Mascot and Marketing Assistant

The Irwindale Speedway, a NASCAR sanctioned race track is seeking highly motivated and energetic candidates for our position of Marketing Assistant – Mascot & Community Operations for the time period of late-January 2019 through September, 2019

Please take a look at the job description and requirements below and apply for this position only if you meet the stated requirements.

Requirements: 

The Speedway is looking for an individual that is looking to gain experience in the sports industry or has a passion for mascoting or marketing. Individual must have a flexible schedule and be able to work all NASCAR Whelen All American Race Series events and Night’s of Destruction. This position is for candidates who have completed a two year college degree. Position starts in late-January 2019 and runs through the end of September, 2019.  This is a part-time, seasonal internship position paid bi-weekly. Local candidates are preferred.

Responsibilities Include: 

Mascot Operations
• Perform as “Lug Nut Jr” the Speedway Mascot at all Community Appearances in season and off-season and all Speedway Events
• Perform as Lug Nut Jr in a professional manner in the stadium and at all off-site community appearances
• Help to research, pursue and schedule opportunities for Lug Nut Jr  to appear at community events and generate revenue from appearances
• Maintain and use all mascot costumes by adhering to a rigorous cleaning schedule and alerting manager of repairs that are needed in a timely manner
• Assist in creating skits for video or on track promotional entertainment.

Community Outreach
• Make appearances at community events to promote Irwindale Speedway, Lug Nut Jrs Kids Club and other speedway events
• Distribute Irwindale Speedway marketing information designed to help increase attendance at events
• Personally interact with Speedway fans inside and outside of the venue either in costume or out of costume when needed.
• Conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times.

Promotions 
• Work with the marketing staff to design, develop and implement promotional activities designed to be fun, interactive and to help sell tickets to events.
• Set up & execute Lug Nut Jr Birthday events by contacting and securing appearances

Requirements:
• Ability to work part-time hours for the duration of the job period
• Ability to work all event dates (NASCAR/NOD events and additional speedway events as needed)
• Extensive Night & weekend work will be required
• Maintain a professional attitude and conduct at all times, especially while representing the Irwindale Speedway organization.
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
• Motivated Individuals with the desire to gain experience in professional sports
• Outgoing & creative personality with a willingness and desire to have fun
• Previous customer service experience is a plus
• Willingness to perform wacky promotional activities on-field and in the community
• Athletic
• MUST be roughly between 5’6″ and 6’1″ in height
• Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
• Valid Driver’s License, Clean Driving Record and own vehicle are required
• Previous mascot performance experience preferred (but not necessary)
• Experience and ability to translate and/or converse in Spanish (not required but is a plus)

To apply for this job, please email a cover letter answering the questions below and a resume to:

info@irwindalespeedway.com

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?
  2. Yes/No: Do you have housing available in the Irwindale, CA area?
  3. Yes/No: Do you have previous experience as a mascot?
  4. Yes/No: Are you able to begin work in late January?