It appears the Miami Marlins are actually in need of two mascots before the 2018 season gets going.
Last week, of course, they fired the 14-year veteran who played the primary role of Billy the Marlin out of nowhere. That job has yet to be officially posted, but if anyone out there has interest in the back-up Billy spot, that position is currently taking applications.
The Back-Up Mascot serves as a primary alternate to the Mascot Coordinator for the Miami Marlins Mascot, Billy The Marlin.
Will be required to perform at a designated number of appearances such as birthday parties, parades, school visits, hospital visits, charitable events and other events coordinated by the Miami Marlins.
Represent the Miami Marlins and Billy The Marlin at all times
Provide creative assistance to Mascot Coordinator in the areas of presentation, skits, and appearances
Distribute promotional giveaways at events, game days and other activations
Maintain condition of costume
Assist full time mascot at designated number of home games
Other duties as assigned by Mascot Coordinator
Qualifications & Requirements:
Must have ability to be trained, coached and critiqued to perform “in character”
Must have experience performing in costume as a mascot
Be creative and understand non-verbal acting and communication
Be in a physical state that allows you to perform under extreme conditions
Possess basic knowledge of the game of baseball
Must be between 5’5” – 5’10” tall
Must have $100,000 in liability and collision for your personal car insurance