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Lightning Begin Search For In-Game Host

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning are searching for an In-Game Host for the 2009-10 season. The position serves as the voice and face of the Lightning’s in-game entertainment during all home games.

Aside from being the front man of the Lightning’s in-game experience, the In-Game Host emcees pre-game activities both in the arena and on the plaza and also during period breaks, intermissions and following the conclusion of the game. The In-Game Host must accurately and effectively communicate corporate messaging of both the team and their partners while also interactively engaging and entertaining fans and guests. The position also assists in creating interactive in-arena content and must be able to work cooperatively with guest performers. There is also potential for similar responsibilities at Lightning events away from the St. Pete Times Forum and at other non-hockey events at the St. Pete Times Forum.

Interested candidates must be available for all scheduled Lightning home games. They must have LIVE on-air stadium/arena, television, radio or stage performance experience and be comfortable performing in front of a large audience. Strong hockey knowledge and good memorization skills are preferred. The In-Game Host must be able to perform material with little or no advance preparation and have strong inter-personal skills while handling multiple projects simultaneously.

Those interested in applying for the position must submit their resume and a DVD or web link of their on-camera hosting work to: Lightning Vision, Tampa Bay Lightning, 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602. The Submission deadline is August 21. A final selection will be made on September 14.

Submission and Audition Timeline:

August 21 - Submission deadline
August 24-28 - Submissions reviewed –preliminary judging
September 1 - Top 5 finalists contacted
September 14 - Live finalist auditions at the St. Pete Times Forum
Final selection - (1 primary and 2 back-ups)
September 17 - Pre-season game rehearsal
September 18 - Pre-season game
September 21-Oct. 2 - Follow up issues
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