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You too can be a Bandit!

News from the St. Louis Cardinals Class A affiliate in the Quad Cities includes a key job opening and release of their 2011 schedule.

qc-river-bandits-logo-alt-1C’mon, admit it. You’ve been the world’s best armchair general manager all these years and now want to take it to the next level, right?

If so, I have the perfect opportunity. Main Street Baseball, owners of the St. Louis Cardinals’ Midwest League affiliate, the Quad Cities River Bandits, is advertising an opening for an Assistant GM.

So what if it would require a move to Davenport, Iowa? It could be just right for you!

The job description follows. (Overlook the part where they say the “candidtate” must be a skilled communicator.)

Administration/General Management: General Management/Profit & Loss
Assistant General Manager – Main Street Baseball – (Quad Cities River Bandits) (Davenport, IA)

A proven and established ownership group is seeking an experienced Assistant General Manager. This highly sales-oriented position will assist in complete oversight of a minor league baseball team and will be charged with leading the club’s sponsorship, ticket and group sales efforts, stadium operation, budgeting, advertising, marketing and promotions, expense management and overall direction of the club. This position requires a thorough knowledge of strategic selling techniques and corporate benefit strategies so that he/she can create sales strategies for the sales force. He/she is responsible for establishing and maintaining community relations with the decision makers of area businesses, schools, associations and churches. The ideal candidtate (sic) must also be a skilled communicator, as this position requires constant interaction with (and coaching of) all other departments. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years experience in managing a team and facility, have a proven track record of sales success, be able to successfully manage a budget and team expenses and have a strong motivation to earn advancement in Minor League Baseball.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. What challenge have you overcome that you are most proud of?

2. What is your biggest sales success story?

2011 schedule released

In other River Bandits news, the club has announced its 2011 schedule. The season opener will be on Thursday, April 7 at home. Modern Woodmen Park will also be the site of the 2011 Midwest League All-Star Game. The Home Run Derby will be held on Monday, June 20 with the game the following night.

Note: Memphis and Springfield schedules for next season have already been released.

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