2021 OC Riptide Intern Staff

Internships with the OC Riptide

If you are a college student, recent graduate or someone looking to break into the sports entertainment industry, consider the Baseball Internships and volunteer opportunities available with the Orange County Riptide. The OC Riptide strives to not only improve college baseball players’ abilities on the baseball diamond but to also develop leaders off the field within the confines of our baseball internships and volunteer opportunities. Spending the summer with the OC Riptide working within one of our Sports Internships can help those interested in advancing in the sports entertainment industry get a head start on landing that sports dream job.

The Orange County Riptide offers job training in a variety of sports entertainment sectors such as Marketing internships, Social Media internships, Sponsorship and Advertising internships, Sports Information internships, Public Relations internships, Hospitality internships, Promotions internships, Fan Experience internships, Baseball Analytics internships and Stadium/Game Day Operations internships. All summer baseball internships with the OC Riptide are offered in Orange County, California and require interns to complete tasks and duties at the Ballpark on game days.

The Orange County Riptide Baseball Internship Program is designed for students and recent graduates interested in a career in sports entertainment. Baseball Internships are unpaid but students can earn college college credit for their time working for the OC Riptide. Academic credit is not guaranteed, and accepted interns need to verify/check with their respective academic departments to ensure a specific internship opportunity meets academic credit requirements.

During the summer baseball season, interns should expect to be available two to three hours prior to first pitch (depending on their job duties and tasks) and remain at the stadium until released by management. (Home games typically start at 6:00 PM with a limited few starting at 4:30 pm. Check the official schedule for exact dates and times.)

To apply for any of our available internships, please contact the OC Riptide using the form at the bottom of this page and indicate which internship you prefer. Please make sure you have read the job descriptions completely prior to applying to ensure you are qualified and most importantly, interested in performing those baseball internship duties.

Why Intern with the OC Riptide?

Hear what previous OC Riptide interns have said about their experience while interning with the Riptide.

“I could not have asked for a better summer internship. I am so prepared for a job like this in the future and feel extremely confident in my abilities. Thank you so much OC Riptide for the summer of my life!”

Cheyne Sauceda

 

Cheyne Sauceda
Social Media Intern – 2021
UNLV

 

“My summer internship with the OC Riptide allowed me to learn about what goes into creating a great fan experience. This summer internship is a great add to any resume for somebody looking to work in baseball. It prepared me to earn a job with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes as a Group Sales Coordinator.”

Jake Briones

 

Jake Briones
Game Day Operations Intern – 2021
Whitworth University

 

 

“I went into this internship expecting to like it as I am a huge fan of baseball. This internship allowed me to work in a position that is closely related to what I want to pursue professionally. Even with coming in expecting to enjoy the experience, this summer exceeded my expectations and was a great experience both personally and professionally.”

Caitlin Fowble

 

Caitlin Fowble
Sports Information Intern – 2021
Biola University

Internships available for 2021 fall and winter quarter/semester and 2022 spring quarter/semester

Sales & Sponsorship Intern – (2 positions available)

The Orange County Riptide, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing games at the Great Park in Irvine, California, seeks baseball interns with strong knowledge and understanding of the outside sales and sponsorship medium.

As a Sales & Sponsorship Intern, you will play a key role in driving sales and branding efforts across multiple OC Riptide platforms and marketing arenas. The position will play a lead role in building and developing long-term strategy to support both sponsor and OC Riptide objectives.

Interns chosen for this position will need strong critical thinking skills, ability to work in a fast paced environment, take direction easily and quickly, willingness to work nights and weekends and have a passion for the sport of college baseball.

Thermador commercial
Thermador Luxury Appliances was a sponsor of the OC Riptide in 2021, running commercials on the video board in-game.

The Orange County Riptide is looking for a qualified sales and sponsorship intern to assist in securing advertising revenue utilizing the potential of in-game signage, video board advertisements, Public Address announcements, social media and broadcast sponsorships, sponsor marketing and branding events, etc.

Ideal candidates will bring new and innovative sales and sponsorship ideas to assist in increasing overall budget. Those selected will gain hands-on experience working on challenging and meaningful projects with guidance from a mentor and other members of our team.

Sales Intern Duties and Responsibilities
• Research and generate lists of potential advertisers and sponsors
• Provide input on customer briefs, presentations and sales literature
• Help develop client relationships and retain existing accounts
• Assist in targeting and recognizing new sponsorship opportunities
• Learn and apply sales techniques
• Maintain sales records

Requirements
• Sales, Advertising, Marketing or Business major
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
• Experience with PowerPoint, Word and Excel preferred

Benefits
• Work on increasingly challenging and engaging real-world projects
• Gain hands-on experience in each stage of the sales funnel
• Collaborate with experienced sales professionals
• Attend meetings, events and other networking opportunities

Marketing Intern – (No longer accepting applications for Spring 2022)

The Orange County Riptide, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing games at the Great Park in Irvine, California, seeks interns with strong knowledge and understanding of marketing and increasing awareness of a sports team.

Interns chosen for this position will need strong critical thinking skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, take direction easily and quickly, willingness to work nights and weekends and have a passion for the sport of college baseball.

Example of a table tent designed by a Spring 2021 Marketing intern that was on display at Knowlwood Restaurant during the 2021 season.

The Riptide is seeking qualified interns to join our marketing team whose main goal is to increase attendance and awareness. Interns will propose potential campaigns to raise awareness in the community, the media and organic social media.

This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of sports marketing.

Responsibilities
• Assist in the creation of signage, circulars, mock-ups, email campaigns, online promotion, etc.
• Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials
• Assist with the fulfillment of marketing offers
• Perform analysis of marketing and sales data
• Seek and analyze competitor marketing and sales materials both on and offline
• Prepare presentations
• Provide support to social media efforts
• Monitor social media for trending topics to utilize on social media channels
• Maintain tracking report of public relations activity

Requirements
• Undergraduate student in Orange County majoring in Sales, Marketing, or Advertising
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Extensive knowledge of social media
• Driven and hard-working
• Ability to take direction and multi-task
• Graphic design, PowerPoint, Word and Excel experience a plus

Benefits
• Practical experience with current marketing and advertising techniques
• Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with successful marketing professionals
• Opportunity to participate in networking events and company meetings
• Flexible schedule for students

Internships available for Summer 2022

Stadium Organist – (1 position available)

The Orange County Riptide, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing games at the Great Park in Irvine, California, seeks a Stadium Organist with strong knowledge and understanding of music who is also a skilled keyboardist.

The keyboardist chosen for this position will need a strong musical background, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, take direction easily and quickly, willingness to work nights and weekends and have a passion for music and the sport of college baseball.

Daniel Serville
2021 OC Riptide Stadium Organist Daniel Serville

Learning Objectives:

  • Stadium Organist will learn to keep baseball fans entertained with music during breaks along with pre-game and post-game entertainment.
  • Organist will learn optimal times to play music and more importantly when playing music is inappropriate.
  • Organist will develop proficiency in playing traditional songs heard in baseball stadiums on a frequent basis
  • By the end of the summer, the organist should have gained exceptional knowledge in keeping fans entertained at a sporting event and providing a balanced fan atmosphere and experience. Should this student pursue career advancement in sports, additional networking within the Southern California sports entertainment industry is available.

Because this position requires attendance at home and road games, (18-20 games spanning from June through early August) applicants are expected to work four (4) to five (5) hours per game. This includes pre-game, in-game and post-game playing of music and keeping fans entertained.

Ideal candidates will have memorized traditional baseball songs like “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”, the “Tarantella”, the “Star-Spangled Banner” and the “Charge” fanfare among other typical baseball game favorites. Ability to take popular and modern-day music and convert it to organ music is a bonus.

Duties for the Baseball Stadium Organist will consist of, but not be limited to:

Responsibilities

  • Reports directly to the Director of Baseball Operations
  • Provide portable keyboard to play from press box of the OC Great Park Stadium
  • Keyboard has an organ function to sound like a traditional baseball stadium organ
  • Attend all home games
  • Entertain fans with songs during breaks and between innings
  • Be at the stadium at least 45 minutes prior to first pitch to entertain fans with organ music
  • Set-up/take down of keyboard equipment

Preferred Skills

  • Strong knowledge of music
  • Able to read music
  • Strong knowledge of songs from memory that can be played on a frequent basis and on-demand.

Team Photographer – (2 positions available)

The Orange County Riptide, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing games at the Great Park in Irvine, California, seeks interns with strong knowledge and understanding of photography and photojournalism.

Interns chosen for this position will need strong critical thinking skills, ability to work in a fast paced environment, take direction easily and quickly, willingness to work nights and weekends and have a passion for the sport of college baseball.

Andrew Pogue
Images like this of 2019 Riptide pitcher Andrew Pogue are expected of team photographers to capture in-game action as well as off the field imagery.
(Photo by 2019 Team Photographer Alina Nelson)

The Orange County Riptide is looking for qualified photographers to capture images of games, players and coaches and edit images for publication online, in social media and used in future marketing materials. Ideal candidates will have their own photography equipment and experience in sports photography.

Because this position requires attendance at home and road games, (40 games spanning from June through early August) applicants are expected to work four (4) to five (5) hours per game. This includes pre-game, in-game and post-game capturing of photographs of team, coaches, staff and fans and other duties assigned by the general manager and head coach. Candidates chosen for this position will work within a team atmosphere with one (1) to  two (2) other photographers. Road game assignments will be divided equally within the photography department staff. Any lodging and per diem costs while on road game assignments will be provided by the team.

Duties for the Team Photographer will consist of, but not be limited to:

Responsibilities
• Reports directly to the Director of Baseball Operations
• Work in conjunction with Sports Information and Social Media interns to distribute photos
• Capture photos of players, coaches, staff, fans at home games
• Find appropriate locations that are safe yet provide unique perspective during games
• Edit images post-game to be used in post-game reports and social media releases
• Understand the basics of baseball in order to capture timely and moving images
• Have above average knowledge of sports photography and fast motion photography
• Provide your own camera, memory cards and editing software
• Attend all home games and some road games

Preferred Skills
• Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, PaintShop Pro or other image editing software
• Photojournalism or Photography major
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to “make” photos, not just “take” photos
• Sports photography experience a plus

Inventory & Supply Chain Manager – (2 positions available)

The Orange County Riptide, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing games at the Great Park in Irvine, California, seeks interns with strong knowledge and understanding of inventory management, supply chain operations and accounting.

Interns chosen for this position will need strong critical thinking skills, ability to work in a dynamic environment, take direction easily and quickly, willingness to work nights and weekends and be a trustworthy professional with outstanding record-keeping and analytical abilities.

Learning Objectives:
• Inventory & Supply Chain Managers will design and implement an inventory tracking system to optimize inventory control procedures.
• Interns will learn to examine inventory levels of supplies needed for game day operations of a collegiate summer baseball program.
• Interns will learn to properly document and be responsible for consumable and reusable inventory to reduce shrinkage, loss and maximize efficiency.
• By the end of the internship, students should have gained exceptional knowledge in supply chain management, accounting and game day operations.
In lieu of compensation, academic credit is available for this internship. Academic credit is not guaranteed, and accepted interns need to verify/check with their respective academic departments to ensure this specific internship opportunity meets academic credit requirements.

Because this position requires attendance at home games, (18-20 games spanning from June through early August) applicants are expected to work four (4) to five (5) hours per game. This includes pre-game, in-game and post-game purchase of supplies, check-in and check-out of materials, inventory management, profit and loss accounting and other duties assigned by the general manager and head coach. Candidates chosen for this position will work within a team atmosphere with one other staff member within the same role.

Ideal candidates will be a trustworthy professional with outstanding record-keeping and analytical abilities. The chosen candidate will demonstrate excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to interpret and analyze large amounts of data.

Responsibilities
• Design and implement an inventory tracking system to optimize inventory control procedures.
• Examine the levels of supplies and items for purchase to determine shortages.
• Document daily starting and ending inventory levels.
• Prepare detailed reports on inventory operations, stock levels and adjustments.
• Evaluate new inventory to ensure it’s ready for public consumption.
• Perform daily analysis to predict potential inventory problems.
• Order or purchase new supplies to avoid inefficiencies or excessive surplus.
• Analyze different suppliers to obtain the best cost-effective deals.
• Provide detailed breakdown of Profit & Loss, pointing to exact locations where revenue was generated for proper future budgeting.
• Analyze both cash and digital revenue generation and provide accurate accounting for all revenue generating sources.

Preferred Skills
• Solid knowledge of data analysis, inventory management software, and forecasting techniques.
• An analytical mind with strong attention to detail.
• Outstanding organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent communication and leadership abilities.

Play-by-Play & Color Analyst Broadcaster – (2 positions available)

The Orange County Riptide, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing games at the Great Park in Irvine, California, seeks interns with strong knowledge and understanding of baseball and broadcasting.

Interns chosen for this position will need strong critical thinking skills, ability to work in a fast paced environment, take direction easily and quickly, willingness to work nights and weekends and have a passion for the sport of college baseball.

Learning Objectives:

  • Broadcasters will learn to keep viewers engaged in game activities by describing the action on the field for live-stream audiences.
  • Broadcasters will learn to work with a partner to accurately provide play-by-play and color analysis of collegiate summer baseball games.
  • Broadcasters will gain valuable experience announcing in real-time baseball game action to a wide audience.
Ortiz Freeman Messman
Jonathan Ortiz (L), 2021 Riptide Outfielder Kolton Freeman (17) and Chas Messman (R) share a smile between innings on the Riptide live-stream broadcast.

In lieu of compensation, academic credit is available for this internship. Academic credit is not guaranteed and accepted interns need to verify/check with their respective academic departments to guarantee this specific internship opportunity meets academic credit requirements.

Because this position requires attendance at home games, (approximately 18-20 games spanning from June through early August) applicants are expected to work approximately five (5) hours per game. This includes pre-game, in-game and post-game research of players, opponents and strategies.

The Orange County Riptide is looking for qualified broadcasters to perform play-by-play and color commentary during games. All games are live-streamed via YouTube to a live audience.

Ideal candidates will have completed or be working towards a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Sports Management, Marketing, Business or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Duties for Broadcasters will consist of, but are not limited to:

Responsibilities

  • Reports directly to the Director of Baseball Operations
  • Broadcast Play-by-Play and color analysis for all home and possibly away games
  • Research current team and opponents for analysis
  • Cleaning and maintaining of broadcast booth
  • Content contributor to weekly podcast, “Rip Current”
  • Rosters and Stats
  • Sponsor Commercials
  • Streaming Games
  • Interviewing players
  • Sponsor interaction
  • Sharing ideas

Preferred Skills

  • Broadcast Journalism or Broadcasting background
  • Excellent interpersonal and interviewing skills
  • Previous play-by-play experience a plus
  • Color analyst position, previous baseball playing experience a plus

Game Day Operations – (12 positions available)

The Orange County Riptide, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing games at the Great Park in Irvine, California, seeks baseball interns with a strong desire to learn and understand game day operations in the sports entertainment field.

Baseball interns chosen for this position will need strong critical thinking skills, ability to work in a fast paced environment, take direction easily and quickly, willingness to work nights and weekends and have a passion for the sport of college baseball.

The Orange County Riptide is looking for qualified game day operations interns to assist in the smooth functioning of each home game for the OC Riptide.

Ideal candidates will bring a positive attitude and willingness to go above and beyond to ensure the player and fan experience at each game is flawless. You’ll gain hands-on experience working on challenging, meaningful projects with guidance from a mentor and other members of our team.

Duties for the Baseball Game Day Operations Manager will consist of, but not be limited to:

Responsibilities
• Reports directly to the Director of Baseball Operations
• Manage and help staff merchandising and concessions stands
• Manage gate and welcome guest for all home games
• Assist in planning and preparing for each home game
• Attend all home games
• Assist in running all aspects of stadium operations including game day info form and general stadium cleanliness
• Help to maintain stadium policies regarding customer service and other issues
• Assist in any area needed by Director of Baseball Operations
• Assist in the setup/tear-down of various areas before and after each home game
• General duties as assigned

Required Skills
• Merchandise skills
• Creative mindset
• Immediate computer skills & tablet skills (Word, Excel, email, digital photography)
• Sufficient communication skills
• Comfortable working closely with baseball intern staff members

Public Address Announcer – (1 position available)

The Orange County Riptide, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing games at the Great Park in Irvine, California, seeks interns with strong vocal skills, confidence in addressing large crowds and an ability to entertain and inform fans at home games.

Interns chosen for this position will need strong critical thinking skills, ability to work in a fast paced environment, take direction easily and quickly, ability to ad lib announcements when scripts are unavailable, willingness to work nights and weekends and have a passion for the sport of college baseball.

2021 PA Announcer Ally Taylor

Duties for the PA Announcer will consist of, but not be limited to:

Responsibilities
• Reports directly to the Director of Baseball Operations
• Make player introductions pre-game, pitching changes and batters announcements
• Play music between innings and pre- and post-game
• Will also run stadium music
• Make advertiser and sponsorship announcements along with public service announcements
• Comfortable announcing to crowds of people on a microphone
• Comfortable announcing complex names from a variety of ethnic backgrounds
• Attend all home games

Preferred Skills
• Strong vocal talent
• Unique and definitive personality
• Strong knowledge of baseball including rules and positions

Scoreboard & Video Board Operator – (2 positions available)

The Orange County Riptide, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing games at the Great Park in Irvine, California, seeks interns to operate the scoreboard and video board within the Championship Stadium at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine.

Interns chosen for this position will need strong critical thinking skills, ability to work in a fast paced environment, take direction easily and quickly, willingness to work nights and weekends and have a passion for the sport of college baseball.

Blake Yasui (L), Ben Rosing (M) and Daniel Garcia (R) in the press box running the video board, scoreboard and producing the in-game entertainment in 2021.

Duties for the Scoreboard Operator will consist of, but not be limited to:

Responsibilities
• Reports directly to the Director of Baseball Operations
• Track balls, strikes and outs from the press box
• Update electronic scoreboard in real time during game
• Assist PA Announcer to run stadium music
• Play video advertisements between innings
• Attend all home games

Preferred Skills
• Ability to adapt to a rapidly moving game and score accordingly
• Familiarity with electronic scoring systems
• Strong knowledge of baseball including rules and positions

Sports Media & Communications – (3 positions available)

The Orange County Riptide, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing games at the Great Park in Irvine, California, seeks interns with strong knowledge and understanding of sports journalism.

Interns chosen for this position will need strong critical thinking skills, strong writing skills, ability to work in a fast paced environment, take direction easily and quickly, willingness to work nights and weekends, work well with hard deadlines and have a passion for the sport of college baseball.

Ideal candidates will be a Communications or Journalism major already working for college Sports Information Office or school newspaper.

Because this position requires attendance at home and road games, (40 games spanning from June through early August) applicants are expected to work four (4) to five (5) hours per game. This includes pre-game, in-game and post-game interviews, feature articles, game recaps and other duties assigned by the Director of Baseball Operations. Candidates chosen for this position will work within a team atmosphere with one (1) to  two (2) other Sports Information Officers. Road game assignments will be divided equally within the Sports Information department staff. Any lodging and per diem costs while on road game assignments will be provided by the team.

Duties for the Sports Media internship will consist of, but not be limited to:

Responsibilities:
• Attend all Riptide home games and some road games
• Looking for future in sports Journalism
• Strong writing skills
• Able to keep notes throughout the game and post twitter feeds and updates
• Create interview preparation materials
• Conduct pre-game and post-game interviews with coaching staff and players
• Write game recaps and publish to team website
• Crop and resize images to accompany game recaps
• Update player profile pages on website
• General duties as assigned

Requirements
• Journalism major or similar field
• Good organizational skills
• Good team player with great attitude
• Ability to work in fast-paced environment
• Ability and willingness to work varied hours

Social Media – (4 positions available)

The Orange County Riptide, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing games at the Great Park in Irvine, California, seeks interns with strong knowledge and understanding of numerous social media platforms.

Interns chosen for this position will need strong critical thinking skills, ability to work in a fast paced environment, take direction easily and quickly, willingness to work nights and weekends and have a passion for the sport of college baseball.

Social Media and Sports Information interns collaborate on the next social media posting during a game in 2021.

The Orange County Riptide is looking for qualified interns to inform fans and family of players via social media of game line-ups, post-game interviews, in-game score changes, promotions within the organization and overall promote the team via digital social media.

Because this position requires attendance at home and road games, (40 games spanning from June through early August) applicants are expected to work four (4) to five (5) hours per game. This includes pre-game, in-game and post-game promotion of team activities and events and other duties assigned by the Director of Baseball Operations. Candidates chosen for this position will work within a team atmosphere with two (2) to three (3) other Social Media staffers. Road game assignments will be divided equally within the Social Media department staff. Any lodging and per diem costs while on road game assignments will be provided by the team.

Duties for the Social Media & Publicity intern will consist of, but not be limited to:

Responsibilities:
• Attend all Riptide home games and some road games
• Live tweet game results as they happen
• Publish images to Instagram promoting Riptide activities
• Post to Riptide Facebook page promoting Riptide activities
• Publish interviews with players or coaches following each home game
• Adhere to standards and practices put forth by Riptide management
• General duties as assigned

Requirements
• Knowledge of Twitter, Instagram, TikTok & Facebook
• Good organizational skills
• Good team player with great attitude
• Ability to work in fast-paced environment
• Ability and willingness to work varied hours

Baseball Analytics & Official Scorer – (4 positions available)

The Orange County Riptide, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing games at the Great Park in Irvine, California, seeks interns with strong knowledge and understanding of the rules and scoring of baseball and strong math and analytical skills with respect to the game of baseball.

Interns chosen for this position will need strong critical thinking skills, ability to work in a fast paced environment, take direction easily and quickly, willingness to work nights and weekends and have a passion for the sport of college baseball.

Learning Objectives:

  • Baseball Analytics / Official Scorers will learn and master the use of PointStreak, the official real-time statistics and sports league management system used by the OC Riptide and the California Collegiate League.
  • Interns will learn to utilize player past performances to assist the general manager and head coach to set optimal line-ups to capitalize on player strengths and tendencies.
  • Interns will learn to use analytics to properly scout opponents to recognize trends and tendencies.
  • By the end of the internship, students should have gained exceptional knowledge in baseball analytics and officially scoring the game of baseball. Should interns pursue career advancement in sports, additional networking within the Southern California sports entertainment industry is available.

In lieu of compensation, academic credit is available for this internship. Academic credit is not guaranteed, and accepted interns need to verify/check with their respective academic departments to ensure this specific internship opportunity meets academic credit requirements.

Because this position requires attendance at home and road games, (40 games spanning from June through early August) applicants are expected to work four (4) to five (5) hours per game. This includes pre-game, in-game and post-game analysis of data, charting, acting as the official scorer for assigned games, providing broadcast team with useful data and other duties assigned by the general manager and head coach. Candidates chosen for this position will work within a team atmosphere with two (2) to three (3) others. Road game assignments will be divided equally within the department staff. Any lodging and per diem costs while on road game assignments will be provided by the team.

Ideal candidates will have knowledge of how to keep score of a baseball game, make quick judgements on the fly during a game, knowledge of the PointStreak scoring system and an understanding of how to take statistical data and translate it to meaningful information to be used by coaches and the General Manager.

Duties for the Analytics & Official Scorer will consist of, but not be limited to:

Responsibilities

  • Reports directly to the Head Coach
  • Works in conjunction with General Manager
  • Attend all home games and some road games
  • Officially score home and road games
  • Gather baseball statistics and provide analysis
  • Compile advanced statistical methods and reports
  • Design and test predictive models
  • Interpret data to assist team with player decisions
  • Attend all home games and some road games

Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with PointStreak software recommended
  • Strong math and analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of baseball including rules and scoring

Team Equipment Manager – (2 positions available)

The Orange County Riptide, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing games at the Great Park in Irvine, California, seeks interns with strong knowledge and understanding of equipment inventory management, organization and cataloging.

Interns chosen for this position will need strong critical thinking skills, ability to work in a dynamic environment, take direction easily and quickly, willingness to work nights and weekends and possess excellent multitasking skills.

Cap & jersey laid out & waiting for the Riptide players to arrive in the dugout.

Learning Objectives:

  • Equipment Managers will design and implement an inventory tracking system to optimize equipment tracking procedures.
  • Equipment Managers will design the most efficient check-out, set-up, breakdown and organization of practice and pre-game equipment.
  • Interns will learn to properly document and be responsible for uniforms and practice equipment so as to reduce loss and breakage.
  • By the end of the internship, students should have gained exceptional knowledge in equipment management and game day operations.

In lieu of compensation, academic credit is available for this internship. Academic credit is not guaranteed, and accepted interns need to verify/check with their respective academic departments to ensure this specific internship opportunity meets academic credit requirements.

Because this position requires attendance at home games, (18-20 games spanning from June through early August) applicants are expected to work four (4) to five (5) hours per game. Candidates selected for this position will also travel on away games (travel provided by team transportation) but will be split up between the two candidates chosen. Candidates should expect to work roughly 28 to 30 games between home and away games. Candidates chosen for this position will work within a team atmosphere with one other staff member within the same role.

Ideal candidates will be a trustworthy professional with outstanding record-keeping and organizing abilities. The chosen candidate will demonstrate excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to keep proper inventory of uniforms and baseball equipment.

Responsibilities

  • Reports directly to the Head Coach
  • Works in conjunction with General Manager
  • Attend all home games and some road games
  • Design and implement an inventory tracking system to optimize inventory control procedures.
  • Examine the levels of supplies and uniforms to optimize efficiency.
  • Document daily starting and ending inventory levels.
  • Prepare detailed reports on inventory operations, stock levels and adjustments.
  • Work with General Manager and Coaches to ensure player receive proper uniforms and gear.
  • Perform daily analysis to predict potential inventory problems.
  • Order or purchase new supplies to avoid inefficiencies or excessive surplus.

Preferred Skills

  • Solid knowledge of data analysis, inventory management software, and forecasting techniques.
  • An analytical mind with strong attention to detail.
  • Outstanding organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and leadership abilities.

Live Game Producer – (2 positions available)

The Orange County Riptide, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing games at the Great Park in Irvine, California, seeks interns to produce and oversee the presentation of a live baseball game for in-stadium fans and those watching on live-stream.

Interns chosen for this position will need strong critical thinking skills, ability to work in a fast paced environment, take direction easily and quickly, willingness to work nights and weekends and have a passion for the sport of college baseball.

The Live Game Producer is responsible for directing the PA announcer, video and scoreboard operators and broadcasters when to play commercials, make announcements, play live or recorded music and additional aspects of a live sporting event that enhances the overall experience for those watching. The candidate chosen for this role will be solely responsible for making the in-stadium and live streaming experience run smoothly and on time.

Learning Objectives:

  • Live Event Producers will learn to direct show staff in order to keep a baseball game moving and to enhance the fan experience.
  • Live Event Producers will learn to coordinate a pre-game meeting with all involved show staff to ensure a smooth presentation throughout the game.
  • Live Event Producers will gain valuable experience communicating in real time to show staff members and present a live event as professionally as possible.

In lieu of compensation, academic credit is available for this internship. Academic credit is not guaranteed and accepted interns need to verify/check with their respective academic departments to guarantee this specific internship opportunity meets academic credit requirements.

Because this position requires attendance at home games, (approximately 18-20 games spanning from June through early August) applicants are expected to work approximately five (5) hours per game. This includes pre-game, in-game and post-game meetings and directing show staff.

Ideal candidates will have completed or be working towards a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Sports Management, Marketing, Entertainment Production or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Responsibilities

  • Reports directly to the Director of Baseball Operations
  • Direct and articulate creative concepts and rationale to show staff during course of a game.
  • Keep game flow presentation on point and on time so that announcements and sponsor mentions happen in real time.
  • Writing and editing of game scripts.
  • Advocate for production processes; ensures team members follow best practices during project execution.
  • Manage the scheduling and corporate related processes for all external creative video related sponsors.
  • Direct PA announcer, broadcast team, video board and scoreboard operators during in-game presentation.
  • Execute the day to day of all pre-production changes prior to in game event presentation.

Preferred Skills

  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills.
  • Previous experience as a production assistant a plus
  • Strong knowledge of the game of baseball

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