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Sarah Minnick

Sarah Minnick

ESPN Wide World of Sports - Sports Guest Service Management Intern

Walt Disney World

ESPN Wide World of Sport - Sports Guest Operations Intern





Walt Disney World

ESPN Wide World of Sports - Sports Guest Service Management Intern

Career medium 06

Orlando Venues - Amway Center

Event Services Assistant

• Managed hospitality events from the initial client contact and booking through planning client needs and overseeing event day proceedings.
• Built and revised event set maps in AutoCAD to promoter specifications.
• Directed fellow staff and contractors in carrying out event needs through the creation of work orders.
• Lead groups of professionals, tourists, and students through building tours specified to each group’s specific interests.


Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World College Program Campus Representative

• Serve as Campus Representative Team Lead representing the Walt Disney Company and Theme Parks on the University of Florida Campus
• Create a detailed marketing plan, outlining the strategies and techniques used each semester to reach our target goals and numbers
• Communicate information about the Disney College Program Information Session to a 55,000 person student body through utilization of signage, email, social media, testimonial and other marketing tactics
• Coordinate tabling sessions, meetings and correspondence between the Campus Representative Team

Career medium 02
Career medium 02


Event Services Intern

• Coordinated with clients to discern needs for event services, operations, telecommunications, food and beverage, security, and transportation.
• Assisted in executing events in stadium, football, arena football and Illusions Theatre configurations. Created event staff instruction guides and detailed prospectuses.
• Oversaw event day operations, load in, and load out of the Alamodome’s largest event to date, George Strait’s the Cowboy Rides Away Tour coordinating production, promoter, and catering needs.
• Created 100 page Event Planning Guide for clients detailing facility configurations, rules, and services.


International Association of Venue Managers

Venue Management School and VenueConnect Intern

Venue Management School
• Facilitated course needs according to the Seminar Instructor in a class of 40 venue management professionals
• Employ creative techniques in fundraising for the IAVM Foundation
• Assisted the IAVM staff in Registration, Dine around Wheeling, and Sports Night functioned

Venue Connect 2012 and 2013
• Constructed, operated, and broke down the IAVM Foundation's Fundraising Auction
• Served as set up and support staff for the VenueConnect Career Resource Center

Career medium 06
Career medium 02

Stephen C. O'Connell Center

Workforce Director

• Purchasing responsibilities including compiling a list of needed equipment, obtaining quotes, and following all mandatory purchasing and delivery requirements.
• Furthered the development of the Supervisor in Training program by streamlining training guidelines and creating detailed training documentation.
• Responsible for staffing usher and changeover supervisors, nominating employees for awards and distinctions, and general personal maintenance.
• Acted as a liaison to the administrative staff, security, technical, and floor divisions.


City of Gainesville, Parks and Recreation

Event Coordination Intern

• Assisted in coordinating nationally recognized events for the City of Gainesville including the Downtown Festival and Art Show and Hoggetown Medieval Faire.
• Responsible for processing revenues, assembling sponsorship and media packages, assigning vendor booth locations, and processing applications.
• Served as liaison to 50 artists during the Downtown Festival and 25 vendors during the Medieval Faire
• Acquired skills in crisis management, crowd control, and human resources

Career medium 02
Career medium 05

Celebrations Catering

Catering Staff

• Created a safe and enjoyable dining experience for clients and guests
• Coordinated with venue staff to determine specifications for event proceedings
• Assembled and deconstruct the event decor pre and post event


Stephen C. O'Connell Center

Workforce Supervisor

• Manage crews of up to 40 student staff members for sporting and special events on usher and changeover crews
• Promote and train new supervisors
• Ensure that guest service, safety, and ADA standards are met
• Facilitate the planning, communication, and marketing for the annual Craft Festival
• Interview new O'Connell Center Student Assistant applicants
• Served as video production lead for Gator Growl 2012

• CPR Certification

Career medium 04
Career medium 02

Stephen C. O'Connell Center

Student Assistant

Participated in usher, changeover, security and technical crews in a fast-paced, multipurpose complex.

• Tech 101 Informational Class
• Small PA Class
• Bomb Sweep Class


Walt Disney World

Merchandise Cast Member

• Delivered exceptional service to a diverse guest population
• Worked at seven indoor and outdoor locations through out Epcot
• Responsible for maintaining an accurate and secure cash drawer at cash wrap and outdoor cash belt locations
• Accountable for providing immediate good or service recovery
• Multi-tasked between greeting, cash wrap, sales support, photographer and photo editor positions

Career medium 03

University of Florida

Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks and Tourism, Specializing in Recreation and Event Management