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Athletic Tickets Graduate Internship / College Sports

Grand Valley State University

This position falls under the direct supervision of the Community Relations Director on the Allendale campus of Grand Valley State University. The Graduate Intern will assist in overseeing the Tickets/Community Relations Department, supervise a staff of 12 student employees and work to boost attendance at ticketed athletic events through ticket sales. This position will require roughly 25 hours per week in the Athletic Ticket Office. A monthly stipend of $1,000 will be given ($12,000 per year), as well as the cost coverage of 9 credit hours per semester of Graduate School (Limit of 18 credits per calendar year).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with single game ticket sales for the following GVSU varsity sports: Football, Womenís Soccer, Volleyball, Menís & Womenís Basketball, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Swimming & Diving and Lacrosse.
  • Assist with Season Ticket Renewal/Sales for Football, Menís Basketball & Womenís Basketball
  • Creation of all ticket offers within the ticketing software (Veritix)
  • Updating and maintaining accurate records of all activities and sales in ticketing database (Veritix)
  • Hiring, training and supervision of all ticket office student staff.
  • Creation and management of student staff schedules (office hours & events)
  • Leadership weekly meetings of the student staff including continuous customer service & communication training.
  • Increase of Group Ticket Sales (National Anthem signers, school groups, Special Olympics, Youth teams etc.)
  • Coordination of events on campus involving group ticket sales (ie: Scout Night)
  • Required to act as Box Office Manager for most all home ticketed events.
  • Management of will call and complementary tickets for all ticketed events.
  • Promotion of ticket packages & faculty/staff discount both on and off campus.
  • Management of logistics for football season ticket mailer.
  • Renewal and support of existing season ticket holders.
  • Provide effective communication with general public through box office hours, phone, and digitally to provide the most up-to-date ticket information and address all inquiries.
  • Development of new business through outbound calls and emails to past buyers and prospects.


  • Bachelorís Degree required
  • Admission to a Masterís degree program at Grand Valley State University
  • Flexible schedule with availability on nights and weekends
  • Prior ticket sales/box office experience, including proper training in ticketing software
  • Management or supervisory experience
  • Excellence in verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a group or team setting
  • Superb organizational, leadership and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently, quickly and under pressure
  • Ability to balance multiple responsibilities, including independent ownership of projects
  • Ability to prioritize projects and tasks and be mindful of timelines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & telephone etiquette
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator preferred

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