I’m no Chelsea, but I’m a handler!
Southern California – Part-time
Job Title: Shieldy Handler
Location: Southern California
Classification: Part-time (Non-exempt)
USA Water Polo is seeking an outgoing, organized and motivated candidate to serve as a handler for its official costumed mascot, Shieldy. In this position, individuals will gain hands-on experience within and across a diverse set of game day promotional roles and functions, including theme night marketing and promotions, fan engagement and on-deck entertainment. This position is part-time, on an as-needed basis aligning with the USA Water Polo 2020 events calendar.
Escort and accompany Shieldy while performing game duties and designated off-site appearances.
Aid Shieldy and guide them throughout games and other relevant events.
Act as the “eyes, ears and voice” for the mascot performer, including awareness of game progression, in-game run of show, fan requests and potential hazards.
Carry mascot supplies (autograph cards, giveaway items, etc).
Assist mascot performer with preparation and execution of on-field routines, giveaway tosses and provide logistical support during games and appearances.
Serve as a fan liaison by providing exceptional customer service, including taking pictures, improving overall guest experience, etc.
Ensure that Shieldy is ready and appropriately dressed before entering the public.
Support the maintenance of Shieldy’s outfit, communicating necessary suit repairs.
Provide Shieldy feedback in order to ensure that Shieldy’s satisfying fan, guest and customer expectations.
Maintain a positive attitude and consistently greeting fans and guests.
Increase fan engagement by interacting directly with fans and guests with enthusiasm and excitement.
Must be able to work flexible hours, including afternoons, nights and weekends, as scheduled.
Individual must be comfortable approaching fans, have strong communication skills and a confident demeanor in order to help our team create a fun and lively game day atmosphere, strong improvisation skills a plus.
Ability to work well under pressure, in a high activity and heavily crowded venue for extended periods of time.
Must be able to relate with fans of all ages and demographics.
Ability to work in a high activity and heavily crowded venue for extended periods of time.
$13.00 Per Hour
Suzi's Cover Letter:
Dear Agents of Shield,
Who doesn’t love a mascot? Or hanging out with mascots? And even though I would be down with being one, at least I’m not the one inside sweating from places I shouldn’t. Plus, I think those costumes hide my best assets, which can be used to our advantage. Wink, wink.
I think is the perfect job for a woman since we are used to shields, like panty shields, so…
I would love to be Shieldy’s hand. It’s so Game of Thrones. Without the nakedness and murder. Which is good.
Ready to Armor,
I'm just your average girl who wants a kick-ass life and... love! If I could be a superhero, that would be AWESOME! I'm currently a "phone actress" looking for a really cool career. Don't get me wrong-- I love giving a hand to dudes who need someone to chat with. Everybody needs somebody! But, my parents keep telling me I need a respectable job. Sigh.