rooms, and assisting with any on-court player requests during workouts.

  • Work closely with Senior Equipment Manager and Assistant Equipment Manager, as well as a team of fellow game night assistants, to effectively and efficiently complete all responsibilities.

  • Seek out opportunities to proactively assist the team in this role by anticipating potential player/staff needs and working with the game night basketball operations team to ensure that these needs are met.

Qualifications (educational, experience and basic knowledge requirements):

  • High school diploma required

  • Team Player

  • Hard-working

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Organized, can prioritize work activities, uses time efficiently

  • Detail-oriented

  • Great communication skills

  • Presents self in a professional manner and takes a professional approach to working with players, coaches, and other members of the organization.

  • Interpersonal skills – ability to listens to others, anticipate team needs, and an eagerness to learn on the job

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Reliably maintains a high level of confidentiality at all times.

  • Willingness and ability to assist with on-court pre-game workouts.

  • Willingness and ability to carry team equipment as needed.

  • Adaptability and flexibility – adapt to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to handle frequent changes

  • Dependability

  • Ability to work irregular hours 

  • Required to attend all home games

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