Student Assistant - "Wolfie" Mascot

University of West Georgia
UWG Recruiting Location

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Student Assistant - "Wolfie" Mascot
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 231739
About Us

Welcome to one of the most dynamic universities in the nation.

Since 1906, UWG has been home to those who are eager to take their own path, learn, and grow. With more than 13,400 students and 85+ programs, we've come a long way since then. Today, we're a regional powerhouse with locations in Carrollton, Douglasville, and Newnan, Georgia, making a difference in the lives of our students, our neighbors, and the world. The one thing that's never changed: Amazing things happen when you Go West.

Becoming UWG
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UWG Commitment Statement
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Job Summary

*Mascots must develop the character of the mascot for the team. They must perform at every home game.

*Commit to appearances at campus and community events to promote school spirit.

*Distribute UWG promotional items designed to help increase school spirit and attendance at games and events.

*Must maintain the Wolfie email account and also maintain the Wolfie Mascot Facebook account

*Personally interact with Wolves fans.

*Work events throughout the year, including summer .

They may also distribute promotional items, like T-shirts and calendars, at special events. Mascots may be required to maintain the integrity of their costumes, including cleaning and repair. Mascots must participate in the filming of commercials and other promotional videos. Light UA office work will be available if needed during downtime.

Required Qualifications

*Must be a current University of West Georgia student enrolled for six credit hours and maintaining at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average unless otherwise noted/indicated by the hiring department.

*Ability to work scheduled event dates, including outside of semester if necessary.

*Must possess a highly personable disposition and animates personality with good interpersonal communication skills and creativity.

*Extensive night and weekend work will be required.

*Performing in a mascot costume is very physical, so you must be in good physical condition and be sure to drink plenty of fluids before the appearance.

*Must be in good academic standing and not subject to college discipline.

*Must be courteous, friendly, reliable, and punctual.

*Must be in a physical state that allows you to perform under extreme conditions

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to wear a large costume and is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. Must be able to fit into mascot costume. Costume will fit heights up to 6'2". The position requires mobility including the ability, while in costume, to move materials weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period. Physical environment of this position requires a person to be able to work in the hot, humid environment as well as in close quarters with their head covered and limited visibility due to required head gear of this position. Required to stand on feet for 1 to 6 hours at a time. Good physical condition.

NACE Competencies

Career & Self-Development
Critical Thinking

Special Applicant Instructions

A physical is required


The University of West Georgia is a leading residential, doctoral comprehensive university that offers a broad undergraduate and graduate curriculum based on a liberal arts foundation. UWG enrolls more than 10,600 students, including an active international student population from more than 80 countries.university_of_west_georgia1.jpg

The university takes its mission of "Educational Excellence in a Personal Environment" seriously and is nationally recognized for the access to research opportunities and technology it provides to undergraduates. It has been named a Best Southeastern College by the Princeton Review for five years in a row and one of America's Best Value Colleges for 2007 and 2008.

university_of_west_georgia2.jpgUWG currently offers 109 programs of study, including 56 bachelor's and 40 master's and specialist degrees, two doctorates and 11 certificates, as well as Georgia's only Honors College. A third doctoral degree and a new master's degree have been approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. The Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision will begin in the summer of 2009, and a Masters in Arts in Criminology will begin in Fall 2008. Gifted high-school-age students can earn high school and college credit through the Advanced Academy of Georgia, one of only 15 U.S. residential college-early-entrance programs.university_of_west_georgia3.jpg

The Graduate School has one of the highest percentages of students enrolled in graduate classes in the University System. Undergraduates have nationally acclaimed access to research opportunities, and instruction is enhanced by faculty member research that is supported by more than $2.2 million in grants.

Only 50 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia, UWG offers a complete college experience featuring residence hall living, intercollegiate athletics and more than 100 student organizations on a beautiful, wooded 375-acre campus.



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