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Director of Ticketing – TEAM8 (OPEN)

TEAM8 is a leading boutique sports & entertainment company focused on the management of iconic athletes, consultation with global brands and the creation and management of premier events. The company was established in 2013 by Roger Federer, Tony Godsick, Ian McKinnon and Dirk Ziff, who remain as Partners in the business. Godsick serves as Chief Executive Officer. TEAM8 clients include 20-Time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer, US Open Champion Juan Martin del Potro, Top Ranked Junior Coco Gauff, and New York Rangers All-Star Goaltender, Henrik Lundqvist.

The Laver Cup is an annual men’s tennis competition, created to honor the great Rod Laver, and inspired by golf’s Ryder Cup, where 6 of the best men’s players from Europe take on six of their counterparts from the rest of the world for three days of intense team competition. The first Laver Cup was held in Prague, Czech Republic in September of 2017 and the second in Chicago, IL in September of 2018. It has been heralded by fans, sponsors, broadcasters and the players. The Laver Cup organization is expanding its core team as it works on the third competition to be held in Geneva, Switzerland in September of 2019.

SUMMARY

The Director of Ticketing reports to the Managing Director of the Laver Cup.  The successful candidate will have responsibility for Ticket and Hospitality Package Pricing, Communication, Sales and Fulfillment, all while working as part of the core Laver Cup team, acting as a utility player when needed, in supporting the overall business goals. The Director of Ticketing will be a key team member in fulfilling on our promise of offering “Tennis Unrivaled” to all our constituents.

The ideal candidate has experience in sporting or entertainment event ticket pricing, packaging, resourcing and selling. The candidate must be an excellent project manager, multi-tasker, communicator, and leader. They must also be highly analytic and inquisitive, striving to understand various segment needs, marketplace norms, and best practices. His/her key focus is to create and execute a pricing and packaging plan across multiple sales platforms that achieve the revenue and fan engagement objectives of the tournament.

The role is based in New York City but involves some travel to event sites.  Often work will be required after regular business hours and on weekends to match the time zones of our partners as well as the tennis calendar.  The 2019 event will be in Geneva Switzerland, with future events rotating between Europe and rest of the world cities. Read More

Vice President, Business Development – Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) (OPEN)

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) is recognized as the unsurpassed leader in the sport of professional rodeo. The PRCA’s mission is to unify membership in providing an innovative fan experience, to grow the sport of professional rodeo and provide new expanded opportunities for our membership and sponsors. Since 1986, the PRCA has paid out more than $1 billion in prize money to its contestants. The PRCA offers the best cowboys and the best rodeos; delivering the best fan experience while positively impacting our communities and embracing the spirit of the West. A membership-based organization, the PRCA approved 650 rodeos in 2018, and there are more than 40 million rodeo fans in the U.S. The PRCA televises the sport’s premier events, with the world-renowned Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on CBS Sports Net and streaming on ProRodeoTV.com.

SUMMARY 

The PRCA is actively seeking a Vice President, Business Development to focus on increasing sales for their professional rodeos and additional events. This individual will be responsible for managing a sales staff and increasing revenue for the PRCA and other select events. He/she will interact with various departments within the organization to make certain that key sponsors’ business objects are met as well as top-tier local, regional, and national partners. The Vice President, Business Development will bring experience in sports television and media sales, complimenting the strategy of local activation, branding and hospitality, associated with the focus of the PRCA. This individual should possess a strong sales acumen and deep knowledge of the sports sponsorship, television and digital marketplace. Read More

Vice President, Concerts & Event Booking – STAPLES Center (OPEN)

AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment companies in the world with a network of over 120 owned, operated and programmed venues on five continents. The AEG Global Partnerships Division was formed atop the company’s organizational structure to guide AEG’s continued development. The Division is focused on sponsorship and naming rights sales, and servicing the myriad of partnerships existing with AEG Facilities, live events, franchises and music properties.

STAPLES Center is beginning its 19th year and has undoubtedly developed an unrivaled reputation for excellence having established itself as the Sports and Entertainment Center of the World. Beginning with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s opening night concert on October 17, 1999, more than 50 million guests have come to the AEG-owned and operated STAPLES Center to attend a schedule of prestigious concerts, sporting events, award shows, family shows and other major attractions unmatched by any arena.

As the home of four professional sports franchises, the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks, STAPLES Center has proven to be a home court advantage for the local teams with the Lakers capturing five NBA Championships and the Kings winning two Stanley Cup titles since 1999, while the Sparks captured back-to-back WNBA Championships in their first two STAPLES Center campaigns and brought home their third WNBA Championship in June 2016.

SUMMARY

The Vice President of Concert and Event Booking’s primary focus is the booking and organization of Talent, Touring Artists and shows for STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater. The incumbent will be responsible for sourcing talent, negotiating, and securing deals with high priority clients and promoters. Read More