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Part-Time Mascot Handler with Houston Astros in Houston · TX

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Job Title:       Mascot Handler
Department:   Ballpark Entertainment   
Classification: Part-Time (Non-Exempt) 

POSITION OVERVIEW:
Are you someone who likes having fun? Do you consider yourself the life of the party? The Houston Astros are seeking an outgoing, organized, and motivated candidate to serve as a handler for the Club’s official costumed mascot, Orbit, for the 2020 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.
  • Must be incredibly responsible and possess utmost professionalism.
  • Strong leadership skills and positive attitude a must.
  • 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, climbing up/down stairs and/or maneuvering over, under, and around rails.
  • Will be required to stoop, kneel, crouch.
  • Ability to lift/move/carry items weighing up to 40lbs on occasion.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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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