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Special Events/Group Sales Intern (Fall 2015)

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To Apply

The following information should be attached as a pdf when you Submit your resume online or email to awitherspoon@keeneland.com (Subject line: Special Events Intern) :

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

The Group Sales internship will run September through December 2015. For questions or concerns about the internship process, please contact Alexis Witherspoon, Employee Recruitment & Retention Coordinator, at awitherspoon@keeneland.com or (859)288.4158.

Group Sales Internship

The Group Sales intern will assist the Special Events team with planning and executing events during live racing and non-racing seasons.  This will include night and weekend events. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Race Meet

  • Assist with compiling and mailing/hand-delivering ticket packages for race meet groups.
  • Assist with signage for events.
  • Communicate with clients to confirm event details, AV needs and timeline.
  • Represent Keeneland by meeting with client the day-of the event.
  • Assist Marketing Department on large promotion days when extra help is needed.

Non-race Meet

  • Shadow site visits with groups and individuals.
  • Prepare informational packets for site visits.
  • Check event setups in venues.
  • Maintain database of corporate and individual event contacts.
  • Return phone calls to prospective clients and gather event information.


  • Currently enrolled as a junior or senior, or recently earned a degree in Marketing, Communications, Integrated Strategic Communications, Hospitality & Tourism, or a related field.
  • Must be available on weekends and flexible on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the October race meet.
  • Must have flexible class schedule to hold office hours during the week.
  • Exceptional writing and communications skills; ability to work with diverse clientele.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Organized with the abilitiy to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
  • Creative, flexible and a proven self-starter.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull or carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Willingness to follow Keeneland's policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge/experience in the Thoroughbred industry preferred.
Employment Period: 
Posted Date: 
Monday, April 10, 0000 (All day)


Keeneland Association, Inc. 4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40510
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