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Marketing - Mascot Program Year-Long Internship 2016-2017 - Houston Texans (Houston, TX)

We are currently seeking a candidate to fill the following internship during the 2016-2017 season:

Mascot Program Internship

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Are able to commit to a full-time work schedule (8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., weekends, evenings and holidays as necessary) from approximately June 2016 - June 2017.
  • Have a passion to work in the professional sports industry and are ready to make an impact on the Houston Texans organization!

Education/Experience:

  • Completion of, or in pursuit of, Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university required.
  • Previous related experience in marketing, promotions, and event coordination and/or execution preferred.
  • Sports and/or entertainment experience preferred

Skills Required:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communications.
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail and ability to work effectively under pressure and within deadlines. 
  • Ability to maintain confidential and/or proprietary information.
  • Display strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create and maintain solid working relationships.
  • Ability to work effectively with children and students. 
  • Ability to self-motivate and to think proactively. 
  • Ability to speak to large groups with clear and professional delivery.
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule including nights, weekends and holidays when necessary.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record

Basic Function:

  • Observe the entertainment side of sports marketing first-hand. 
  • Work directly with the mascot, TORO, and the Mascot Program Coordinator in all aspects of the mascot program, including gameday responsibilities, off-site event coordination and various program administration duties.

Job Function (duties and responsibilities):

  • Assist mascot at all events in the Houston area as well as some regional appearances by coordinating all appearance logistics with on-site Club representatives and/or event contacts.
  • Provide security for mascot on gamedays and at all events.
  • Assist with creative performance planning (gameday skits and videos, props/props production, school programs and special events).
  • Assist with booking process for mascot appearances (school programs, community events, private parties, etc.).
  • Provide superior customer service and ensure great fan experiences.
  • Perform various other tasks that may be assigned from time to time by the Mascot Program Manager.
  • Position requires routine face-to-face personal interaction with departmental staff and other Club personnel; therefore, job responsibilities must be physically performed in the Club offices and not in a telecommuting manner.

Travel Requirements:

Local travel for events and appearances.

  Paid Internship:                       $7.25/hour

Please note that while resumes of all candidates will be considered, as a way for the Texans organization to acknowledge and reciprocate the tremendous support given the Team by local fans and the local community in general, qualified candidates with permanent addresses in the Houston metropolitan and surrounding areas will be given first consideration whenever possible.

If your skills and experience match our available position requirements, a Human Resources representative will contact you directly. Due to the volume of resumes received by the Houston Texans, we are unable to provide updates on the status of individual applications.

The Houston Texans organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. 1.Are you able to commit to a full-time work schedule (8:30 am - 5:30 pm, weekends, evenings and holidays as necessary) from approximately June 2016 through June 2017? (Yes/No Only)
2. Can you find dependable housing and transportation for the duration of the internship? (Yes/No)
3. Why do you want to work for the Texans?
4. 4.Do you have relevant WORK experience in the sports or entertainment industry? (Yes/No Only)


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