What You Bring to The Palace
Life at Palace Sports and Entertainment
At Palace Sports and Entertainment, our mission is simple: to thrill our fans and bring our community together. We are determined to provide our fans with a winning experience, give them inside access at a great value, and finally, to entertain them.
Our employees immediately understand our mission when they see the smile of a young boy watching his favorite player dunk the basketball, or girls singing along to every word in the front row at a Lady Gaga concert. In the community, you can see the impact of our Come Together Foundation through its support of local non-profit organizations and youth leadership programs. Collectively, we offer something special to our fans: a chance to create lasting memories.
Is Palace Sports and Entertainment For Me?
Joining Palace Sports and Entertainment is more than a career move; it’s a lifestyle change. This is not your typical 9 to 5 job, and we don’t want it to be. We’re in the sports and entertainment industry, and what we’re selling takes place after hours. We work hard, but we love what we do.
Your success in this industry depends more on your talents than the specifics of your degree. To give you a better idea of who we’re looking for, these are the traits we’re after… do you have what it takes to win here?
HARD WORK – This is Detroit, the city built on hard work and dedication, and we’re not willing to give that up. We’re looking for employees that show up with passion, are energized by a challenge, and have the will to give tireless efforts.
ACCOUNTABILITY & FOCUS – Being able to keep up and keep focus is critical at PS&E. We need employees who can work fast and can be counted on to produce real results. We have big goals, and we need people who can help us meet them.
COMMITMENT – We’re looking for people who want to work here because they are inspired by our mission and believe in our community, not enamored by our industry. We need unwavering support from our employees, and in return, they will get it back.
POSITIVE ATTITUDE – In sports, having a positive attitude has been found to be essential in reaching peak performance, and we believe that is also true at PS&E. We’re hiring employees that enjoy facing challenges head-on and view uncertainty and change with optimism.
SELF IMPROVER – Not only do we want people who are committed to our mission, but we also want people who are committed to themselves. By constantly leveraging our strengths and looking for ways to develop, we grow stronger, as individuals and as a company.
TEAM IMPROVER – We believe a great piece of work results when you can see everyone’s handprint on it. When a team is firing on all cylinders, magic happens, but this only occurs when its members value each other’s talents, and they come together to collaborate. We’re looking for employees that can act as catalysts to ignite team spirit and stimulate collaboration.
PROACTIVE – If you only put in 90%, you will only ever get 90%. We need 100% effort from our people and we need them to be able to take initiative, identify new opportunities, and extinguish fires before the flames get too high.
What We Give Back To You
Total Rewards at Palace Sports and Entertainment
Palace Sports and Entertainment focuses on total rewards, meaning we offer competitive compensation and benefits, in addition to non-financial rewards like an engaging work environment and meaningful developmental opportunities. We focus on the total value of our employment offer.
Our aim is to attract and retain the best and brightest sports and entertainment talent, as such we are relentlessly seeking to improve our offerings by customizing our programs to serve our employees better. We believe all employees are entitled to feedback, so we offer customized development plans and developmental opportunities to help our employees grow and cultivate their careers at PS&E.
Just as we do with our fans, we provide our employees with access to Media, Merchandising, and Memories. For instance, our employees have immediate and user-friendly access to Media, such as our Culture & Strategy Playbooks. Employees are also given the opportunity to sample our Merchandising, like tickets, t-shirts, and discounted Piston’s gear. Lastly, we ensure our employees make plenty of Memories at the Palace, whether it be playing pickup basketball or attending a meet-and-greet with players or entertainers, employees are given the opportunity to enjoy life at PS&E.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Lastly, our employees have the opportunity to proactively enhance their health and wellness through our fitness program. Employees have access to health screens and assessments, as well as health and wellness fairs to learn about various ways to increase disease prevention and health promotion. All employees are encouraged to participate in one of our organized recreational activities, such as running, biking, yoga, pilates, and more.
Palace Sports and Entertainment offers several full-time opportunities in a variety of fields that includes: Sales, Marketing and Communications, Operations, Finance, IT and Human Resources.
We have part-time opportunities that work primarily during events and include: guest services, housekeeping, crowd control, facility patrol, conversions, parking, box office and suite services.
Palace Sports and Entertainment offers year round and seasonal internships. We hire interns for all of our major business functions including: Sales, Marketing and Communications, Operations, Finance, IT, Human Resources and Basketball Operations.