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Seasonal Field Manager

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024
Job Title: Seasonal Field Manager
Department: Match Presentation
Reports to: Director of Fan Experience
Job Summary:
The Seasonal Field Manager is a key position within the FC Cincinnati and TQL Stadium team. This position will play a central role in matchday ceremonies as well as fan experience and in-stadium atmosphere. This role is responsible for meeting and executing match presentation elements such National Anthem Performers, Color Guard teams and more. Candidate must be able to work in a collaborative team environment. This individual may also work on projects across the organization, including brand marketing, sponsorship activation, and stadium operations teams.
The Seasonal Field Manager must have exceptionally strong communication, strong organizational skills and be deadline-driven in execution. Attention to detail, dedication, hard work and passion for soccer are paramount to success in the position. A strong understanding and familiarity with key match presentation skills – including reading/following a timeline, headset/walkie etiquette, and live entertainment presentation skills – are necessary.

Work Hours
In addition to all home matches, additional normal business hours, weekend, evening, and holiday work may be required as schedule and project workload dictates. Travel, including international, may be required.

What You’ll Do:
  • Guide match presentation elements to understand the programming for each match, including their timing, blocking and performance.
  • Run point on pre-game stadium walk-throughs and gameday walk-throughs
  • Maintain all field props and equipment needs for gameday and manage inventory and storage
  • Help with booking, scheduling and creating a positive experience for match entertainment
  • Assist with production and stage management at FC Cincinnati outside events as needed
  • Support match presentation and creative teams on match day as needed
  • Assist with scripting and creation of gameday log as needed
What You’ll Need:
  • High School Diploma required.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university preferred.
  • Prior experience in professional or collegiate football or other sport operations preferred.
  • Passion for soccer preferred
  • Must be able to work all FC Cincinnati home matches.
What You’ll Bring:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to excel in the position:
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office software applications.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a high-energy environment.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create and maintain solid working relationships at all levels across the organization and externally.
  • Excellent attention to detail and an ability to produce high-quality, accurate work within designated deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidential and/or proprietary information.
  • Ability and desire to demonstrate a positive, winning attitude and a strong work ethic in the performance of all job responsibilities.
  • Ability to self-motivate and to adapt to leadership and direction.
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
  • Team building and networking 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 TQL Stadium
TQL Stadium, home of FC Cincinnati, is one of the most ambitious soccer-specific stadiums in not only North America, but the world. Critically-acclaimed firm Populous designed an innovative and forward-thinking stadium that is one of the largest soccer-specific facilities in Major League Soccer. TQL Stadium has been named Best Venue at the 2022 World Football Summit in Madrid and the 2022 Prix Versailles World Title in the Sports Category in Paris, France.

The stadium has five team locker rooms, including a comprehensive team suite for FC Cincinnati that features a dressing room, coach’s office, lounge, equipment storage and the Mercy Health Center of Excellence for the team’s medical and game day fitness needs. Within the 18 months of the stadium’s completion, TQL Stadium has featured both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, including the USMNT’s FIFA World Cup Qualification match vs. Mexico, and a concert by legendary rock band, The Who.

The closest seats are within 15 feet of the pitch at the $250 million, privately funded stadium. The design includes 53 traditional suites and 4,500 premium seats throughout four premium club spaces. FC Cincinnati’s supporters’ section, The Bailey, has grown to be more than 3,100 strong and loom over opponents at a 34-degree angle at the stadium’s north end. A 360-degree canopy roof covers every seat in TQL Stadium, but still allows sufficient sun in to grow a natural grass field.

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.