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Minor Officials

SAIT’s Athletic and Recreation department is a valuable part of the SAIT experience — and we are proud to support Trojans players in sports from hockey to golf. SAIT Recreation’s programs and facilities are designed to support active and healthy lifestyles for our students, staff, alumni and members of the public.
The Opportunity
We are currently recruiting for casual hourly Minor Officials for Athletics and Recreation. The focus for this position will be to provide support for SAIT Trojans athletic events. Minor Officials will be responsible for home game engagement, enhancement, and promotion.
Current SAIT Students are encouraged to apply.
The Minor Official Position encompasses the following roles. Successful applicants will be assigned one role each and will not be expected to perform ALL roles. 
Announcer: You will introduce the teams, input music when appropriate, announce the score, promote events, and thank sponsors. A strong microphone presence is essential.
Required Qualifications:
1.   Enjoys public speaking.
2.   Has experience talking to large crowds and reading scripts.
3.   Has a clear understanding of the sport they are interested in announcing.
Mascot: A mascot is a fun, energetic symbol of the SAIT Trojans. You perform during games, appear at community functions, and pump up the people around you!
Required Qualifications:
1.   Willing to wear the mascot costume during games.
2.   Likes to dance, interact with people and pump up the crowd.
3.   Willing to assist with SAIT events apart from game days (i.e., Orientations, festivals, etc.).
Scorekeeper: You will handle all paperwork on the score table – fill it out according to ACAC rules and work with the liaison to make sure results are correct.
Required Qualifications:
1.   Have a clear understanding of the sport they are interested in scoring.
2. Previous experience preferred.
Statistician: (Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer and Hockey)This position requires the person to sit at the scorer’s table (or penalty box) and track all stats accurately according to ACAC guidelines. You will also be responsible for getting the starting line ups from coaches prior to the game. Stats are operated through a computer software program called PRESTO. Inputting stats after each game will be required for hockey, volleyball, and soccer.
Required Qualifications:
1.   Have a clear understanding of the sport they are interested in taking stats for.
2.   Willing to input stats after the game is over, working later where required. 
3. Previous experience preferred.
Trojans Photographer: You will take high quality photographs of the athletes before, after and during the game. Photographs must look professional as they will be used for the Trojans social media pages and advertisements. 
Required Qualifications:
1. Photographers are expected to have their own camera equipment.
2. Enrolled in the SAIT Photography program (preferred)
3. Previous experience and photography education.
Time Clock Operator (Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer and Hockey): During the game it’s this person’s responsibility to run the clock for warm-up, in game, and intermissions. The timekeeper also keeps a running track of scores and must pay very close attention to the game to ensure the clock is started and stopped at the proper time.
Required Qualifications:
1.   Have a clear understanding of the sport they are interested in timekeeping for.
2.   Understand when to start and stop the clock.
Production & Broadcasting Operations: This position is responsible for the successful broadcast of home games. You will help set up the broadcasting, cameras, and sound equipment. Applicants should be confident in broadcast systems technology and filming sporting events.
Required Qualifications:
1.  Previous experience using a camera and broadcasting equipment.
Esports Engagement: Supervise the Esports lounge on campus, to ensure students are welcomed, engaged, and have a positive experience. 
Required Qualifications:
1. Have the ability to work a wide range of hours including evenings and weekends. 
2. Knowledgeable regarding Esports, video games, and the Trojans.
Intramural Facilitator: Organize, facilitate, and promote Trojans Intramural Sports. Intramural sports include volleyball, basketball, soccer, badminton, and dodgeball. The Facilitator will be responsible for organizing the schedule, helping teams register and refereeing each game. 
Required Qualifications:
1. Be familiar with one or more of the intramural sport options.
2. Have a clear understanding of the sport they are interested in facilitating.
Social Media Coordinator: Create and post creative social media stories for each home and/or away Trojans game. This position may be required to travel around Alberta on occasion. 
Required Qualifications:
1. Be confident with Instagram and Twitter management.  
2. Previous experience writing recaps and short articles. 
3. Available to attend most home and away games.

The Role

  • Content Provider, Leader of Portfolio/Component
  • Spectator Engagement, Ticket/Admissions, Ambiance (music, lights, video)
  • Home Game Table (statistics, scoresheets, game film, website interface)
  • Sport Broadcasting and Production Logistics
  • Sport Media Management and Brand Expansion/Protection
  • Digital Engagements, Media Enhancements and Video Promotion
  • Trojans Broadcasting Crew
  • Back of House – Environmental Preparedness and Transition
  • Assist with setup and takedown of facilities.
  • Promotions and Social Media Content (Storytellers, Tweeters, Posters)
  • Trojans Digital Channels and Game Stories
  • Home Game Scripts & other innovative opportunities students may wish to bring forward including advanced digital content,
  • CCAA pre participation training coordination
  • ACAC pre participation certification coordination
  • SAIT pre participation media coordination
  • Front of House – Technical Reporting, Assessment and Adaptation
  • Spectator Relations and Fan Engagement
  • Sport Scorekeeping, Timekeeper, Ticket Office duties (ticket taker), Goal/Line judge, Individual Statistics, 3-Ball, and Game Film exchange
  • Mascot management and Sport Specific Event Support
  • Home Game video, photography & graphics
  • In house DJ, Announcing and Color commentating.
  • Esports Shout casting and Video analysis
  • Special Functions & other opportunities students wish to bring forward.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum Required
  • Completion of the grade 12 or an equivalent combination.
  • Sport Participation
  • Previous customer service experience.
  • Must be able to travel within the City of Calgary.
  • Must be available evenings and weekends.
  • Preferred
  • Post-secondary education in the area of interest
  • Previous event experience
  • Knowledge of sport rules or officiating and/or scorekeeping experience
  • Conflict resolution experience
  • First Aid and CPR considered an asset.
  • Respect in Sport considered an asset.
  • Experience as Camera Persons, Broadcasters/ Commentators, Pre-Roll Video, Scorekeeper, Sport Statistician, Goal Judge and/ or Content Providers
Job classification: OTHER – POOLED/ NOT CLASSIFIED – A9000
Salary range: $17.50
# of positions: 10
Position End Date: 08/31/2024
Posting closing date: Until Position is filled
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