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Employment & Internship Opportunities

 Join the Seafair team! Our program includes internships with a focus in the following areas: operations, sales,box office, special events, sponsorship & promotions and marketing & public relations! Our goal is to recruit and develop individuals who wish to excel in the sports, entertainment and event industry. We believe that internships are a vital part of a student's professional preparation. Our program provides students an opportunity to get hands-on experience in a professional business environment. 


Seafair has been delighting the city of Seattle for over 65 years - come and be a part of this iconic festival. 


FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT


Marketing & Communications Coordinator - CLICK HERE for job description.
Sales/Sponsorship Coordinator - CLICK HERE for job description. 
Sales Manager CLICK HERE for job description. 
Event Coordinator CLICK HERE for job description. 


WINTER/SPRING INTERNSHIP/SEASONAL OPENINGS (April - August)


Festival Production/Operations Intern
Focus: Production & Operations of Seafair Events
Reports To: Event Producers
Openings: One (1)
Duration: March thru August: January–May/Part-time Position, 10 hours per week, Monday-Friday, based on intern's schedule. Full-time internship June 1st-August 7th
Compensation: This internship is non-paid, but receives a stipend for full time summer hours
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Karen Komoto at karen@seafair.com

Responsibilities:
• Support Seafair Staff/Volunteers in planning and implementing event logistics for all Seafair events.
• Manage communication with event participants for various Seafair events, including event preparation, load-in/load-out, and day-of logistics.
• Coordinate fundraising programs for events, including pre-event promotion, participant and sponsor outreach, soliciting and procuring gifts for prizes, tracking, and on-site distribution.
• Assist with database entry and management.
• Assist with vendor/contractor relations and determining order needs for events
• Coordinate impact mitigation communications for Seafair Events
• Assist in implementation of Green Team (trash, compost, recycling) for Seafair events.
• Plan and implement event operations as directed by Event Producers.
• Other office and event duties as assigned including general administration, and signage and décor inventory.

Qualifications:
• Excellent communications and strong writing skills
• Must perform in a professional manner at all times, maintaining a positive attitude and able to represent the organization both internally and externally.
• Must display strong leadership skills, be goal oriented, detail oriented and possess excellent customer service skills.
• Ability to work with all types of staff and volunteers.
• Must be familiar with and able to utilize voice mail, email, computers (preferably MAC), fax machines, copiers, proper use of memos and other office communications. Working knowledge of databases a plus.
• Must have the ability to lift/carry weights of up to 40lbs.
• Ability to work at all 2015 Seafair events and provide on-site operations support for Rock & Roll Marathon (June 11, 12, 13), Festival Kick Off (June 17), Pirates Landing (June 27), Summer 4th (July 3 & 4), Milk Carton Derby (July 11), Triathlon & Triathlon Expo (July 18 & 19), Torchlight Run/Parade (July 24 & 25), and Seafair Weekend (July 28-August 7)


SUMMER SEASONAL & INTERN OPENINGS (May/June - August)


Time Commitment:

Mid-May (or June depending on college schedule) through August 7, 2015 - 40+ Hours Per Week. All interns are required to work all Seafair Signature events (on weekends), including:

June 13 - Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon and ½ Marathon

June 27- Seafair Pirates Landing

July 4 - Seafair Summer Fourth

July 11 - Seafair Milk Carton Derby

July 18/19 - Seafair Triathlon (expo and event)

July 25 - Seafair Torchlight Run & Torchlight Parade

Week of July 27 - August 2: Seafair Fleet Week, Seafair Weekend featuring the Seafair Air Show, Seafair Cup Hydroplane Race & Seafair Wakeboard Experience


Compensation:

Full-time interns will receive:

$225 monthly stipend

Complimentary tickets to the Seafair Torchlight Parade and Seafair Weekend for family and/or friends (four per intern)

Staff outings, post-event dinners, and kick-off and end of the summer parties


Qualifications:

-Excellent communications skills (written and oral)

-Must be a college junior or senior in good standing

-Must be seeking an internship for college credit and/or as a prescribed part of a school curriculum

-Comfortable in a fast-paced environment, ability to multi-task

-Must perform in a professional manner at all times, maintaining a positive attitude and able to represent the organization both internally and externally

-Must display strong leadership skills, be goal oriented, detail oriented and possess excellent customer service skills

-Ability to work with all types of staff utilizing voice mail, email, computers, fax machines, copiers, and proper use of memos and other office communications

-Ability to work at all Seafair events 


To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume via e-mail to Karen Komoto, Director of Finance and Human Resources - Karen@seafair.com. Applications are due by March 1, 2015. Interviews will be conducted during the month of March. No phone calls please.


Summer Internship Openings & Descriptions:


EVENT PRODUCTION


Festival Operations Intern 

Focus: Event Operations & Logistics for Festival events supporting the following: 

Milk Carton Derby

Triathlon & Expo

Torchlight Night (Fun Run, FanFest & Parade)

Seafair Hydroplane Race & Air Show

Reports To: Operations Director

Positions: Three (3)


Responsibilities:

-Support Seafair Staff/Volunteers in planning and implementing event logistics for all Seafair events.

-Manage communication with event participants regarding event preparation, load-in/load-out and day-of logistics.

-Plan and implement event operations as directed by respective Event Producers

-Volunteer Recruitment and communication

-Assist in database management for equipment orders 

-Assist in managing signage Inventory, and on-site implementation of signage and décor plans at all Seafair events.

-Sell Logboom space for boaters attending Seafair Weekend and manage on-site trouble shooting for Logboom Customers 

-Assist in Radio Communications assignments, distribution and equipment recovery

-Assist in implementation of the Seafair Green Plan (recycling and waste management) for Seafair events.

-Other office and event duties as assigned


Qualifications:

-Must have the ability to lift/carry weights of up to 40lbs

-Attention to detail and follow through of tasks

-Strong customer service skills

-Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve


TICKET SALES/CUSTOMER SERVICE


Box Office Intern

Focus: Ticket Sales & Fulfillment

Reports To: Director of Finance & Human Resources

Positions: One (1)


Responsibilities:

-Manage ticket order fulfillment through online, phone and mail-in order requests

-Serve as liaison to print tickets, audit payments and set up Will Call

-Process payments via online, phone, mail, in person and on site

-Assist at Sporting events: on site & day-of registration and cash receipts reporting

-Track and manage ticket inventory and revenue and prepare weekly reports for Seafair Festival events

-Assist with on site ticket sales at all Seafair Festival events

-Manage & process VIP and Sponsor ticket orders 

-Preparation of weekly sales reports 

-Assist with Beer Garden revenue reporting and cash handling 


Qualifications:

-Competency in Microsoft Excel

-Cash handling experience a plus

-Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve

-Strong written and oral communication skills

-Strong customer service skills required


Hospitality & Foundation Intern
Focus: Program Management, VIP Receptions & Experiences
Reports To: Seafair President & CEO, Foundation Manager
Positions: One (1)

Responsibilities:
-Assist SPFW Volunteer Committee & Foundation Manager with implementation of program elements
-Assist in backstage support for Scholarship Program for Women (SPFW) events
-Oversee high school Ambassadors at all Festival Events
-Coordinate SPFW and Ambassador participant and volunteer meetings and events
-Update promotional and administrative materials for programs and fundraisers
-Assist in planning and implementing Breakfast & the Blues fundraiser event; including managing and troubleshooting registration, coordinate event logistics, and provide on-site customer service
-Manage communication and fulfillment (invitations & RSVP’s) of all VIP experiences for special guests, military and board members
-Manage board member communication, volunteer experiences, receptions, & event RSVP’s
-Manage royalty communication and implementation of royal knightings

Qualifications:
-Must be a college junior or senior
-Excellent written and oral communication skills required
-Strong customer service and time management skills required
-Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
-Comfortable in a fast paced environment, able to multi-task
-Competency in Microsoft Office, Mac Pages and Database management



Volunteer Intern

Focus: Volunteer Program 

Reports To: Chief Operating Officer  

Positions: One (1)


Responsibilities:

-Assist with communication and outreach to recruit new volunteers 

-Manage volunteer recognition program to communicate awards, nominations and finalist selection 

-Maintain internal volunteer database of new contacts

-Coordinate special Seafair experiences for volunteers

-Manage volunteer check-in booth at Seafair events

-Manage communications for community outreach for each event

-Maintain records for volunteer leadership


Qualifications:

-Strong written and oral communication skills required

-Strong customer service skills required

-Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve

-Competency in Microsoft Excel and Online Database management


SPONSORSHIP 


Sales & Sponsorship Intern

Focus: Sales & Sponsorship

Reports To: Director of Sales & Marketing

Positions: One (1)


Responsibilities:

-Support sponsorship director and coordinator with sponsor implementation and/or activation

-Assist with account management at all Seafair events: Signage placement, event set-up, client interaction and VIP experiences

-Assist with corporate hospitality program implementation and operations including ticketing, parking, signage and on-site trouble shooting

-Assist with VIP Experiences 

-Track marketing and operational obligations in Sponsor agreements

-Recap client investments for internal use

-Internet Research on sponsor leads

-Assist with entering data into sponsorship database

-Attend, note take, follow up with sponsorship meetings

-Other office and event duties as assigned