Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in The Valley Preferred Cycling Center, the most prestigious professional cycling track in North America, located in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania, eight miles west of Allentown. We have hosted a full spectrum of world-class events throughout cycling history, including numerous national championships, world cups, world championships, and the 1996 Olympic Trials. From May through September, we host professional cycling events, amateur events, youth bicycle racing leagues, developmental cycling courses for young and old and swap meets.

Internship Opportunities:

The Valley Preferred Cycling Center’s Internship Program is designed for college students to explore a career in the sports industry while getting hands-on experience working at the most celebrated velodrome in modern American cycling history. The VPCC Internship Program exposes students to numerous office and race day roles and allows students to learn from and work alongside VPCC front office staff members, including Executive Director Marty Nothstein.

VPCC offers multiple summer internships in a variety of areas from sports management to communications to marketing. Students not only hone their skills in their area of expertise, but they also gain valuable knowledge and experience in other areas that will help them in the future.

Position Title:  2019 Race Day Interns

Reporting to:  Kelli Bertoni – Operations Mgr.

Compensation:  Unpaid, college credit can be earned

Course Description:  Valley Preferred Cycling Center offers Race Day Internships for those students looking to gain experience in the sports industry.  This Internship will allow interns to work alongside VPCC Front Office Staff while completing important race day responsibilities.  

Timeline:  The program will include all ProAm Series on Tuesday nights, World Series of bicycling events held on Friday nights and Saturday morning Masters & Rookies.  Racing begins in May and will run through the end of August. All interns are expected to plan for rain dates.

Hours:  Race Day Interns will arrive at 4:30 PM each Tuesday & Friday night and 9AM Saturday.  Interns will be dismissed shortly after the race ends when all responsibilities are completed.  

Dress Code:  Khaki pants or shorts, staff shirt & sneakers/closed toed shoes

Experience Includes but not limited to:

(Interns will rotate through job responsibilities each week)

  • Assist with pre-race rider registration
  • Assist Ticket Office Staff with ticket sales and ticket related projects throughout the night
  • Greet and collect tickets from spectators as they enter the facility
  • Assist in executing nightly promotions
  • Assist the Merchandise stand lead selling merchandise throughout the night
  • Assist setting up Plaza area with sponsor displays and nightly entertainment
  • Help execute to set up and tear down group hospitality events

Position Title:  2019 Office Assistant – FT

Reporting to:  Kelli Bertoni – Operations Mgr.

Compensation: $1,000 stipend, college credit can be earned

Course Description:  Valley Preferred Cycling Center offers one (1) full-time Office Assistant summer internship for a student who is looking to gain invaluable experience in the Sports Management field.  Candidate will be responsible for managing various aspects for day to day sports venue operations including but not limited to race day management. Organization, attention to detail and ability to work with a number of internal departments is a must.

Timeline:  The internship runs the entire summer semester, beginning in May and ending in August.

Hours and Expectations:  Interns are expected to be present for all race events including Tuesday night Pro-Am series, Friday night World Series of Bicycling and all other scheduled events.  Normal office hours will be 8:30AM-5:30PM and noon-end of race on event days.

Dress:  Business casual (Khaki pants, polos, dress-shirt).  Dress for events are T-town polo, Khaki pants or shorts.

Experience and Responsibilities Include but not limited to:

  • Greeting and helping each visitor that enters the office
  • Learning where to properly send phone calls
  • Checking and responding to voicemails
  • Maintaining and organizing all rider forms
  • Maintaining office supplies, maintenance & concession stand supplies
  • Organizing entertainment and vendors for race nights

Position Title: 2019 Photography Intern

Reporting to: Events & Communication Manager

Compensation: Unpaid, College credit can be earned

Course Description:  The Valley Preferred Cycling Center offers one (1) part-time Photography Internship for a student looking to gain valuable experience in the field of sports photography. Our cycling track facility, known as a velodrome, hosts international competitions for athletes pursuing an Olympic starting spot in Tokyo. Students will be photographing and documenting Olympians, World Champions, and Olympic hopefuls alongside local heros for our 2019 season. This internship allows the student to work closely with VPCC’s communications team and its staff to enhance the coverage of all the VPCC’s events through social media and traditional media campaigns. The student will work one-on-one with our media team for weekly formal reviews of their work, function in multiple roles during the events including Photo Tech, Social Posts, and Shooting.

Portfolio: 15-30 image selections should be submitted with application. Dropbox, Flickr, etc., all ok.

Timeline:  The internship is 15 weeks, beginning May 21 through August 30.

Hours and Expectations:  Interns are expected to be present for all Tuesday evening ProAm Series (5pm – 10pm) and Friday night World Series of Bicycling race events (4:30pm – 11pm). Interns are required to also photograph a minimum of three (3) Saturday Master’s & Rookies racing sessions (11am – 2pm) and be flexible for availability for select other scheduled events.

Deliverables include edited and formatted for social media selections with a minimum of 100 images per session. Large format images should be delivered upon request.

Collaboration with our team is essential.

Dress: Comfortable attire for walking around the venue during your sessions. Green vests and access passes will be provided.

Experience and Requirements

  • Provide your own equipment including photography and post-processing
  • Proficiency with DSLR camera bodies and multiple focal length lenses
  • Post-Production editing software like Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Instagram, Instagram Stories, IGTV, Facebook, Facebook Live, Twitter
  • Deliverables optimized  for social media with some asset requests for print
  • Familiar with collaborative tools such as Dropbox, Google Drive
  • Experience in sports photography is recommended but not required.

Responsibility Includes but not limited to:

  • Work with Events & Communication Manager to devise shot list for each event
  • Execute shot sheet during event
  • Export, edit and prepare photos from events for publication on the website and social media
  • Work in a collaborative team environment with all staff positions

Position Title: 2019 Videographer Intern

Reporting to: Events & Communication Manager

Compensation: Unpaid, College credit can be earned

Course Description:  The Valley Preferred Cycling Center offers one (1) part-time Videographer Internship for a student looking to gain valuable experience in action sports documentation. Our cycling track facility, known as a velodrome, hosts international competitions for athletes pursuing an Olympic starting spot in Tokyo. Students will be documenting Olympians, World Champions, and Olympic hopefuls alongside local heros for our 2019 season. This internship allows the student to work closely with VPCC’s communications team and its staff to enhance the coverage of all the VPCC’s events through social media and traditional media campaigns. The student will work one-on-one with our media team for weekly formal reviews of their work, function in multiple roles during the events including Video Tech, quick edits, and filming.

Portfolio: 1-2 video examples of 3min or less each. Selections should be submitted with application via YouTube or Vimeo.

Timeline:  The internship is 15 weeks, beginning May 21 through August 30.  

Hours and Expectations:  Interns are expected to be present for all Friday night World Series of Bicycling race events (4:30pm – 11pm). Interns are required to also photograph a minimum of three (3) Saturday Master’s & Rookies racing sessions (11am – 2pm), Tuesday evening ProAm Series (5pm – 10pm) and be flexible for availability for select other scheduled events.

Deliverables: include edited and formatted for social media selections with a minimum of a 2 minute highlight reel per week. Content will be posted on the VPCC YouTube Channel, Instagram, Instagram Story, Facebook.

Collaboration with our team is essential.

Dress: Comfortable attire for walking around the venue during your sessions. Green vests and access passes will be provided.

Experience and Requirements

  • Provide your own recording and post-producing equipment
  • Proficiency with DSLR or mirrorless cameras and multiple focal length lenses
  • Understanding of GoPro camera (limited number provided by VPCC)
  • Post-Production editing software such as Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro
  • Instagram, Instagram Stories, IGTV, Facebook, Facebook Live, Twitter
  • Deliverables optimized for social media
  • Familiar with collaborative tools such as Dropbox, Google Drive, YouTube, Vimeo, WeTransfer
  • Experience in sports photography is recommended but not required.

Responsibilities Include but not limited to:

  • Work with Events & Communication Manager each week to plan highlight reel(s)
  • Execute filming during event, including the bike mounted GoPros
  • Export, edit and prepare videos from events for publication on the website and social media
  • Work in a collaborative team environment with all staff positions
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