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Toronto Argonauts Football Club

Application Deadline: February 20, 2013   Starting Date: February 25, 2013

Position: Manager, Game Presentation & Stadium Relations

Job Description:
The Toronto Argonauts are North America’s oldest professional football club, celebrating their 140th anniversary in 2013. As Toronto’s #1 community team through player involvement, community programs and The Argos Foundation, the Toronto Argonauts, a member of the Canadian Football League (CFL), have 16 Grey Cup championships to their credit. For 2013 season ticket information, please contact the sales team at (416) 341-ARGO. For more information on the Toronto Argonauts Football Club, please visit argonauts.ca.

Manager, Game Presentation and Stadium Relations General Purpose of the Position
A member of the Marketing & Communications team, the primary areas of responsibilities for the Manager, Game Presentation & Stadium Relations are:
1. Planning and production of all Game Day Elements in-stadium
2. Liaison for Rogers Centre for Game Day Operations
3. Create an exceptional experience at each game while elevating the perception of the Argos brand.
4. Overseeing and acting as a lead to Game Day staff and volunteers

Principal Responsibilities
• Responsible for planning and adhering to the annual business plan and budget set out by management
• Supervise game day staff (PA announcer, game day host, director, music, etc.) as well as the department interns and all volunteers
• Responsible for overseeing the planning, delivery and review of all game days
• Primary Argonauts game day operations liaison with the Rogers Centre
• Manage internal department involvement, budgets and follow up/review process and debrief for each event
• Communicate, maintain and develop client and stadium relations
• Execute timely adjustments in programs as required to attain stated goals
• Work closely with internal and external groups to define game day goals, timelines and specific implementation plans
• Establish communication protocols and operating procedures with staff and volunteers
• Troubleshoot and diffuse issues relating to the successful execution of gameday
• Create game day script, oversee development of all videoboard and ribbon board content, and ensure all game day elements (corporate partnerships, marketing, ticketing, CFL, etc.) are delivered with a high standard and attention to detail.
• Oversees pre-, in- and post-game entertainment.
• Coordinates features and in-stadium promotions.

Qualifications and Critical Skills
• Proven track record in event management or television production (minimum of 3 years experience)
• Excellent organizational, planning and project management skills with outstanding attention to detail
• Basic understanding of film and editing
• Creative thinker
• Proven negotiating skills with entertainers and other event vendors
• Ability to develop professional relationships in all aspects of the position that result in stable, consistent, reliable and courteous communication when dealing with other organizations
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel)
• Experience writing production and television scripts
• Ability to develop and manage an effective team
• Proven ability to create, organize, execute and manage large scale events
• Ability to deal with pressure and react quickly
• Self-motivated and team-oriented
• Understanding of CFL rules and regulations surrounding the integrity of games
• Positive and flexible attitude to problem solve
• Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a team
• Proven ability to take direction and input and to develop an effective and engaging game day presentation that will meet and exceed organizational standards

Scope:
This position reports directly to the Vice President, Marketing and Communications.

Key Internal Relationships
• Works closely with all department of business in organization (marketing, partnerships, communications, ticketing, events, football operations) as it relates to game day presentation

Key External Relationships
This role will regularly interact with the following people and organizations:
• Rogers Centre department heads and employees in order to set in place a smooth and safe game environment
• Rogers Centre Production and their contractors that work in the control room
• Game day volunteers and cheerleaders
• Game day VIPs, entertainers and groups
• Game day suppliers
• School administrators for Interns

To apply for this position, please email jobs@argonauts.ca and type: MANAGER, GAME PRESENTATION AND STADIUM RELATIONS in the subject line.

Type of Position:
Full Time - Employee

View Attachment: Manager, Game Presentation and Stadium Relations

Contact Information:
Human Resources
Toronto Argonauts Football Club
212 King Street West
Toronto , ON
M5H 1K5
E-mail: jobs@argonauts.ca
http://www.argonauts.ca

 

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