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3 Jul 2024

Entertainment Staff: Mascot & Mascot Handler

🇺🇸 Sunrise, FL, USA
Part Time
0+ years exp.

The Florida Panthers are a community focused organization led by an authentic management team that served our country and now serves the South Florida community. The organization is on the rise and is experiencing success both on and off the ice. Led by General Manager Bill Zito, the Panthers are coming off their best season in franchise history, entering the 2024-2025 season as Stanley Cup Champions. Off the ice, the business is experiencing growth across all key metrics and our revenue is at an all-time high. The organization is expanding outside of Amerant Bank Arena via the renovation of the FTL War Memorial in downtown Fort Lauderdale. This state-of-the-art ice facility features two regulation-size rinks, including a new team practice rink with stadium seating, and a 4,000-capacity music theatre for live entertainment. The future is bright, and we are very proud of what we are building in South Florida.


Job Title: Part-timeEntertainment Staff: Mascot & Mascot Handler
Department: Game Presentation
Reports To: Manager, Game Presentation & Mascot Coordinator
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Employment Type: Part-Time
Location: Amerant Bank Arena

Job Summary:
The Florida Panthers are seeking a fun and energetic individual to take us to the next level in our mascot program! Bring your passion for performance and eye for creativity as we evolve the Stanley C. Panther program.

Job Functions: specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Represent the Florida Panthers at all public appearances as an ambassador of the Florida Panthers brand as defined by the Game Presentation Team.
  • Coordinate with Mascot Coordinator and work within the Game Presentation department for: skits, in-game activations, on-ice games, sponsorship requirements, autograph sessions, and other in-game needs as determined.
  • Serve as a Mascot Handler for appearances (internal and external) as well as Game days.
  • Serve as a performer, when necessary, for in-game, external events, or sponsored elements.
  • Assisting in pre-game, in-game, and intermission features.
  • Assist in ideation sessions throughout the season (in-game skits, social media content, and external requests).
  • Assist in gameday preparation including rolling t-shirts, preparing prize packs, stocking all in game supplies.
  • Strong Communication over headset and walkie with all game night staff.
  • Other fast-paced game day duties as assigned.
  • Assist with inventory and upkeep of all storage areas, promotional items, props, and game presentation materials ensuring they are always well-organized.
  • Maintain upkeep and cleanliness of Florida Panthers Mascot Van.
  • Assist with marketing initiatives including city wide pop-up events, street teams, video shoots and watch-parties.


  • Must be available for most Florida Panthers Home Games. Including weekends & holidays.
  • Must be 18 years or older to apply and a legal citizen of the United States of America.
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must have excellent communication skills, personable, work under pressure, and strong punctuality.
  • General hockey knowledge and skating ability preferred.
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be available for 75% of Florida Panthers Home Games. Including weekends & holidays.
  • Must be able to work under pressure.
  • A positive attitude and strong work ethic are a must. Must have a “team-first” mentality with and eagerness to learn
  • Mascot experience preferred but not required. Live sports-related performance experience of any kind is preferred (i.e., theatre, dance, hype team, etc.).
  • Be in exceptional physical health to withstand conditions within a mascot costume and/or outdoor appearances in Florida, be able to lift 25 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a non-exempt, Flat-Rate position. Must be able to work flexible hours

At the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Arena Operating Company, Panthers IceDen, Sanza Food Service, War Memorial Benefit Corporation, and FLA Team Shop, we strive to make every employee feel valued and respected for who they are and the unique contributions they make. We believe that a diverse and inclusive company is a more innovative and successful company, which is why we aim to infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) into all aspects of our culture and our business.

We welcome all to apply and join our team.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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