Position: Seasonal Operations Coordinator
Location: New York

The Drone Racing League (DRL) is the premier, global drone-racing league and producer of world-class drone sports content. We are seeking a Seasonal Operations Coordinator. The ideal candidate possesses experience in booking business travel and is a detail oriented, proactive problem solver.

Drone racing is a fun and exciting sport in which quad-copter drones fly around a pre-set 3-dimensional course. Pilots control the drones via remote controls, wearing FPV (first person view) goggles to steer from the drone’s point of view. The drones travel at high speeds and can fly inches off the ground to several hundred feet in the air, depending on the course. The races give the thrill of first person flight mixed with the high speeds and competitive dynamics of car racing. The events create fast, short, exciting content. The DRL operations team is comprised of individuals from all walks of life, united by their passion to produce these one-of-a-kind events. DRL events are the “Formula 1” of the drone world, producing exciting content for both enthusiasts and those new to the sport.

• Book and manage event related travel itineraries for all DRL employees and contractors
• Locate and organize group housing for events, including negotiating group rate contracts with hotels and sourcing long stay accommodations
• Manage rooming blocks, serving as point of contact for all hotel managers or property owners
• Reconcile travel spending per department for each event
• Source and negotiate local vendor contracts on behalf of DRL for a variety of services
• Onsite talent wrangler and point of contact for talent
• Provide support to the operations team as needed both on site and in office
• Valid drivers license, comfort driving a 15pass van a must
• Knowledge of drone and drone racing a plus

DRL offers a compensation package that is commensurate with experience and abilities
Start Date – Jan 2018-Oct 1st 2018 based on calendar

Experience / Skills

Desired Skills and Experience
• 1-2yr experience in entertainment management; live event experience preferred
• Experience in group travel booking; international travel booking a plus
• Strong people management skills and ability to work across multiple teams
• Highly organized with a keen attention to detail (spreadsheets and checklists are your best friend)
• Ability to effectively and professionally communicate via phone, e-mail and face to face. Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent time personal management skills, ability to work autonomously at times
• Willingness to work irregular hours including nights, holidays and weekends
• Eagerness to travel and learn to work in different markets, valid passport a plus
• Positive attitude, team player