OZevents Internship

Job Title

OZevents Internship

Job Description

Runway Group is pleased to announce an internship program for its OZevents division. OZevents is responsible for creating and executing unique, world-class outdoor racing events in the Northwest Arkansas area. Events may include, but are not limited to, mountain bike races, multi-discipline events (e.g. duathlons, triathlons, pentathlons) and adventure races. Within a three-year period, OZevents will manage directly, indirectly or in partnership with other race event companies approximately 20-25 events per year. Above all, OZevents will focus on creating and executing events that fuse racing, culture and entertainment that showcase the best of Northwest Arkansas.

About the Position
The internship is a six-nine month (but potentially longer) paid internship that will expose the intern with a variety of business issues. Although flexible, the intern will need to commit to 12-20 hours of work per week. Due to the current pandemic environment, a significant part of the internship will require the intern to work remotely.

What you will do

Responsibilities
• Assisting the organization to develop a 3-year strategy;
• Assisting the organization in budgeting and financial projects to determine whether an event is financially viable;
• Assisting the organization to create a charity partners and volunteers’ program;
• Assisting the organization to create and execute unique events that offer experiences to wide group of participants including women, minority populations and under-privileged communities;
• Assisting the organization to create corporate sponsorship packages;
• Developing target market and other analytical models to determine event pricing;
• Working with local government organizations and other non-governmental organizations involved in outdoor sport advocacy; and
• Working on select events to ensure safe and attractive events that positively reflect on the OZ Trails brand and the NWA region.
• As part of the internship, the intern group will be responsible for creating and leading one event.

Who we are looking for

Qualifications required for your success
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; event planning a plus.
• Strong sense of personal & professional ethics.
• Excellent oral and writing communication skills, and the ability to write for different demographic audiences.
• Good video, photography, and graphic skills as demonstrated through personal or professional social media.
• PowerPoint/Keynote or other presentation software experience
• Excel, database and/or basic financial budgeting and analytical skills
• Ability to interact in a start-up environment with high energy

Additional Helpful Experience Includes
• Familiar with and involved in Mountain Biking for sport or pleasure
• Natural, friendly video presence. Ability to project the Oz Events brand successfully through events, volunteers, and organizers.
• Responsible and trustworthy to autonomously complete many assignments outside of the traditional office setting and represent the Oz Events brands in a positive manner.

About Runway
Runway is dedicated to moving Arkansas forward by engaging civic and corporate leaders across the state. Built upon 5 pillars: Attract, Retain, Inspire, Evolve, Invest

Runway is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Basic Qualifications

• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; event planning a plus.
• Strong sense of personal & professional ethics.
• Excellent oral and writing communication skills, and the ability to write for different demographic audiences.
• Good video, photography, and graphic skills as demonstrated through personal or professional social media.
• PowerPoint/Keynote or other presentation software experience
• Excel, database and/or basic financial budgeting and analytical skills
• Ability to interact in a start-up environment with high energy