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22 Mar 2024

PT- Events & Entertainment - Pirate Krewe – Operations Role

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

Job Title: Pirate Krewe – Operations Role Department: Events & Entertainment

Reports To: Events & Entertainment Manager Exempt or Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers vision is to be the premier NFL Franchise both on and off the field that sets the standard in global sports entertainment and embodies the spirit of Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers aim to employ individuals whose professionalism and dedication align with our vision.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the duties, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Summary

In the Pirate Krewe Operations role, an employee will work part-time at all Tampa Bay Buccaneers home games in addition to large-scale events and Training Camp when deemed necessary. Main responsibilities will focus on adding to the overall game day and event atmosphere by engaging and entertaining fans as a pirate performer.

Core Functions:

  • Assist with all needs as directed for pre-game setup, in-game entertainment throughout the stadium and on the Pirate Ship, and post-game elements
  • Know and assist with the functioning of the Pirate Ship Operations such as setting up and breaking down equipment, unfurling the sails/flags, firing t-shirt cannons, resupplying promotional items, and all ship giveaways throughout the entirety of the game or event
  • Monitor crowd control aboard the ship and assist with fan experience
  • Select members of the team may be asked to assist with Firing the Cannons – requirements for this role include;
    • Advanced knowledge of the game of football
    • Ability to separate themselves from being a fan
    • Prior experience and/or comfortability working with pyrotechnics, gases, and special effects

Secondary Core Functions:

  • Engage with fans to create a fun and energetic atmosphere throughout game day and events by distributing giveaway items
  • Interact with fans by maintaining in-pirate character throughout the game and events as needed
  • Assist other game day crews and departments to enhance the overall Buccaneers game day or event experience
  • Serve as an ambassador for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on game days and other events
  • Other duties as assigned to enhance the overall game-day entertainment and event experience as deemed necessary or as directed by the Events & Entertainment Manager/Coordinator

Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to clearly communicate and react quickly in high-pressure/high-demand situations
  • Ability to work additional events such as Training Camp, and other high-level events as needed
  • Ability to adhere to, deliver, and execute timelines, rundowns, layouts, promotions, and entertainment elements on game days
  • Ability to work with and assist other crews as needed, working as part of a team and larger group
  • Must be lively, out-going, enthusiastic, positive, hardworking, and willing to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent in entertaining, engaging, and interacting with crowds and individuals by being attentive, reactive, and lively while staying in pirate character at all times, when the job function calls upon it
  • Ability to work and interact well with the youth
  • Ability to throw/toss promotional items, before, during, and after the event
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with teammates/leads and Events & Entertainment Manager/Coordinator and be responsive to feedback

Experience & Education:

  • Previous knowledge and experience working with special effects and pyrotechnics preferred, but not required
  • Previous acting or performance experience preferred, but not required knowledge of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL, Football, Raymond James Stadium preferred

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

The Company is a professional, fast-paced, creative business environment. Other environment conditions:

  • Must be able to work flexible hours for Game Days and Events (including weekends, nights, and holidays)
  • Must be able to work all Buccaneers home games
  • Physical demands include walking, standing for prolonged periods, and working long hours in a variety of weather conditions including humidity, rain, and intense heat; this position calls for a great deal of physical exertion
  • Ability to assist in set-up and breakdown which may require frequent lifting and/or carrying up to 50-75 pounds

This job description is intended to set forth the core functions required for this position and describe the general nature of the work performed by employees in this position. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job. Employees may be assigned additional responsibilities, as necessary. The Company reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of the Company’s business, competitive considerations, or the work environment change. This document describes the position currently available and is not an employment contract.

The position covered by this job description is expressly declared to be “at will” meaning the Company has the right to terminate the incumbent’s employment at any time, with or without cause. Any written or oral promises or representations to the contrary are expressly disavowed and should not be relied upon by any employee. Any change to this “at will” employment status must be in writing and signed by the Chief Operating Officer of the Company.

It is the policy of the Buccaneers to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, age, veteran status, or any other legally protected status, including sexual orientation and gender identity.

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