Ticket Sales Representative Job Description
The Chicago Bulls will hire 10 full-time Ticket Representatives, on an internship basis, to be responsible for the following: solicit new season and group ticket business by telephone (each intern is expected to make a minimum of 80 phone calls per day – leads are provided) and mail with timely follow up, service all incoming requests for season and group ticket information, and provide additional support to the ticket and marketing departments when necessary. Each intern is assigned his or her own cubicle, phone, computer and supplies.
The internship will begin July 2014 and end October 2014. (Please note, depending on circumstances at that time, the internship could be extended an additional one to four months beyond October.) Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (although times may vary) at the Bulls' front office located in the United Center (1901 W. Madison Street). Compensation will be an hourly wage ($8.25 per hour), plus the potential to earn commission and weekly / monthly bonuses based on performance. Benefits are not included in the compensation plan.
Parking and lunch at the United Center are provided daily, free of charge, and employees will receive two complimentary tickets for each home Bulls game. Although there are no guarantees for full-time employment once the internship ends, individuals who excel are considered for future positions, or placement with another organization.
A four-year college degree. Sports administration, business, advertising, marketing, communications or liberal arts degrees are preferred. An interest in sports marketing and / or a career in sales. Excellent verbal and written skills. A team player with a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, integrity, motivation and a very strong work ethic. Sales experience, although not required, is very helpful.
A cover letter and résumé can be sent to:
1901 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60612-2459