Careers & Internships

Full-Time Employment 

Ticket Sales & Sponsorship Executive 

The Ventura County Fusion seeks an energetic, motivated and professional individual to solicit new business via sponsorships and ticket sales. Sales activity includes phone calls, e-mails, in-person meetings, and grassroots marketing appearances to maximize revenue.

Primary Responsibilities:

•   Create and develop new business through outbound calls, event appearances, and community outreach

•   Manage all personal sales accounts to provide high levels of customer service

•   Attain daily, weekly and monthly assigned sales activity goals which include hitting targets for # of calls, appointments and community networking events

•   Attend promotional and community events to increase and drive sales

•   Maintain accurate records of all prospecting activities and sales in ticketing database

•   Assist the game day responsibilities of sales department

•   Accountable for reaching defined sales goals and established revenue targets

•   Develop own lead lists and prospecting techniques above and beyond provided lead lists

•   Assist team in building an overall positive sales culture within the organization

•   Work as a team member and have fun!

•   Other duties as determined by the General Manager 

Qualifications:

•   Bachelor's degree required

•   Previous sports ticket sales or general sales experience a plus but not necessary

•   High comfort level making out-bound calls

•   Ability to communicate effectively with the public in a friendly and professional manner

•   High energy; ability to remain focused on sales goals and work independently

•   Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays

•   Database Applications and basic computer skills, Excel, Outlook and Word software

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to info@vcfusion.com.


 

Fall 2016 Internships

Operations & Marketing Intern

The Ventura County Fusion is looking for an Operations intern to assist in game day and weekly club operations. The Operations intern will report to the Director of Operations and assist with game day preparation, in-stadium & field ceremonies, pre & post-game assistance, and various other tasks leading up to the game.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in operations department with various projects and office tasks, building a broad skill set pertintent to professional sports franchises.
  • Support Director of Operations with PDL match day initiatives, helping to organize and construct a complete match day timeline.
  • Attend all home matches and assist in a variety of match day operations-related tasks.
  • Assist with preparation for VC Fusion Youth tournaments and grassroots programs.  At program's end, intern will be able asked execute a small-scale grassroots event on their own.
  • Provide support at various community and marketing events as required.

Goals:

  • Intern receives comprehensive education regarding the operations and marketing of "minor league" sports franchise.
  • Intern constructs and executes a grassroots or marketing-related event by the end of the semester.
  • Intern is educated in match day operations and plays an integral part in match day ops.  By term's end, intern has filled a number of different match day roles. 
  • Intern works closely with PR/Marketing Director to gain a greater understanding of club relations with businesses, media & community.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal written/verbal communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with all staff.
  • Candidate should be professional, motivated, & enthusiastic.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and simultaneous projects.
  • Able to work flexible hours including evenings & weekends.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Must be an active college student.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Greg@vcfusion.com.


Sponsorship Services Intern

The purpose of the Sponsorship Services Intern is to assist in the generation and retention of corporate partnership revenue by providing the highest level of service and creativity in the development and fulfillment of the contractual elements of all signed corporate partnerships, while providing VC Fusion fans an entertaining and professional game experience.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist corporate service coordinators with the fulfillment of corporate contracts
  • Organization of proposals and contracts
  • Research new clients, categories and industry best practices
  • Organization of all sponsor photos
  • Assist in the development of mid season and end of season reviews
  • Participate in promotional brainstorming sessions

Qualifications:

  • Professional appearance, attitude and communication skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint; knowledge of Access preferred
  • Flexible schedule; ability to work long hours and some weekends
  • Research skills
  • Resourceful and proactive attitude
  • Ability to take direction
  • Customer service oriented
  • Willingness to learn and work in team settings
  • Some Manual labor will be required
  • Candidate must possess at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Must be pursuing a degree in Sports Management/Administration and/or Business Administration
  • Must be entering junior year or above and be completing this internship for college credit only

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to info@vcfusion.com.


Sales and Marketing Intern

Interns with the sales and marketing team will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in one of the most vital aspects of a professional sports organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Database and Client Information Management using a ticketing system
  • Organizing lead lists
  • Represent VC Fusion at Corporate and Youth Soccer Events
  • Assist with grassroots marketing at community outreach events
  • Assist with game day, professional combine and PDL tryout operations
  • Create marketing collateral
  • Prepare sales presentations to maximize ticket sales revenue
  • Conduct research on potential leads

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must possess at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Must be pursuing a degree in Sport Management/Administration and/or Business Administration.
  • Must be entering junior year or above.
  • They should have superb interpersonal and communication skills.
  • They should be a self-starter and have a competitive attitude.
  • They should have a passion for the game of soccer and want to pursue a career within professional sports.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to info@vcfusion.com.


Photography Intern

The Photography intern will report to the General Manager and assist with the day to day objectives of the Marketing and Media Relations department.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in photography duties during team practice as well as game days.
  • Assist in coverage of VC Fusion game day Press Box operations.
  • Participate in events, promotions, and other activities as required
  • Work with Assistant General Manager on Social Media Marketing efforts, including strategy, communication and growth of -Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Previous experience covering a beat for school paper, magazine, online publication, etc.
  • Interest in the digital communications industry
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and simultaneous projects
  • Strong computer skills to include Adobe Suite;  Photoshop, Illustrator, indesign.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Must be an active college student

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to info@vcfusion.com.


Graphic Design Intern

The Ventura County Fusion is looking for a Graphic Design Intern to assist the Marketing and Media Relations department. The Graphic Design intern will report to the General Manager and assist with the day to day objectives and needs of the Marketing and Media Relations department.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in creating, editing promotional material
  • Assist in coverage of VC Fusion events Press Box operations.
  • Participate in events, promotions, and other activities as required
  • Work on Social Media Marketing efforts, including strategy, communication and growth of -Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Previous experience covering a beat for school paper, magazine, online publication, etc.
  • Interest in the digital communications industry
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and simultaneous projects
  • Strong computer skills to include Adobe Suite;  Photoshop, Illustrator, indesign.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Must be an active college student

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to info@vcfusion.com.


The Ventura County Fusion are proud to be equal opportunity employers. It is our policy to welcome candidates without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable city, state or federal law. Thank you for your interest in joining the Ventura County Fusion!