AKRON, Ohio — Looking for a new job?
Are you energetic? Entertaining? Funny?
The Akron Rubberducks may have the perfect gig for you.
The minor league baseball team is looking for people to fill the shoes of its four team mascots: “Orbit” the space cat, “Homer” the inflatable pigeon, “Rubberta” the duck or “Webster” the duck.
But what exactly does it take to become a mascot? We sent our own Austin Love to the ballpark to see if he could make the cut (watch his audition in the player above).
"Our mascots are an important part of the experience at Canal Park," said promotions coordinator Kyle Hixenbaugh. "We will be looking for energetic, fun-loving people who love nothing more than to bringing smiles to fans' faces!"
Auditions are being held Saturday, March 16 at Canal Park from 1-2 p.m.
Candidates should enter through the main administrative office entrance at 300 South Main Street. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing.
Prior mascot experience is strongly preferred.
Is the mascot world not your style? The Rubberducks are also hosting tryouts for people who want to sing the national anthem at one of the 70 games this season.
These auditions are also taking place Saturday, March 16, but a bit earlier in the day from 10 a.m. until noon.
“Candidates should wear appropriate clothing and be prepared to sing outside on the concourse over Canal Park’s public address system. All ages are welcome.”
Pre-registration is required. Candidates can e-mail Kyle Hixenbaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-253-5151 during regular business hours (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) to reserve a time slot.
Candidates should arrive 15 minutes prior to their secured-time slot and be ready to sing. Auditions will be cut off after 90 seconds. No tapes or recordings are required nor will be accepted.