Careers

Soccer is the global game and the fastest growing sport in the country. Minnesota United is at the center of growth of the game in the Twin Cities and Minnesota. Under new ownership and rebranded at the beginning of the 2013 Season, Minnesota United is dedicated to growing professional soccer in the state of Minnesota. Minnesota United plays in Major League Soccer (MLS). Our position as a growing sports franchise creates a unique atmosphere where "start-up" meets pro sports team. In addition to our fast-paced environment with hard-working, collegial, energetic coworkers, we offer generous benefits, a forward-thinking culture, and the opportunity for career growth. We value creativity, dedication, curiosity, diversity, knowledge, and confidence.
 
Below are our open positions. Please apply via TeamWork Online unless otherwise specified below - include your resume, cover letter, and references.

Full Time Positions

 Director of Events, Allianz Field

The Director of Events will report directly to the General Manager of Allianz Field and be responsible for all elements revolving around fan experience, including but not limited to: stadium safety and security; guest experience planning and initiatives; the food and beverage experience; and scheduling and executing any and all additional events held at Allianz Field on non-match days. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage guest service planning and program initiatives
  • Create a sales structure and organize the operational planning of stadium space on non-match days
  • Develop various match day policies and procedures
  • Create and update Life Safety and Emergency Management Plans
  • Direct both the hiring and training of all Match Day and Premium Event staff
  • Develop strategies for recruitment and retention of Match Day and Premium Event staff
  • Oversee relationship with security contractor, including scheduling and training security employees with an added emphasis on communicating and enforcing guest service expectations
  • Oversee relationship with concessionaire, including scheduling and training concessionaire employees with an added emphasis on communicating and enforcing guest service expectations
  • Develop, produce and maintain various staff training documents, including event staff manuals, match day manuals and other event information documents
  • Oversee emergency medical service relationship
  • Plan and manage department budget, including internal part-time staff as well as external contractors

Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 lbs
  • Ability to work extended hours, including evenings, weekends and holiday as necessary
  • Ability to work both indoors and outdoors in all types of adverse weather conditions
  • 3-5 years of experience in a stadium or arena setting
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Exceptional leadership skills and the ability to motivate staff in a team-oriented atmosphere
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Superior attention to detail
 Senior Director, Production & Entertainment

The Senior Director, Production & Entertainment is responsible for managing all audio/visual productions and the day-to-day broadcasting needs of the Minnesota United FC. The Senior Director, Production & Entertainment facilitates the efforts of all live, pre-taped and scoreboard elements within and oversees the relationships with all broadcasters. The Senior Director, Production & Entertainment oversees the infrastructure of the control room and all of its related systems as well as the broadcasting infrastructure and transition to Allianz Field Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct the creation of all audio/visual content
  • Direct long and short form projects
  • Direct field and studio shoots
  • Direct all internal departments in the most effective use of production assets
  • Direct the distribution of production assets across multiple platforms
  • Direct and manage all projects utilizing external production companies
  • Direct the design and implementation of all graphical and statistical content
  • Direct live productions and events in conjunction with outside companies and clients
  • Direct the development of new and innovative fan entertainment concepts
  • Direct the implementation of MNUFC branding in all audio/visual productions
  • Direct the overall fan entertainment experience including music, entertainment, videos, etc.
  • Conceptualize Sponsorship, Group Sales and all internal and external creative ideas
  • Conceptualize new and innovative fan entertainment concepts
  • Write scripts and treatments for various features, commercials and live events
  • Manage full-time, match day and non-match day staff
  • Manage the development of all staff members, ensuring their skills advance
  • Manage the MNUFC post-production process
  • Manage the sharing of content between the MNUFC, MNUFC.com, FSN, ESPN, MLS and all other outside companies
  • Manage all match day assets, schedules and scripts ensuring complete activation
  • Manage the relationship with MLS on all scoreboard and broadcasting elements
  • Manage all internal and external broadcasters
  • Manage the day-to-day needs of the MNUFC flagship radio station, on-air talent and crew
  • Manage the day-to-day needs of the MNUFC regional sports network, on-air talent and crew
  • Supervise 5 full-time staff members
  • Supervise over production match day staff members
  • Supervise production seasonal interns

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study with a demonstrated knowledge and proven track record of entertainment practices and principles
  • Advanced creative video production and match entertainment experience
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience developing creative concepts, producing broadcast-quality video or large-scale stadium/arena live sporting events
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with production switchers
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with non-linear editing systems
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with motion graphics programs
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with graphics programs
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with large screen display
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with professional video cameras and interchangeable lens systems
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with professional lighting, grip and audio equipment
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions
  • Working knowledge of control room equipment
  • Knowledge of soccer, its rhythms, history and rules
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to handle numerous tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to prioritize jobs on short notice, and establish and manage priorities
  • Ability to manage a large group of employees successfully
  • Available to work long irregular hours including nights, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Strong teamwork and relationship building skills
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Professional soccer and/or other professional sports production experience
  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work
  • Job requires employee to function in a high activity and heavily crowded outdoor professional sports venues
  • May work at heights
  • Employee will be exposed to inclement weather of varying degrees
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time, walk long distances and climb up/down stairs
  • The employee is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or sit and must lift and/or move up to 45 pounds

Part Time Positions

 Athletic Training Intern

Minnesota United is seeking to hire a certified athletic trainer for a paid, part-time internship position for the 2018 MLS season. This position is intended for professional development and is focused on furthering knowledge and skills in the field of sports medicine. The individual will take an active role in all phases of the sports medicine program and will assist the first team sports medicine and performance staffs in the running of their departments and the daily operation of their jobs. This entry-level position is available immediately. The Athletic Training Intern will gain hands-on experience performing a variety of roles within this specialized, fast-paced environment. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job.

Regular attendance and hours in conformance with the standards is essential to the successful performance of this position. Due to the cyclical nature of the entertainment industry, the employee may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the team needs including working game nights.

Performs as a certified athletic trainer in assisting in the management of the health care of the United athletes. Health care includes, but is not limited to: first aid/emergency care, on-site injury evaluation, application of appropriate modalities, assisting in rehabilitation and prevention programs, pre- and post-training treatments, taping athletes.

The Athletic Training Intern works under the direction and supervision of the MNUFC medical staff and reports directly to the Director of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Helps maintain a complete up to date roster of player health and participation records
  • Maintain medical supplies inventory
  • Assist in documentation and filing medical information
  • Assist in packing medical bags for away trips
  • Keep the athletic training room clean, organized, and safe
  • Assist in coverage of MNUFC training and game coverage
  • Comply with all MNUFC, National Sports Center and US Soccer medical policies and protocols
  • Comply with OSHA standards with regards to blood borne pathogens
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required
  • Represent Minnesota United Football Club in a professional manner at all times

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in Athletic Training curriculum from a CAATE accredited school
  • BOC Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Minnesota ATC State Registration Required
  • Current Professional CPR/AED Certification
  • Proof of personal professional liability insurance
  • Valid driver’s license/ reliable transportation
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing
  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to [50] pounds if necessary
  • Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary
 Brand Ambassador

The Brand Ambassador role is a part-time position that will act as the highly energetic and engaging faces of MNUFC. Brand Ambassadors will learn the MNUFC personality, the stories our brand is telling, and the way we as a club are currently telling the story. This role will then bring that vision to life through consistent messaging and interactions with people through conversation and experiences. As a Brand Ambassador, you will receive a behind-the-scenes look at how to execute large and small events as well as how to engage with fans and people in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to continue to grow a fan base. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute a consistent brand experience by knowing and embodying the MNUFC brand
  • Tell our story in a consistent and energetic fashion
  • Generate excitement through in-person conversations with fans at events and activations
  • Setting up activation footprints the MNUFC way
  • Tear down with effectiveness and organization in mind
  • Write post event recaps within 24 hours following an activation
  • Act as an energetic, highly engaging extension of the MNUFC brand at events and activations
  • Participate in fan engagement at home games
  • Assist with general needs including inventory, organization, and data entry

Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Access to reliable transportation (not all locations are accessible via public transit)
  • Flexible schedule – most events will be in the evenings during the week and on the weekends
  • Available to work up to 20-25 hours per week
  • Ability to work most if not all home matches
  • Ability to work the duration of the season (February - end of season)
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Outstanding communication skills, including in-person and email
  • An outgoing and energetic personality with ability to maintain a conversation with strangers
  • Focused on attention to detail, taking initiative, and creating a positive working environment
 College Ambassador

The College Ambassador Program is your potential first step in building a career in the sports industry. This is a part-time, paid role where your primary responsibility will be developing and implementing a strategy to get your college or university to use Minnesota United FC tickets, while building relationships with local students and businesses. You will receive dedicated training and you will learn techniques to maximize your verbal and written business communication skills. Prospects are targeted through self-driven initiatives via phone calls, emails, and in-person meetings. Our front office is located in Golden Valley, MN, but the majority of your time will be spent out in the Twin Cities community. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Maximize ticket sales and ticket sales revenue through execution of meetings, sales calls, and networking events
  • Exemplify the core characteristics of a strong sales culture, e.g. strong interpersonal skills, prompt and professional follow-through, openness to new ideas and suggestions, as well as exhibiting constant enthusiasm toward internal and external contacts
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with all internal and external contacts
  • Support a positive sales culture within the sales team, as well as the entire front office
  • Other duties as assigned by the New Business Development Manager

Requirements:

  • Working towards Bachelor’s degree at local college/university (business, advertising, or marketing major preferred)
  • Interest in building a career in sales or the sports industry
  • Sales experience, although not required, is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Team player with a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, resourcefulness, integrity, motivation, and a very strong work ethic
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Bilingual skills (English and Spanish) a plus
 Cultural Liason

The Cultural Liaison is a part-time position, where the primary focus is prospecting new clients for the purpose of creating ticket sales and marketing opportunities, as well as promoting brand awareness and building positive relationships between Minnesota United and diverse communities. This position will be responsible for assisting the Ticket Sales and Communications/Marketing department. You will receive dedicated training and you will learn techniques to maximize your verbal and written business communication skills. This position is located in Golden Valley, MN. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Prospecting new clients to drive ticket sales, marketing opportunities, and brand awareness
  • Assist with community engagement efforts and building/maintaining community relationships
  • Participate in fan interaction at games, including tailgate parties, as well as pre-game, halftime, and post-game promotions
  • Assist with sales tasks, events, and marketing activities as assigned
  • Other duties assigned by Senior Director of Ticket Sales and Group Sales Manager

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of and experience working with diverse communities
  • Fluently bilingual in Somali or Oromo
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with a variety of cultures, perspectives, and backgrounds
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Focused on attention to detail, taking initiative, and creating a positive working environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours including, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, and holidays
 Event Lead

The Event Lead is a part-time position. This role will be responsible for providing consistency and continuity throughout all events so that no matter who, what, why, or where the event or activation is, the MNUFC brand and story we are telling remains clear. The Event Lead will then bring that vision to life by making sure that both you and Brand Ambassadors are consistent on messaging and interactions with people through conversation and experiences. As an Event Lead, you will receive a behind-the-scenes look at how to execute large and small events as well as how to engage with fans and people in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to continue to grow a fan base. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute a consistent brand experience by knowing and embodying the MNUFC brand
  • Provide reports on equipment updates and brand ambassador interaction
  • Assist with event preparation and logistics
  • Ensure the MNUFC story is being told energetically and consistently
  • Conduct on-site meetings at activations to information share and ensure preparedness
  • On-site point of contact for questions and guidance
  • Generate excitement through in-person conversations with fans at events and activations
  • Lead the set up and tear down at activations in an effective and organized fashion
  • Take photos at activations and events, and write post event recaps within 24 hours
  • Act as an energetic, highly engaging extension of the MNUFC brand at events and activations
  • Participate in fan engagement at home games
  • Assist with general needs including inventory, organization, and data entry

Requirements:

  • 2+ years street team, brand ambassador, activation, or comparable experience
  • Ability to manage an activation and the staff working the activation
  • Access to reliable transportation (not all locations are accessible via public transit)
  • Flexible schedule – most events will be in the evenings during the week and on the weekends
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Available to work up to 30 hours a week
  • Ability to work most if not all home matches
  • Ability to work the duration of the season (February-end of season)
  • Outstanding communication skills including in-person and email
  • An outgoing and energetic personality with ability to maintain a conversation with strangers
  • Focused on attention to detail, taking initiative, and creating a positive working environment
 Match Day Staff, Box Office

The Box Office Associate is a part-time position, where the primary focus is assisting and servicing guests with the purchasing of match tickets. This position will be responsible for handling all ticketing related transactions in the box office at Minnesota United FC home games located at TCF Bank Stadium. We are looking for outgoing, reliable, and professional individuals to fulfill our box office needs. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Accurately sells and upsells tickets at all home matches; accepts payment and makes changes accurately within ticketing system.
  • Staffs Customer Service Booth during MNUFC home matches by providing answering questions and assists customers with stadium wayfinding.
  • Completes daily ticket sales report at end of shift. Keeps accurate daily balance sheet of cash received and tickets sold; balances ticket sales and change bank then submits cash to Finance Manager or manager for end of shift audit.
  • Works Will-Call window according to procedures, or other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills; responds promptly to customer needs, responds to requests for service and assistance, able to work independently and handle most box office questions without assistance.
  • Efficiently and courteously answers questions concerning prices, seating and events. Gives information concerning upcoming events.
  • Files various records and reports. Performs related clerical work as assigned.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills.
  • Operate computerized ticketing system and a personal computer using Windows and Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Physical ability to use hands to handle and count coins and currency.
  • Close vision ability.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including daytime, evening, weekends, and holidays.
 Match Day Staff, Operations

Members of our Match Day Staff will work at all Minnesota United FC home matches during the 2018 season. This part-time position focuses on the preparation and execution of home matches, and creating a positive fan experience. Match Day Staff will benefit from an in-depth look behind the scenes of a professional sporting event, and will have the opportunity to work with professionals from a wide range of departments and levels. There are exciting opportunities for those who work hard and prove themselves to take on additional responsibilities and duties. You will report to and serve as a liaison for the General Manager of Allianz Field and Operations Coordinator. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Aid in the execution and organization of match-day set up, experience, and tear down
  • Monitor and manage various stadium amenities and areas during each match
  • Oversee and assist gate entry and ticket taking process
  • Operate guest services booth to handle guest inquiries, requests, and complaints
  • Serve as liaison for various departments
  • Create and ensure a positive and engaging experience for all fans
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Able to work at all of Minnesota United FC’s home matches
  • Ability to stand and be active long periods of time
  • Ability to lift at least 20lbs
  • Ability to interact with customers in a personable and outgoing manner
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced, team oriented environment
  • Able to take initiative and create a positive environment
  • All applicants must be 18 years of age or older
 Ticket Sales Intern

The Ticket Sales Intern position is a part-time, unpaid, for credit position. The primary focus is assisting the ticket sales and service managers and staff, while recieving an inside look at the operation of a professional Major League Soccer sales office. A career with Minnesota United will allow you to merge a passion for sales and soccer, professional growth, and a unique career in professional sports. Applications for this position should be submitted through TeamWork Online.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain patron records in CRM system
  • Assist with managing the sales database
  • Support a positive sales culture within the sales team, as well as the entire front office
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with all internal and external contacts
  • Enter data captured from events, contests, and games into the system
  • Develop new leads and enter them into the system
  • Other duties as assigned by Senior Director of Ticket Sales

Requirements:

  • Technological aptitude; the ability to troubleshoot complex systems and solve reporting problems
  • Team player with a positive attitude, self-confidence, professionalism, resourcefulness, integrity, motivation, and a very strong work ethic
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Must be able to earn credit through your institution
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends