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Volunteer Operations Trainee

Company: Octagon
Location: Lansing
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:

THE JOB / VOLUNTEER OPERATIONS TRAINEE

EXPERIENCES / Responsible for planning and executing event and experiential marketing programs.

This is a position within the Octagon Marketing Trainee Program. Our Marketing & Events Division is looking for a motivated Account Trainee to join the team in preparing for the DOW Great Lakes Bay Invitational in our Midland, MI office!

This position offers an outstanding opportunity to learn event management, on-site logistics and event activation/operation skills to be able to successfully engage with consumers and fans. The right candidate will be able to work as part of a team and will collaborate with internal divisions, client partners and vendors. Strong team dynamics skills and excellent communication skills are required for this position. Travel on weekends, evenings and some holiday work may also be required.
THE WORK YOULL DO


* Respond to general event inquiries (dates, event schedule, ticket prices etc.)

* Handle recruitment and coordination of volunteers

* Balance and coordinate yearly communication plan with volunteers

* Assist with implementation of special projects & other partnership extensions in community

* Assist with all tournament merchandising, volunteer uniforms, pro-am gifts, staff uniforms, etc.

* Administrative duties

* Carry out assigned tasks with limited supervision, including coordinating and implementing projects

* Assist with compiling tournament overview book at close of event

* Other related duties/projects as assigned

* Weekend and Holiday work required


THE BIGGER TEAM YOULL JOIN


WHERE OTHERS SEE COMPLEXITY, WE SEE POSSIBILITY.

Octagon is the global sports, entertainment and experiential marketing arm of the Interpublic Group. But if that classification doesnt do it for you, and it shouldnt, lets take it a step further.

We are what we believe. And we believe that while the world of sports and entertainment is full of opportunities and possibilities, sometimes the amount of choice can seem a little overwhelming. Even daunting.
Thats where we come into play.


At Octagon we inspire brands, talent, and our people to see the world for all its potential. We then help break down the complexity and push forward so you can make your next right move.

WHO WERE LOOKING FOR

* You have a passion for and expertise in sports, entertainment, gaming, music and/or celebrity & lifestyle culture

* Experience in a related field preferred

* Be available to work full time in Midland, MI office

* Strong communication skills, both written and oral

* Strong ability to work as part of a team, demonstrate initiative, and seek problems independently

* Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access, and Internet

* Very organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously

* Interest in sports and event marketing as a career

* Willingness to work weekends and nonstandard hours particularly during tournament week

* Valid Drivers License and clean driving record




Octagon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Keywords: Octagon, Lansing , Volunteer Operations Trainee, Other , Lansing, Michigan

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