Iowa PGA Communication Internship

Dec 12, 2017

The Iowa PGA Section is established as an association of qualified golf professionals dedicated to promoting the game by positively impacting lives through golf. In this effort, the Section shall provide education and playing opportunities, perpetuate and preserve employment opportunities for its members, and bring awareness and support to the Iowa PGA Foundation. In doing so, the Section shall elevate the image of its members, the PGA and the game of golf.

Iowa PGA Section
The Iowa PGA office is responsible for serving 250 Iowa PGA members and apprentices that live and work within Iowa and Western Illinois. Our tournament program consists of roughly 20-25 events with a Spring and Fall Membership Meeting. Educational opportunities take place throughout the year and are highlighted by our Teaching and Coaching Summit. The section also runs the Iowa Open and partners with the PGA Tour to help run qualifiers for the Principle Charity Classic and John Deere Classic.

Office Location
The Iowa PGA Section and Foundation is based in Riverside, IA at Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. This location is roughly 15 minutes south of Iowa City, IA.
Overall Job Description This 3 month internship opportunity is focused around communication, media, and office assistance for the Iowa PGA Section and Foundation. It will entail being on-site at tournaments, updating our junior golf website, making highlight and promotional videos, writing press releases, and other areas of the operation that need assistance.

This is a full-time job with a minimum of a 40 hour work week. This paid internship will have required weekend work and ground travel will be involved. The intern will be given a month by month schedule of the 3-months upon arrival.

Start and End Date:
The Iowa PGA would like to have this intern commence his or her internship on or around May 15 and would run through the mid to late August based off our schedule.

Job Responsibilities:
-Photographing and videoing events to create highlight videos and photo albums to post on social media
-Interview juniors, parents, and PGA Professionals
-Work with our Communication Coordinator on social media from facebook to twitter to instagram
-Update and maintain our junior golf website with guidance from our Communication Coordinator
-Write and publish press releases following junior golf events
-Occasionally assist the operation team with starting, scoring, and being a rules official during a tournament
-Provide quality customer service for PGA members and junior golf members when they call the office
-Assist with standard operations in the office from mailings to inventory control
-Assist with Drive, Chip, and Putt qualifiers
-Assist with sending membership packets and Iowa PGA Golf Passes to customers once they place an order

Qualifications:
-Ability to operate a video camera and audio equipment
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Ability to make highlight videos
-Graphic design skills a plus
-Must be willing to learn and take initiative
-Strong work ethic and enjoys working with people of all ages
-Intermediate computer skills – Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word
-Energetic and outgoing – willing to communicate with parents and members
-Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work outside during the summer

Compensation and Benefits:
-$9 an hour
-All travel expenses paid
-Iowa PGA staff apparel and uniforms
-Access to Blue Top Ridge Golf Course
-Iowa PGA will work with you on housing if needed.

Application Information and Deadline:
Please send cover letter and resume via email or mail to:
Thomas Hutton, PGA
thutton@pgahq.com
Executive Director

The Iowa PGA will be taking applications until the position is filled with the goal to hire someone by the middle of February 2018.