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EMCEE - Utah Jazz (Salt Lake City · UT)

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JOB SUMMARY:

The Utah Jazz are seeking to add an energetic and charismatic Emcee and HYPE personality to assist with game day, on and off-court promotions and public address announcements. The perfect candidate has an aptitude for improvisation, great memorization skills, an outgoing and engaging personality that is relatable and engaging to fans and a deep understanding of sports entertainment and the Utah Jazz brand. This is a seasonal part time position.


All applicants are required to submit a demo reel or equivalent video outlining their acting/improv ability, on-camera presence and speaking ability. All reels/videos need to be submitted with your application as a hyperlink on YouTube. Reel content should highlight an applicants' on-camera presence and ease of interaction. Sports/News/Marketing promotion related content is strongly encouraged. Reels should also demonstrate an applicant's knack for comedic timing, improvisational agility and personality.
A professional resume is also required for all submissions prior to consideration.

*All full-time and part-employees of the Utah Jazz are required to be fully vaccinated (fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks after your final dose). Mandatory vaccinations support our commitment to making our workplace and public facilities as safe and welcoming as possible.*

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as a supporting Emcee and HYPE voice for all in-arena Utah Jazz home games
  • Assist with on and off-court promotions/activations during Utah Jazz home games
  • Ability to engage with our fans and help in the planning and execution of partner promotions
  • Create excitement and positive energy using both voice and body language
  • Relate to and engage with fans
  • Identify prospective on-camera fans for promotions
  • Be a student, be a teacher, be a leader
  • Be a good teammate, contribute positively to a winning culture, and be respectful
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Charismatic, energetic personality
  • A deep understanding of tone, tamber, resonance and general voice practice/applications
  • Television, radio, or public speaking experience a must
  • Previous host/emcee experience preferred
  • Must be able to project into a microphone and perform in front of large audiences
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Able to take creative direction and a willingness to evolve
  • Working knowledge of basketball rules and regulations preferred
  • Ability to adjust and adapt quickly
  • MUST attend all required & scheduled rehearsals & production meetings
  • Must be available for all AM production meetings/zoom calls on game days
  • Must arrive be able to arrive at Arena by the specified time on home game-days
  • Timeliness is non-negotiable
  • Must be able to work with others in fast paced situations
  • Must leverage a professional and palatable personal brand that aligns with the organizational values of the Utah Jazz
  • Must be able to work ALL Utah Jazz home games and watch parties including preseason, season, playoffs, post-season, holidays, nights and weekends when required
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

COMPETENCIES:

  • Drives Engagement - Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.
  • Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Strategic Mindset - Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.
  • Action Oriented - Taking on new opportunities and rough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • This person must be able to observe, inspect, estimate and assess requirements of any given situation
  • The person must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • This person must be able to travel quickly in-arena distances traversing multiple floors/levels
  • This person must be able to lift and move/transport 25 lbs

The Smith Entertainment Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Note: The need may arise to revise, supplement, or rescind portions of this job description, and Smith Entertainment Group reserves the right to do so at any time. Employees shall be required to meet the qualifications and perform the duties of any revised job description.