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Community Relations: Mascot
Mascot Apprentice - Philadelphia Eagles (Philadelphia, PA)

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

The Philadelphia Eagles are known as one of the more progressive organizations in professional sports and have come to be considered one of the most storied sports franchises in history. As an organization the Philadelphia Eagles is both an exciting and demanding place to work fueled by passion, dedication, and a commitment to the community and the Eagles Youth Partnership.

Lincoln Financial Field is one of the premier sports and entertainment facilities in the United States.  In addition to being the home of the Philadelphia Eagles, the stadium plays host to numerous other events, providing an unmatched spectator experience for over 65,000 fans. Lincoln Financial Field is maintained and managed by over 50 professionals working together to provide the highest quality sports and entertainment experience in a safe, clean, and friendly environment.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Mascot Apprentice will be responsible for assisting SWOOP, the Eagles official mascot, at approximately 200 events annually.  The scope of said events shall be threefold: those of a charitable nature, those of a corporate, revenue-generating nature, and those conducted in conjunction with Eagles' corporate partners. In addition, the Mascot Apprentice, a highly motivated, energetic, talented individual will have the unique opportunity to learn the craft of SWOOP with the potential to perform as SWOOP for approximately up to 50 events annually including game-days. Mascot Apprentice will be responsible for maintaining the positive image for the mascot character.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

The Mascot Apprentice will report to the Manager of Entertainment Groups of the Philadelphia Eagles.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

o             Assist  SWOOP, the Eagles official mascot, at approximately 200 events annually. Assisting includes a variety of duties such as ensuring mascot has mandatory break during event, communicating directives of client to mascot while in costume, helping to assure safety of mascot while in costume, carrying mascot gear, giveaways, and autograph materials.

o             Learn the unique craft of performing as SWOOP

o             Perform at approximately 50 corporate and community events as well as game-days by performing as SWOOP, once learning of craft is achieved.

o             Communicate regularly with Marketing Assets Coordinator to obtain necessary details to execute mascot schedule of appearances.

 

DESIRED COMPETENCIES

Integrity & Values – Can be trusted to act in a manner that is truthful and values direct, honest communication at all levels of the organization.

Communication - Listens effectively. Possess strong verbal and non-verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.

Teamwork - Collaborating and cooperating with and across departments. Ability to work well and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization. Values the input and know-how of all team members. 

Decision Making - Exercises good judgment by making sound and well-informed decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; makes effective and timely decisions, is proactive and achievement oriented.

QUALIFICATIONS

o             Bachelor’s degree preferred

o             Previous mascot experience at the collegiate, minor league, or major league level preferred or equivalent acting experience/performer training.

o             Ability to work non-traditional schedule which includes attending events during the day, evening, weekend, and some holidays.

o             Knowledge of the basic principles and practices of special events a plus.

o             Interest in gaining professional mascot experience

o             Athletic abilities and a creative personality with a good sense of humor a must, along with being in good mental and physical health. Ability to work in extreme heat or cold weather conditions.

o             Ability to interact spontaneously with fans

o             Reliable and punctual with organizational skills

 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have previous mascot experience for a school or team? Please explain.
2. Do you have previous event performance experience?
3. Please list your availbility to work events, including nights and weekends.


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Community Relations: Mascot
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pirate Greeter - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Tampa, FL)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pirate Greeter will assist and be responsible for various aspects of special events and game operations, including but not limited to, the items enumerated here.  This position reports to the Coordinators. 

The responsibilities of the TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS PIRATE GREETER will include:

 ·         Actively engage and provide exemplary hospitality to Buccaneer fans and team members at special events and game days

·         Assist the Special Events & Game Ops department for majority of events held at One Buc Place, Raymond James Stadium, and occasionally other off-site properties

·         Ensure event preparation and readiness by communicating with event leads and Buccaneers staff members

·         Assist in maintaining cleanliness, crowd control and guest safety in all venues

·         Assist in resolving problems on site for special events and game day

·         Help as needed with event entertainment, including making sure guests are informed and prepared for specific event components

·         Distribute promotional items to guests.

  • Other duties as assigned to enhance the overall event experience as deemed necessary or as directed by the Game Operations & Special Events Department

The ideal candidate for the TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS PIRATE GREETER should have:

 ·         Ability to collaborate and work well with others

·         Lively, out-going, positive, hardworking, and willing to work in a fast pace environment

·          Must be able to stay "guest friendly" at all times

·          Must be able to work for prolonged periods of time in extreme weather conditions

·         Flexible and capable in the ability to take direction and execute plans and rundowns

·         Excellent trouble-shooting abilities

·         Ability to safely use and drive golf carts and vehicles

·         Be engaged, interactive, professional, and lively at all times

·         Knowledge of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Raymond James Stadium, One Buccaneer Place, and the Tampa Bay area

·         Must be able to work flexible hours (including weekends, nights and occasional holidays)

·         Must be able to lift, push or pull 45 lbs.

 

 

 


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Community Relations: Fundraising/Major Gifts
Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation Game Day Staff - Washington Redskins (Landover, MD)

The Washington Redskins are seeking qualified individuals to join the Charitable Foundation Department as game day staff. The right individual will be able to work as part of a team. Game Day staff must be able to work extended hours including some nights and weekends at FedExField in Landover, Maryland at all 2014 home games. A background in event management and sales is strongly encouraged. Candidates must possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to work in a fast paced environment.

Overview of Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and Community Relations Department
The mission of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation is to utilize the assets of the Washington Redskins and its corporate and community partners to make a positive and measurable impact on youth development in the greater Washington, DC region in the areas of education, community outreach, and health and wellness.

Since Redskins owners Dan and Tanya Snyder began the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation in 2000, it has given back over $15 million to the community.  The Foundation currently provides support and services to over 300,000 individuals annually

POSITION SUMMARY:  WRCF is looking for high-energy, motivated sellers to join our million-dollar game day raffle sales team for the 2014-2015 season.

JOB DESCRIPTION/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Sell raffle tickets to fans pre-game through the third quarter of the game.
  • Educate fans on the details of the game day raffle program and answer questions fans may have about the program.
  • Accurately handle the sale and distribution of the tickets, following program requirements.
  • Responsible for accurate cash count - submitted to Coordinator at the close of the shift.
  • Understand the mission of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.
  • Hours:  Approximately 4 hours each Washington Redskins Home Game (Two Pre-Season and Eight Home Games).

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Prior experience and responsibility of handling cash.
  • Ability to interact positively with large fan base.
  • Must be detail oriented and have strong organizational skills.
  • Strong sales skills and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidate must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays if necessary.
  • Having a flexible schedule that allows for working all games is a must.
  • All candidates may be subject to background checks and drug testing.

Reports to: Donor Services Coordinator, Charitable Foundation

If you wish to become a part of this dynamic, fast-paced organization and you meet the requirements listed above, please apply by submitting a cover letter and resume.

The Washington Redskins are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Yes/No You have local housing in or near Landover, Maryland
2. Yes/No You are able to work extended hours and some weekends as determined by the pre-season, regular season and post season schedule.


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