|Category||Ticket Sales, Premium/Suite Sales, and Business-to-Business Sales|
When Macon, GA made a bold move to bring baseball back to Historic Luther Williams Field in 2018, they did it in partnership with two industry veterans who literally wrote the book on ticket sales, Steve DeLay and Jon Spoelstra.
The first two seasons of the Macon Bacon have been a smashing success with half the games being sold out in 2018 and 2019. We are a collegiate summer baseball team and play in the Coastal Plain League. Our fans are treated with first-class entertainment and we have been in the top 5% in attendance in summer college baseball out of more than 300 teams and even had an average attendance of better than 30% of all Minor League Baseball organizations.
In year two, we brought on another industry pro on board as President in Brandon Raphael. Steve and Brandon have more than 49 years of combined experience all over the country in the NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, college athletics and Minor League Baseball. With the Ultimate Toolkit Company, Steve has written books on ticket sales that are used by hundreds of teams around the country. They've brought that expertise to the Macon Bacon and are looking to build on their tremendous first three seasons.
WE'RE LOOKING FOR FOLKS THAT WANT TO BECOME SUPERSTARS
To become a superstar working on the business side of sports, you need to first know that it all starts with tickets. Tickets are the lifeblood of sports. Once you learn tickets-truly learn how to sell tickets--then it's on to other aspects of running a team.
So, we start our people on our lifeblood-remember, that's tickets. We don't give you a list and tell you to go sell. Our philosophy is train, train, train, and when we get tired of that, we train some more. Our goal is to accelerate your growth as fast as we can. We want you to get better as quickly as possible so you can be a major contributor for the team in Macon.
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING
You'll be a full-time ticket salesperson. We're looking for a business development manager that will concentrate on selling VIP ticket packages to businesses. You'll be setting appointments with C-level business leaders and using The Ultimate Toolkit sales techniques. We'll train you, teach you and help you be successful. You just need to have the drive and determination to make phone calls and build relationships with the business community.
Do you want to be a superstar in the sports business? That's the first qualification. If you answered yes, then answer two more questions: 1) do you have a strong work ethic and 2) do you have a desire to learn and excel? If you have experience and training with The Ultimate Toolkit, that's a bonus.
You should have strong communication skills (you have to like to talk to people) and a willingness to listen and learn. If you don't have sales experience, don't worry about it because we don't worry about it.
Steve and Brandon have turned out dozens of sports industry superstars and you could be the next senior executive at a sports team. To get there, a great place to start is with the Macon Bacon.
You may not get filthy rich working for the Macon Bacon but you'll have a lot of fun doing it. It's the perfect starting point for someone wanting a career in sports. The starting salary is $25,000/year with commissions that could pay you another $3000-$7000 in your first year. There are health benefits, a 401K and profit-sharing plan as well. If this fits what you want to kickstart your career in sports or to take the next step to becoming a superstar, be sure to apply ASAP.