• Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp to host job fair Saturday for game-day positions

    By: Danielle Leigh , News 104.5 WOKV


    The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are looking to fill 60 to 75 game day positions at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

    As the team approaches the spring of affordable family fun, they are building their team for a new era of Jacksonville baseball. The Jumbo Shrimp has set two job fair dates for 2017 game day positions – Saturday, March 4 and Thursday, March 9 at the ballpark.

    Interested job-seekers only need to attend one of the job fairs listed and be prepared to be interviewed as well.

    A downloadable copy of the application is available at www.jaxshrimp.com, and you may bring you completed application to the job fair.

    It also encouraged to bring a resume and to dress appropriately.

    The assistant manager of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Noel Blaha, says they are looking to hire onsite. He stressed to check the teams' home schedule and check your availability.

    Saturday, March 4/ Thursday, March 9
    9 a.m. – 1 p.m./ 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
    301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.
    Open positions are for seasonal employment, including but not limited to 70 Jacksonville Jumbo shrimp baseball homes, additional stadium events, and training.

    The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are seeking candidates for the following positions:

    GAME DAY TICKET SELLER: One of the first points of guest interaction, the game day ticket seller will staff a ticket window at the box office approximately one hour before the gates open for that night's game and work until the majority of the crowd has been served, approximately an hour after the game begins.

    KIDS ZONE ATTENDANT: The kids zone attendant will staff one of the multiple children's attractions at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

    MERCHANDISE STORE EMPLOYEE: From stocking and organizing the store prior to the gates opening on game day to assisting customers with their merchandise purchases, the employee will provide top-notch customer service while maintaining organization and attention to detail. Retail experience is a plus.

    PROMOTIONS TEAM: From helping select between-innings contest participants, to handing out giveaway items at the front gate, to selling charity launch-a-balls, to helping everyone sing along to ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame,’ the promotions team members are high-energy, engaging ambassadors of FUN.

    FAN EXPERIENCE REPRESENTATIVES: The Jumbo Shrimp’s most visible and helpful game day employee, the ideal Fan Experience Representative candidate is outgoing, knowledgeable about the ballpark and its rules and regulations, and enjoys interacting with people and having FUN.

    GAME DAY CLEAN TEAM: Team members will work throughout the game keeping the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville clean.

    BAT BOY: Collecting bats from the field is the part you have probably seen at a game, but there is more to the job of a bat boy - from filling water jugs before the game to getting the dugouts prepared, and any other duties as assigned by the Clubhouse Manager. All bat boys must be at least 16 years of age by Opening Day (April 12).

    ID CHECKER: Fans consuming alcohol at Jumbo Shrimp games must first stop by an ID Check station to have their age verified and receive a wrist band from an ID Checker.

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