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Fan Experience Assistant

Company: Kansas State University
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: March 8, 2023

Job Description:

Fan Experience Assistant

Department: 3670001110 K-State Athletics Inc (Agcy)

Job no: 514774

Employment type: Internship

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Worksite: On-site requirement

Categories: Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Athletics, Event Management / Services

Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

K-State Athletics, a proud member of the Big 12 Conference, invites applications for the position of Fan Experience Assistant. This position plays an integral role in the external department, which strives to create 'The Best Fan Experience in the Big 12 Conference.' Selected candidates will receive unparalleled experience and gain valuable skills needed for an entry-level full-time position upon completion of the two-year position.
An example of job responsibilities includes but is not limited to the following:
The successful candidate will be responsible for the execution of promotions and game entertainment at K-State Athletics events, with an emphasis on increasing revenue, raising attendance, and enhancing promotions to maximize the fan experience. Assistants have direct oversight over the development, coordination, and implementation of fan experience and marketing plans for assigned sports and initiatives.
Other opportunities and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assuming responsibility for all in-game marketing and promotions associated with assigned events, such as the production of run of show timelines and public-address scripts, organization of in-venue entertainment and time-out coordination with band, cheer and dance, as well as activation of sponsorships.
  • Developing and implementing student marketing plans with strategies to increase and maintain high levels of student involvement and attendance. Developing marketing materials and ancillary content for use on social media platforms and digital signage. Coordinating in-game elements including anthem singers, halftime acts and timeout entertainment. Coordinating K-State's presence at community events and grassroots fan initiatives.
  • Providing leadership in overseeing a staff of undergraduate interns while assisting the Fan Experience and Sales team with marketing K-State's sport programs.
  • Managing the Junior Wildcat Kids Club. Coordinating K-State's presence at community events and grassroots fan initiatives.

    Why Join Us:

    Our mission is to foster a culture in which our student-athletes have every opportunity to reach their maximum potential academically, athletically, mentally and socially while operating an organization that is anchored by a genuine commitment to K-State, our supporters and each other.
    For more information on K-State Athletics, please visit
    For more information on Manhattan, KS and the University, please visit

    We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

    Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion. The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the

    What You'll Need to Succeed:

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in marketing, advertising, public relations, sports marketing or related field
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience with Microsoft Office
    • Commitment to two-year position
    • Ability to adhere to NCAA and Big 12 Conference rules

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Minimum of two years of experience working in a collegiate athletic marketing office
      • Experience with an Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator)

        Other Requirements:

        • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
        • Must be able to work evenings, weekends and outside in extreme weather conditions.

          This position holds expectations of compliance with all NCAA, Big 12 Conference, Kansas State University and K-State Athletics, Inc. rules and regulations.

          How to Apply:

          To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the online application and submit/upload the following documents:

        • Cover letter describing your qualifications for the position
        • Resume which must contain three professional references with contact information (name, title, phone number, email address)

          Screening of Applications Begins:

          Immediately and continues until filled.

          Salary Range/Pay Rate:

          $12.50 per hour (approximately $26,000 yearly estimate plus paid overtime) in the first year; potential to earn $14.00 (approximately $29,120 yearly estimate plus paid overtime) after completion of first year with a successful review and budget approval. Paid biweekly (26 pay periods).

          Benefits Summary:

          • Medical, dental and vision health plans
          • Retirement plan
          • Earned leave plan - vacation and sick
          • Parental leave plan
          • Term life insurance
          • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
          • Long term disability insurance
          • Paid KSU designated holidays

            Equal Employment Opportunity:

            Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

            Background Screening Statement:

            In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. If position is in development, business office or ticket office, the background screen will include a credit check.

            Advertised: Mar 01, 2023 Central Standard Time

            Applications close: Open until filled

Keywords: Kansas State University, Manhattan , Fan Experience Assistant, Other , Manhattan, Kansas

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