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Part-Time/Seasonal Game Night Entertainment Staff (2017-2018 Season) - New Orleans Pelicans (New Orleans, LA)

Game Night Entertainment Staff members will report directly to the Event Presentation Managers and Directors. Staff will assist in all aspects of NBA Game Entertainment including on-court entertainment elements as well as pre-game, post-game and concourse activities. Staff will also assist with special events produced by the team at the Smoothie King Center and in the community.

PERIOD WHEN NEEDED: August 2017 – August 2018 (Full NBA season including play-off dates *if applicable) Dates are subject to change.

HOURS REQUIRED: ALL Pelicans home games, special events and some office hours *when applicable. (Hours may vary and aren’t guaranteed)

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with the set-up, execution and breakdown Pelicans Fest, our pregame block party, all special events including season ticket holder functions, All-Star balloting campaign and Pelicans Junior Training Camps.
  • Assist in the execution of contests and promotions performed during all home games during designated timeouts, quarter breaks and at halftime.
  • Assist with the development and recruitment of members for the Jr. Pelicans Kids’ Club at home games, special events and appearances.
  • Assist with the preparation of game day binders, scripts and checklists.
  • Assist with the coordination of our color guard, national anthem and halftime performances, as well as entertainment groups.
  • Assist with internal and external appearance requests for the New Orleans Pelicans entertainment teams.
  • Assist with the activation of group sales assets during Pelicans home games (Prime-Time Series, Tunnel Kids, High-Five kids, Basketball Buddies, etc).
  • Assist with the coordination of grassroots and community events in and around the New Orleans metro and surrounding areas.
  • Contribute creative ideas for department initiatives focused on the game night experience.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate inventory of props, supplies and costumes used for home games and events.
  • Assist with the unloading, set-up and distribution of premium item giveaways at the Smoothie King Center (must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.)
  • General support of Event Presentation department in daily operations.
  • Represent the New Orleans Pelicans in a professional manner.
  • Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Must be able to work ALL Pelicans home games for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Game day availability is from 10 AM until 10 PM or later. Times are subject to change.
  • Must be able to work all team events during August 2016 until August 2017 calendar year. Dates are subject to change.
  • Must be currently pursuing a degree in a related field OR you are a recent college graduate.
  • Must be willing and able to work long, irregular hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to work in a group setting as well as independently.
  • Must have reliable transportation as well as a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have housing in or around the New Orleans metro or surrounding areas.
  • Must possess an eagerness to learn about the Sports Event Marketing industry.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must enjoy working with people of all ages, possessing strong team work skills as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Candidates must be self-motivated, organized, professional, mature, and detail oriented.
  • Prior experience with event planning, event execution, game operations and customer service is preferred.
  • Skype capabilities or face to face interview is required to be strongly considered for position once applicants are finalized.

All qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or by email. Please do not contact the Pelicans to check the status of your application. When applying, please be sure your updated contact information is provided.

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted in late July-Early August. Selected staff will be required to attend a mandatory orientation in August.

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