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Director of Game Entertainment & Special Events

Pro Sports


Location: Renton, WA
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 05-16-2017

Job Description:

SUMMARY

This position is responsible for the management and operation of all Seahawks game day presentations, production services, special events, and supporting key marketing, community and other organizational initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

Manage the work and professional development of the Game Presentation Department.

Manage all facets of game presentation and the teamís special events, including scoreboard control room, videoboards and LED boards, on-field live elements, and special team events including Draft Party and Training Camp.

Create first-class entertainment features that entertain and educate fans, and strengthen the affinity for the Seahawks players, coaches, and other key elements of the brand.

Work collaboratively with Corporate Sponsorship group to activate sponsors on gameday and at special events throughout the year, in ways that help deliver value against each partnerís sponsorship goals and connect with fans in a meaningful way.

Manage the mascot program to strengthen the Blitz and Boom mascot brands, identifying ways to maximize the value the program brings to gameday and special events, organizational initiatives, and community and corporate partner programs.

Oversee production services to meet the annual business needs of Corporate Partnerships, Community Outreach, Ticket Sales, Pro Shop, First & Goal Inc., First & Goal Hospitality and others, as needed.

Oversee the production needs for all organizational special events and internal programs, including video, audio and other tech support, as needed.

Oversee the selection of live elements during Seahawks games, including the anthem singers, halftime performances, and live band performances.

Oversee independent Seahawks programs, including Blue Thunder, Taima the Seahawk, and gameday Flag Runners.

Plan and execute elements during Seahawks events to support NFL initiatives, including Kickoff, A Crucial Catch, Salute to Service, Youth Football, and Play 60.

Collaborate with Marketing and Fan Engagement in the planning and execution of annual and special events, including but not limited to: Kickoff Weeks and Playoffs.

Program and create staff schedules and designate responsibilities across the Game Presentation, Fan Engagement and Marketing departments for gamedays and special events.

Foster a departmental culture of collaborative work, in partnership with internal and external partners, aimed at engaging Seahawks fans in a relevant and measurable way throughout the year.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

In addition to managing the Game Entertainment team and the mascot program, the position is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the scoreboard operations staff for Seahawks events. Must carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizationís philosophies, policies and applicable laws.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelorís degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university; three (3) to five (5) years related experience and/or training

Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Previous experience working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to meet deadlines, multi-task and prioritize

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Must have strong verbal and written communication skills

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Driversí License

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employee must be able to work extended hours, including evenings and weekends

 

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