The University’s Department of Athletics is looking for a few good students to be this year’s official costumed mascot, the Fordham Ram.
The job requires skill, enthusiasm and commitment, said Julio Diaz, associate athletic director for promotions. Some compensation is available.
The Fordham Ram is expected to appear at all home football games and as many men’s and women’s home basketball games as can be arranged. Additional appearances are required at playoff games in all sports and some student and fundraising functions.
Theatrical and athletic ability are a plus; the successful candidate will be expected to do things like dance to Michael Jackson songs, pose for photo-ops with children and alumni, carry flags or banners, incite the crowd to cheer and to generally promote enthusiasm and good sportsmanship at events.
“It’s a bit like being a Disney character,” Diaz said. “You don’t take off your persona.”
Work shifts average three or four hours, Diaz said. The costume has a cooling system to help the Ram stay comfortable while bringing the sports crowd to a boil.
For more information about how to apply, contact Francoisline Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org.