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Spring 2020 Intern-Sponsorship Sales & Service / Sports Management


Hurricane Junior Golf Tour



Position:            Sales Associate  

Location:          Winter Garden, FL

Hours:              M-F (9am-5pm)

Reports to:      Manager, Sponsorship 

 

About the HJGT

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 8-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. The tour’s vision is to provide superb hospitality and make every event a memorable one. With play open to both males and females, nearly every junior golfer is eligible to participate on the HJGT. Currently the HJGT is the largest junior golf tour in the world hosting more 2-day nationally ranked events than any other tour.

 

In 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a partnership with Nexus, an international hospitality and entertainment company backed by financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing great Tiger Woods and musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake, which will further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world.

 

Position Summary

Responsible for selling individual event registrations as well as selling and servicing Tour Memberships.  Overall focus will be on growing the existing membership base through strategic campaigns as well as proactive outreach.

 

Requirements
  • Pursuing a degree in Business/Sports Management/Marketing or other related fields
  • This is an unpaid internship, and you must receive at least one (1) credit for the onsite experience from an accredited College/University.
  • Must be within good standing of your College/University

 

Responsibilities
  • Proactively sell new & renewal Memberships and event registrations
  • Provide best in class customer service to all current HJGT Members
  • Utilize and grow the Player Referral program
  • Operate online webchat and text system.
  • Other duties as needed by Manager of Membership Sales & Service / COO

 

What does success look like?
  • Making 50+ outbound calls per day to prospective members and event registrants
  • Maintain webchat and texting system ensuring nothing is missed

 

Experience/Skills
  • Business/Marketing experience preferred
  • Ability to Multitask in a Faced-Paced Environment
  • Excellent communication/writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Goal oriented 
  • Result driven


Why intern with HJGT? 
  • College Credit for getting hands on, once in a lifetime educational experience 
  • Minimal Travel
  • Access to 3 golf courses at Orange County National. Interns can pay Crooked Cat, Panther Lake, and the Tooth (Prices vary)
  • Daily lunch deals and specials at Orange County National 
  • Employee discounts on most major golf equipment and apparel (Generally 30-50% off retail) 
  • Hands on experience and to learn every aspect of tournament operations, retail marketing, and video productions 
  • Resume building workshops 
  • Classroom sessions with HJGT employees to assist with career planning 
  • Recommendation letters from full time employees 
  • Networking events 
  • Interns will be provided with fully furnished housing at Champions Gate in Orlando, FL.

 

Condos Include: 
  • Bedding
  • Furniture
  • Washer & Dryer 
  • Appliances (stove and microwave) 
  • Internet and TV 

 

College Credit:
Students will be able to use the HJGT internship for college credit. Your institution will decide the amount of credits. All interns MUST be enrolled in at least one credit. 

 

Opportunities: 
  • Experience in the golf industry 
  • To obtain full-time employment with HJGT or through its network 

 

Career Enrichment: 

There are countless benefits to participating in the HJGT internship program. Interns will meet and interact with various groups of people and get to know the future stars of the PGA and LPGA tours. For example, interns will be around golf professionals, directors of golf, course superintendents, influential and successful sponsors, parents, and spectators.  This internship is unlike many other programs because of the hands-on experience you will receive. Interns will be given daily tasks that have a substantial impact on the organization. You will learn how to manage people, manage departments, and problem solve in a fast and fun environment. 

 

Due to the cyclical nature of the entertainment industry, the associate may be required to work varying schedules including nights and weekend to reflect the business needs of the company.

 Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is an equal opportunity employer and we will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or any other classification protected by law.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status. 

Job Questions:
  • How did you hear about this job?
  • Will you be applying for college credit? HJGT interns MUST be able to receive at least 1 credit upon completion of this internship.
  • Are you able to relocate to Orlando, FL for the duration of the program? (The HJGT provides FREE housing)



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