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Job listing closed on 27 Jun 2024
25 Jun 2024

Mascot Performer/Coordinator

🇺🇸 Denver, CO, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.
US$70,000 – US$130,000 per year

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) is an American Sports and Entertainment holding company based in Denver, Colorado. KSE is committed to providing world class sports and entertainment for both live and broadcast audiences. We are the employer of choice as the owner and operator of Ball Arena, DICK’S Sporting Goods Park, the Paramount Theatre, Denver Nuggets (NBA), the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Colorado Mammoth (NLL), Colorado Rapids (MLS), KIMN,KXKL, KKSE (FM/AM), Altitude Sports & Entertainment, Major League Fishing/Fishing League Worldwide (MLFLW), Winnercomm, Outdoor Sportsman Group and SkyCam.

Nature of Work: As a mascot performer for KSE properties, you will be considered a world-class performer and ambassador for our sport property at all home games and public appearances. You will also actively contribute to the goals of the Game Presentation Department and sports property and support key initiatives in the following areas; Community Relations, Marketing and Events, Youth Development, and Partnerships.

Examples of work performed:

  • Overseeing all aspects of the mascot program, including performances at all home games and various community and internal events.
  • Creating new entertainment and build upon past successes for use at performances, including skits/dances/stunts, pre-recorded videos, in-arena interaction and improvisation, and off-site event entertainment in collaboration with the Director of Game Presentation.
  • Regularly pitch new and innovative ideas for in-game mascot skits in collaboration with the Game Presentation Department.
  • Responsible for booking and scheduling all non-game day related events
  • Work with the Executive Producer of Game Presentation on creating and actively pursuing a goal-oriented revenue stream for the mascot program.
  • Adhere to and protect the mascot’s brand within the guidelines of the organization.
  • Purchase, clean, and maintain all mascot assets including costumes, outfits, props, vehicle, and other items used by the mascot.
  • Schedule and oversee rehearsals, workouts, practice sessions, and any other extra-curricular activities pertaining to the mascot program.
  • Create & maintain a budget for the mascot program spending in collaboration with the Executive Producer of Game Presentation.
  • Assist in updating and regulating the mascot webpage and other social media (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), and respond to fan mail, emails, and other requests.
  • Attend conferences, as well as other workshops and conventions that will aid in creation of new materials, gather insight on new innovations and opportunities, and/or increase productivity and skills of position.
  • Film & edit video content for on-line and in-arena use.

This description is a summary only and highlights the general level of work being performed. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change based on business needs. The Company reserves the right to add or remove duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands:

  • Typical Office Conditions
  • Lift 50 lbs. daily
  • Work in extreme weather conditions


  • Minimum
    • BS/BA degree in field or related field
  • At least 3-5 years of mascot experience
  • High physical performance-related skills:
    • Tumbling, flips, and other acrobatics
    • Dunking off a trampoline
    • Dancing & Learning choreography
    • Running, Jumping, Balancing, and a High Level of Endurance
    • Throwing T-Shirts and other objects
    • Stilt-Walking
    • Comfortable with heights
    • Other performance skills to enhance the character (Sign Language, Juggling, Improvisation)
  • Ability to excite, motivate, and entertain a crowd – having a great sense of humor is a must.
  • Ability to relate and respond to various personalities and actions and an excellent ability to establish rapport with others and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships.
  • Must exhibit good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Must be very organized and display excellent communication skills.
  • Must possess extraordinary level of creativity, energy, and spontaneity, and have the passion to constantly build and present new and creative ideas.
  • Must be of good moral character and always represent the organization in a professional and appropriate manner, inside and outside the suit.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure, in addition to strong organizational skills, time management skills, and attention to detail.
  • Must be in peak physical condition and able to maintain this fitness to both fit in the costume and meet the physical demands of the position.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision, be self-directed and proactive, yet also be able to be a strong team player and work collaboratively with others.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other related computer skills required.
  • Ability to tolerate moderate to very loud noise.
  • Availability and willingness to work extended hours, including nights, weekends, some holidays and be on-call as necessary.
  • Familiar with the game of basketball and be able to follow the flow of the game.
  • Must be 5’5” to 5’9” in height
  • Must include a link to a video reel of you performing as a mascot in your resume
  • Must have a valid U.S. Passport
  • Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
  • Preferred
    • 2-3 Years of professional mascot experience
    • Ability to acquire or produce and maintain a valid driver’s license and meet company vehicle driving standards.
    • Crafting and building skills to construct props for skits
    • Have played basketball or be able to demonstrate a high level of basketball skills (Shooting, Dribbling, Dunking)

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to maintain positive attitude and demonstrate professionalism
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to complete work accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ability to work independently & in a group setting and demonstrate good judgment skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and adapt to changing environments
  • Works well with a team
  • Full knowledge and competency of the Microsoft Office software suite (Outlook, Word, Xcel)
  • Be available for in-person auditions during the first 2 weeks of August.
  • Available to start by September 1st.


  • Base salary/hourly range $70,000-$130,000 per annum
  • Eligible for annual discretionary bonus

Benefits Include:

  • 12 Paid Company Holidays
  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-term Disability
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending plans (FSAs)
  • 401K/Employer Match

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) 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 are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.