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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Job Posting: Kansas City Royals Mascot

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Responsible for performing at two hundred (200) appearances throughout the fiscal year (November 1- October 31)
• Work with Sr. Director to ensure that the Alternate Mascot is correctly and thoroughly trained in a manner consistent with the character and has been given the tools with which to perform to their fullest extent
• Participate in league initiatives (i.e. All-Star) or any other appearances as deemed necessary by the Sr. Director.
• Perform as Sluggerrr at all Royals home games (81)
• Work with Sr. Director to create, develop and implement mascot skits performed at Royals games
• Work with Mascot Appearance Coordinator to ensure that all props, signs etc. are kept up in a manner suitable for showing at games and appearances
• Maintain office hours as scheduled by Sr. Director. Use office hours to work on developing the character’s craft (props, shooting drills, skits/video features etc.)
• Attend weekly EPP staff meetings and any other meeting as requested by Mascot Appearance Coordinator &/or Sr. Director
• Assist in any additional duties assigned by the Mascot Appearance Coordinator &/or Sr. Director

REQUIREMENTS:
• Must be at least 18 years old
• Must be at least a high school graduate (college degree preferred)
• Must have at least two years experience as a mascot at the college or professional level
• Must be a creative performer
• Must possess a basic knowledge of Major League Baseball
• Ability to support & grow the Mascot Character/Program
• Must be 6’-6’4” tall in order to fit costume properly
• Must provide a DVD or link to view a video highlight & photo while performing

You too can be there rooting on Rick Ankiel and Scott Podsednik while wearing a Lion costume!

Gamingboy Posted: January 23, 2010 at 04:01 AM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bhaakon Posted: January 23, 2010 at 07:44 AM (#3444804)
• Must be at least a high school graduate (college degree preferred)


They offered a lot of weird and useless majors at my school, but I don't remember any degrees in costumed cavorting.
   2. Lassus Posted: January 23, 2010 at 07:49 AM (#3444805)
They offered a lot of weird and useless majors at my school, but I don't remember any degrees in costumed cavorting.

What, no journalism major?
   3.   Posted: January 23, 2010 at 07:52 AM (#3444808)
Rick Ankiel is on the Royals?! I miss everything when this site is in its "all roid talk, all the time" mode.

Christ, another sub-300 OBP guy. Moore sure is consistent.
   4. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: January 23, 2010 at 07:54 AM (#3444810)
Shouldn't the Royals mascot be something like this?
   5. morineko Posted: January 23, 2010 at 08:35 AM (#3444817)
Must be 6’-6’4” tall in order to fit costume properly


That's an awfully big costume. A friend of mine got roped into playing a festival mascot when she was teaching in Japan and that costume had a top limit of 158cm. Supposedly that's also the height limit of the Mickey Mouse mascot suits at the Disney parks.

However, Rick Ankiel is just over the minimum for this job! The only thing he doesn't have is the professional mascot experience, but perhaps his time with the Cards as an outfielder counts.
   6. Brandon in MO (Yunitility Infielder) Posted: January 23, 2010 at 09:22 AM (#3444825)
damnit... that "previous mascotting experience preferred" requirement DQed me.'

and i'm 5'11.5"
   7. BringBackTimTeufel Posted: January 23, 2010 at 04:47 PM (#3444871)
Where are the entry-level mascot positions? A-ball fields across the country?
   8. Gamingboy Posted: January 23, 2010 at 04:49 PM (#3444873)
Where are the entry-level mascot positions? A-ball fields across the country?


High Schools. Colleges.
   9. Sexy Lizard Posted: January 23, 2010 at 05:19 PM (#3444883)
   10. Bourbon Samurai Posted: January 23, 2010 at 05:46 PM (#3444894)
I love that the second responsibility listed is "train the alternate mascot". Ah, the Royals, presupposing failure...
   11. Roger Cedeno's Spleen Posted: January 23, 2010 at 06:22 PM (#3444911)
Shouldn't the Royals mascot be something like this?

Yes.
   12. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: January 23, 2010 at 07:13 PM (#3444925)
They offered a lot of weird and useless majors at my school, but I don't remember any degrees in costumed cavorting.
Someone who lived on my floor freshman year took a job as the GW mascot. He ended up being the Nationals mascot when they came to town, seems like there are worse gigs.
   13. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 23, 2010 at 07:59 PM (#3444943)
Hmm, I went to high school with the "alternate" mascot for the Royals - I saw him recently at our reunion. Wonder if he got promoted or left the position. Believe it or not, the primary mascot can make up to six figures.

And yes, he did have a college degree, although more importantly, he was the school mascot in college.

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