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Marlins hiring 2,000; two career fairs provide opportunities in sports industry

For those interested in working in sports and entertainment, two career fairs next week will provide an opportunity to pursue that ambition.

Moving into their new home in Miami, the Marlins are looking to fill more than 2,000 positions. They will hold a job fair on Nov. 15 and 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler Street, Miami.

The Marlins together with their partners Johnson Controls, Contemporary Services Corporation, Levy and Pritchard will have positions available that will vary from managerial to event day opportunities. The Marlins will have employment opportunities available in customer service, sales, grounds, guest services, security, ticket operations, finance and retail operations. Their partners will have positions available in the areas of maintenance, concessions, janitorial and event services.

Meanwhile, another career fair will be held at Sun Life Stadium on Nov. 15 will offer tips on how to break into the sports and entertainment industry, as well as to make contact with a number of Florida teams. The fair, from 3-7 p.m., will offer insight into careers in marketing, sales, advertising, ticketing, public relations, finance and others through a series of panel discussions.

Participants will also have the opportunity to meet and greet with executives in the sports and entertainment field. Teams and companies in attendance include:

Miami Dolphins
Miami Marlins
Florida Panthers
Tampa Bay Rays
University of Miami Athletic Department
Discover Orange Bowl Committee
FIU Athletic Department
Univision Radio
Ft Lauderdale Strikers
Ft. Myers Miracle
Palm Beach Cardinals
Calder Casino & Race Course
Jupiter Hammerheads
World Golf Championships – Cadillac Championship
FAU Athletic Department

Attendance is limited to 200 participants and admission is $55 per person, which includes a game ticket to the Miami Dolphins-Buffalo Bills game on Nov. 20. Business attire is required. Parking is free.

For more information or to purchase admission, please visit

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CRAIG DAVIS In more than 33 years at the Sun Sentinel, Craig Davis has written about a wide variety of sports topics from baseball to yachting, fishing to triathlons, and also worked as a copy editor and page designer. Recently he reported on local sports, including running, swimming, cycling, equestrian and beach volleyball. He enjoys sports as a participant as well as a spectator, is active in the South Florida running scene plays in the curling club at Saveology Iceplex. This blog offers a glimpse at the business side of sports in the interest of enhancing enjoyment of the games and sporting options as a spectator as well as a participant.
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