The sports industry has grown dramatically in the Nashville area and promises to continue to expand. Internships are available in a variety of job titles. Students have been placed with, Nashville Predators, Nashville Super Speedway, Tennessee Titans (NFL), Nashville Sounds (Triple A Baseball), The Nashville Sports Council, Rivals.com, as well as various college and university athletic departments.
Typical Job Responsibilities
Job responsibilities vary with the type of organization, sport industry and level of management. All involve business aspects of sport and normally include 50-60 hour workweek including nights and weekends. Job duties may include tickets sales, game operations, promotions, marketing, and financial operations. Additional responsibilities may include facility and event management, sport broadcasting and media relations or sales.
A Beneficial Career
In sport management, the career field is extremely competitive. The majority of jobs will require a "hands on" internship as experience. Graduate internships sometimes provide a stipend and academic credit can be earned towards graduation. Internships offer an opportunity to network and learn from professionals in the field.
Typical Job Titles
Sport management positions carry a variety of job titles. Marketing and promotions director, academic services for student-athletics, corporate sales director, director of ticketing and finance, field sales representative, facilities coordinator, athletic director, compliance director, athletic business manager, and community relations director are examples of some job titles.
A-Game Sportsplex Invests in Graduate Sport Management Program
Sports Land Group, LLC, dba A-Game Sportsplex, located at 215 Gothic Court in Franklin, has established a collaboration agreement with The Center for Sport Policy and Research at Middle Tennessee State University to establish a fellowship program and learning laboratory for graduate students enrolled in the graduate Sport Management Program.
Working in conjunction with Colby Jubenville, Ph.D., Sport Industry Coordinator & Director of the Center for Sport Policy and Research, A-Game Sportsplex will provide funding for fellowships, giving graduate students opportunities to learn the many facets of operating a sport and recreation facility. This includes managing several of the facility's marketing initiatives, coordinating and developing various sports programming, and operating food and beverage services. The A-Game / MTSU collaboration will give graduate students practical, hands-on experience to complement classroom studies. Individuals interested in the A-Game Sportsplex Fellowship should click on this pdf to find out more about this funded opportunity.