Blaze (Mascot) job – Valdosta State University – Valdosta, GA

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Student Assistant

Proposed Salary


General Summary of Responsibilities

BLAZE dress in the mascot costume and represent the university at both athletic and campus events. BLAZE will perform duties required by the appearance. BLAZE will behave in a way that is appropriate for the event and will represent the university according to the Student Handbook and Student Code of Conduct at all times when in costume. Ideal applicants for the position of BLAZE should be motivated in generating school and/or team spirit.

Required Qualifications

Must be a current VSU Student

Must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average

Must be registered for at least 6 credit hours per semester

BLAZE must be an outgoing individual who works well with others, including children and fans of all ages.

They must be in good physical condition to both wear the costume and stand or walk for extended periods of time.

BLAZE must be able to read individuals’ social cues to understand the level of interaction each fan may want.

Preferred Qualifications


Education, Experience, and Certification/License Qualifications


Physical Requirements

Must be in good physical condition to wear the BLAZE costume and stand or walk for extended periods of time.

Compliance Requirements

Position Requires Annual Sexual Harassment Training

Position Requires Annual Ethics Training

Position Requires Compliance with the BOR Motor Vehicle Use Procedure

Position Requires Compliance with Valdosta State University Right to Know Policy

Position Requires Compliance with the VSU Information Resources Acceptable Use Policy

Position Requires Compliance with HIPAA Right to Privacy Act

All Supervisory Positions Require training in FMLA and Worker’s Compensation

New Student Employee Orientation

Essential Duties of the Position
The duties below reflect 90% of the employee’s responsibilities. There is an additional 10% reserved for professional development and any other duties that may be assigned.

Job Duty

Publication and Marketing

Percentage Of Time


Job Duty

Perform at Athletic Events

Percentage Of Time


Job Duty

Perform at University Events

Percentage Of Time


Posting Details

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Desired Start Date

Applicant Reviewer

Sage Archer

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Close Date


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