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Mascot & Promotions Manager with Richmond Flying Squirrels in Richmond · VA

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The Richmond Flying Squirrels are seeking a talented and energetic performer to lead a growing cast of characters in Funnville. The ideal candidate will embrace the organization's community-first mindset and lead a team of performers in fulfilling 500-plus appearance requests annually throughout Central Virginia in addition to making a significant contribution to elevating the in-game experience at The Diamond.
 
Funn Essential Functions:
  • Serve as lead mascot performer
  • Coordinate and schedule all mascot appearances
  • Recruit, hire and manage members of part-time mascot team
  • Develop preseason and in-season training programs for part-time mascot team
  • Assist with planning and executing community appearances and outside events
  • Assist with fulfilling donation requests received online, in-person and via phone
  • Work with corporate sponsorship department to develop and execute entertaining and engaging between-inning contests and promotions
  • Schedule all between-inning contests while ensuring full-season and half-season promotions run accordingly
  • Manage inventory and maintain all promotional props and costumes
  • Assist in planning and executing promotional theme nights
  • Co-lead pregame promotional meetings with part-time mascot team and Funn Bunch members
  • Create an energetic and inclusive atmosphere amongst members of the staff, part-time mascot team and Funn Bunch
 
Qualifications:
  • Reliable transportation and a valid drivers license with clean driving record 
  • Minimum two years of previous mascot experience 
  • Previous performance (dancing/acting) experience 
  • Flexibility to work long hours including nights, weekends and holidays as required 
  • Fan-friendly and outgoing 
  • Must work well with children and staff members
  • Creative, ambitious, energetic personality with the ability to motivate others 
  • Ideal candidate should be in good physical condition and highly energetic 
 
Physical Demands and Working Environment: 
  • Good physical condition and able to withstand the demands of performing in a costume in all-weather elements 
  • Animation skills as a mascot in non-speaking character 
  • Team player who works well with full and part time staff members 
  • Candidate should be between 5’7” and 6’ tall

Please include a video link of performance highlights with application.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. What excites you about this opportunity?

  3. Please include a link to a video performance or sketch.

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