General Manager

  The Western Nebraska Pioneers
  Gering, NE
  Administration/Management
  Posted/Updated: 02/13/24

Job Summary

General Manager (full time)

 

The Western Nebraska Pioneers summer collegiate baseball team is entering our seventh season as one of the most successful summer ball teams in North America. The team has led our league in attendance each of our first six seasons, with three championships and four playoff appearances, numerous players drafted and many interns promoted to higher level positions. We provide a tremendous community asset for our region and have won numerous awards in administration and tourism. But we strive for more.

 

Playing at 1,200-seat, one-year-old Oregon Trail Park Stadium, the Pioneers are members of the Rocky Mountain Baseball League. We provide affordable family fun all summer long in a minor league baseball setting. Music, food, beer, contests, giveaways and more - the Pioneers put on a show every night. This position is responsible for seeking and securing sponsorship and ticket clients as well as the overall operation of the franchise, with oversight and training from the ownership group.

 

We are looking for the RIGHT person, not just A person. This person will have a minimum of one year of direct sports management and sales experience, understand the concepts of minor league sports and have a tireless work ethic. A thirst for "more" and an "everywhere, all the time" attitude is essential. 

 

Do you want to work in a fun, challenging, family-oriented setting with a growing company in a growing league? Become a Pioneer!

 

Duties as follows:

Sales:

                Sales of marketing, ticket, group and other packages to local businesses

                Prospect leads and work off provided lead list to make appointments to meet local businesses

                Track sales efforts and report to management through methods established by management

                Assist in managing contracting, billing, fulfillment and reporting functions in conjunction with management

                Provide ongoing excellent customer service with existing, new and prospective clients and corporate partners

 

Concessions operations:

                Manage, with input and guidance from management, ongoing concessions staff and efforts at Oregon Trail Park Stadium

                Lead in concessions hiring, training, payroll management, supply management and general food service efforts throughout the season

                Main point of contact for food service workers and suppliers

 

Stadium operations:

                Work with management to develop, plan, staff and execute Pioneers in-game entertainment program

                Responsible for daily stadium opening, closing, oversight of game day and concessions staff at all Hotshots games

                Responsible for payroll reporting of all paid game day and concessions employees

 

Office:

                Help recruit, train and manage a 10-person summer intern staff as well as a 25-person part-time employee staff

                Keep office functions operating smoothly - return phone calls on time, keep files accurate, maintain records of business and baseball operations

 

Baseball Operations:

                Work with Head Coach to manage paperwork, equipment, in-season travel itineraries and more (with intern help)

 

Other duties as needed and assigned.

 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS POSITION UNLESS YOU HAVE AT LEAST ONE YEAR OF SPORTS MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE. YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THIS EXPERIENCE.

 

Salary: Commensurate with experience including base salary and commission/bonuses to be determined

 

Start date: ASAP

 

To apply, send resume to: [email protected]. Please, no phone calls.

 

 

 



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