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Mascot Handler

Houston Astros
Houston, TX
Marketing: Game Operations/Presentation
Mascot Handler
 
JOB TITLE:       Mascot Handler 
 
CLASSIFICATION: Part-Time (Non-Exempt)
 
DEPARTMENT:   Ballpark Entertainment     
 
POSITION OVERVIEW: 
The Houston Astros are seeking an outgoing, organized, and motivated candidate to serve as an assistant for the Club’s official costumed mascot, Orbit, throughout the 2017 season.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
·         Accompany Orbit while performing game duties and designated off-site appearances.
·         Assist with taking pictures, signing autographs, and improving the overall guest experience.  
·         Act as the “eyes, ears, and voice” for the mascot performer, including awareness of game progression, in-game scheduling, stadium navigation, fan requests, and potential hazards.
·         Carry mascot supplies (autograph cards, t-shirts, props, etc.).
·         Assist in the maintaining of the condition of the mascot costume.
·         Assist mascot performer with preparation and execution of on-field skits/routines, t-shirt tosses, and provide logistical support during games and appearances.
 
QUALIFICATIONS

·         Must be able to work flexible hours, including afternoons, nights, and weekends.
·         Must possess incredible interpersonal communication skills.
·         Strong leadership skills and positive attitude.
·         Ability to take direction and constructive criticism.
·         Ability to work incredibly well under pressure (strong improvisation skills a plus).
·         Must be able to relate with fans of all ages and demographics. 
·         Must be punctual and possess good time management.
·         Must possess basic knowledge of Major League Baseball.
·         Must possess the ability to perform in front of large groups.
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
 
·         Ability to work in a high activity and heavily crowded professional sports venue in all weather extremes for extended periods of time.
·         Position will require standing for long periods of time, walking/running long distances and/or climbing up/down stairs.
·         May be required to stoop, kneel, crouch.
·         Ability to lift/move/carry items weighing up to 40lbs on occasion.

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. 

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