Cool Gig! There’s an Opening for an NHL Organist

Here’s a job posting that you don’t see every day. The Ottawa Senators need an organist. This is the official job listing.

Location Canadian Tire Centre
City Ottawa
Province Ontario [ON]
Title Organist
Primary Objective
All team members of Senators Sports & Entertainment are held accountable for creating raving fans.
The in-game organist will be a member of the team that entertains fans at Canadian Tire Centre during Ottawa Senators home games.
  • The organist will need to report to the building 2.5 hours before each home game to attend the production meeting
  • He or she must be able to play a 45 to 60 minute block as fans arrive to the building
  • He or she must have a large knowledge of fan chants and activation music
  • He or she must be able to play a vast roster or music from memory including current songs and classics from various genres including rock, film scores and pop
Essential Functions
Essential Raving Fans Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  • Seeks ways to enhance the fan experience in unexpected ways.
  • Empowered to say YES, creating raving fans of Senators Sports & Entertainment.
  • Knows and lives SSE’s mission every day through service, teamwork, continuous improvement, change, and fun.
  • Obsessed with client satisfaction, asking, “How can I exceed your expectations today?”
  • Maintains consistency in attitude and behaviour, exceeding expectations.
  • Works to make a specific impression on our clients. That impression is that of someone who is Wowed, Overly Satisfied and a Raving Fan.
  • Approaches all tasks with a “can-do” attitude, understanding that there is no other kind of attitude.
  • Notices and accurately interprets what clients are feeling, based on their words, tone of voice, expressions, and other nonverbal behaviour.
  • Takes a personal interest in clients by asking about their concerns, interests, family, hobbies, etc. to develop relationships.
  • Presents a cheerful, positive manner.
  • Takes ownership and sees the client’s need through from beginning to end.
  • Exercises appropriate judgment in handling client situations.
  • Responds in a positive manner with alternative solutions when a client’s initial request is not possible.
  • Shows initiative and takes action with an appropriate level of independence.
Health & Safety Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Responsible for ensuring that all areas covered by Occupational Health & Safety Act (“OHSA”) are adhered to, specifically:

  • Working in compliance with the provisions of the OHSA regulations and internal policies and procedures
  • Using or wearing protective equipment, devices or clothing when required
  • Reporting any missing or defective equipment or protective device which could endanger himself or herself or another team member
  • Reporting any contravention of the OHSA regulations or Senators Sports & Entertainment policies and procedures

  • Responsible and reliable
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Entertaining
  • Comfortable in front of a large crowd and on camera
  • Available for all Ottawa Senators home games (evenings, weekends, and holidays) and some special events
  • Bilingualism is an asset
  • Hockey knowledge is an asset
  • Must be able to work with a variety of keyboards, organs and drum machines
For this position, a recorded demo of no more than 3 minutes must be submitted along with your resume to the email address below. Applicants who do not submit a demo or go over the 3 minute time limit will not be considered.
Only candidates who are selected for a live audition will be contacted.
Please submit your resume and demo of your work in confidence no later than 11:59 pm, Sunday, May 15, 2016, to Game Production, Ottawa Senators Hockey Clu: 1000 Palladium Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2V 1A5; or by email to[email protected]
Company Capital Sports & Entertainment Inc.
Department Marketing
Job Classification Part Time Regular
Reports To Director, Game Entertainment
Deadline 5/15/2016
Date Added 4/27/2016

Alan Cross

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