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2 Feb 2024

Live Programming and Entertainment Mascot Assist

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Minneapolis, MN, USA
Part Time
1+ year exp.

Why Join the Pack?
At this organization, we do things a bit differently. We're not your typical sports franchise pouring all of our focus into the playing stage. We're about uniting together to push the culture forward, challenge the status quo, and accomplish things most didn't think was possible! Whether you're blazing trails in ticket sales, creating for our brands, or using your passion to elevate our vision, your contributions will always shine bright. Together, we are on a journey where chasing greatness is constant and breaking new grounds is a norm.

Position Summary/Objective Mascot Assistants have the opportunity to see the entertainment side of sports firsthand. Assistants will work with both the Timberwolves (NBA) and Lynx (WNBA) mascots and other relevant staff at both games and community appearances. This person will be the voice of the characters and should be outgoing, motivated, professional, and ideally have a customer service background. This will be a part-time role, through the Wolves season and Lynx season.

What would you do?

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform these essential functions:

  1. Assist mascots at games and events around the Minneapolis area
  2. Provide security for Characters / Performers
  3. Assist Entertainment Representative with event preparation duties
    1. Example – Checking in with off-site contact
    2. Example – Coordinate event logistics
    3. Example – Setting up and breaking down of mascot props
  4. Assist mascots with creative performance planning for Lynx and Timberwolves events.
    1. Example- Games
    2. Example- Video Skits
    3. Example- Special Events and School Shows
  5. Related duties as assigned

The above essential functions are 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.This job description is not crafted 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.

​​ Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other:

  1. Flexible with schedule; willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays, when necessary.
  2. Must have reliable transportation and a good driving record.
  3. Lives in Minneapolis, MN or surrounding areas.
  4. Speaks well in front of people, interacts well with children and the surrounding community.
  5. Is outgoing and resourceful.
  6. Must have reliable forms of communication (i.e. cell phone and email).
  7. Entertainment experience preferred, but not required.
  8. Self-starter, pro-active, highly motivated and detail oriented with a personal commitment to excellence.

Experience: ​ Prior work experience ideal.

Supervisory Responsibility, if any: ​ This position does not have supervisory responsibility

Travel:Position may require travel.

Additional information:

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. Game night shifts are usually 2 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Staff may be asked to work external events including but not limited to: player or community appearances, or charity and networking events. Work is generally sedentary in nature. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. This job also operates in a sports arena, which includes bleachers/steps.

Physical Demands

Work is generally sedentary in nature. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate and exchange information with others both in person and over the telephone. The employee frequently is required to remain in a stationary position, as well as operate computers and other office equipment. Staff will occasionally ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse around the arena both on event days and non-event days. Staff will frequently move boxes of merchandise and equipment weighing up to 30 pounds.

EEO Statement

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx are an equal employment opportunity organization.

Our DEI Commitment

Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives reflect our nature as a Pack. Each one is defined by our collective strength and effort to move everyone forward. Through DEI, we speak up against social injustices, marginalization, and oppression, provide equal opportunities, embrace the differences of others, and create an environment where everyone feels accepted and welcome. Together, we empower each other to be champions of change, help put those around us in a position to win and use our voices for good.

As an organization, we’re proud to commit to accountability, transparency, change, and building DEI into everything we do; because when we do, our community becomes stronger.

E-Verify Statement

We participate in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot prove this, we will give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) to resolve the issue before any action might be taken against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

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