Specialist, Game Presentation (Toronto Maple Leafs) - 12 month contract

  • 50 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5J 3A5, Canada
  • Contract

Company Description

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) one of the world's premier sports and entertainment companies, owns the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Raptors (NBA), Toronto FC (MLS), Toronto Argonauts (CFL), Toronto Marlies (AHL), Raptors 905 (NBA D-League), TFC II (USL) and Raptors Uprising Gaming Club, the Toronto Raptors Esports franchise in the NBA 2K League. Its charitable arm, MLSE Foundation, focuses on funding initiatives to support youth through sport and recreational programs. In 2017 MLSE Foundation, with support of community and corporate partners, built MLSE LaunchPad, a 42,000-sq. ft. space dedicated to programming that support its four Pillars: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Ready For School and Ready For Work.

MLSE’s common purpose is to unite and empower employees to deliver extraordinary moments to our fans and each other.

Who We Are

We celebrate the diversity, individuality, and personality of our peers, striving to be the best in class, in every class. We believe in Respect, Resilience, Commitment, and Ambition. We work for, with, and around the people that inspire us to try, persist, and achieve more.

Our work goes beyond games, seasons, trophies, and tours. Our success is measured by more than a scoreboard. Our team is stronger when we stand united. We create, we celebrate, we build, and we become better!

What we choose to do next, means everything! It defines greatness, builds character, makes history, and brings the world to its feet.

So, are you in?

Job Description

As the Game Presentation Specialist for the Toronto Maple Leafs, you are responsible for the crafting, producing, and advising the in-arena video and in-game presentations at all Leafs home games and events. Your leadership, passion and dedication to collaboration will contribute to encouraging others.

Responsibilities

  • Floor Direct/Stage Manage the game presentation at all Leafs home games with an emphasis on the 5 areas of focus – Fan Engagement, Player Integration, Video Production, Ritual Activation, and Music
  • Assist in the planning and execution of all in-arena and entertainment activities & talent including the Leafs mascot, Skate Team, Game Crew, Interactive Squad, in-arena announcer & host, DJ and additional entertainers
  • Execute all pre and post-game activities, promotions and concourse activations
  • Assist in the negotiation, scheduling and execution of all entertainment (in-game, timeout, intermissions, pre-game, etc.)
  • Oversee (schedule, mentor, discipline and evaluate) all part time game night staff and Co-Operative/internship education programs
  • Work closely with the Global Partnerships team to develop and implement all partner promotions and ensure all are carried out in accordance with sponsor objectives
  • Negotiate with outside suppliers for goods and services, as required
  • Facilitate arrangements for all special guests
  • Assist in the development of unique and entertaining live skits, video board entertainment and promotions
  • Research and record methods and League/sports best practices in game presentation and special events; maintain our standing as a first class organization
  • Control inventory of all game related supplies, props and prizes
  • Communicate all game night requirements to the appropriate departments
  • Handle all requests for video footage from fans and corporate partners
  • Collaborate with members of the Leafs Game Presentation team on variety of assignments
  • Assist with other related duties and special projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Sports Management, Broadcasting, Marketing or Event Planning
  • 1-2 years of experience with game operations, marketing/promotions, entertainment/production, and/or special event activities
  • A creative “big thinker” who can generate and execute new concepts and ideas
  • Must have a high level of Hockey knowledge
  • Must be informed on the current Leafs team and its history
  • Proven track record to oversee many projects simultaneously and to perform under pressure
  • A high level of initiative, applying good judgment and common sense
  • Confident user of XP, Word, Excel
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented
  • Available to work all game nights including weekends and holidays as required
  • A positive, winning approach, incorporating integrity, confidentiality and discretion

Additional Information

Please apply by: December 6, 2021

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process. If you have difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email [email protected] Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.

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