State College Spikes

State College Spikes

Team Mascot - State College Spikes (University Park · PA)

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Marketing: Mascot
Position Title: Spikes Team Mascot
Type: Seasonal, Part-Time (May 15 - August 31)

The State College Spikes, a charter member of the MLB Draft League, are currently seeking an individual to perform as one of the team's mascots. This paid, part-time position will give candidates valuable experience in the professional sports industry. Individuals applying for this position must have a flexible schedule and be able to work all Spikes home games. Candidates who have completed a four-year college degree or are working toward a degree are a plus, but not necessary. All appropriate candidates will be required to audition as a part of the interview process. The State College Spikes require a criminal background check on all new hires. Position starts May 15, 2023 and runs through August 31, 2023.
Mascot Operations:
  • Perform as Ike the Spike and/or the Nookie Monster at all Spikes home games and if necessary, community events
  • Work with Spikes staff to develop and execute new skits, dance routines and other in-game mascot entertainment
  • Create a fun and energetic in-game experience by personally interacting with fans inside and outside of the stadium
  • Ensure the proper use and maintenance of mascot equipment and alert manager of repairs that are needed in a timely manner
  • Represent the State College Spikes in an appropriate and professional manner at all times
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Outgoing, dependable and organized, with a willingness and desire to have fun
  • Comfortable performing in front of large crowds with an ability to generate crowd enthusiasm
  • Must be adaptable, versatile and tactful in dealing with the public
  • Ability to learn quickly and work well under pressure
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to handle the demands of working in full-body costume (i.e. work outdoors in all weather conditions, move easily with limited peripheral vision)
  • Possesses strong communication skills and the ability to work well with others
  • Previous mascot performance experience preferred, but not necessary
  • Must be between 5'4" and 6'4" in height
  • Ability to lift at least 30 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Job Questions:

  1. Why do you want to be a mascot?