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The Vikings Have An Interesting Job Opening

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Hat tip to the man known as Proudhorn for finding this.

Do you want to be a part of the Minnesota Vikings' franchise? Not as a player, obviously, but just some role with the team? Well, if you have the proper qualifications, you're in luck. . .it turns out the team is looking for somebody new to play the role of the team's mascot, Viktor the Viking.

Here's the full description of the job:

Job Description

  • Perform as Viktor at games, in the community, at special events, and other appearances mandated by the organization.
  • Maintain the mascot costume, props, and vehicles.
  • Coordinate Viktor's schedule and book appearances.
  • Increase program revenue by generating additional paid appearances.
  • Develop skits and videos to increase fan entertainment value of the character.
  • Expand on existing school assembly program to meet revenue goals and create a valuable branding piece for the team's youth fan base.
  • Assist with youth related programs such as kid's club programs, regional marketing events and youth football initiatives.
  • Must collaborate and work in concert with other entertainment groups such as the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders and the Skol Line Drum Line.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 4 seasons of collegiate and/or professional mascot experience.
  • College degree is highly preferred.
  • The ability and desire to work long, flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Must have strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Photoshop
  • Experience with video production will be considered a plus

• Knowledge of social media tools including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is required.

*Candidates selected for final interviews will be required to submit a video resume

Well, then. I would think the requirement for "four years of mascot experience" would significantly narrow down the field, but who knows. . .maybe there are more mascots out there than I think there are.

There are a couple of other jobs at the page linked above as well, including one in the sales department. But I thought the mascot thing was more interesting.