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Originally posted by Willy Franzen on August 5, 2008. Updated through a sponsorship agreement.
Posted by Willy Franzen on August 5, 2008. Positions below updated every five minutes.
|Pro Sports - Player Personnel/Football Operations Intern||California|
|Pro Sports - Communications / Journalism Internship||Washington, DC|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||Laveen, AZ|
|Pro Sports - 2014 Spring Sales Department Internship||Pennsylvania|
|Market Football Specialist - Cleveland Gladiators (Cleveland, OH)||Cleveland, OH|
|Sports & Fitness Coordinator||Tustin, CA|
|Sports Business Development Manager||New York, NY|
|Account Executive||Des Moines, IA|
|Catering Sales and Event Manager||Dayton, OH|
|Pro Sports - Market Football Specialist||Ohio|
Do you know how to make any sport better? Just put the word “arena” in front of it! Arena Soccer, arena badminton, arena fishing, arena skydiving… you get the point. Putting “arena” in front of a sport’s name is only second to putting “extreme” in front of it. Well one of the sports that actually works (not necessarily better) in an arena is football. The Arena Football League is putting out a product that is exciting to watch and offers an option for the football junkies who are bored to tears in the offseason. Getting a job in sports can be tough, and getting a job with a team in a major sports league can be near impossible. Sometimes looking to the secondary leagues (sorry AFL) can offer great options.
If you need an introduction to the Arena Football League, the Wikipedia page is probably a good place to start. You can also check out ArenaBowl.com. The Arena Football League is yet another sports league that uses TeamWork Online to manage its job postings. We like the way TeamWork Online does things, so it should be pretty easy for you to get the scoop on entry-level jobs with a variety of Arena Football League Teams.
One nice feature of searching for jobs with secondary sports league teams is that they often offer locations beyond the major cities that have NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL franchises. Almost all of the entry-level job opportunities with Arena Football League teams have something to do with ticket sales, so if you aren’t good at selling, you may want to sign up for their job notifications and wait for new opportunities to crop up.
Current opportunities with AFL Teams include: Ticket Services Coordinator – San Jose SaberCats (San Jose, CA), Ticket Account Executive – Amarillo Dusters (Amarillo, TX), Inside Sales Representative – Los Angeles Avengers (Los Angeles, CA), Account Executive – Bossier-Shreveport BattleWings (Bossier City, LA), Account Executive – Lubbock Renegades (Lubbock, TX), Ticket Sales Account Executive – Utah Blaze (Salt Lake City, UT), and Communications Manager – Columbus Destroyers (Columbus, OH). The Communications Manager position is the only non-sales position, but it seems to require more experience than the typical new college graduate would have (although the description sounds well suited to an entry-level hire).
Applying online through the TeamWork Online site is easy, so start looking over the jobs with Arena Football League Teams and see if any interest you.
Links to Help You Begin Your Research
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