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The industries of sports, arts and entertainment management offer a wide variety of fulfilling, exciting career opportunities. Point Park University's experienced SAEM faculty will provide you with the knowledge and hands-on learning opportunities needed to be career-ready

Read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article: "SAEM program at Point Park helps students find jobs" to learn more about career opportunities in this field.

Where Are They Now?

Meet some of our SAEM alumni:

  • Joseph Adams, growth marketing manager, Wish
  • Megan (Beavis) Burr, dance instructor and choreographer, Performing Art Studio Be
  • Robby Bell, digital marketing and innovation manager, Rush Street Interactive
  • Brittany Bishop, marketing assistant, Live Nation Pittsburgh, and live social contributor, NHL
  • John Blattenberger, ticket sales and retention seasonal associate, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Kady Chambers, convention services manager, Baltimore Convention Center
  • Ali (Lewis) Choe, catering manager, Oregon Zoo
  • Samantha Crowe, senior marketing specialist, Comcast Technology Solutions
  • Louise Diallo, senior manager, operations and global quality, Marriott International
  • Dana Drewniak, group events specialist, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Greg Fedor, director of membership services, Western Pennsylvania Golf Association
  • Karley Ferlic, executive assistant, Topple Productions
  • Alexis Galasso, manager of streaming operations, Universal Music Group
  • Colten Gill, marketing and communications manager, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
  • Danielle Himes, event team lead, Grant Street Group
  • Jocelyn Hyrb, lead promotions manager, K-LOVE and Air1 Media Networks
  • David Jacobs, director, consumer product marketing, DoorDash
  • Ashley (Johnson) Ovesen, senior development coordinator, Colorado State University
  • Travis Johnston, assistant director of academic and membership affairs, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Brianna Joyce, account executive, Flood, Bumstead, McCready and McCarthy Inc. 
  • Lauren (Kachmar) Shughart, ticketing and guest services manager, World Cafe Live 
  • Emily Kelly, subscriber and ticketing services, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • David Kennedy, senior marketing specialist, ShowClix
  • Max Kovalchuk, manager, artist development, 300 Elektra Entertainment
  • Bret Kunash, promotions manager, Stage AE/Promowest Productions
  • Nicole Lakovic, new business representative, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Samantha Lynn, account coordinator, NFM + DYMUN, and stage manager, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Jessica Martin, new business representative, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Alison Maternowski, assistant general manager, EXPRESS LIVE!
  • Meghan McCabe, club events manager, Heinz Field
  • Emily McCoy, manager of donor relations, Pittsburgh Public Theater
  • Dani McSweeney, manager of partnership marketing, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Megan Mussomeli, lead of strategic projects and project management office, Cvent
  • Haley Olah, email and mobile marketing coordinator, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
  • Jeremy Olson, operations manager, AEG, and stage manager, The Clarks
  • Herbie Pallotta, director of social content, BSB Group International
  • Evan Pearson, event lead, Ryman Hospitality Properties
  • Miranda Peel, attractions cast memberWalt Disney World Parks and Resorts
  • Kimberly Prelosky, administrative assistant, ShowClix
  • Livia Rice, senior outreach manager, ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute
  • Meredith Savage, VIP services and hospitality specialist, Madison Square Garden
  • Evan Schall, director of communications, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Christine Schell, performance marketing manager, Backerkit
  • Julio Sepúlveda, coordinator of coaching and player development, Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Fausto Severino, director of Latin America scouting, Washington Nationals
  • Mallory (Schirr) Shea, marketing and media relations manager, University Musical Society
  • Rebecca Shore, marketing planning specialist, Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Hugh Stumpp, associate house manager, Jujamcyn Theaters
  • Lin Sun, music operations specialist, TikTok
  • Rebecca Karch Tomlinson, vice president of feature development and production, Lord Miller
  • Rachel Travisano, concert coordinator and tasting room manager, Pittsburgh Winery
  • Nicholas Turgeon, operations manager, Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Quarter
  • Matthew Uzar, events coordinator, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Adam Valen, marketing manager, Drusky Entertainment; Pennsylvania precinct captain, National Independent Venue Association
  • David Wilson, instant replay technician and game day assistant, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Rachel Winkler, senior manager of individual giving and development operations, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in NYC

Learn more about the SAEM's approach to education from Robert Derda, MS., associate professor and chair of the SAEM department, in the video below:

SAEM Career Opportunities

Sports Management

From college sports to minor league and professional, many job opportunities are out there!
Pittsburgh Steelers football, MLB, Washington Nationals, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Nationals baseball, Pittsburgh Penguins hockey, Dick’s Sporting Goods, ESPN radio, Pittsburgh Pirates baseball, , Pittsburgh Marathon, Erie SeaWolves baseball, USGA, Madison Square Garden, Pittsburgh Riverhounds Soccer, etc.

Arts Management

There are literally hundreds of art galleries, museums and theaters in every metro market!
New York Metropolitan Opera Guild, Broadway Dance Center NYC, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Broadway Series, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, City Theatre, Radio City Music Hall, etc.

Entertainment and Music Management

TV, radio, concerts, music business, internet, entertainment parks, science centers, zoos, aviaries, all of the below and more offer jobs in entertainment management!
AEG, Stage AE, Live Nation Pittsburgh, Kennywood Park, iHeart Pittsburgh, The Talent Group, Mosaic, Lincoln Center, ShowClix, Rivers Casino, Sports Authority Field, Madison Square Garden, Comcast Spotlight, etc. 

The jobs within the organizations listed above include those you would find in any business and include others that are specific to sports, arts, entertainment and music business management.

Job titles can include: agent, administrative assistant, box office manager, sales and sponsorship executives, house management, marketing director, talent manager, advertising manager, event manager, production management, promotions director, director of finance, director of communications, producer, general manager, salesperson and marketing executive, research manager, music manager and many others.

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