The Carolina Hurricanes are accepting applications for the 2024-25 Window World Canes Crew and are looking for hard working and reliable brand ambassadors to join its entertainment department and work all home Hurricanes games and outside appearances as necessary.


The first night of auditions will take place on Tuesday, August 6th at PNC Arena. Check-in begins at 4 PM and auditions will start promptly at 5:00 PM, late candidates will not be allowed to participate. Early arrival is encouraged. Candidates must also be available for a daytime panel interview at PNC Arena and an additional evening the following week. These dates and times will be shared with the candidates that advance to the next round.


  • Must be 18 years or older to apply.
  • All parts of the audition process will be closed to the public.
  • Please arrive dressed in athletic gear, polished and professional look encouraged.
  • All candidates must be available in person for all portions of the interview process.
  • All candidates must formally apply for the job through the TeamWork online posting, completely fill out the application and provide a resume with two references to be eligible for the in-person auditions. Returning members will only be required to submit a Formstack application and do not need to formally apply via TeamWork.
  • Applicants must sign a liability waiver and release provided on the first day of audition.
  • Upon submission, the Window World Canes Crew management will reach out via email with further information regarding tryouts.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Window World Canes Crew do?
  • The Canes Crew will focus on assisting and executing in-game promotional activities and entertainment with an emphasis on personal touchpoints with fans. Duties include, but are not limited to, working closely with the stage manager, escorting of Olympia riders from their seats, selecting contestants, set up and tear down of equipment, execution of on-ice games, flag waving and sign holding, rolling and tossing t-shirts, staffing concourse activations and fan engagement. Canes Crew members must possess the personality to strike up and carry-on conversations with fans of all ages, including high-end clientele. Additionally, the Canes Crew will be available for outside appearances, including watch parties and team events.
Is the Window World Canes Crew just for females?
  • No, the team is co-ed and open to a diverse group of individuals over the age of 18
Are Window World Canes Crew members paid?
  • Yes, Canes Crew members will be paid an hourly rate for all games and appearances.
Is being a member of the Window World Canes Crew a full-time job?
  • No, many Canes Crew members have other jobs or attend school full time.
Do I have to know how to ice skate for this position?
  • Skating experience is not required to audition for the team. However, if a Canes Crew member is to help with on-ice games, in their own hockey skates, then a strong skating ability will need to be demonstrated prior to the start of the season.
Is there an encouraged dress code for tryouts?
  • Yes, athletic pants, shirts and shoes are required for the first day of auditions (no jeans please). Professional grooming and a well-put-together appearance is highly suggested. For the additional interview rounds, professional dress is required.
What should I expect from the audition process?
  • Auditions for the Window World Canes Crew are hands on and fun, the perfect opportunity to show the judges your personality, excitement and enthusiasm for the role and the team. You will take part in a variety of off ice activities including improv, game day training and breakout interviews. Candidates will be required to attend an individual panel interview in the final stages of the process.
What will a Window World Canes Crew candidate be judged on?
  • Our ideal candidate will be judged on team knowledge, personality and enthusiasm for the team and entertainment along with their willingness to perform promotional tasks during the game. It is expected that Canes Crew members can stand for long periods of time, tolerate loud music, bright lights and flashes in an arena setting, can lift boxes, carpets and promotional materials and sometimes required to move across ice surfaces.
What is the time commitment of the Window World Canes Crew?
  • Canes Crew members will be expected to be available for 90% of all Hurricanes home games with at least a two-hour prior to puck drop call time and stay throughout the game conclusion, including three preseason games and all playoff games. The typical season of the Canes Crew runs from August to July. Canes Crew members will also be available to work additional appearances and events throughout the season.
Will uniforms be provided for the Window World Canes Crew and what will they look like for the season?
  • Yes, everything except for skates will be provided by the Carolina Hurricanes for use by the Canes Crew member but must be returned at the conclusion of the season. Canes Crew members sport athletic looking uniforms that help them stand out in the crowd but compliment the team’s jerseys for a cohesive and defining look. When appropriate, Canes Crew members may sport a more casual warmup that will also be provided.