Job Opportunities

Why work at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment and the largest spectator sporting facility in the world. But IMS also is about people, a talented staff with diverse skills that are used to the fullest to stage of the world’s great motor racing events – the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Indianapolis 500, Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard and Red Bull Air Race Indianapolis.

Employees at IMS are challenged daily to excel in an environment featuring a pace that matches the high speed of the machines that race at the famous facility. Working at IMS is a demanding yet rewarding endeavor for dedicated professionals who want to reach their ultimate potential amid the excitement, tradition and pageantry of the World’s Greatest Race Course.

Below is a list of open positions:

Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information.

Group/Ticket Sales Representative
Position Title: Group/Ticket Sales Representative
Department: Ticketing
Reports to: Manager, Ticket Sales
Position Location: Administration Building
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt / Seasonal
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • With the Ticket Sales Manager, this position provides a vital role for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sales and Marketing activities. This position will be responsible for marketing and selling group tickets to the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Indianapolis 500, Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard and the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.
  • Make up to 500 cold calls a week. Extensive phone work including incoming, outgoing and follow-up calls to new potential leads and former ticketing customers.
  • Reach sales goals via ticket sales to the following group sales market: businesses, civic organizations, sponsors, car & motorcycle clubs and fraternal organizations.
  • Compliance with proven phone presentations and group sales approach.
  • Participate in sales events.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications:
  • As a key member of the Outbound Ticket Sales Team, the candidate must continually demonstrate teamwork, integrity, a GREAT attitude and tremendous work ethic.
  • The candidate must be very pro-active, professionally aggressive, organized, creative, innovative, open-minded and self-motivated.
  • Proficiency in basic software programs (word processing, excel).
  • Must be creative, enthusiastic and possess excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to work full-time hours from the months of December 2015 through August 2016.
  • Must be able to work overtime, evenings, weekends and holidays.
Physical Demands:

The Physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please email Resume and Cover Letter to jobs@brickyard.com

Event Ticket Office Representative
Position Title: Event Ticket Office Representative
Department: Ticketing
Reports to: Manager, Ticket Operations
Position Location: Administration Building
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt / Seasonal
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The Event Ticket Office Representative position will provide support to the Ticket Office staff for all department activities for each major and supplemental IMS event.
  • This position will be responsible for providing all guests a positive first impression of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by offering superior, individualized guest service.
  • You will need to accurately operate the IMS computer ticketing system by selling and processing ticket/parking orders.
  • Customer’s questions and your response is key to providing excellent customer service – questions may vary from seat/parking availability to event schedules.
  • The candidate may be responsible for operating and maintaining individualized remote ticket locations during events.
  • Each person must have previous skills handling cash responsibly and accurately.
  • You may have other duties as assigned by the Ticket Staff.
Qualifications:
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to the company and the Vision, Mission and Values.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Problem-solve by effectively communicating with guests to locate and deliver will-call/guest tickets.
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Innovative and critical thinker, self-starter with problem solving skills with results driven goals.
  • Excellent communication skills; verbal and written.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a role that requires clerical and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to work under pressure with time constraints. 
  • High integrity and confidentiality.
Work Hours:

Hours will vary based on event schedule. Working hours will be provided prior to event weekend. Candidate must be able to work overtime and event weekends as needed from May through September. This is an event only position.

Physical Demands:

The Physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please email Resume and Cover Letter to jobs@brickyard.com

Professional Mascot
Position Title: Professional Mascot
Department: Marketing
Reports to: Manager, Marketing
Position Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt / Seasonal
Position Summary:

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway mascots represent the brand with a distinctive identity. Our mascots enhance the traditions and emotions of our audience through exaggeration, characterization and entertainment. They bring live, fun-filled excitement to not just our fans, but our future fans, the children. “Axel and Alley” are two current mascots that represent and inspire the IMS Kids Club.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform as “Axel,” “Alley,” or the new upcoming mascot at community appearances, IMS races, children’s birthday parties and other events
  • Create the personality of the character 
  • Act using exaggerated body motions and high level of emotions
  • Must positively interact with children
  • Treat the suits with the utmost care  
  • Hired employees must be interested in cultivating business, by genuinely wanting to be involved in expanding the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Mascot Program
Qualifications:
  • Enthusiastic
  • Professional
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Friendly and personable 
  • Creative 
  • Experience with previous Mascot Programs is a plus
Work Hours:
  • Full availability required for:
    • May 11-14  – 2016 Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
    • May 15-29 – 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.
    • June 16-19 – 2016 Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational.
    • July 22-24 – 2016 Lilly Diabetes 250 & Crown Royal presents the “Your Hero’s Name Here” 400 at the Brickyard.

Please email Resume and Cover Letter to jobs@brickyard.com

Seasonal – Groundskeeper
Position Title: Seasonal – Groundskeeper
Department: Facilities
Reports to: Supervisor, Facilities
Position Location: North Maintenance Facility
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt / Seasonal
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • With the Supervisor, provides support for Facilities Department.  
  • Maintains grounds and property of IMS.
  • Cuts lawns.
  • Trims and edges around walks, flower beds, walls, and mulch.
  • Prunes shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth or remove damaged leaves, branches, or twigs.
  • Sprays lawn, shrubs, and trees with fertilizer, herbicides, and insecticides.
  • Rakes and bags or burns leaves.
  • Cleans grounds and removes litter.
  • Plants grass, flowers, trees, and shrubs.
  • Waters lawn and shrubs.
  • Repairs fences around flowerbeds when necessary.
  • Cleans out drainage ditches and culverts when needed.
  • Sharpens tools such as weed cutters, edging tools, and shears.
  • Putting in and taking out landscape beds.
  • Assist golf course crew and facilities maintenance crew when necessary.
  • Assists with outdoor clean-up staff during and after events.
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to the company and the Vision, Mission and Values.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications:
  • High integrity.
  • Strong people skills.
  • Innovative thinker and self-starter.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Effective landscaping and groundskeeping skills.
  • High school graduate or GED with equivalent experience.
Physical Demands:

The Physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please email Resume and Cover Letter to jobs@brickyard.com

Seasonal-Laborer
Position Title: Seasonal-Laborer
Department: Facilities
Reports to: Supervisor, Facilities
Position Location: North Maintenance Facility
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt / Seasonal
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • With the Supervisor, provides support for Facilities Department.  
  • Loads and unloads materials, parts, or products onto or from pallets, skids, conveyors, or trucks.
  • Delivers parts, stock, equipment, furniture, etc. to designated work areas.
  • Cleans around work areas.
  • Cleans sidewalks, parking lots, removes litter.
  • Occasionally cuts grass and mops floors.
  • Separates and maintains recyclables.
  • Drives or assists with Packer (trash truck) and operates forklift.
  • Performs numerous general labor functions as needed.
  • Supports individuals in Facilities, Administration and Operations, the INDYCAR, management and support staff as appropriate to encourage harmony of priorities, policies, focus and results.
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to the company and the Vision, Mission and Values.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications:
  • High school graduate or GED, or equivalent experience.
  • Self-starter.
Physical Demands:

The Physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please email Resume and Cover Letter to jobs@brickyard.com

Safety Patrol
Position Title: Safety Patrol
Department: Guest Experience

Working at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a once in a lifetime opportunity for dedicated personalities who want to experience the excitement and tradition of the World’s Greatest Racecourse.

The roars of the engines, the cheers of the crowds and the infamous yard of bricks are just a few aspects that create the electric atmosphere. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is in search of friendly, hardworking and enthusiastic people to be a part of our Safety Patrol team.

Available Opportunities:
  • Stands and Mounds: Provide hospitality and customer service to guest while verifying tickets. 
  • Gates: Greet each guest upon their arrival and verify each guest’s ticket; check bags and coolers.
  • Traffic: Direct and park all infield, employee and credential vehicular traffic. 
  • Suites/Hospitality: Verify all tickets and credentials in suites, provide customer service to all hospitality guests. 
  • Garage & Pits: Verify credential in garage, pit and media center locations. Provide hospitality in the Plaza area. Provide security on Pit Lane, in garages, and track access points. 
Safety Patrol Perks:
  • Numerous Safety Patrol Exclusive Events.
  • Museum Discount.
  • Free Employee Camping.
  • Length of Service Pins.
  • Employee of the Event Recognition.
  • Retail/Concession Discounts.
  • Practice Day Tickets.
  • Free Admission (on days employees are not scheduled to work).
2016 Event Dates:
  • May 11-14  – 2016 Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
  • May 15-29 – 100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
  • June 16-19 – 2016 Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational.
  • July 22-24 – 2016 Lilly Diabetes 250 & Crown Royal presents the “Your Hero’s Name Here” 400 at the Brickyard.
To Apply:
College Ambassador
Position Title: College Ambassador
Department: Guest Experience

If you are looking to get your foot in the sports, event or hospitality industry, look no further. The Ambassador program at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway allows you to gain resume building experience while learning how a world-class facility operates. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a big place; we could use your help!

Available Opportunities:
  • Suites/Hospitality: IMS Guest Experience Ambassadors are responsible for the control and operations of VIP and client areas at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Responsibilities include checking and stubbing suite tickets for high paying clients, operating elevators in high profile areas, and verifying credentials at suite and hospitality areas.
2016 Event Dates:
  • May 11-14  – 2016 Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
  • May 15-29 – 100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
  • June 16-19 – 2016 Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational.
  • July 22-24 – 2016 Lilly Diabetes 250 & Crown Royal presents the “Your Hero’s Name Here” 400 at the Brickyard.
To Apply:
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Position Title: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

To apply for a position as an EMT with our partners at EMT and Paramedic please click this link to apply through their website. This position is not employed through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway or any of its subsidiaries.

Legends Job Opportunities

Legends at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has various seasonal job opportunities onsite during our event season. Positions may include retail, warehouse, IT, ecommerce and internships. To apply for a position with Legends, visit their website. These positions are not employed through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway or any of its subsidiaries.

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