The Public Address Announcer is required to arrive at the ballpark at least 1 hour prior to game time. Duties include, but are not limited to, preparing and reading the pre-game script, announcing the starting lineups, and all batters and any substitutions, and reading the between-inning script. Previous experience as a public address announcer is not required.
The Music Coordinator is required to ensure the sound system and music is functional 2 hours prior to game time when batting practice commences. Duties include, but are not limited to, setting up the speakers on the press box, operating the press box mixer, and coordinating individual player music and situational music (e.g. pitching changes, home runs, mound visits, etc) throughout the game. The Music Coordinator works closely with the Public Address Announcer throughout the game to synchronize the Public Address announcements and the music. Access to an audio soundboard on your personal computer or other personal electronic device is a plus.
The Scoreboard Operator is required to arrive at the ballpark at least 1 hour prior to game time. Duties include working the electronic scoreboard during the game and augmenting the other Game Day Staff before and after the game, as required. Familiarity with baseball required.
The Official Scorer is required to arrive at the ballpark at least 1 hour prior to game time. Duties include inserting the starting lineups into the Pointstreak scoring software as provided by the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (CRCBL) to keep detailed “live scoring” of the game that is accessible via the CRCBL website. While past experience as an official scorer is not required, an understanding on how to score a game is required, as is familiarity with the rules of baseball. Access to a laptop to load Pointstreak is a plus. Of all the Game Day positions, this is most critical as the official scorer drives the statistics that become the historical recap of the CRCBL and impact player selection to the CRCBL All-Star Game, All League Team and All College Summer Baseball League Teams, in addition to populating professional baseball databases.
The Broadcaster (s), a minimum of one, but preferably two individuals, provide the play-by-play and/or color commentary duties for all pre, regular and post-season home games and select road games (whenever possible). Duties include maintaining and configuring the broadcast equipment provided by the Aces, broadcasting the games over the Internet, posting game highlights each inning via social media such as Twitter, and writing and posting both game previews and recaps on the Aces website and other social media sights. Furthermore, the Broadcaster(s) are responsible for preparing the Roster and game Preview Sheet provided to fans and baseball scouts before each home game. Broadcast experience is a must with baseball broadcast experience highly desired along with a strong knowledge of the game. Website and social media skills are desired while strong writing skills are a must.
The Social Media Coordinator attends all Aces games, whether home or away, to provide real time posting of game highlights on the Aces’ social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). This individual also leads efforts to expand and/or enhance the Aces social media footprint. Social media proficiency is required.
The PR and Field Event Coordinator choreographs on field promotions such as the Field of Dreams, ceremonial 1st pitch, National Anthem and the 50/50 raffle on select nights. This individual also assists with setting up game day sponsor tables and helps ensure water and ice is kept adequately supplied to both dugouts. Responsible for creating the weekly advertisements printed in the local newspapers and in other print forums. In addition, this individual helps maintain strong relationships with local corporate sponsors and works to recruit additional commercial sponsorship. Furthermore, this individual coordinates required support for the Aces Baseball Camps and interaction with other local charitable organizations.
The Post Game Meal Coordinator arranges the menu and the delivery or pickup and set up of the Aces post game meal. Reestablished in 2015, the post game meal is either home cooked by one of the Aces fans or purchased by the Aces from a local dining establishment.
The Concession Stand Coordinators set up and operate the Concession Stand with an emphasis on arranging for the delivery or pickup of the hot food items (e.g. hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza) and the inventory of all of the other items offered such as drinks, chips, and candy. Upwards of two personnel are required each game.
The Ticket Sales/Merchandise Coordinators set up and operate the Main Gate with an emphasis on ticket sales, to include Group Sales, game day give aways, and ordering, stocking and selling souvenirs. Upwards of two personnel are required each game.
Alexandria Aces Collegiate Summer Baseball Team
PO Box 1219, Alexandria VA 22313
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