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Academy Equipment Intern

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

Milford, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Job Title: Academy Equipment Intern 
Department: Soccer Operations
Reports to: Director of Soccer Operations/Academy Equipment Manager 

Position Summary:
The Academy Equipment Intern will work alongside our Academy Equipment Coordinator to assist with the equipment needs of our Academy teams at FC Cincinnati. This position will be based out of the Mercy Health Training Center in Milford, Ohio and will report directly to the Director of Soccer Operations. The duration of the internship is January-June & will work an average of 20 hours per week. This is a paid hourly position.
What You’ll Do:
  • Assist the Academy Equipment Coordinator in day-to-day responsibilities 
  • Assist academy coaches with set up and preparation of daily training sessions
  • Manage the daily academy team’s laundry operation
  • Assist in set up for home matches
  • Attend weekly Soccer Operations meetings
  • Support in the logistics of game day preparation and execution
  • Complete special projects as needed and other duties assigned
What You’ll Bring:
●        Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings, and some holiday hours
●        Ability to lift 40lbs / labor intensive 
●        Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license
●        Strong organizational and time management skills
●        Open and willingness to learn 
  • Strong ability to multi-task, in a fast-paced working environment
  • Ability to develop productive and effective relationships across all levels of an organization
What You’ll Need:
  • Enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program, preferably in Business or Sport Management
  • 1+ years’ experience in professional sports environment, preferred
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide verification of vaccination prior to start date
Why You’ll Love FCC:
  • FCC welcome gifts
  • Resume and profile reviews
  • Tour of TQL Stadium and MHTC
  • Community volunteer opportunities
  • Discount off team store merchandise
  • Job shadow opportunities 
  • Paid hourly and/or college credit opportunities
 About FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati is a Major League Soccer team playing at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. Originally founded in 2015 by Carl H. Lindner III and co-CEO Jeff Berding, FCC started play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. FCC entered MLS as the 24th team in 2019. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph.

FC Cincinnati opened the club’s privately funded, 26,000-seat soccer-specific TQL Stadium in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati in 2021, a venue which has won numerous global awards including the World Football Summit Best Venue 2022 in Madrid and the 2022 Prix Versailles World Title in the Sports Category in Paris, France.

FC Cincinnati won the 2023 Supporters’ Shield – the annual award given to the team with the most points in the regular season – and clinched a spot in the 2023 MLS Playoffs for the second straight year. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads.

About Mercy Health Training Center
In 2019, the club opened the state-of-the-art Mercy Health Training Center (MHTC) in Milford, Ohio. Designed by MSA Sport, the $30 million, 24-acre facility includes three full-size, lighted soccer fields – including two stabilized natural grass surfaces and one synthetic turf surface – as well as a goalkeeper-specific training area. The MLS team is housed in a 30,000 sq. ft., multilevel building abutting the fields, including a separate, 4,000 sq. ft. wing of the building for the FC Cincinnati Academy. 

Additionally, there is a 3,000 sq. ft. maintenance facility on the property. In the design process, the MSA Sport design team benchmarked training grounds across the world, including the best in Europe, South America, and Asia. The goal of the design meets the original goal to develop one of the premier and most progressive team facilities in Major League Soccer and North America.

FC Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.