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Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

All employment with the Kane County Cougars is at-will, meaning the company has the right to terminate employment at any time and for any reason, as does the employee. Nothing contained herein is intended to create any contractual obligation. No one, other than the General Manager may make any contrary commitments

 

Sales Representative

JOB SUMMARY Responsible for converting qualified prospects to clients by successfully conducting telephone sales calls to both new and existing customer.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED Telecommunications equpment, fax, copy machine and personal computer. 

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS Hours will vary, but will include evenings, weekends, holidays and long hours on game days.

WORK ENVIRONMENT Office is part of baseball operations and staff must be located to meet with visitors or take calls. Our work environment is fast paced and at times very stressful. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS Sit and use personal computer for long periods. Have the ability to move up to 40 pounds. Physically access all areas of the ballpark quickly and safely and assist with pulling field tarp when needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OFFICE MANAGEMENT
1. Responsible for creating leads by using telemarketing, canvassing, emailing and networking through various outlets. 
2. Responsible for the operation of tickets through sales softwars (Navision) and ticketing softwars (Ticket Return) as well as invoicing and processing payments and maintaining accurate records. 
3. Responsible for meeting with group leaders on game days to ensure that they are having the best experience possible. 
4. Assist Ticket Office, Guest Services, and the parking lot when needed by answering phones, selling walk-up tickes and selling future tickets to customers. 
5. Attend staff meetings to stay informed on franchise needs. 
6. Communicate with related departments such as Promotions, Accounting, Catering, Marketing, Operations and Upper Management. 

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Minimum of one (1) year experience, college degree preferred.
2. Computer hardware and software profeciency preferred - specifically Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word. 
3. Knowledge of all software programs used for sales and ticketing. 
4. Ability to utilize customer service skills throughout the entire sales process. 
5. Project a positive image to internal (employees) and external (fans, vendors) customers. 
6. Communicate effectively and professionally at all times.  
7. Display strong leadership skills, exercise excellent managerial judgement.
8. Ability to perform multiple tasks at one time while maintaning a clean and neat workspace. 
9. Team builder and team player. 

Email: Douglas Czurylo at dczurylo@kanecountycougars.com with resume and cover letter, please.

Salary and compensation to be agreed upon. 

Anticipated Start Date: Monday, October 23. 

 

Food & Beverage Seasonal Staff

JOB SUMMARY Accepting seasonal applications for food servers, cashiers, concession stand workers, picnic servers, cooks, warehouse, etc.

DIRECTION EXERCISED Manage and interact with other team members as you work together to provide a great experience for fans

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS Ability to work long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays

WORK ENVIRONMENT Work will be outside in the elements, on the concourse, in the seating bowl, on the outfield decks, in the suite level, in concession stands, etc.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS Long periods of time spent on your feet. Have the ability to move up to 50 pounds. Physically access all areas of the ballpark quickly and safely.

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Timely, responsible, committed, customer-friendly 

Email: jmiller@kanecountycougars.com the Cougars Seasonal Application (PDF below). OR fax to 630-232-8811 attention Jen Miller. OR drop off the application during Cougars' office hours.

 

Grounds Crew

JOB SUMMARY Assist Head Groundskeeper in maintaining the field at the ballpark

DIRECTION EXERCISED Manage and interact with other grounds crew members as you work together to maintain the field

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS Ability to work long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays

WORK ENVIRONMENT Work will be outside in the elements, on the field and concourse

PHYSICAL DEMANDS Long periods of time spent on your feet. Have the ability to move up to 50 pounds. Physically access all areas of the ballpark quickly and safely.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
1. Mowing, fertilizing, seeding, spraying the field
2. Infield prep
3. Mound, home plate, and bullpen repair
4. Batting Practice setup and teardown
5. Game prep
6. Tarp pulls

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Experience preferred by not required

Email: sehlert@kanecountycougars.com with resume and cover letter, please.

Compensation to be determined.

 

Part-Time Mascot Performer

JOB SUMMARY As a member of the Kane County Cougars Promotions Department, you will be responsible in serving as a mascot with the intent of presenting Cougars fans with positive experiences. The Cougars currently are seeking mascots to do events and appearances in an as needed/part-time capacity with the potential for game day performance on an as needed basis

DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

NON-GAME DAY
1. Appearances in the local community (runs, festivals, contests, charitable causes, with the Cougar Crew Street Team, sponsors, etc.)
2. Appearances at Cougars outside events
3. Conceptualize mascot's personality, antics, role in fan engagement and contribute new ideas for involvement in promotions, appearances, etc.
4. Communication and collaboration with the Cougars promotions staff
5. Professionalism in working with both staff members and fans
6. Improvising and thinking on one's feet to make the best possible decisions in the moment

GAME DAY
1. Pre-game meetings with staff members
2. Energetic, pre-game, in-game and post-game presentation as directed by Cougars management staff, keeping in mind the family-friendly atmosphere and vision of the organization as we deliver an excellent show to fans
3. Participating in a post-game autograph session once per homestand
4. Professionalism in working with both staff members and fans
5. Adherence to game day agenda/run-down to meet requirements of group outings, birthdays, sponsorships, promotions, etc.
6. Input on making game day experiences more enjoyable for fans
7. Improvising and thinking on one's feet to make the best possible decisions in the moment

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Willingness to fulfill the role of a mascot as needed throughout the season and off-season
2. Excellent communications, organizational, creative and interpersonal skills
3. Energy and passion when it comes to performing 
4. Willingness to work weekends, holidays and evenings 
5. Dependable, professional, experiences performer 
6. Valid drivers' license and reliable transportation 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to abromann@kanecountycougars.com 

 

The Kane County Cougars are fully staffed in all other positions*, but we are accepting applications. We will keep them on file in case a position opens up. Please print and hand deliver or fax to (630) 232-8815

* - includes ushers, parking lot attendants, etc.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

 

The Kane County Cougars are an equal opportunity employer

All employment with the Kane County Cougars is at-will, meaning the company has the right to terminate employment at any time and for any reason, as does the employee. Nothing contained herein is intended to create any contractual obligation. No one, other than the General Manager may make any contrary commitments.