Athletics Operations Intern
Athletics Operations InternRequisition Number:
12H00:UKAA - OperationsWork Location:
Lexington, KYSalary Range:
Will include a combination of tuition waiver and monthly stipend not to exceed a pre-determined allocation. Additional compensation over the summer months will be determined at the discretion/need of the athletics department.Type of Position:
StudentPosition Time Status :
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Sports Management or related field.Required Related Experience:
To be able to lift, push, pull objects up to 50 lbs.Shift:
Days, Evenings & WeekendsJob Summary:
The University of Kentucky Athletics Department is currently seeking candidates for paid intern positions in the Operations (Facilities & Event Management) unit. This position will assist full time staff members in the coordination and operation of 22 varsity sports and other special events. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Specific sport and facility responsibilities will be assigned by the professional staff.
• Assisting in the day to day operations, setup/strike of assigned athletic sports/events.
• Staffing and supervision of part-time event staff for each assigned event the paid intern is assigned.
• Creation/maintenance of visiting team guides and various operations manuals for assigned regular season & post-season events.
• Scheduling, setup/strike for assigned facility space(s). Physical labor & lifting required at times.
• Upkeep and maintenance of assigned inventory, supplies, materials and equipment.
• This position will also have the opportunity to gain experience with hosting NCAA Championships and other special events.
• General office duties
• Will be accountable to assisting with preventative maintenance, cleanliness and ensuring assigned facilities are 24/7 recruit ready
• Other duties as assigned.
The Operations Intern is a two year commitment, renewable after the first year at the discretion of the athletics department. Please include three professional references (specific request 1) along with the resume and cover letter.
This is not a formal Graduate Assistantship through the UK Graduate School, however, this position will include a combination of tuition waiver and monthly stipend not to exceed a pre-determined allocation. Additional compensation over the summer months will be determined at the discretion/need of the athletics department.
Start Date: August 1, 2021Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:
Passionate, dedicated, hard-working and organized with excellent written/verbal communication skills and a strong desire to pursue a career in athletic event operations. Superior integrity, ownership, accountability and responsibility. Prior experience in athletic event/facility operations. Familiar with NCAA procedures and protocols. Extra consideration will be given to qualified in-state applicants.Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Sports Management or related field. Written documentation of admission to the UK Graduate School in Sports Leadership or other departmental approved graduate programs. Must be willing to work long hours including nights, weekends and holidays in addition to weekly office hours scheduled around University classes. Working all home football games is mandatory.Deadline to Apply:
03/19/2021University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.