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BMW Championship Event Internship (paid)

Western Golf Association | One Briar Road | Golf, IL 60029 P: 847-724-4600 | F: 847-724-7133 | BMWChampionshipUSA.com

COMPANY: Western Golf Association – www.wgaesf.org

EVENT: 2017 BMW Championship – www.bmwchampionship.com

LOCATION: Tournament Headquarters – Oak Brook, IL (May – September)

Conway Farms Golf Club, Lake Forest, IL (September 12th – 17th)

TERM: May 2017 – September 2017

• 40+ hours per week, May – September, overtime as needed

COMPENSATION: Hourly rate of $8.25/hour

OVERVIEW:

BMW Championship

The 2017 BMW Championship will be played on September 12-17, 2017 and will bring a field of the top 70 PGA TOUR players in the FedExCup Playoffs to Conway Farms Golf Club. Players expected to compete include Zach Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Jason Day, and Rory McIlroy. This marks the return of the PGA TOUR event to Conway Farms, where the tournament was hosted in 2013 & 2015. The Golf Channel and NBC will provide more than 16 hours of television coverage of all four rounds of the BMW Championship.

Western Golf Association

Founded in 1899, the Western Golf Association conducts championships for professional and amateur golfers, promotes the use of caddies, and oversees the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards college scholarships to caddies with limited financial means.

The WGA conducts two amateur championships, the Western Junior and the Western Amateur, as well as the Web.com tour event the Hotel Fitness Championship. The BMW Championship, the third of four PGA TOUR Playoff events in the TOUR’s FedExCup competition, is the oldest tournament on the PGA TOUR and second oldest nationally after the U.S. Open. Headquartered in Golf, Illinois, the organization also sponsors the nationally acclaimed Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship Program.

Evans Scholars Foundation

The WGA champions education through golf by supporting the Evans Scholars Program, the sole charitable beneficiary of the BMW Championship. Established by famed amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr., the program provides full housing and tuition scholarships to deserving caddies across the country. Currently, more than 870 caddies are attending college on scholarship; there are more than 10,000 Evans Alumni. The Evans Program is funded by contributions from more than 100,000 golfers across the country, as well as Evans Alumni and proceeds from the BMW Championship.

Western Golf Association | One Briar Road | Golf, IL 60029 P: 847-724-4600 | F: 847-724-7133 | BMWChampionshipUSA.com

POSITION TITLE: Championship Assistant – Internship

REPORTING TO: Vince Pellegrino, SVP, Tournaments; Jeff Lapsansky, Ticket Sales & Marketing Manager

RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary duties of a championship assistant are outlined below. As the tournament nears, other duties may be assigned by the senior vice president, tournaments.

Ticket Sales & Service:

• Manage the Championship ticketing system – TicketTapp – processing phone orders and managing data

• Provide customer service to those inquiring about tickets or spectator information

• Identify and sell available individual and group ticket inventory by generating leads through outbound calls

• Manage ticket fulfillment and distribution

• Assist development and distribution of promotional materials

• Assist with fulfillment of marketing partners trade packages

• Inventory and organize tickets

• Prepare credential boards and admission policy documents for Championship week

• Assist the tickets & will call office operations throughout Championship week

Corporate Sales & Service:

• Make phone calls to corporate supporters

• Data entry and updating databases

• Contract and invoice distribution and tracking

• Preparation for corporate supporter days, including documents and binders

REQUIREMENTS:

• Highly motivated and enthusiastic with strong interpersonal skills

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Computer skills – Microsoft Word and Excel. Any database or ticketing system experience is a plus

Bachelor’s degree (complete or to be completed by May 2017) in sports management or a related field

Previous sales or event operations experience is a plus

Must be able to work beginning in May, through the tournament in September

Candidates are required to have transportation and local housing in the Chicagoland area

Send cover letter and résumé to Jeff Lapsansky at lapsansky@wgaesf.org by March 19, 2017.

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Posted on March 3, 2017 by .
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