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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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