Mascot Performer - Washington Kastles (Washington, DC)
POSITION OVERVIEW The Mascot Performer is a part-time role during May to August serving as one of two Washington Kastles Mascots, Topspin and Slice. To learn more about Topspin and Slice, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCIEln641tohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCIEln641to
Perform as Topspin or Slice at several designated appearances including but not limited to special events during the weekends, tennis clinics, hospital visits, charitable events, Kastles matches and other events as directed by the Marketing Manager.
Support the Mascot Program as a primary and/or back-up performer.
Represent the Washington Kastles and Topspin/Slice in a professional manner at all times
Minimum of one to two years of experience as a sports mascot, at either the college, minor- professional, or professional level
Organizational and communication skills
Some knowledge of Tennis and the Washington Kastles a plus, but not required.
Ability to interact with and entertain a crowd of all ages
Willingness to be trained, coached, and critiqued to perform “in character”
Must be physically able to perform under extreme temperature conditions
Ability to work flexible hours in a part-time role on weekdays, weeknights, weekends and holidays
Must be able to maintain and react to a flexible schedule
Must have a valid drivers license, reliable transportation, and living DMV area preferred
The Kastles are accepting and reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Applications will be reviewed and decided upon as they are received. No phone calls please. EOE.
Senior Manager, Partnerships - WTA Tour (St. Petersburg, FL)
Job Title: Sr. Manager, Partnerships Department: Partnerships Location: St. Petersburg, FL OR London, UK Reports to: Sr. Director, Partnerships
Summary: The Partnerships Manager will be responsible for supporting the Sr. Director, Partnerships. Duties will include: developing creative concepts; developing sales pitch/presentation materials; research and ideation; pro-forma development and support sponsor servicing support when required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Research and identify new prospects and potential sponsors' businesses to understand their marketing objectives • Work with the Creative Services team to create partnership presentations, proposals and other materials to generate new revenue • Managing and optimizing our clients' campaigns • Create pro-forma reports for potential contracts • Manage and provide appropriate research data for business development efforts • Project-manage timelines & asset submissions • Support global sales team at client/agency meetings • Ability to interface with multiple WTA departments (i.e. marketing, communications, digital, etc.) and effectively provide integrated solutions for potential and existing sponsors • Work with the Partnerships team managers to enhance current partnership activation and programs, identify new net revenue opportunities, and provide additional value for the partnerships • Assist in the partner renewal process by understanding current sponsor business objectives and KPIs to generate maximum ROI, ROO and results • Work with creative services to appropriately present creative ideas and concepts to management, players, tournaments and potential partners • Identify current trends in the industry and incorporate these ideas and concepts into new and existing partnership proposals
Desired skills and background: • Bachelor's degree in sports management, business administration or related field. • A minimum of 5 - 7 years previous experience in sales, sponsorship, brand marketing, account management or advertising • Experience in partnership development or marketing in sports/entertainment is preferred • Excellent communication skills (written & presentation) • Creative and innovative thinker • Strong analytical skills • Ability to work as part of a team yet self-motivated and can work independently • Must be outstanding in ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple demands and priorities • High level of professionalism • Must be willing to travel up to 25% to domestic and international destinations • Strong experience in MS Office Suite • Experience with creative software is a plus • Uphold WTA Core Values: Be Progressive, Collaborative, Passionate, and show Integrity. These core values set the tone in everything we do, help us succeed on and off the court, make a difference in the community and create a premier, compelling global sport entertainment experience. It is important that the person in the position commits themselves to these core values so that we can constantly move forward in the same direction - Together.
Preferred: • MBA or Masters equivalent • Experience with international/global brands • Knowledge of and passion for women's tennis
When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:
1. In one paragraph describe why you applied for this role & why you want to work at the WTA?
2. Based on the job description where do you believe your strengths would be best leveraged?
3. How would you rate your communication skills?