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Trainee Program

The Atlanta Braves Trainee Program is designed for applicants who are interested in beginning a career in professional sports. Each year, the program hires individuals from around the nation with diverse backgrounds who are ambitious, intelligent and creative candidates to work in a department from January to November. This opportunity provides valuable experience in the day-to-day operations of a professional sports franchise, and it not only gives the opportunity to work in a Front Office environment, but also to build a network with those in the sports industry who can provide guidance, advice, and possible connections for job opportunities upon completion of the program.

The Atlanta Braves Trainee Program is open to any qualified applicant who has a college degree with a Bachelors or Masters. Trainees are expected to work at least 37.5 hours per week and may have additional game day responsibilities (depending on department assignments). The individuals who participate in this program are paid $9.50/hour, plus overtime if applicable, as well as are benefit-eligible after 60 days (medical, dental, vision).

Online applications for the Trainee Program are available each year beginning October 1 and close on October 15.

Online applications for the Trainee Program are now closed for the 2018 season.

General requirements for all Trainee positions
  • College graduate, Bachelors or Masters, with a GPA of at least a 3.0 at graduation
  • Excellent written, verbal and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point and Excel)
  • Customer service oriented
  • Excellent executive presence
  • Ability to work long hours, weekends and holidays
Ballpark Tours Trainee - Group Sales

Position description includes but is not limited to:

  • Proactively sell SunTrust Park tours to new groups, including corporate, school, convention, and church groups, along with conferences, camps, tournaments, senior centers, etc.
  • Work directly with ticket sales and CRM departments to compile appropriate sales leads
  • Provide tours to guests/groups on specified days throughout the year
  • All other duties as assigned

In addition to the general requirements, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience in sales or sports-related fields
  • Strong time management, communication and organizational skills
  • Must be outgoing and personable and be able to memorize and follow a tour script
  • Must work well with children and large groups and be able to walk over one mile for each tour
  • Majority of hours will be Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Will be required to work some weekends for tours and special events
  • Must complete a successful background check
Community Affairs Trainee

Position description includes but is not limited to:

  • Assist with planning and implementing Community Affairs and Braves Foundation programs and fundraisers as needed
  • Facilitate silent and online auctions on game nights and at special events
  • Manage 50/50 Raffle paperwork and Reach Out, Be Our Guests ticket donation program
  • Coordinate the department's entertainment requests
  • Support the department's outreach initiatives including Youth Baseball and softball tournaments, health awareness initiatives, community outreach programs and events
  • Manage database for in-kind donation requests, department mail, and internal requests
  • Manage matrix message program (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) and VIP experiences

In addition to the general requirements, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Multi-tasking skills a must
  • Attention to detail
  • Must be able to lift objects up to 40-70 lbs
  • Courteous and prompt
  • Self-starter and proactive
  • Individual should be extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Creative thinker
  • Previous sports, PR, Community Relations, event management, non-profit or marketing experience would be a plus
Corporate Partnerships Trainee - Sales

Position description includes but is not limited to:

  • Assist the Corporate Partnership department in all areas including sales support
  • Draft PowerPoint sales proposals
  • Conduct background research on prospective sponsors
  • Provide daily news clips on all sponsors
  • Utilize Scarborough research software to support sales proposals
  • Utilize Repucom and Nielsen subscriber content to keep sales team informed of impressions and trends
  • Monitor sponsorship activity with other properties and provide reports to sales team â€" monitoring to be done in-person and via radio and TV broadcasts
  • Assist VP of Corporate Partnerships with special projects as assigned
  • Assist Service Team in coordinating VIP field visits, first pitch ceremonies, hospitality parties, clinics, and other sponsor special events

In addition to the general requirements, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • College degree with an emphasis on Business, Marketing and/or Sports Management
  • Experience in sponsorship sales/activation via college athletic department or with another sports team or agency is desirable
  • Experience in sponsorship sales/activation via college athletic department or with another sports team or agency is desirable
  • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere and handle multiple projects at one time
  • Must be able to work weekends and nights as assigned
Corporate Partnerships Trainee - Service

Position description includes but is not limited to:

  • Assist the Partnership Services department in all areas including, service fulfillment and execution of special events.
  • Merchandising (VIP Field Visits, First Pitches, pre-game presentations, suite nights), tickets/ticket requests, parking, print advertising, radio advertising, in-park recognition, in-game features, signage, gate giveaways, game-day/season-long promotions, Community Affairs programs, hospitality parties, youth baseball clinics, sponsor special events, drafting PowerPoint presentations and maintaining contact database, etc.
  • Will be responsible for placing catering orders for corporate partner luxury suite outings, maintaining signage exposure logs and managing departmental photograph library.
  • Year End Reports - keep detailed records of all partner elements and activation programs throughout year. Design, prepare and present comprehensive reports for each sponsor detailing and highlighting all elements included in their agreement as well as any additional exposure received throughout the season.
  • Assist in planning and implementing Sponsor Opening Day party, Sponsor Golf Tournament, Sponsor Batting Practice/Softball game and Sponsor Movie Night.

In addition to the general requirements, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • College degree with an emphasis on Business, Marketing and/or Sports Management
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to multi-task
  • Must be detail oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere and handle multiple projects at one time
  • Applicant should have strong organizational skills
CRM and Analytics Trainee

Position description includes but is not limited to:

  • Assist in development of direct marketing campaigns utilizing Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • Organize and populate the daily, weekly, and monthly analytics reporting on our CRM activities
  • Assisting with the creation of quantitative forecasts aimed at aiding business leaders to create or adjust strategies
  • Performing statistical analysis on complex data sets
  • Configuring, implementing, and maintaining components of a Microsoft SharePoint site
  • Translating business needs into queries to create lists
  • All other duties as assigned

In addition to the general requirements, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Degree in MIS, CIS, CS, Engineering, other quantitative field, or an MBA preferred but not required
  • Good SQL skills and a solid understanding of how databases are constructed and function is a requirement of this position
  • Basic knowledge of statistics and statistical terminology
  • Some programing experience is highly preferred
  • A robust skill-set, including exceptional oral, written, and visual communication skills
  • A highly organized self-starter and logical thinker
  • Basic knowledge of the R programming language or a similar statistical analysis suite
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel)
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays
  • Must successfully complete a criminal and credit background check
Digital Marketing Trainee

Position description includes but is not limited to:

  • Assist in managing and producing all outbound digital communication, including emails, online ads, and social media
  • Collaborate with the marketing team on content ideation on all outbound marketing campaigns
  • Coordinate the development and production of all digital marketing assets
  • Partner with the design team, internal stakeholders, and MLBAM on the development and updating of pages for braves.com
  • Lead the delivery of digital content for publishing on Braves.com and the MLB.com Ballpark App
  • Execute the delivery of digital marketing assets to internal and external parties
  • Organize and populate the daily, weekly and monthly analytics reporting for our digital activities
  • Partner with the Digital team on the procurement and creation of social media content
  • Assist with social monitoring in-game & work directly with the Guest Services team: add
  • Assist in development of direct marketing campaigns utilizing Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • All other duties as assigned

In addition to the general requirements, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • A digital and social native with a high-level of comfort and knowledge of key platforms
  • Proven examples of digital and social media marketing and engagement experience
  • Familiarity with digital trends and technology, sports and popular culture
  • A robust skill-set, including exceptional oral, written, and visual communication skills, organization, digital analytics
  • A highly organized self-starter
  • A strong track record managing social media channels for an established brand preferred
  • The ability to work flexible hours
Graphic Design Trainee

Position description includes but is not limited to:

  • Work with Braves Creative team on design for marketing needs throughout the season. Responsibilities will include:
  • Assisting with designs of graphics for social media and digital.
  • Assisting with designs for printed material.
  • Assisting with designs of logos.
  • Assisting with designs of environmental graphics.
  • Collaborate with Braves Creative team on developing concepts.
  • Assisting with creative for The Battery Atlanta.
  • Filling out the starting lineup board prior to each home game.

In addition to the general requirements, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • BFA or a Bachelor's degree in graphic design preferred.
  • Work experience in design is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Punctual and self-motivated.
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to collaborate and work on a team of designers.
Guest Services Trainee

Position description includes but is not limited to:

  • Support Guest Services Management with overall departmental responsibilities and initiatives
  • Assist in areas of gameday staff recruiting, hiring, training & recognition programs
  • Assist with managing the hospitality events and ambassador staff throughout the season
  • Replying to fan inquiries in person, writing and via telephone
  • Send Braves memorabilia to fans for special occasions
  • Manage distribution list for gameday staff & field surveys
  • Assist in ballpark improvements including but not limited to signage & staff areas
  • Edit Web pages & update gameday staff materials such as guidebooks and training resources
  • Distribute information & supplies for gameday staff
  • Assist with coordinating the Braves VIP Experience programs including the special circumstance grant program
  • Assist with event planning, set-up and execution for gameday staff events throughout season
  • Design & print gameday credentials for all internal departments
  • Assist with management of Gameday Staff Store with staffing, inventory and store design opportunities

In addition to the general requirements, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • College degree with an emphasis on Hospitality, Business, Communications, Human Resources, and/or Sports Management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher & Outlook
  • Must be professional, flexible, a team player, detail-oriented, creative and capable to multi-task & prioritize projects
  • Demonstrates initiative by proactively taking ownership of departmental processes
  • Experience with Archtics Ticketing System and/or Design Software a plus, but not required
  • Ability to work nights, holidays, weekends and extended hours
  • Previous customer service experience required
Human Resources Trainee

Position description includes but is not limited to:

  • Assist HR department with administrative tasks as needed including filing, employee verifications, and separation notices
  • Assist with HRIS process including input of new hires, terminations, and other data changes in payroll system
  • Support HR team with Gameday recruiting, hiring events, and orientations
  • Serve as a member of the Gameday Leadership Team to help with variable hour employee programs
  • Create and maintain HR department process manual
  • Work approximately one-fourth of the home games to assist the "HR on duty rep"
  • Assist the HR team with special projects supporting the B.E.A.T. Brigade, Wellness Team, Anniversary Committee and special game day events
  • All other duties and special projects as assigned

In addition to the general requirements, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Strong self-starter with the ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple projects timely and accurately
  • Solid professional demeanor with the ability to work well with others and cultivate positive relationships in a fast paced dynamic environment
  • Outgoing personality with track record of effective interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) that create trusting relationships
  • Detail oriented individual with high degree of responsibility including confidentiality, sense of urgency, and accountability
  • Ability to occasionally work nights, weekends or holidays as needed
  • Must complete a successful Criminal and Credit background check
Marketing Trainee

Position description includes but is not limited to:

  • Actively participate in weekly marketing meetings and brainstorming sessions related to proposed marketing projects
  • Assist in gameday operations with Marketing, Promotions and Operations
  • Manage logistics for all Braves in-market experiential activities in addition to managing ambassador team responsible for interacting with fans
  • Manage Atlanta Braves Kids Club program
  • Assist the team in general market media trafficking and tracking
  • Manage media trade relationships including responding to media ticket requests, fulfilling requests, budget tracking, etc.
  • Write and distribute promotional talking points to radio affiliates
  • Assist in endemic marketing efforts (eg: parents, entertainment seekers / concert goers, multi-cultural)
  • Assist Entertainment Manager with Alumni Sundays
  • Engage in inter-departmental project management as needs dictate
  • Conduct research for various department projects
  • Drive to B.A.T. Team events in the company truck or SUV; valid driver's license required
  • Willingness to assist in Marketing & Digital needs that may arise beyond the responsibilities listed
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends

In addition to the general requirements, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • College degree with an emphasis on Business, Marketing and/or Sports Management
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, think creatively and problem solve
  • Must possess natural curiosity and ambition to aid in moving the business forward
  • Must be detail-oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be a team-first player who works well with others
  • Should have strong organizational skills
  • Ability to use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must complete a successful background check
Retail Operations Trainee

Position description includes but is not limited to:

  • Assist the Operations Manager with departmental responsibilities
  • Assist in monitoring scheduling/ staffing for each location
  • Work with the movement of merchandise to the stores daily as a part of the pre-game prep, and during games as needed from store to store or from warehouse to store
  • Verify all locations have needed supplies (i.e, store bags, register paper, etc.)
  • Verify proper processing of merchandise transfers, and completion of related paperwork
  • Verify functionality of Retail Pro and Credit Cards
  • Work with supervisors to get the cash drawers to and from each location
  • Ability to fill in as necessary in a Game Day Retail position in the event of a sales associate being absent
  • Assist in merchandise presentation
  • Participate in Pre-Game Huddle
  • Assist the supervisors in the closing procedures including accounting for the deposits after each game
  • Assist the Operations Manager with merchandise vending during SunTrust Park concerts

In addition to the general requirements, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Proactive, organized and detail oriented person who can prioritize and follow through with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively and relate well with individuals of diverse backgrounds and within all levels of the company
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks
  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint) proficiency
  • Able to work long hours, overtime, weekends and occasional holidays
  • Must complete a successful background check
Production Trainee

Position description includes but is not limited to:

  • Assist full-time production staff in daily technical operations of the Audio/Video Department
  • Perform production assistant duties for all production
  • Hands on training in broadcast and sports entertainment production, including live and pre-produced environments

In addition to the general requirements, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Must be interested in sports television production, emphasis in baseball entertainment
  • College courses taken related to broadcast and television production
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Basic knowledge of video camera operation, lighting, and audio
  • Must be computer savvy, Premiere, Photoshop and After Effects preferred
  • Non-linear editing experience preferred
  • Strong work ethic and a willingness to learn
  • Strong knowledge of Baseball is required
  • Knowledge of the Atlanta Braves and team history is preferred
  • Ability to work extended or irregular hours, including nights, weekends and holidays; including all Braves home games
Promotions Trainee

Position description includes but is not limited to:

  • Assist Sr. Manager of Promotions with departmental responsibilities
  • Supervise and schedule Promotions Staff
  • Assist with the management of Hope and Will's Sandlot and Gates
  • Assist with administrative promotional material
  • Provide logistical support for autograph signings, concerts and on field presentations
  • Track and distribute promotional items in stadium
  • Coordinate Plaza stage set-up/breakdown

In addition to the general requirements, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • College degree in Sports Marketing preferred
  • Work related experience in executing live Promotions and Entertainment
  • Excellent verbal/written skills
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Punctual and self motivated
  • Strong work ethic and a willingness to learn
Public Relations Trainee

Position description includes but is not limited to:

  • Research media outlets and create specific media lists through our Cision subscription for local and regional markets
  • Write press releases and media alerts
  • Distribute press releases and media alerts to targeted media outlets
  • Send out photos post event to weekly publications or websites for community affairs events/programs
  • Maintain log of media hits with media value for events/corporate partners
  • Send out photos/lightboxes when requested
  • Create pitch ideas for promotional/theme nights/days
  • Travel to some community events to handle media requests
  • Coordinate and assist media who are covering special events at SunTrust Park, The Battery Atlanta or at a community event
  • Other duties as assigned

In addition to the general requirements, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • BA degree in Communications, Journalism or related field
  • Experience in corporate communications
  • Experience in public relations writing and pitching
  • Strong communication skills (interpersonal, written, verbal, etc.)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong creative writing and editing skills
  • Superior skills at prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality
  • Understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures and an ability to relate well with individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Working knowledge of Cision is a plus
  • Strong social media experience
  • Ability to work long hours, weekends and occasional holidays
Special Events Trainee

Position description includes but is not limited to:

  • Update weekly availability of rental space, distribution of the monthly calendar to Braves Front Office personnel and producing Special Events MLB reports for the legal department
  • Return incoming calls regarding availability of rental spaces
  • Book rental space and communicate policies and procedures to potential clients about the venue
  • Assist with coordinating mass mailings and email blasts throughout the year
  • Keep clients informed of changes regarding special events and provide customer service support (i.e. faxing/mailing requested information/answering client questions and distribution of logistical information)
  • Assist with event set-up (equipment, tables/chairs, etc.)
  • Other duties include providing support to marketing-related functions, such as tradeshows, expos and other networking events
  • Research other venues so the department can stay updated on not only local venues but also other major league baseball park special events

In addition to the general requirements, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task
Ticket Operations Trainee

Position description includes but is not limited to:

  • Assist the rapid and accurate completion of processing, printing and mailing/shipping in-house, season, group, online package, Student Achiever, Kids Club, and Smart Circle ticket orders.
  • Serve as liaison between Client Services department and Ticket Office with ticketing issues that may arise throughout the day, as well as in the lobby during events.
  • Assist with all aspects of financial reporting within the department.
  • Respond to telephone and e-mail requests regarding tickets from all staff in a professional and timely manner.
  • Serve as window seller and will call attendant during games when needed.
  • Assist with off-site ticket selling events (i.e.: Turner Broadcasting employee sale, etc.)
  • Process and ship ticket orders using UPS machine.
  • Contribute as a team member to the overall success of the Atlanta Braves Ticket Operations Department.

In addition to the general requirements, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience with Archtics and Ticketmaster ticketing systems, Access Manager (FanTM) bar coding system.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to work extended or irregular hours, including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be comfortable interacting with the general public and co-workers in a fast paced atmosphere.
Ticket Sales Trainee

Position description includes but is not limited to:

  • Provide superior customer service to all clients including existing A List Members, prospects and single game customers
  • Responsible for generating revenue through the sale of A List Memberships, mini plans, group tickets, and hospitality rentals to corporate clients and individuals
  • Facilitate sales and service through inbound calls while actively managing various outbound call campaigns and hitting weekly call goals
  • Tasked with creating and implementing a group ticket sales project
  • Perform numerous gameday duties which include solving ticket issues, generating sales, and providing customer service
  • All other duties as assigned

In addition to the general requirements, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience in sales or sports-related fields
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and creative problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to work Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and all Braves home games, including evenings and weekends. This position will also be tasked to assist with working off-season events such as: Open-House, Select-A-Seat, and A-List Play Day.
  • Must complete a successful background check