The Merrimack College Department of Athletics is a member of the NCAA Division I and II, and any job postings within the department can be found on this page.
Please visit Merrimack's employment web site for all job listings and descriptions, as well as application instructions.
**Unpaid, must be for college credit**
Athletic Communications Interns (Graphic Design/Media Relations/New Media)
Goal of Internship: Gain valuable hands-on experience in collegiate athletics – specifically in the realm of Athletic Communications and game-day management – to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to peruse a career in the collegiate and professional athletics industry.
Duties & Responsibilities:
This commitment entails becoming a vital member of the Athletic Communications Department and will be relied upon in many day-to-day and seasonal responsibilities for the department. Key responsibilities include:
- Intern will assist in the production of infographics, develop templates for social media graphics, work with external relations team to develop promotional flyers, team posters, etc., and other duties as assigned
- Intern will work with athletic communications and marketing to develop print-based promotional material (flyers, brochures, pamphlets, etc.), as well as graphics for web and social media
- Intern will assist with the production of the Department’s web-streaming services including pregame setup; live event production; postgame breakdown; editing, uploading and publishing highlights of contests; and managing webcast full game archives
- Intern will revamp department’s social media usage and work with supervisors to develop a strategic social media communication campaign that he/she will provide content for
- Intern will, at the discretion of the Director of Athletic Communications, be assigned specific programs for which he/she will serve as the primary contact and will be responsible for most written contact for assigned sports contingent on strengths in writing
- Intern will be responsible for writing previews and recaps for certain Olympic sports on a deadline
- Intern will help update record books, develop photography archives, and update student-athlete bios
- Intern will assist with maintenance of department website and other projects as assigned
ALL COMMUNICATIONS INTERNS
- Intern will also assist in game-day operations for other sports as necessary, assisting in responsibilities ranging from serving as official scorer, program production, PA announcing, play-by-play, and more
- Intern will configure a schedule to work office hours in accordance with his/her internship requirements and coursework
- Highly-motivated with a desire to pursue a career in sports/PR/athletic communications/new media
- Excellent oral and written communication skills with a preference given to those familiar with AP Style
- Flexible schedule that includes nights/weekends and can be counted on to work independently from outside the office when responsible for written coverage for assigned sports when on deadline
- Detail-oriented and organized
- Desktop publishing experience, preferably in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and Quark
- Ability to multi-task and work within a team environment, especially on game day (i.e., PA announcing, scoreboard operation, webcast production)
- Demonstrates a positive and personable demeanor
- Ability to work individually, or as part of a group while maintaining what’s best for the team
- Graphic design, webcast production and video editing skills preferred for new media/graphic design interns
- FOR COLLEGE CREDIT: Must be a Junior, Senior or Post-Graduate pursuing a degree from an accredited college or university
- Approx. 20-25 hours per week (including all work done in office, at games, and independent work)
- Internship may also be taken as “Independent Credit Internship”; students receive official recognition via transcript notation upon successful completion of internship
Email letter of application, resume, writing sample, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marketing & Ticketing Intern
- Assist manager of ticketing with all aspects of ticket operations at Lawler Rink, Martone-Mejail Field & Bert Hammel Court
- Help create and execute promotional schedules for various sports
- Create flyers, newspaper ads, newsletters, and other advertising campaigns
- Assist with email, direct mail, and social media marketing efforts
- Plan and execute special events for students, faculty/staff, fans, and members of the junior warrior program
- Assist in the execution of game-day promotions, crowd interaction, and enhancing fan experience
- Assist with the execution of game-day giveaways
- Game night responsibilities based on schedule of ticket sales departmental activities
- Highly-motivated with a desire to pursue a career in sports
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Detail-oriented, organized and the ability to multi-task
- Working knowledge of MS Office software
- Demonstrates a positive and personable demeanor
- Ability to work individually, or as part of a group
Please submit resume, cover letter and a list of three references to: email@example.com.
Athletic Communications Game-Day Student Positions (hourly)
The Athletic Communications Department is in search of Merrimack College student workers interested in assisting in a number of game-day areas of need:
Control all music played at athletic events.
New Media Staff
Assist in pregame, in-game and postgame production of all Merrimack Athletics webcasts. The department broadcasts all home athletic events (except baseball/softball) and is searching for students possibly pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism, communications or multimedia event productions. Students will have the opportunity to learn webcast production software, direct webcasts themselves, assist in breakdown and setup of equipment, and cut highlights after games.
PA Announcers & Play-by-Play Broadcasters
Serve as PA Announcer at select home athletic events (tryout necessary). Or take your voice to the airwaves and serve as a play-by-play broadcaster for various Merrimack Athletic webcasts, including soccer, field hockey, volleyball, lacrosse, basketball, women's ice hockey and football. While previous experience (especially in PA announcing) is encouraged, it is not necessarily required. A tryout will be conducted for PA announcers prior to hiring.
Assist in the keeping of official statistics at athletic events. Students will have the opportunity to use the software that collegiate athletic communication departments nationwide utilize in keeping statistics. At the discretion of the communications staff, selected students can serve as inputters or spotters at basketball, football, ice hockey, and lacrosse games and can serve as stats inputter at soccer and field hockey games.
TO APPLY (all hourly positions):
Preference given to students with Federal Work Study. To apply, complete an application through the College's Advantage website via the O'Brien Center for Student Success.
If you have any questions, contact Chris Aliano, Director of Athletic Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coaches Camera Operator/Film Exchange Coordinator
ATTENTION STUDENTS - the Merrimack Athletic Department is in search of interested students to serve as coaches camera operator and film exchange coordinator. Responsibilities will include operating coaches' camera for specific home varsity athletic events in accordance with conference filming policies. Additionally, students will be responsible in assisting with the uploading of game footage following the completion of home contests to fim exchange website. If interested, please email email@example.com. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT COACHES ARE LOOKING FOR CAMERA OPERATORS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. WILL BE FILLED ON A NEED-BASIS.