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Account Trainee, Event and Volunteer Management (Events)

Cary, North Carolina, United States
Requisition ID: 12401

THE JOB / Account Trainee, Event and Volunteer Management

EVENTS / Responsible for planning and executing event and experiential marketing programs.

Assist event staff with day-to-day preparation and execution of the SAS Championship, a PGA TOUR Champions event held October 7 - 13, 2024 at Prestonwood Country Club.  The Octagon staff, located in Cary, NC, is directly responsible for managing all aspects of the event.


  • Recruit and manage 700+ event volunteers
  • Manage recruitment and coordination of volunteers as well as the online volunteer database for scheduling management and communication plans
  • During tournament week, oversee Volunteer Headquarters set up, including food and beverage, volunteer services and ensure volunteers are transported (if needed) to their respective on-course posts
  • Respond to general event inquiries (dates, event schedule, ticket prices etc.)
  • Carry out assigned tasks with limited supervision, including coordinating and implementing projects
  • Assist with implementation of special projects & partnership extensions in Cary
  • Contribute to the coordination and activation of key Tournament special events like Women’s Day, Food Truck Friday, 5K at the SAS Championship, etc.
  • Other related duties/projects as reasonably assigned


Recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Sports”, Octagon is the global sports, entertainment, and experiential marketing arm of the Interpublic Group.

We take pride in being Playmakers – finding insightful, bold ways to create play in our work, our lives, and in the world. We believe in the power of play to create big ideas and unlock potential for our clients and talent.

We can put ourselves in the shoes of fans because we ARE fans – of sports, entertainment, and culture at large. This expertise allows us to continually evolve the fan experience across sports and entertainment alongside some of the biggest brands and talent in the world.

The world needs play more than ever. Are you a Playmaker?


  • A passion for and expertise in sports, entertainment, gaming, music and/or celebrity & lifestyle culture
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Polished communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong desire to work in a team setting
  • Confident ability to solve problems, demonstrate initiative, and present a proactive work ethic
  • Acute organization, multi-tasking ability, and commitment to strict timelines
  • Mature business sense and ability to work alongside client on a daily basis
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Internet
  • Interest in sports and event management as a long-term career
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel domestically and work weekends or holidays as needed. Anticipated travel level: Low (0-15%)

This position pays minimum wage and is overtime-eligible.

Octagon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.


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