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The Somerset Patriots are looking for some great people for the following positions
 
SPONSORSHIP SALES MANAGER
The Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball are seeking a Sales Executive to generate revenue through selling Marketing Partnerships, Season Ticket Packages, and Group Ticket Packages.
 
 
Responsibilities include:
  • On going solicitation of corporations and organizations to secure Marketing Partnerships, Group Ticket sales, and Season Ticket sales
  • Manage assigned business accounts to maximize potential revenue
  • Service, Maintain, and Renew accounts from year to year
  • Develop new and creative ways to market the Patriots
  • Provide inside support for the Sales Department
  • Work and perform assigned event night duties
  • Be available to work Non-Patriots events at the ballpark as assigned
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 2 years of outside sales experience (Business to Business sales, preferably in the Professional Sports Industry)
  • One full season of experience working in Professional Sports is highly preferred
  • Ability to solicit new business on an on going basis through cold calling and face to face appointments
  • Ability to create professional sales proposals
  • Ability to execute presentations on a sales call
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership, organizational and computer skills
  • A flexible work schedule including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Knowledge of and experience with promotional sales, corporate sponsorship, advertising & special events
Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a base salary plus commissions.  401 K Plan and Health Benefits are also available
 
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
 
To apply, CLICK HERE!
 
Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:
 
1. Have you worked in professional sports for at least 1 full year (including the off season) (Yes/No)
2. Have you done any outside sales or business to business sales? (Yes/No)
3. Do you live within commuting distance to Bridgewater, NJ? (Yes or No)
4. If you do not live within commuting distance to Bridgewater, are you willing to relocate at your own expense? (Yes or No) If you do, just answer N/A
 
 
GROUP SALES MANAGER
The Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball are seeking a Group Sales Representative to generate revenue through selling group ticket packages. The Somerset Patriots have won Six Atlantic League Championships since 2001 and consistently rank among the top attended teams in Professional Baseball. 
 
Responsibilities include:
  • On going solicitation of corporations and group organizations for the purpose of creating new business
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of theme nights and community nights
  • Provide inside support for the Group Sales Department
  • Assist the VP of Ticketing with various projects and duties as assigned
  • Work and perform assigned event night duties at all Patriots Home Games and other Ballpark events as assigned
  • Develop new and creative ways to market the Patriots
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 1 full year working in the sports industry with 1 full year of sales experience in the sports industry
  • Ability to solicit new business on an on going basis through cold calling and in person sales
  • Ability to create professional sales proposals
  • Ability to execute presentations on a sales call
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership, organizational and computer skills
  • A flexible work schedule including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Knowledge of and experience with youth leagues, schools, churches, civic organizations and recreation departments a plus
 
Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a base salary plus commissions. 401 K Plan and Health Benefits are also available.
 
To Apply, CLICK HERE!
 
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE
 
Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:
 
1. Have you worked in professional sports for at least 1 full year (including the off season) (Yes/No)
2. Have you done any outside sales or business to business sales? (Yes/No)
3. Do you live within commuting distance to Bridgewater, NJ? (Yes or No)
4. If you do not live within commuting distance to Bridgewater, are you willing to relocate at your own expense? (Yes or No) If you do, just answer N/A
 
 
 
SEASONAL POSITIONS
If you would like to work for the Somerset Patriots this season as an usher, ticket taker, customer service representative, Fun Zone staffer, or other game day roles, Click Here For An Application!
                                    
 
COMMUNITY MASCOT
The Somerset Patriots are looking for a creative, energetic and talented performer to fill the role of a community mascot. The performer’s responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
 
  • Representing the Patriots in the community at various off site functions.
  • Picking up and returning mascot suit for each appearance
  • Taking care of mascot suit while in possession
  • Must have own method of transportation to and from community appearances
  • Flexible schedule that includes nights and weekends
  • Other duties as assigned by Patriots management
 
Applicants should possess:
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially with children
  • Be self-motivated, creative and able to perform in front of large crowds
  • Previous experience as a mascot or performer preferred but not required
  • Very reliable
  • Physically fit
 
Mascot Only Candidates: Contact Justin Keating at (908) 252-0700 ext. 222 or jkeating@somersetpatriots.com.
 
 
 
 
SEASONAL GROUNDS CREW
 
Position:  The Somerset Patriots have seasonal positions available on the grounds crew for the 2017 baseball season.  Employment runs from April through end of season (Sept/Oct) and employees can expect to average around 35 hrs on non-game weeks and 70 hrs on game weeks.  The position offers a competitive salary and applicants must be available for an in-person interview at the ballpark.  
 
Job Description:  Assist head groundskeeper with maintaining a professional baseball field including infield skin and clay maintenance, edging, painting, mowing, tarping, landscape / turf maintenance, and set up for games as well as non-baseball events.  Applicants must be available for all Patriot games / special events as scheduled and willing to work in various weather conditions including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.
 
Qualifications:
  • Positive attitude with willingness to learn and work in a professional environment
  • Must be 18 yrs or older and physically fit for job
  • Previous work experience / education in turf or related field a plus but not required
  • Must reside within reasonable commuting distance of ballpark
To Apply:  Send resume AND cover letter to Dan Purner, Head Groundskeeper at dpurner@somersetpatriots.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
HOSPITALITY MANAGER-SUITES & CATERING
TYPICALLY REPORTS TO:  Vice President/General Manager
STATUS:   Salaried Exempt
 
PRINCIPAL FUNCTION:  
This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the suites and catering areas, including personnel, morale and some human resource activities.   As our singular goal is to be #1 in Event Hospitality, all of our managers, chefs and employees are “Hospitality Ambassadors.”
 
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist the Operations Manager and Sous Chef with selection, costing and pricing of menu items.
  • Oversee the production, preparation, transfer, service and sale of food and refreshments within Suites and Catering areas.
  • Apply expert attention to detail in creating a luxurious and comfortable ambiance throughout the Suites and Catering areas.
  • Engage employees to ensure that that all Suites and Catering areas are spotless and well-maintained;  Check all set-ups and continually monitor Suites and Catering operations to ensure optimal food and beverage quality and service.
  • Drive guest satisfaction and maintain effective client relationships through continuous walk-thrus of all Suites and Catering areas.
  • Seek out customer feedback and respond to customer needs to improve services; Intervene in instances of guest dissatisfaction.
  • Follow up with guests post-event to ensure satisfaction and secure re-booking opportunities.
  • Manage the financial performance of the department through development, analysis and implementation of sales plans and forecasts to minimize variances.
  • Maximize cost effectiveness within the department by adhering to established budget, labor and revenue benchmarks.
  • Assess opportunities and create action plans to improve service, quality and profitability of ballpark’s Suites and Catering areas.
  • Communicate with Vice President/General Manager, Staff, internal departments and external agencies, as necessary to ensure timely and appropriate flow of information.
  • Confer with Vice President/General Manager regarding problem areas; Make recommendations for increasing efficiency and for changing procedures.
  • Participate in special projects related to the development and implementation of regional and organizational business strategies.
  • Perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required from time to time.
  • Directly supervise Suites and Catering area employees; Execute responsibilities for hiring, training, scheduling, performance coaching, discipline, assessment and initiating pay increases.
  • Assign and delegate daily staff responsibilities; Follow up to ensure accountability.
  • Maintain visible presence during events to ensure smooth operation and that employee and guest needs are met.
  • Provide hands-on leadership, coaching and direction to Suites and Catering area staff regarding their responsibilities for operations, cash handling, service, product presentation, quality and cost control.
  • Ensure compliance to sanitation, food safety and general workplace safety standards throughout all Suites and Catering areas; Coordinate the disposal or safe storage of leftover event food as prescribed by the Director of Operations or Sous Chef.
  • Ensure proper service of alcoholic beverages (beer, wine and liquor) throughout Suites and Catering areas, including control and security of beverage inventory and cash, service only to legal age guests and control of over-service to Suites and Catering area guests.
  • Assist fellow employees in other departments; Serve as an information resource for the unit and provide education on premium seating processes as needed.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Ensure payment is collected for non-inclusive service.
  • Train and monitor staff’s utilization of operational procedures for POS system and register to accurately and efficiently process guest orders.
  • When needed, perform line level functions such as ringing up guest orders, collecting payment and making change.
  • Verify staff drawer balances, review cash and receipts and prepare vault drops.
  • Handle cash records and cash log sheets to assure accuracy.
QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:
 
Required:
  • Bachelors degree and/or appropriate combination of education and experience to support on-the job effectiveness.
  • A minimum of 2 years of previous leadership experience within a diverse food and beverage environment, to include management of a large staff and focus on exceptional client and customer service.
  • Venue catering/concessions experience and multi-site experience strongly preferred, as this position will have responsibility over multiple locations including suites, beer carts and buffet areas.
  • Experience across a broad range of premium dining styles: buffets, premium presentations and action stations, plated meals, ala carte service and table side preparations.
  • Strong working knowledge of food safety, sanitation, and general workplace safety standards with knowledge of Health Department requirements.
  • Demonstrated financial acumen; P&L accountability and/or contract-managed service experience is highly desirable.
  • Technologically savvy, with high proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Demonstrated success in interfacing with a variety of organizational functions and divisions to accomplish tasks.
  • Flexibility, ability to work extended or irregular hours to include nights, weekends and holidays.
 
Additional Requirements:
  • Proven ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and management; Ability to promote and participate in team environment concepts.
  • Self-starter who can work independently and on several tasks/projects simultaneously, and who can contribute to functional areas of the business outside of retail operations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Initiative in identifying and resolving problems timely and effectively.
 
Other Requirements:
  • Employee must be able to work in extremes of cold to heat.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and carry approximately 20 feet.
  • Ability to physically walk approximately one-fourth (¼) of a mile and the circumference of ballpark several times a day.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Employee must be able to perform repetitive motions.
  • Employee must have ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Employee must be able to operate in an environment with moderate noise.
  • Other lifting or physical requirements as added from time to time, or as required.
  • Push and Pull equipment such as: Queen Marys, merchandise racks, carts and flat beds the distance of up to .4 miles.
  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • While performing the duties of this job, an employee is regularly required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and taste or smell.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • Must be able to withstand moderate to high noise levels.
  • Ability to multitask in an office or operations setting.
  • Ability to operate telephone and to talk and/or hear in a setting where noise level is moderate to high.
  • Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis.
  • Ability to, grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, and reach and lift overhead.
  • Ability to operate a desktop computer or register terminal.
  • Ability to understand written information.
  • Other lifting or physical requirements as added from time to time, or as required to perform the essential functions of this job.
 
 
 
2017 HomePlate Catering Open House/Job Fair
 
Want to have fun and make money? Join the HomePlate Catering and Hospitality team at TD Bank Ballpark! There will be a job fair for the following positions held at the ballpark on Saturday, March 4 from 9:00 AM until Noon. The address is 1 Patriots Park, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. If you are interested in joining our team or have additional questions, please call or email Mike McDermott Or Jimmy Search at TD Bank Ballpark, 908-255-1428 or mmcdermott@homeplatecatering.net or jsearch@homeplatecatering.net.
 
We are currently seeking highly motivated individuals for the following part time seasonal positions:
  • Suite Attendants
  • Daytime Warehouse Workers
  • Cooks
  • Kitchen Workers
  • Vendors/Hawkers
  • Hospitality Supervisors
  • Hospitality Cashiers
  • Hospitality Stand Workers
 
 
HomePlate Catering and Hospitality is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All positions are accompanied by a competitive wage.