Located at Bunjil Bagora, Hawthorn’s state-of-the-art facility is not only the home to the clubs elite footballers but also to its dedicated and experienced administration staff.

Our driven teams include specialists in finance, membership, commercial operations, digital media and community.

Our office in Launceston houses a driven team who run the operations and corporate sales for the area.

Working for Hawthorn means living by our values: Respect All, Open and Honest, Selfless, Dynamic and Relentless.

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If you are interested in joining our family club, please see current vacancies listed below.

We do receive a high volume of applications which means unfortunately we can’t respond to every candidate, but we value your interest and appreciate the time taken to show your dedication to making our club great.

Current vacancies

There are currently no job vacancies open at Hawthorn Football Club.

If positions do become available, the club will post them on hawthornfc.com.au.

Unfortunately, Indeed.com have been advertising unauthorised job posts, falsely representing Hawthorn Football Club. Please do not apply for jobs on Indeed that claims to be for Hawthorn Football Club

Hawthorn Football Club 2022 Intern Program

The Hawthorn Football Club are proud to advertise our 2022 Intern Program.

It's important to the club to provide opportunities for the next generation of talent that will take our industry forward, and we are excited to advertise opportunities across many different areas of the club. 

These opportunities are suited to current university students, who are required to complete a practicum unit as a part of their degree. Relevant study areas include sports management, sports science, events, marketing, business or other related courses. 

If you are someone who is keen to get your foot in the door of a competitive, and growing industry – these opportunities may be perfect for you!

Applications for available opportunities below close Friday 29 January. 

To apply for a position, please email the following to recruitment@hawthornfc.com.au.

  • Which program you are most interested in (VFL or VFLW)
  • An introduction of yourself
  • Why you want to complete this placement
  • What you will bring to the Hawthorn Football Club
  • The one thing that sets you apart from other candidates 

 

Available positions

 

Events Intern

  • 1 placement opportunity March – October
  • 1 day per week

Assist and support the events team with:

  • Event bookings
  • Match day preparation - including preparing menus, raffle collateral and place cards
  • Data management 
  • Other administrative tasks/ projects as required

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Database Intern

  • 2 placement opportunities Feb – May
  • 1 day per week

Assist and support with:

  • Making contact with HFC members to update contact details that are missing or incorrect 
  • Merging duplicate accounts of HFC members
  • Updating contact data to ensure Membership Packs are sent to members
  • Updating credit card details for HawksDirect payment plan members to ensure payments are successful

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Membership Retention Intern

  • 2 placement opportunities Feb – May
  • 1 Day per week

Duties include:

  • Contributing to the Membership team strategy by conducting inbound and outbound communication to renewed, unrenewed and prospect members
  • Updating details and process member payments in the Membership database (Archtics)
  • Providing customer service to members where required

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Indigenous Programs Intern

  • 1 placement opportunity March – September
  • 1 day per week or 140 hours as per placement requirements

Support the delivery of the Clubs Indigenous programs including:

  • Building relationships with key stakeholders
  • Assisting the Indigenous Programs Coordinator to execute operational requirements of programs 
  • Attending and support the facilitation of programs in the community including support for the club’s school’s program, Hawks For All.

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Mental Health Community Intern

  • 1 placement opportunity March - September
  • 1 day per week or 140 hours as per placement requirements

Assist and support with:

  • Researching to develop a best practise guide for the Clubs Mental Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Development and implementation of player development program for HFC’s Wheelchair Football and AFL Blind players
  • Other ad hoc tasks and projects as required including support for the club’s school’s program, Hawks For All

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Football Operations Intern (VFL & VFLW)

  • 2 placement opportunities Feb – October
  • 8-10 hours per week

Assist and support with:

  • Match day logistics
  • Property and team preparation
  • Coaching staff with key match timings
  • All pre- and post-match preparation and pack down
  • The Football Operations team where required

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Football Analytics Intern (VFL &VFLW)

  • 4 placement opportunities Feb – June September
  • 8 Hours per week

Duties include:

  • Fill behind the goal vision at games
  • Supporting the analytics team with day-to-day tasks as well as completing projects 
  • Providing support with  training vision, coding, statistics and trend analysis 

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Performance Assistant Interns (VFL & VFLW)

  • 10 placement opportunities Feb – June/ September
  • 8 hours per week

Duties include:

  • Assisting in pre- and post-training/ game massage treatment
  • Assisting in taping players for injury prevention
  • Assisting with acute first aid treatment and injury management 
  • Ensure player hydration during training sessions and games 

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Box Hill Marketing Intern 

  • 1 placement opportunity Feb – October
  • 10 hours per week

Supporting the General Manager, Commercial & Community to execute the Box Hill Hawks marketing strategy including:

  • Ideation of marketing campaigns and reporting
  • Creation of marketing assets including match day, training, club events, corporate partners etc
  • Analysis and cleansing of data 
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase social media followers and capture data
  • Collaborate with the Digital Content and Communications team to manage club social and digital platforms and work closely with the Pavilion Sales and Marketing manager to drive new business (events)

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Box Hill Commercial Intern

  • 1 placement opportunity Feb – October
  • 10 hours per week

Supporting the General Manager, Commercial & Community to execute the Box Hill Hawks commercial strategy including:

  • Managing corporate relationships
  • Creating sponsorship packages
  • Producing commercial reports
  • Canvasing potential sponsors
  • Working effectively with corporate partners to maximise sponsorship exposure and outcomes
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally 

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Box Hill Communications Intern

  • 1 placement opportunity Feb – October
  • 10 hours per week

Supporting the General Manager, Commercial & Community to execute the Box Hill Hawks communications strategy including:

  • Managing communication channels
  • Creation of communication assets 
  • Promoting club activity and events through leverage of communication channels 
  • Working with corporate partners to maximise sponsorship activities 
  • Collaborate with the Digital Content and Communications team to manage the Clubs communications platforms
  • Proactively seek out opportunities, craft, and publish original written and video content

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Work Experience and Work Placement

Hawthorn Football Club receives an overwhelming number of expressions of interest from enthusiastic candidates requesting to undertake work experience or work placement at the club.

If positions do become available, the club will post them on hawthornfc.com.au.

Please do not be discouraged if you do not hear back from the club. As you can appreciate, Hawthorn receives a high volume of applications and unfortunately cannot reply to every one of them.

"If you embrace Hawthorn, Hawthorn will embrace you" - Dr. Sandy Ferguson