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Posting: Senators Promotions Crew

Time commitment: Part time / Game night

Position: The Ottawa Senators are currently looking for applicants to fill positions on the Senators Promotions crew for the upcoming 2017-2018 Season

Description: The Senators Promotions Crew is a co-ed interactive group that represents the Ottawa Senators organization at games, events and throughout the community. The role is quite literally that of a brand ambassador/promo model type position and is also part promotional street team, and part super fan! They are primarily responsible for making sure our fans have the best experience possible anywhere we go! At games, the team assists with on-ice and in-arena activities, contests, and promotions (t-shirt tosses, ticket upgrades, prize giveaways, raffles, etc.), and is also the group responsible for skating on the ice to remove build-up during media timeouts. The team also represents the Ottawa Senators organization at literally hundreds of events and appearances throughout the community, with particular emphasis on grassroots mobile marketing, fan development, and community/non-profit events.

Applicants need not be professionally trained skaters (hockey, figure, etc.), and all skating levels from zero to expert are accepted at auditions. But, one of the many functions of the Then Sens Promotions crew at games is to remove snow build-up from the ice surface, so a comfortable level of skating ability is definitely a plus but not required. Please note: Senators Promotions Crew members are required to wear hockey skates. So, those accustomed to wearing figure skaters are strongly encouraged to practice adjusting to hockey skates before the audition date. Not all Ice Crew members skate, but we encourage you to learn if you make the team.

First and foremost, Promotions Crew members are our brand ambassadors, so they all need to represent our team and our organization in the most positive and professional way possible. The selection committee are looking for all of the following: outgoing personality; good energy; positive attitude; strong teamwork skills; high level of physical fitness; professionalism; poise; strong communication abilities; strong work ethic; reliability; approachability; talent, and much more.

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old as of September 1st 2017
  • Current resume
  • High school graduate (or equivalent)
  • 5x7 or larger photo/headshot/comp card (does not need to be a professional photo - these will NOT be returned)

How to apply

To apply as a member of the crew, please fill out the following application

Auditions will be held in early September.

FAQ

The Senators Ice Crew is a co-ed interactive group that represents the Ottawa Senators organization at games, events, and appearances throughout the community. The role is that of a highly-professional brand ambassador primarily responsible for making sure our fans have the best experience possible! At games, the team assists with on-ice and in-bowl activities, contests, and promotions (t-shirt tosses, prize giveaways, etc.), and is also responsible for skating on the ice to remove snow build-up during television timeouts.

Not all members of the Senators Ice Crew will be on the ice, as this team will also be responsible for off-ice activations throughout Canadian Tire Centre and surrounding community. Applicants need not be professionally trained (hockey, figure, etc.), but a strong skating ability allows us the flexibility to have you in skating and non-skating roles, and will be considered a strong asset. Please note: Senators Ice Crew members are required to wear hockey skates when performing duties on ice. So, those accustomed to wearing figure skates are strongly encouraged to practice adjusting to hockey skates before the auditions.

Absolutely not! The team is co-ed (guys and girls). Our guys perform most of the same duties as our girls.

You must be at least 18 years of age, as of August 1st 2017

First and foremost, Senators Ice Crew members are our brand ambassadors, so they all need to represent our team and our organization in the most positive and professional way possible. The selection committee is looking for all of the following: outgoing personality; good energy; positive attitude; strong teamwork skills; professionalism; poise; strong communication skills; strong work ethic; reliability; approachability; and comfort taking part in interactive contests and showcasing your own individual personality and enthusiasm in front of thousands of fans.

GIRLS: Please dress comfortably. Athletic-style yoga pants or leggings, a t-shirt/tank-top, and athletic-style footwear.

GUYS: Please dress comfortably. Athletic-style shorts or warm-up pants, a t-shirt/sleeveless shirt, and athletic footwear.

Makeup and hair should be stylish and camera ready. Makeup should be in shades that complement your natural beauty. Hair should be styled and not hiding your face. Girls should wear their hair down (no pony tails). No hats for guys or girls during the auditions. Guys should be clean-shaven and/or have "groomed" facial hair. We will be taking photos for our files during the interview process.

Completed waiver

  • Photo/headshot - does not need to be professional. (These will NOT be returned)
  • Current resume
  • Hockey skates
  • Water, drinks, and snacks
  • Personal items you may need (makeup, brush, etc.)

No. Auditions will be closed to public viewing.

You will be taking part in a variety of icebreakers and interactive challenges along with some improv! Skaters will participate in a 1 hour skating session. We will then make some cuts before moving onto the final interview rounds.

  • Complete the online application form and RSVP online for the auditions
  • Print and complete the waiver online and bring it with you to the auditions
  • Practice skating in hockey skates with particular emphasis on: stopping and starting, graceful/smooth/comfortable form, controlled turns, and balance (Senators Ice Crew team members will need to use large snow shovels, buckets, carry props, etc.).
  • Study your Senators and general hockey knowledge, with particular emphasis on the rules of the game, and the Ottawa Senators team/organization.

No. Most Senators Ice Crew members attend college and/or have other part-time jobs. However, being a member of the Senators Ice Crew will require a flexible schedule as well as a commitment to being available for nearly ALL home games, various practices & events, and 75% of outside appearances. Call time for games is a minimum of 2.5 hours prior to puck drop (not all members work every game). Senators Ice Crew members should plan for 12-25 hours of work per week on average. Hours will vary based on the Ottawa Senators event and hockey schedule.

Yes. This is a fun, part-time job, and Senators Ice Crew members are paid an hourly rate for all games, events, and appearances worked.

No. Senators Ice Crew members only work home games and events in the greater Ottawa area. From time-to-time, additional travel-related opportunities do come up in other parts of Ontario.

As with most professional teams across the various leagues there are very strict rules and regulations prohibiting fraternization with the team, players, coaches, and officials. There is a zero tolerance policy in place.

Promotion Crew Application Form