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11 Jul 2024

Back Up Mascot Performer

🇺🇸 Bridgeport, CT, USA
Part Time
1+ year exp.

Our Game Plan

The Bridgeport Islanders are looking for an energetic, outgoing, and highly motivated individuals to become the team mascot during the season. Storm’s appearances include, but are not limited to, community appearances, team / sponsor events, and all home games. Mascot Performers must possess excellent non-verbal communication skills, a strong work ethic, and be able to engage with fans in an exciting and positive manner.

How to Make the Team

Mascot Performers will promote the Bridgeport Islanders at various team and community appearances and all home games. Must be able to attend all pre-determined events. Individuals must be athletically and physically fit, provide a positive attitude, and be detail oriented.

This role requires a ‘can do’ attitude and will reside within the Islanders Gameday Operations team and will report directly to the Game Presentation Manager.

Show Us You Can

  • Always maintain the character and personality of Storm during team appearances and home games
  • Create an exciting atmosphere while engaging with fans and supporters
  • Ability to be trained, coached, and assessed as Storm
  • Assist with planning, development, and execution of mascot skits and performances with marketing, sponsorship, and operations departments
  • Provide an exceptional level of customer service to all fans, partners, and community members
  • Work all pre-determined of site events and appearances as well as home games
  • Serve as an ambassador of the Bridgeport Islanders to the community and represent the Islanders brand in a professional and responsible manner
  • Work extended or irregular hours during nights, weekends, and holidays

What Skills You’ll Use

  • Accountability: Take complete ownership of your work
  • Creativity: Contribute to the team with new ideas and concepts
  • Leadership: Take initiative and display desire to learn
  • Adaptability: Quickly pivot tasks without sacrificing quality
  • Teamwork: Showcase a team-first mentality
  • Enthusiasm: Bring high level of energy and passion each day
  • Energy: Create an exciting atmosphere and embrace the importance of Storm to people

Your Equipment

  • Have high energy and work ethic
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment and as part of a team, taking on tasks at all levels
  • High ethical standards and commitment to the organization’s core values
  • Previous mascot experience preferred
  • Flexible schedule. Must be able to work home games, nights, weekends, and holidays as required
  • Must be willing to work in outdoor conditions
  • Willingness for prolonged standing; able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to perform under pressure and in front of large crowds
  • Physically and athletically fit and in good conditioning due to intensified heat within suit

Where You’ll Go

  • Preseason: 2 rehearsals during September and October prior to the season.
  • During the season: Bridgeport Islanders arena on Gamedays.
  • Off-site events and appearances in the community.

What’s In It for You

  • Be a part of a growing Team in the local area
  • Huge experience for future careers in the sport or entertainment industry
  • A fun and exciting atmosphere
  • An enjoyable work area with supportive co-workers

Report to: Manager of Game Presentation

The Fine Print

The Bridgeport Islanders are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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