Administration/General Management: General Management/Profit & Loss
Community Ice Arena-Assistant General Manager - Chicago Blackhawks (Chicago, IL)
Department: Community Ice Arena
Reports To: General Manager, Community Ice Arena
Supervises: Part-Time Coaches & Instructors
Community Event Coordinators
Assist General Manager with overall operation and management of the community ice arena with special attention being given to the planning and management of all hockey related programs and activities, overall ice schedule management and assisting with facility operations.
Serve as a core operating/business manager of the facility.
Maintain a comprehensive schedule for all ice and room usage in the arena.
Responsible for insuring maximum ice usage by managing an efficient schedule to work towards profitability while balancing group needs.
Manage and coordinate all hockey programs and activities, including but not limited to adult leagues, learn to skate programs, camps, clinics, tournaments and more.
Manage entire process of showcase level events, including development opportunities and implementing large scale hockey tournaments.
Supervise and train part-time coaching staff and instructors.
Work closely with Chicago Blackhawks Fan Development and Foundation departments to assist in the implementation of youth hockey and community development programs.
Manager Event Coordinators who will assist with the day-to-day functions of community programs.
Work with General Manager and Chicago Blackhawks on implementation of sponsorship and promotional opportunities.
Prior experience in the management of a public facility, specifically an ice arena
Level 4 hockey coaching experience or similar skill set required.
Scheduling system proficiency - Must be fluent in a max ice program, such as Max Solutions.
Hiring and training proficiency to recruit qualified instructors for skating classes, programs and camps
Ability to work flexible hours and be on call at all times as needed
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Associates or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; preferably in Sports Management, Facilities Management, or other related fields
Minimum of 5-7 years of related experience in public assembly facility management
Equivalent combination of education and experience may be taken into consideration.
Knowledge of the hockey community in the Chicagoland area.
Knowledge of Ice Arena Management and STAR Facility guidelines
Certified Ice Rink Manager (CIRM), helpful
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective safety operations
Excellent computer skills; specifically in Max Solutions, Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
Knowledge of how to creatively plan hockey programs and activities
Digital Content Intern - Chicago Blackhawks (Chicago, IL)
Digital Content Intern
Department: Digital Content
Reports To: Senior Executive Director, Digital Content
The Chicago Blackhawks Digital Content Department is responsible for web, social, video and print media relating to the team and organization, including chicagoblackhawks.com, Blackhawks Magazine, all official social media channels and Blackhawks TV.
Assist Digital Content Coordinator with daily tasks such as writing, editing and website management
Contribute content for Blackhawks publications (print projects, Blackhawks Magazine, web articles, etc.) and official website
Assist Social Media Coordinator with multimedia coverage of team activities and events for social platforms
Produce marketing and sponsorship copy for social, web and e-news campaigns
All other duties as assigned, including administrative tasks
Ability to be a self-starter in all assignments and projects
Must have a passion for sports and specifically hockey
Prioritize projects and multitask effectively to meet deadlines
Possess strong organizational ability and be detail-oriented
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree in a media-related field
Previous experience in sports, with a focus on writing and editing, social media and/or brand management
Working knowledge of internet tools, including HTML, as well as Twitter, Facebook and other common social media platforms
Adobe Creative Suite experience preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including copyediting and style guide fluency
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