Roads around the RISE Doro apartment complex continue to remain closed, as the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department is working to fully contain the fire that originally sparked on Sunday night.
121 Financial Ballpark, the home of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, is just steps away from the Doro project. As a result, the team has postponed and rescheduled its upcoming job fair that was set to take place on Thursday.
The job fair will now happen on Thursday, February 8. It will still run from 4-7 p.m., according to a news release from the Jumbo Shrimp.
The club said its other two preseason job fairs are still set to go on as scheduled. They will be held on the following dates:
- Saturday, February 10 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
What to know before you go
The Jumbo Shrimp shared the following information about the job fairs and the available positions:
Interested applicants only need to attend one of the job fairs and will be asked to complete an employee application form. Applicants may bring a completed application to the job fair. All applicants should be prepared to interview at the job fairs and are encouraged to bring a resume and dress appropriately. Potential employees are subject to a background check.
Parking for the job fairs will be in Lot P and applicants may enter through the main ballpark gates at the corner of A Philip Randolph Blvd. and E. Adams St.
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Open positions are for seasonal employment, including but not limited to 75 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp baseball home games, additional stadium events, and training. The ideal candidate is outgoing, enjoys being part of a team atmosphere, and is ready to have FUN while providing top-notch customer service.
The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are seeking candidates for the following positions:
- Game Day Ticket Seller/Taker: One of the first points of guest interaction, the game day ticket seller/taker 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. The Jumbo Shrimp utilizes the Tickets.com ticketing system, and the game-day ticket seller/taker will work efficiently to meet the fans’ needs for ticket purchases, exchanges, and upgrades at the ticket window. Additionally, the game day ticket seller/taker will scan tickets at the gate for fans entering the ballpark.
- Kid Zone Attendant: The kid zone attendant will staff one of the multiple children’s attractions at the 121 Financial Ballpark. From the speed pitch to the giant inflatables to the carnival-style games, the attendant is responsible for overseeing the safety of those in the area and ensuring everyone is having FUN. Arrival time would be approximately one hour before gates open and end time would depend on crowd size.
- Merchandise Store Employee: From stocking and organizing the store before the gates open 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. Additionally, the merchandise employee may also be operating satellite merchandise kiosks, as well as hawking smaller items in the stands. Arrival time would be approximately a half hour before gates open, and end time would depend on crowd size but could be following the game on busier nights. Retail experience is a plus.
- Guest Relations: The guest relations area at the 121 Financial Ballpark will be the customer service and fan information hub of the ballpark. The guest relations staff will greet fans with a smile and help them resolve any issue they may have, from ticketing to getting their child’s birthday greeting on the video board. The guest relations members will staff the area from when gates are open through the end of the game, with a focus on service and ensuring fans’ expectations are exceeded on all levels.
- 50/50 Ticket Seller: Ticket sellers sell tickets to fans for the nightly 50/50 charitable raffle at Jumbo Shrimp home games. Sellers should comfortably handle large transactions, credit card machines, and the sale and distribution of 50/50 raffle tickets throughout their work shift. They work to engage fans and staff to spread awareness of the 50/50 raffle program. They solve problems quickly and efficiently and answer questions fans may have about the 50/50 raffle program. Ticket sellers are responsible for meeting and/or exceeding designated sales goals per game. Preferred candidates will be available to work a majority of the 75 home games, arriving 1.5 hours before game time.
- 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. The Fan Experience Representatives will be located throughout the ballpark, including entry areas of the stadium. Fan Experience Representatives will also serve as friendly faces in many tasks, including assisting fans to their seats, answering any questions guests may have, inspecting bags brought into the ballpark by guests, and other tasks as needed. These staff members will also direct the entry and exit of guests through areas within the ballpark. Arrival time would be approximately a half hour before gates open when they would wipe down and prepare their seating section, and last until at least the final out of the game, pending postgame activities.
- 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.
- 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 wristband from an ID Checker. ID Checkers will arrive at the ballpark a half hour before the gates open, and end time will be -- based on crowd size -- no later than the seventh inning when alcohol sales end.
- Promotions Team: Assist and execute between-inning games and promotional activities on the field, handing out giveaway items, assisting with first pitches, Anthems and engaging fans throughout the game!
- Security: Security personnel is needed to protect specific privately-accessed areas throughout 121 Financial Ballpark. Security personnel will be stationed in a few specific locations that are off-limits to ticketed guests attending Jumbo Shrimp baseball games by looking for access credentials to the areas of which they are overseeing. These positions will be stationary for the majority of a shift but will require occasional position changes. The team is hoping to find individuals who have worked in similar positions in an event environment.
The Jumbo Shrimp are also seeking candidates for the following food & beverage gameday positions:
- Concessions Stand Lead: Responsible for overall operation of a concession stand, including knowledge of setting up a stand, determining levels of production, cleanliness, and sanitation of the concession stand, maintaining outstanding quality of customer service, following food HAACP guidelines, alcohol awareness, proper handling of inventory, organization of inventory, and the knowledge to clean and close the stand at the end of the shift. Must have experience operating on a variety of kitchen equipment and cleanup. Responsible for monitoring all aspects of concession stand operation throughout the game. Food Handler Card is required.
- Concessions Concourse Supervisor: Responsible for directing and overseeing all aspects of the operation of the concession stands and food and beverage portables, including setup and breakdown. Must ensure employees are exemplifying quality of service and customer satisfaction needs. Management experience preferred.
- Premium In-Seat Server: Responsible for food and beverage service to guests in premium seating areas that feature a specialty made-to-order menu and private liquor, beer, and wine bar, all to be delivered to guests at their seats. A premium in-seat server must be attentive to the wishes of all guests in the area welcoming them upon arrival as well as any needs or requests throughout the game. Must be comfortable with a point-of-sale tablet system to take orders and receive payments from guests. Perform opening and closing procedures and maintain the cleanliness and organization of the space. Work closely with a barback/runner to keep the area stocked and ensure timely delivery of food.
- Concessions Attendant: Help set up the concession stand per the Concession Stand Lead’s instructions while keeping the workspace cleaned and organized throughout the shift. Help within concessions to greet customers and ensure that the correct order has been placed while taking payment. Ensure order freshness and quality before serving to guests. Refer all guest complaints to the Concession Stand Lead or management. Help close and clean the concession stand at the end of the shift per Concession Stand Lead instructions.
- Cook: Responsible for preparing menu items in either the concession or main commissary kitchen per the instructions of the F&B Team. Must have some experience as a cook in a professional or industrial kitchen, and experience using a variety of kitchen equipment. Must have some knife skills and a sense of urgency in completing tasks. Must have a Food Handlers’ Card or ServSafe Certificate per the Health Dept. Duties include but not limited to; preparing food items according to the Chef and Kitchen Lead’s instructions, maintaining cooking temperature records, maintaining a clean cooking station throughout the event, and adhering to safety and sanitation guidelines. Must be able to remain standing for the entirety of the shift.
- Bartender: Responsible for taking orders from the fans using a point of sales terminal, and either dispensing or mixing a drink in addition to food sales. Required to accept payment from the fan. Responsible for performing opening and closing duties. Makes sure all kegs are loaded and ready for game day within the stadium. Must know about mixing alcoholic beverages and/or pouring draft beverages.
- Warehouse Worker: Duties include receiving and verifying deliveries from purveyors, storing items in areas as directed by the Warehouse Coordinator or Kitchen Lead, and setting up and breaking down portables. Required to put product orders together, deliver them to different areas of the stadium, assist with control of inventory, and other duties of keeping the warehouse tidy.
- Kitchen Utility: Works closely with concession or commissary kitchen staff, assisting cooks and leads in food prep, overall cleaning and sanitation of the kitchen, and cleaning all dishes, small wares, and utensils as directed. Involved with delivering food to various parts of the stadium as needed. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and withstand freezer elements.
- Party Picnic Attendant: Responsible for all duties needed to service the party area. This includes the setup/breakdown of the catering area. Throughout the event, must ensure the area stays clean, food stays replenished, and maintained hot or cold. Maintain a positive attitude while greeting/speaking to members of the party throughout the event and relaying any comments or concerns to the supervisor throughout the party.
- Vending Hawker: Duties include selling food and beverages in the seating bowl and along the stadium concourse before and during the event. The hawker will be responsible for all transactions with fans and will reconcile the money and inventory with the vending manager at the end of the shift. Employee needs to be in good physical condition and be able to carry loads of up to 50 pounds up and down the stairs of the stadium. Hawkers are responsible for ensuring accurate inventory after each game.
- Runner/Barback: Assist in the opening, closing, and stocking of bars, premium areas, picnics, and other locations. Includes transporting food and setting up and closing down restaurant expo stations.
- Game Day Clean Team: Team members will work throughout the game keeping the 121 Financial Ballpark clean. Responsibilities will include keeping the main concourse tidy, responding to spill calls, emptying trash receptacles throughout the game, keeping restrooms clean and stocked with paper products and soap, and generally keeping the stadium presentable. Team members will generally arrive a half hour before the gates open and work through the end of the game, reporting to the stadium operations manager. Candidates may also be considered for non-game day work.