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3 Jul 2024

Ice Crew Member

🇺🇸 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: Florida Panthers Ice Crew

Department:   Game Presentation

Reporting To:   Sr. Director & Manager, Game Presentation

FLSA: Non-Exempt / Flat-Rate, Part-time

Location: Amerant Bank Arena

Our Purpose:

The Florida Panthers Ice Crew is integral to game day entertainment, events, and organizational initiatives. Ice Crew members will be dedicated professionals and skilled ice skaters who serve as brand ambassadors while enhancing organizational objectives and creating lasting memories for the best fans in the NHL!

What does the Ice Crew do?

The Ice Crew are a co-ed group of skilled ice skaters who support operations by clearing the ice surface of snow during media timeouts and helping with on-ice promotions for the Florida Panthers Game Presentation Department. Team members must be outgoing, experienced skaters comfortable in front of large crowds in a professional NHL environment.


Responsibilities

  • Applicants do not need to be professionally trained (hockey, figure, etc.) but possess strong skating ability.
  • Sprint skating around the rink to collect remnant snow or rats from the ice surface at least nine times per game while wearing ice skates.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet tight timelines, and work effectively in a high-pressure and fast-paced environment.
  • Safely escorting fans and invited talent on and off the ice within the strict NHL timing. requirements and providing support for setting up on-ice entertainment during game breaks.
  • Assist with in-game video feature shoots as needed.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management, staff, guests, children, executives, celebrities, players, VIPs, etc., even under pressure.

Being an Ice Crew member is a part-time job, but our team members should plan for 12-25 hours of work per week on average. We like our members to have a flexible schedule and be committed to being available for 75% of all home games.

Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be proficient at ice skating.
  • Comfortable in front of large crowds.
  • Flexible schedule with open availability for 80% of all home games
  • Workdays consist of games, events, and rehearsals on weekends, holidays, and evenings.
  • Comfortable in front of large crowds and on camera.
  • General NHL and hockey knowledge.
  • Demonstrates energetic and outgoing personality with a strong work ethic and positive demeanor.
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
  • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Successfully pass a Background Investigation
  • Passionate about Florida Panthers brand and team.

Skills

  • Advanced ice-skating skills
  • Advanced dance technique and skills.
  • Positive attitude.
  • The ability to multi-task and problem-solve in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to follow instructions and communicate in a timely manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to excel in a team atmosphere.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a non-exempt/Flay-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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