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Part-Time Mascot - JaxCan and/or Stripes D. Skunk
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City of Jacksonville, FL | Jacksonville, FL
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Job Description

Intra-Governmental Services is actively seeking Part-time Mascots - JaxCan and/or Stripes D. Skunk.

This is part-time public relations work focused on awareness and education of blight prevention and the promotion of clean, safe and vibrant City of Jacksonville communities. The work consists of wearing a costume called JaxCan and/or Stripes D. Skunk and working in character for public awareness to fight blight. The costume extends from the waist to top of one's head, can be difficult to see out of and requires a handler or assistant to walk. This work requires frequent physical body movement, heavy walking and the ability to manage hot and humid environments. Contacts require skills in positive interactions with children and adults, the ability to remain energetic and engage and entertain audiences. The physical demands are high because most work is performed at outdoor events throughout the year, with occasional events in a climate controlled environment. Work requires frequent physical body movement, standing for extended periods of time, walking for extended periods of time, and the ability to manage hot and humid environments.

Examples of Work

* Represents the City of Jacksonville at sponsored events as well as art, athletic and community events.
* Remains standing at for extended periods of time to interacts with children, adults and community members.
* Works with an assigned handler or assistant to navigate surroundings, interact with crowds and remains visible to others.
* Uses appropriate hand gestures, welcoming physical movement and understand social expressions of others.
* Participates in video skits, commercials and advertisements.
* Takes pictures with and signs autographs for individuals.
* Remains friendly, outgoing and in character while wearing costume.
* Performs other public relations duties as assigned.

Open Requirements/Supplemental Information

This position pays $13.00 or higher depending on experience.

* Must be able to lift and carry a costume that weighs 20 pounds.
* Must be able to dress oneself in a costume that weighs 20 pounds.
* Must be able to walk, bend and rotate (with and without assistance) while wearing a costume.
* Must be between 5'4" and 5'10" tall and weighing up to 185 pounds to fit costume.
* Must be able to work flexible hours, evenings, weekends and in inclement weather.
* Must work well with children and adults.
* Required to pass a pre-employment physical.


* FL Class E Driver's License is required prior to appointment and must be maintained.
* Must meet standards required to obtain a City of Jacksonville driver's certification.

ONLINE APPLICATION REQUIRED. Apply at www.coj.net. The application system works best with Google Chrome web browser. Please try to apply using this browser. Be sure to add coj.net to your safe senders list to ensure you receive email notifications. You may check your application status any time by logging into your account.

If claiming veteran's preference, you must attach a DD-214 (Member Form-4 copy) or military discharge papers, or equivalent certification from the Department of Veterans Affairs listing military status, dates of service and character of discharge. You must also attach the Veterans Preference Certification Form and if applicable, the additional forms as noted here: http://www.coj.net/departments/employee-services/veterans-preference

If a candidate believes he or she was not afforded veteran's preference, he or she may file a written complaint, within 60 calendar days upon receipt of notification of the hiring decision, requesting an investigation to:


VeteransPreference@fdva.state.fl.us, or


Florida Department of Veterans Affairs

Attention: Veterans' Preference Coordinator

11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311

Largo, FL 33778-1630