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Part-time Instructor, Urban Youth Academy - Houston Astros (Houston, TX)


This position will provide major league style baseball/softball instruction and training in the areas of hitting, pitching, fielding, base running and game knowledge.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

•    Provide baseball and/or softball instruction during scheduled events at the UYA.
•    Assist with various aspects of organizing or coordinating athletic events held at the UYA.
•    Support the UYA’s marketing efforts and outreach by participating in various public events, speaking              engagements and other outreach or promotional programs and events.
•    High level of demonstrated professionalism and integrity.
•    Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with members of the community, organizations, sponsors, instructors, players and coaches.
•    Creative, energetic and proactive approach to work.
•    Strong relationship-building skills.
•    Represents the Astros in a positive and professional manner at all times.
•    Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
•    Other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:

•    Minimum of a 2 year associates degree or major/minor league baseball experience or current collegiate level baseball player/athlete.
•    Minimum of 1-2 years of proven experience in coaching high school, college, professional baseball or management of organized sports/recreational activities or current collegiate level baseball player/athlete.
•    Extensive knowledge of one or more (baseball/softball) skills designated for instruction.
•    Strong time management and organizational skills
•    Demonstrated and proven ability to work with children and parents.
•    Exceptional communication skills.  
•    Minimum physical requirements: able to gain access to various areas of the UYA for prolonged periods during events; able to lift and transport up to 25 pounds.
•    Possess very high degree of discretion and professionalism.
•    Professional image and demeanor.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have relevant coaching and/or playing experience?

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Communications: Community Relations
Part Time Charitable 50/50 Raffle Ticket Seller - Houston Astros (Houston, TX)

Department:      Astros Foundation

Supervisor:       Coordinator, 50/50 Charitable Raffle

Classification:   Part-Time/Non-exempt

The Astros Foundation is seeking enthusiastic ticket sellers to raise charitable funds via the 50/50 Raffle program during Astros home games.  Ticket Sellers will be stationed throughout the ballpark enabling guests to purchase raffle tickets from when gates open through the end of the 6th inning.

Essential Functions:

  • Effectively communicate and deliver information regarding the Astros Foundation charitable endeavors.

  • Attend home games and sell 50/50 raffle tickets to guests of Minute Maid Park utilizing electronic system.

  • Exhibit an outgoing personality; approaching ballpark guests pre-game and in-game with sales pitches encouraging the purchase of raffle tickets.

  • Accurately handle large amounts of cash transactions and distribution of raffle tickets.

  • Reconcile and report raffle totals to 50/50 Raffle Coordinator at close of the 6th inning.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Education, Competencies & Skills:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Experience handling cash in a customer service role.

  • Charismatic personality with ability to interact positively with fan base and actively engage all guests.

  • Goal oriented; able to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to comfortably and persuasively promote raffle sales.

  • Enthusiastic and passionate; Interest in sports philanthropy or nonprofit fundraising a plus.

  • Available to work a flexible schedule which includes nights, weekends and holidays. 

Work Conditions & Physical Demands:

  • Work will be performed in a stadium and office environment where noise/crowd levels greatly vary.

  • Frequent walking or standing/remaining on ones’ feet for prolonged periods of time.

  • May work at heights and climb up/down stairs.

  • Frequent carrying and/or transporting of objects, usually by hand, arm or shoulder.

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