The Chicago Cubs announced Monday they are searching for a new public address announcer at Wrigley Field. Not only that, but they’ve decided to open the job search up to anyone, posting the ad on jobs site careerbuilder.com. Can you imagine the poor saps who have to weed through these resumes? Worse, candidates are invited to send in their applications — including an audio or video sample — by March 7. (I hope some of these leak — an entire Youtube channel could be dedicated to these videos.) Finalists will be chosen for live auditions at Wrigley Field by March 14 with a final decision to be made by March 25. Below are highlights from the job description and a link to apply, so hurry and get your applications in!
JOB TITLE: Public Address Announcer, Wrigley Field (Per Event/Game)
The Public Address Announcer is the voice of the Chicago Cubs while in Wrigley Field. The Public Address Announcer will work closely with Cubs’ Marketing Department, Media Department and the In-Game Presentation Coordinator, to create an overall great experience at Wrigley Field.
RESPONSIBILITIES:This position is responsible for announcing all general Chicago Cubs information of interest to patrons of all sporting and events at Wrigley Field, including starting line-ups, in-game announcements, public address announcements, presentations, sponsorship announcements, contests, coming events, running commentary as needed (including limited play-by-play), official decisions of umpires or other officials, and emergency calls if necessary.
- Strong vocal talent, excellent enunciation skills
- Strong public speaking skills and ability to speak extemporaneously to large crowds
- Strong knowledge of baseball
- Must be available for all Chicago Cubs 81 regular season home games, makeup games, tie breaker games, play-off games and non-game day events. Schedule includes nights, weekends, non-traditional hours and holidays, as needed
- Ability to work outdoors during periods of extreme weather
- Prior experience working as a Public Address Announcer in collegiate or professional sports (television or radio preferred)
- Interest in supporting Cubs’ community and charitable efforts a plus
Here’s a to apply for this job >> http://cubs.careerbuilder.com