Are you looking for part-time work but dreading a tedious desk job? The Stockton Kings may have the job for you. The kings are hiring a mascot.
The Sacramento Kings’ G-League team will start its first season at Stockton Arena this winter, the Stockton Kings haven’t revealed what the mascot is yet. But you could be it.
“As we work to create a mascot identity for the team, we are also looking for someone to bring that character to life,” said Stockton Kings Vice President of Business Operations Dustin Toms.
The chosen applicant will “personify who the Stockton Kings are throughout the Central Valley and to the rest of the NBA G League,” Toms said.
The mascot performs at all Stockton Kings home games. It whips up the crowd with “physical comedy, improvisation, pre-taped videos or safely performed stunts.”
The mascot also makes “outside appearances.” That may entail working the room, interacting with children, with patients in hospitals, or planting trees in a community garden — whatever team members are doing the mascot does, except the mascot never talks.
The Stockton Kings posted the necessary qualifications on the NBA’s website. Such as “Mascot experience required at any level.”
• Theater, dance or athletic ability preferred
• Other skills a plus (tumbling, unicycling, stilt walking, etc.)
• Stunt skills and/or training a plus
• Ability to excite, motivate and entertain a crowd a must
• Must possess energy, creativity and spontaneity
• Must be of good moral character
A good role model is Slamson, the mascot for the Sacramento Kings. Slamson, a lion, has won awards for his skits.
During one halftime, Slamson sank a “no-look, reverse half-court shot (one-handed, too).”
Interested? Call the Stockton Kings front office at (888) KNGS-209.
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