2017 Employment Opportunities

2017 Employment Opportunities

Newport Polo, a world-renown sporting & social event series in Newport, RI, is seeking candidates for part-time and full-time employment opportunities to join its team in 2017.

Mission Statement

Newport Polo presents a unique and continuous forum for international and national polo competition, exhibiting the sport of polo to public audiences of all ages for over 25 years.

Employment Statement

Newport Polo is pleased to offer part-time and full-time paid employment opportunities to qualified individuals, to join its team of enthusiastic and talented professionals and gain valuable experience & training for careers in sporting & special events, through hands-on practice in live, exciting weekly summer polo match events, with audiences of several thousand attendees in its specialized outdoor venue.

To apply, please email your completed application, along with you resume to agnes@nptpolo.com.

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Full-Time Seasonal Positions

Brand Ambassador

Newport Polo is seeking candidates interested in hands-on experience in Sports Marketing & Event Management to gain valuable skills in event PR, marketing & promotions, sales and operations.
 
Typical Responsibilities Include:
  • #1: Manage all social media platforms, including curating new content and prolific activity & engagement 
  • Writing & distributing weekly press releases; maintaining media contact list
  • Assist with preparation & distribution of sponsor & marketing collateral
  • Produce promotional materials for weekly polo matches
  • Assist with ticket sales administration
  • Assist with distribution of membership materials
  • Assist with preparation for Newport Polo's special events, including the annual International Polo Charity Ball, Après Polo events, and annual All Charity Day
  • Responsibilities are flexible, based on intern's interests and goals
  • Coordinate itineraries for international teams

Qualifications

  • Highly proficient in social media marketing, public relations, and/or event management
  • Well organized, with strong interpersonal skills, professional outgoing customer relations
  • Excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
  • Photography & digital design skills a plus
Reports To
General Manager
Marketing & Sales Manager
 
Compensation
Weekly salary based on experience; housing subject to availability
 
Hours & Availability
Tuesday - Friday, 9AM - 6PM, Saturday, 11AM - 8PM, May through August/September
 

Polo Groom

Newport Polo is offering employment experiences for candidates pursuing careers in equine management/science, with a desire to learn through hands-on experience in a full-service polo operation. This position provides the opportunity to improve horsemanship, and farm operation skills in a supportive environment with continued training from Newport Polo’s professional staff.

Typical Responsibilities Include:
  • Tacking horses for polo lessons, practices, and games
  • Feeding & nutrition management
  • Basic medical care
  • Exercising horses
  • Tack cleaning
Qualifications:
  • A passion for working with large animals, and interest in equine and/or farm management
  • Basic understanding of horse care, including handling, grooming and tacking
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow instructions are paramount
  • Ability to work well in teams, and interact with polo students, club members, and guests
  • Candidates must be able to provide their own transportation to and from facility in Portsmouth, RI
  • Candidates must be 16 years or older
  • Riding experience a plus; instruction in polo horse exercise regimen included in training 
Reports To
President; Equine Manager
 
Compensation
Hourly based on experience
 
Hours & Availability
Seasonal hours are available in Spring, Summer, and Autumn.  Full-time, or part-time schedule with flexbile hours.  Saturdays and Sundays are required.

Part-Time Seasonal Positions

Serivce Manager

Newport Polo's Service Manager will gain valuable hands-on experience supervising operations and a hospitality staff of 15+ beverage servers and hosts/hostesses within the 500 seat ALEX AND ANI Pavilion, on Saturdays during the weekly polo matches of the Newport International Polo Series
 
Typical Responsibilities Include:
  • Train and supervise 4-person Host/Hostess Team
  • Train and supervise 8-10 person Beverage Server Team
  • Oversee Pavilion seating during Saturday polo matches, provide excellent customer service and resolve issues that may arise
  • Interface with Pavilion Prep Manager and Pavilion Prep Team for opening; including ancillary direction/supervision for Setup Team, reviewing table arrangement, and décor prep
  • Assist with preparation for private parties within the Pavilion and special Après Polo events. Provide information on Newport Polo and the Polo Series to attendees and answer attendees’ questions
Qualifications:
The ideal candidate should have at least one year of senior management experience in a high volume restaurant, bar or event venue, supervising operations and a staff of 15+. Candidates should be outgoing, professional, detail-oriented, and organized, with strong leadership/management skills, and commitment to providing excellent customer service.  Valid Rhode Island Alcohol Server Certification required.
 
Compensation
Negotiable, Based on Experience
 
Hours & Availability
Typical hours are Saturday, Noon - 8PM (additional hours may be available). Candidates must be available June - September. 
 

Assistant Bar Manager

Newport Polo's Assistant Bar Manager will gain valuable hands-on experience assisting in supervising & operations of a bartending team of 6+ for the venue’s full-service bar, open on Saturdays during the weekly polo matches of the Newport International Polo Series
 
Typical Responsibilities Include:
  • Assist in supervision of bartending team
  • Manage inventory and supply levels, and prepare weekly re-order report
  • Oversee bar preparation for opening, including cleaning, stocking, setup decorations and signage
  • Execute duties of bartender position, including taking and preparing orders, completing register sales, bar restocking and post event cleanup
  • Closing procedures
  • Assist Service Manager with Supervision of Beverage Servers 
  • Contribute to planning of menu options, including weekly special, and pricing
 
Qualifications:
 
The ideal candidate should have at least one year of senior management and bartending experience in a high volume bar or event venue, supervising operations and staff.  Candidates should be outgoing, professional, detail-oriented, efficient and organized.  Candidates should be knowledgeable in the mixing of alcoholic beverages, draft systems, and wine and spirits.  Candidates should possess strong leadership/management skills, and commitment to providing excellent customer service.  Valid Rhode Island Alcohol Server Certification required.
 
Reports To:
Bar Manager
 
Compensation:
Negotiable, Based on Experience
 
Hours & Availability:
Typical hours are Saturday, 2PM - 8PM (additional hours may be available). Candidates must be available June - September.

Pro Shop Sales Associate

Newport Polo is seeking candidates with retail sales experience for part-time, weekend employment in the Pro Shop boutique - a fun, live event atmosphere, retail shop for Newport Polo's signature collection.
 
Typical Responsibilities Include:
  • Customer assistance, sales, and restocking
 
Qualifications:
  • Previous retail sales experience required
  • Outgoing, friendly, helpful, and professional disposition
  • Committed and punctual
Reports To
General Manager
Pro Shop Manager
 
Compensation
Hourly based on experience
 
Hours & Availability
Typical hours are Saturday, 1PM - 9PM, Friday, 4PM - 6:30PM optional.  Candidates must be available June - August/September. 
 

Field Marshal

Newport Polo's Field Marshal is responsible for monitoring event activities and crowd management during the public exhibition polo matches.
 
Typical Responsibilities Include:
  • Placing game-day signage for parking, traffic, and way-finding
  • Check in arrivals at their designated reserved tailgate spaces
  • Circulate around the polo grounds to monitor attendees and condition of Polo Grounds
  • Provide directions and other pertinent information to visitors
Qualifications:
  • Friendly, helpful, and professional disposition with customer service orientation
  • Ability to maintain calm composure in all situations, and follow protocol for conflict resolution
  • Reliable, responsible, and dependable
  • Valid driver’s license
Compensation
Hourly based on experience
 
Hours & Availability
Typical hours are Saturday, 11AM - 7PM. Candidates must be available June -September. 
 

Venue Setup/Breakdown Team

Newport Polo’s Venue Setup/Breakdown Team is responsible for preparing the Polo Grounds at Glen Farm for public exhibition matches and private events, and maintaining overall cleanliness of the venue.
 
Typical Responsibilities Include:
  • Pavilion prep: sweep/leaf-blow, light clean-up as necessary
  • Set up seating within Pavilion, sound system, and national flags
  • Pickup waste and empty trash bins around the venue
  • Assist with installing signage & displays
  • Post-event breakdown and cleanup
Qualifications:
  • Friendly, helpful, and professional disposition
  • Committed and punctual
  • Must have strong attention to detail, with ability to complete self-directed projects
  • Valid driver’s license a plus
 
Compensation
Hourly based on experience
 
Hours & Availability
Typical hours are Saturday, Noon - 9PM. Candidates must be available June - August/September.
 
 

Hosts/Hostesses

Hosts and hostesses play an important role in Newport Polo's hospitality staff as the first to greet customers entering the ALEX AND ANI Pavilion box seating area.
 
Typical Responsibilities Include:
  • Prep tables with centerpieces and promotional material distribution
  • Greet guests, take tickets, and show guests to assigned tables
  • Sell tickets to walk-up customers
  • Clear tables throughout the match, and assist with post-match cleanup
Qualifications:
  • Outgoing, friendly, helpful, and professional disposition
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation
  • Committed and punctual
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Must have strong attention to detail
Reports To
Hospitality Manager
 
Compensation
Hourly based on experience
 
Hours & Availability
Typical hours are Saturday, 3PM - 8PM. Candidates must be available June - August/September.
 
 

Bartenders

Newport Polo's Bartenders provide excellent field-side beverage service during its weekly public exhibition polo matches in the Newport International Polo Series.

Typical Responsibilities Include:

  • Take, prepare, and serve drink orders for walk-up customers and beverage servers
  • Prepare bar for opening; includes stocking, cleaning work stations, preparing garnishes and putting out signage
  • Process customer payments
  • Bar restocking and post event cleanup 

Qualifications:

Well qualified candidates should be friendly, outgoing, and committed, with the ability to work well in a high volume environment.  Candidates must be at least 18 years or older, and have a minimum of 1 year bartending experience or have completed a bartender training program.  Must have valid Rhode Island Alcohol Server Certification.  The positions requires service-oriented individuals who work well in teams, and are dedicated to creating an excellent customer experience.

Reports To:
Bar Manager
 
Compensation:
Hourly
 
Hours & Availability:
Typical hours are Saturday, 2PM - 7:30PM. Candidates must be available June - August/September.

Beverage Servers

Newport Polo's Beverage Servers are responsible for providing table service to Patrons seated in the Pavilion during the public exhibition matches of the Newport International Polo Series.
 
Typical Responsibilities Include:
  • Take customer drink orders, prepare or provide order to bartender, and serve to customer
  • Tally customer tabs and process customer payments
  • Maintain a high standard of customer service
  • Clearing tables, bar restocking, and post event cleanup
Qualifications:
Well qualified candidates should be friendly, outgoing, and committed, with the ability to work well in a high volume environment.  Candidates must be at least 18 years or older, and should have at least one year of relevant experience.  Must have valid Rhode Island Alcohol Server Certification.  The positions requires service-oriented individuals who work well in teams, and are dedicated to creating an excellent customer experience.
 
 
Reports To
Bar Manager
 
Compensation
Hourly
 
Hours & Availability
Typical hours are Saturday, 2PM - 7:30PM. Candidates must be available June - August/September.
 

About Newport Polo

Newport Polo (EEOE) is host of the Newport International Polo Series and home of America's first polo club, offering public exhibition polo, club member services for grass and arena polo, and polo instruction. Est. 1876; founding member of the United States Polo Association.

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