Student Employment Opportunities

in Campus Activities Office

GUS the Mascot
Campus Activities Office

Openings: 2+

Gustavus Adolphus College Mascot

General Information

 

Mission:

A non-competitive mascot program that will promote crowd interaction and school spirit through cheering, dance, and interactive crowd participation. Act as a representative for the college at Athletic, student body, VIP functions and public appearances.

 

Skill Requirements:

  • Must be spirited and enthusiastic.
  • Must have excellent crowd interaction.
  • Must interact well with kids.
  • Must be in good physical condition.
  • Must be able to appropriately respond to negativity from opposing teams’ fans and ultimately always stay positive.
  • Must be accountable, timely and responsible.
  • Must be positive and respect opposing teams, peers, athletes, coach and advisor.
  • Must be at least 5’9’’ to be Gus

 

Scheduling*:

  • Athletics- Average 2 events per week in seasons, Athletic Director will provide us with requests/schedules. Playoffs are an optional and at the discretion of the advisor. Spectator sports will have priority over non-spectator sports.
  • Student Events: Campus Activities takes requests and decides. Orientation, Family Weekend, Homecoming Parade, Senior Week, Midnight Express, etc.
  • On campus departments: Campus Activities takes requests and decides. Health Services, Admissions, Bookmark, etc.
  • Special (non student) Events: Advancement/Marketing takes requests and decides. Royal Affair, Alumni Gatherings, Annual Fund, Gala dinner, etc.
  • Non-Gustavus Events: By hire with cost attached (birthday parties). Student will be paid out of student employment; fee goes to Campus Activities for legwork and mascot maintenance. 

 

*Note that ability to commit is always dependent on ability to schedule personnel and is not guaranteed.

 

Commitment:

  • Must attend an average of 3 practices/training sessions per semester (at advisor’s discretion).
  • Must be available for monthly Mascots meetings.
  • Must commit to approximately 2-4 hours per week (appearances, games, and practices).
  • Some travel may be required for events.

 

Benefits:

  • Must have student employment or work-study.
  • Partial student employment package- will pay a minimum of 2 hours for any appearance.

 

Prerequisites

  1. MUST HAVE NEED BASED STUDENT EMPLOYMENT
  2. MUST COMPLETE GUS THE MASCOT APPLICATION- AVAILABLE AT THE CAMPUS ACTIVITIES OFFICE
  3. MUST SIGN AGREEMENT TO FOLLOW BEHAVIOR/RESPONSIBILITY RULES FOR THIS JOB

Contact: Katelyn Spooner 507-933-7598