Want to Go to the Olympics? These Are the Jobs That Can Get You There
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How to Be a Part of the Olympics, Without Having to Compete
If you’ve found yourself glued to your television sets the past couple of weeks to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang; you’re not alone. We all love to take on the role of couch coach and watch from afar, but if you’ve ever dreamed about being there to watch it live; there’s a high chance you could.
While spectators bring in millions to the host country every four years for the Winter Olympics and the Summer Olympics; there’s also hundreds of thousands of jobs needed to help support the thousands of events that run over those exhilarating two weeks. Whether it’s through a paid Olympic job or an Olympic volunteer position, the need for dedicated workers will always be needed.
You might have missed out on a position at the Winter Olympics 2018, there’s always the Tokyo 2020 Olympics that have a predicted 90,000 jobs that need filling. Plus, if you’re after something a little more closer to home, the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are still on the lookout for energetic and dedicated workers.
The Games that Create Employment
There’s a reason why so many countries battle it out every four years to get the honour of hosting the Olympics and the answer is simple: It can be very good for the economy.
Rio 2016 Olympic Games at a Glance
If you’re not sure of the type of jobs that could allow you to work at one of these exciting events; don’t stress, there’s plenty on offer to suit your skill set. The Tokyo 2020 Games as well as the Gold Coast are advertising positions in HR, event management, marketing, communications, media and hospitality.
Here’s just a selection of the many jobs available during the Olympics:
Needed to assist athletes, teams and spectators with overcoming language barriers
Assist with the planning and monitoring of Olympic games advertising material
Assist with athlete’s injuries and care on and off field
Assist with the operations of Olympic sport events and movement of equipment
Help with ticket inspection, spectators assistance and crowd control
Help coordinate and manage events, such as opening and closing ceremonies
Attend to athletes in the Olympic village with ensuring their needs are met
Maintain security during events, in venues and across the host city
Located around venues, stations, airports and hotels to help answer the needs of spectators
Help promote and inform tourists about the Host City
Looking for something more long-term? The Australian Olympic Committee is actively seeking workers, plus there’s always the opportunity to work alongside some of our favourite Australian Olympians in a myriad of sports-related jobs.
Most Olympians will say that without their coach, they wouldn’t have made it as far in their careers. This vital role is essential in developing the skills an athlete needs, as well as providing them with the support and assurance hat helps shape them into a professional athlete.
High intensity in training and competition can put a lot of strain on the body. That’s why every professional athlete needs a skilled massage therapist to help prevent sports-related injuries and promote joint movement and muscle strength.
You don’t have to be a professional athlete to take part in the Olympic games. There’s plenty of career paths, as well as volunteer positions that can get you there with just the right qualifications. The greatest sporting event in the world is open for everyone.
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