Tournament Management Intern - Summer 2019 CONTACT:
Amy Smith, Ticket & Sponsor Relations Manager OVERVIEW:
An intern's concentration is on the management, operations, and administration of the 2019 Hall of Fame Open, July 14-21. A stop on the ATP World Tour, the tournament attracts some of the world's top players, an on-site audience of 20,000, and is broadcast to more than 70 million homes around the world. We are looking for interns who take initiative, are enthusiastic, motivated, and have a strong work ethic. ABOUT THE HALL OF FAME OPEN:
Just after Wimbledon each year, top ATP World Tour pros head to Newport to compete in the Hall of Fame Open, the first stop of the summer swing for pro tennis in the US. Contested on the historic grass tennis courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, which has hosted all the legends of the sport since 1880, the tournament is the only event played on grass courts outside of Europe, and it offers the only opportunity to see professional men's tennis in the Northeast prior to the US Open. RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist the Ticket Manager and Tournament Coordinator in the following areas: Implement marketing strategies to increase ticket sales and further ideas to promote the event Coordinate sponsor and boxholder ticket and hospitality packages, clinics, gifts, and mailings Management of volunteers, on-site clinics, and product acquisition Manage the box office and ticket sales before and during the tournament Assist in the distribution of printed materials Contact and request gift donations from local businesses Implement player and sponsor hospitality events Manage player relations, hospitality, transportation, etc. Manage and facilitate distribution of tournament credentials Support day-to-day tournament department initiatives SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS: Must be highly motivated and able to function in a fast-paced, multitasking environment with the ability to work independently Be extremely detail-oriented Possess excellent oral and written communication skills Be able to provide a high level of customer service, both in-person and on the phone Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and have excellent internet research skills Sales experience/customer service a plus TIME COMMITMENT: The internship is from the end of the spring semester (just after Memorial Day) through end of July. Start dates are flexible. Students must be prepared to work from Saturday, July 13 - Sunday July 21 every day and into the evenings. Prior to July 13, hours may be flexible ranging from 30 - 40 hours per week. After the tournament, interns can expect flexible hours. COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship. Candidates should be local to RI or find housing at their own expense. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Résumé and cover letter Names and contact information of two references (one academic, one professional) APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications due by February 28, 2019. Interviews will be in February and March. ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME: Our Mission The International Tennis Hall of Fame preserves and promotes the history of tennis and celebrates its champions, thereby serving as a vital partner in the growth of tennis globally. The ITHF is a non-profit organization located in Newport, Rhode Island. It is a dynamic organization comprised of diverse business operations to support that overall mission. The Museum at the ITHF chronicles the history of tennis and the stories of its greatest champions through an extraordinary collection and interactive exhibits. The Hall of Fame Tennis Club is a year-round tennis facility offering junior and adult programming on three surfaces - grass, hard courts, and clay. Annually in July, the Hall of Fame hosts the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, an ATP World Tour 250 event. The tournament is hosted in conjunction with Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend, when the highest honor in tennis is presented to the sport's greatest champions. As a non-profit organization, the ITHF is active in development outreach and philanthropic programs. The ITHF is an engaged partner in the global tennis industry and is committed to celebrating the sport's greatest champions and promoting tennis history through strategic programming around the world.