Sheboygan A's Baseball

Renovation Project Information

2017 Internships


The Sheboygan Athletic Club is offering work/study internships looking to gain valuable experience. The Sheboygan Athletic Club operates the Sheboygan A’s, a semi-pro baseball program that operates a ball club which plays a 55-60 game schedule in two leagues, raises funds for implementation of that program in addition to a number of youth programs, park maintenance, improvements, and a variety of other community programs.

Interns will work under the direction and supervision of the Sheboygan Athletic Club General Manager, Board of Directors, and committee chairs of their specific areas. They will be expected to meetings pertaining to their work, reporting to their supervisor on a regular basis. For the most part, the worksite will be at Wildwood Baseball Park, although meetings and various assignments will require access to independent transportation.

All internships are non-paid.

If you're interested, please submit the following:

Application Form: Click here to download the form.

Resume: Attach a resume in which you list relevant coursework, work experience and other experience that relate to the internship for which you are applying.

Please also include any letter's of recommendation you may have, and a personal statement stating why an internship with us is a good fit for you and how it fits with your career goals.

To apply, please email these materials to interns@sheboyganbaseball.org or mail to:
P.O. Box 32
Sheboygan, WI 53082-0032 

Stadium Operations Internships

Field Operations Internship

An entry-level position providing hands-on experience in baseball field operations. Must be a current student (undergraduate or graduate), eligible to receive college credit for internship. Requires ability to work flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Must be comfortable interacting with all levels within the organization as well as outside contacts. Strong time management and attention to details are required. This is a non-paid, for-credit position.

Number of Openings: Spring - 1, Summer - 3

Responsibilities

  • Prepare baseball field for events (lining the field, dragging, mowing grass, etc.)
  • Re-clay pitcher’s mound and batter’s boxes after each game
  • Operate equipment (mowers, edger’s, tractor, etc.)
  • Clean and organize dugouts
  • Maintain and repair bullpen mounds as needed
  • See that the field is watered as needed utilizing the stadium's sprinkler system
  • Work with the city to ensure we are well stocked in supplies for field preparations (chalk, clay, diamond dry, etc.)
  • Tarp the field as needed, based on weather
  • Assist in creation of and confirmation of worker schedule for field preparation
  • Assist with ballpark maintenance and repair as needed
  • Assist others within the organization when needed
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Completion of assigned tasks on schedule
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Knowledge of lawn equipment
  • Ability to track weather
  • Ability to lift at minimum of 50 pounds

Hospitality & Foodservice Internship

An entry-level position providing hands-on experience in the foodservice industry. Must be a current student (undergraduate or graduate), eligible to receive college credit for internship. Requires ability to work flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Comfortable interacting with all levels within the organization as well as outside contacts. Strong time management and attention to details are required. This is a non-paid, for-credit position.

Number of Openings: Spring - 1, Summer - 4

Responsibilities

  • Keep track of food & beverage inventory and assist with re-ordering products
  • Assist with fulfilling daily food preparation needs
  • Maintain Health Department Sanitation and Food Safety Standards
  • Ensure all concessions works are obeying quality standard practices
  • Prepare tailgate and skybox areas for group outings
  • Schedule and follow-up with foodservice volunteers to make sure all game day duties are covered
  • Coordinate tailgate parties (confirm numbers, prepare food, etc.)
  • Contact new groups to schedule group outings in the skybox
  • Prepare and execute skybox food & beverage menu for groups
  • Research new food ideas and create plans for implementation
  • Concession stand or beverage stand operations
  • Post-game cleanup of concession and skybox areas
  • Maintain general appearance and cleanliness of all foodservice areas
  • Assist others within the organization when needed
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Completion of assigned tasks on schedule
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Outgoing personality
  • Ability to adapt on the fly in a fast-paced environment
  • Be capable of taking direction in completing assigned tasks under direct supervision
  • Previous experience with food/beverage handling and management preferred, but not required

Communications Internships

Broadcasting Internship

An entry-level position providing hands-on experience in the sports broadcasting industry. Must be a current student (undergraduate or graduate), eligible to receive college credit for internship. Requires ability to work flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Must be comfortable interacting with all levels within the organization as well as outside contacts. Strong time management and attention to details are required. This is a non-paid, for-credit position.

Number of Openings: Summer - 2

Responsibilities

  • Serve as play-by-play announcer on A’s webcast and A’s hosted events
  • Work with webcast intern(s) to conduct pre-recorded player interviews to be aired during breaks in the broadcast
  • Work with webcast intern(s) to create new, original video content such as “get to know” features, commercials, etc.
  • Serve as field announcer as needed (read announcements over PA system, introduce starting lineups and hitters, announce lineup changes, etc.)
  • See that starting lineups and umpire’s names are brought to press box at least 15 minutes prior to the game
  • Learn webcast software
  • Make sure press box area is cleaned up after each game
  • Create talking points throughout the game to fill dead air space
  • Work with existing and new sports to create advertisements (audio or video) during broadcasts
  • Assist others within the organization when needed
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Completion of assigned tasks on schedule
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Outgoing personality
  • Ability to adapt on the fly in a fast-paced environment

Financial Internships

Accounting Internship

An entry-level position providing hands-on experience in accounting. Must be a current student (undergraduate or graduate), eligible to receive college credit for internship. Requires ability to work flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Must be comfortable interacting with all levels within the organization as well as outside contacts. Strong time management and attention to details are required. This is a non-paid, for-credit position.

Number of Openings: Spring – 1, Summer – 1, Winter - 1

Responsibilities

  • Working with daily cash deposits, cash receipts and resolving cash receipts discrepancies
  • May work with petty cash
  • Create journal entries, weekly and monthly reports as needed
  • Accurately and promptly invoice sponsors and process payments
  • Compile and balance charge card receipts
  • Perform regular accounts payable posting
  • Use QuickBooks to process all accounts
  • Assist others within the organization when needed
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Completion of assigned tasks on schedule
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Strong Oral and Written skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Outgoing personality
  • Knowledgeable with computer software (QuickBooks)
  • Maintain integrity and confidentiality
  • Ability to adapt on the fly in a fast-paced environment
  • Be capable of taking direction in completing assigned tasks under direct supervision
  • Having a personal laptop for use is preferred

Sports Management / Marketing Internships

Sports Management Internship

An entry-level position providing hands-on experience in sports management. Must be a current student (undergraduate or graduate), eligible to receive college credit for internship. Requires ability to work flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Must be comfortable interacting with all levels within the organization as well as outside contacts. Strong time management and attention to details are required. This is a non-paid, for-credit position.

Number of Openings: Spring – 2, Summer – 4, Winter - 1

Responsibilities

  • Sports management interns will assist in all areas of the club operation, including gaining experience in all other listed internship areas
  • Work directly with the club's General Manager for day-to-day operation of the club
  • Oversee day-to-day operation of Wildwood Baseball Park, including park cleanup and preparation
  • Assist with collection and distribution of team uniforms before and after every game
  • Help fulfill daily food preparation needs
  • Assist in ordering and receiving inventory (food, beer, etc…)
  • Assist merchandise intern as needed
  • Act as scoreboard operator during A’s games
  • Game script writing
  • Send out and follow up on invoices for sponsors
  • Assist others within the organization when needed
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Creative mindset with the ability to think quickly
  • Completion of assigned tasks on schedule
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong Oral and Written skills
  • Outgoing personality
  • Knowledgeable with computer software (Excel, Word, Email)
  • Ability to adapt on the fly in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be capable of taking direction in completing assigned tasks under direct supervision
  • Having a personal laptop for use is preferred

Marketing & Sales Internship

An entry-level position providing hands-on experience in marketing & sales. Must be a current student (undergraduate or graduate), eligible to receive college credit for internship. Requires ability to work flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Must be comfortable interacting with all levels within the organization as well as outside contacts. Strong time management and attention to details are required. This is a non-paid, for-credit position.

Number of Openings: Spring – 2, Summer – 2, Winter - 1

Responsibilities

  • Coordinating and executing pre-game promotional giveaways and on-field promotions
  • Creation of new on-field promotions
  • Distribute handouts pre-game and post-game to fans as they enter/leave the stadium
  • Coordination of player and mascot appearances in the community
  • Develop positive relationships with fans, sponsors and community members to help promote the Sheboygan A’s
  • Work with graphic designers to create and then deliver marketing material in the Sheboygan community
  • Coordinate special events including obtaining sponsorship and promotion of the event in the community. Events include but are not limited to: Snipe Scramble Golf Outing, Sheboygan A’s 5K Home Run/Walk, United Way Day of Caring Campaign Kickoff, etc.
  • Assist in managing team and league website’s and social media
  • Contacting existing and potential new sponsors regarding partnership opportunities
  • Creating surveys to gauge the fan experience
  • Research new marketing techniques and promotional ideas
  • Assist in ordering, receiving, and tracking of merchandise inventory
  • General set-up and tear-down of stadium souvenir stand on game days
  • Process online, phone, and walk-in ticket and merchandise orders
  • Creating and maintaining database of fan and sponsor contact information
  • Cold-calling or emailing local businesses and organizations regarding group ticket and outing opportunities
  • Delivering tickets to sponsors, corporate clients and season ticket holders (some driving required)
  • Work in the ticket booth, souvenir stand or information table on game days
  • Attending various community events as a representative of the organization
  • 50/50 Raffle sales on game days
  • Dress up as mascot when needed
  • Assist others within the organization when needed
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Creative mindset with the ability to think quickly
  • Completion of assigned tasks on schedule
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong Oral and Written skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Outgoing personality
  • Knowledgeable with computer software (Excel, Word, Email)
  • Ability to adapt on the fly in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be capable of taking direction in completing assigned tasks under direct supervision
  • Having a personal laptop for use is preferred

Mascot Internship

The Sheboygan A's are currently in search for a mascot intern for the 2016 season. This is a non-paid, for-credit position.

Number of Openings: Summer – 1

Responsibilities

  • Work on a part-time basis as the official mascot of the team.
  • Performing mascot appearances in the community throughout the summer as well as your normal in-game duties.
  • Perform and/or provide support to community and team appearances. This may include but is not limited to sponsors, charities, media and private functions.
  • Represent the team in an appropriate manner at all times, whether at the ballpark or out in the community.
  • Work directly with the Promotions coordinators on appearances and events.
  • Work with Promotions staff to develop, create and execute new skits, dance routines, and other forms of mascot-related entertainment.
  • Further the mission statement and reputation of the team in the community.

Required Skills

  • Must be available for necessary community appearances which include nights and weekends.
  • Must be well organized, dependable, and socially outgoing.
  • Must have strong communication skills.
  • Must be able to carry out appearances with little supervision.
  • Must be available to work flexible hours during the season (preferably May-August).
  • Fan friendly and outgoing individual.
  • Works well with children and other staff members at many events.
  • Must be able to work in a costume for extended periods of time.
  • Must have reliable transportation and avalid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to lift approximately 50 lbs.

Digital/Graphic Internships

Digital Media Internship

An entry-level position providing hands-on experience in digital media. Must be a current student (undergraduate or graduate), eligible to receive college credit for internship. Requires ability to work flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Must be comfortable interacting with all levels within the organization as well as outside contacts. Strong time management and attention to details are required. This is a non-paid, for-credit position.

Number of Openings: Spring - 1, Summer – 2

Responsibilities

  • Update and maintain all A’s and affiliated websites as well as league websites with news, scores, schedules, rosters, content updates, etc. using a Content Management System
  • Create posts including videos, photos and albums for the A’s social media pages as well as the Wisconsin State League and Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League
  • Provide live in-game updates on Twitter during games
  • Interact with fans on social media while representing the A’s in a first-class manner
  • Learn and utilize best practices when using Social Media
  • Create game recap stories to be placed on team and league website’s as well as sent to local media outlets
  • Develop press releases for upcoming promotions, events, and team features
  • Send out weekly e-newsletters with recaps of the previous week and previewing what’s coming up the following week
  • Update outside sites, such as the club’s profile with the Sheboygan County Chamber to include updated team information, schedule, etc.
  • Create stories and game previews for game day program inserts
  • Assist others within the organization when needed
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Completion of assigned tasks on schedule
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Ability to adapt on the fly in a fast-paced environment
  • Be capable of taking direction in completing assigned tasks under direct supervision
  • An understanding of social media practices
  • Having a personal laptop for use is preferred

Webcast/Videography Internship

An entry-level position providing hands-on experience in video production. Must be a current student (undergraduate or graduate), eligible to receive college credit for internship. Requires ability to work flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Must be comfortable interacting with all levels within the organization as well as outside contacts. Strong time management and attention to details are required. This is a non-paid, for-credit position.

Number of Openings: Summer – 3

Responsibilities

  • Setup and operation of video equipment for all broadcasted games
  • Updating roster and graphics for webcast
  • Record short player interviews to be aired during breaks in broadcast
  • Serve as webcast director, controlling all aspects of webcast (selecting camera to display, updating graphics on the broadcast, playing commercials between innings, etc.)
  • Record and upload all A's home games to team's YouTube channel
  • Troubleshooting technical issues
  • Produce video content that can be used online to promote the fan experience at A’s games.
  • Creation of compressed, low-resolution motion graphics for use on A’s video board
  • Recording parts of games from alternate stadium angels to use in future videos
  • Assist others within the organization when needed
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Creative mindset with the ability to think quickly
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Completion of assigned tasks on schedule
  • Ability to adapt on the fly in a fast-paced environment
  • Previous experience with video editing software such as After Effects or Final Cut Pro preferred
  • Must be a creative thinker with the ability to think of new, fun ideas to improve the fan experience through video
  • Having a personal laptop for use is preferred

Graphic Design Internship

An entry-level position providing hands-on experience in graphic design. Must be a current student (undergraduate or graduate), eligible to receive college credit for internship. Requires ability to work flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Must be comfortable interacting with all levels within the organization as well as outside contacts. Strong time management and attention to details are required. This is a non-paid, for credit position.

Number of Openings: Spring – 1, Summer – 1

Responsibilities

  • Create graphics to be placed on team and league social media pages
  • Create and upload graphics and animated files to stadium’s videoboard
  • Learn stadium videoboard software and serve as videoboard controller
  • Create promotional materials to be passed out around the community (pocket schedules, season schedule posters, specialty promotion posters, ticket brochures, etc.)
  • Layout and assemble the A’s game day program (approximately 112-120 pages)
  • Update the team’s ticket design for the new season
  • Create advertisements to promote the team in various publications around the community
  • Assist with shooting video and photography as needed
  • Assist others within the organization when needed
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Creative mindset with the ability to think quickly
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Completion of assigned tasks on schedule
  • Ability to adapt on the fly in a fast-paced environment
  • An understanding of graphic design principals
  • An understanding of graphic design tools such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.
  • Having a personal laptop for use is preferred

Photography Internship

An entry-level position providing hands-on experience in photography. Must be a current student (undergraduate or graduate), eligible to receive college credit for internship. Requires ability to work flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Must be comfortable interacting with all levels within the organization as well as outside contacts. Strong time management and attention to details are required. This is a non-paid, for-credit position.

Number of Openings: Summer – 1

Responsibilities

  • Photography during all Sheboygan A’s home games and hosted events including but not limited to: action shots of each player, game day sponsors, giveaways, first pitch and on-filed games/promotions
  • Photography of special events
  • Headshots of all players, interns, and club members as well as a team photo at the beginning and end of the season
  • Photos of mascot interacting with fans around the stadium and in the community
  • Photos of groups hosting outings at the park
  • Work with Digital Media interns to upload photo albums to team’s Facebook page
  • Burn photos to blank CD’s or USB drives for an additional archive
  • Brainstorming creative ideas or projects independently
  • Assist others within the organization when needed
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Creative mindset with the ability to think quickly
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Completion of assigned tasks on schedule
  • Ability to adapt on the fly in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Photo editing experience is preferred
  • Having a personal camera and laptop preferred