Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: dcsportsbog and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

More Nats Job Openings

New jobs: Screech builders, Screech keepers. (Toni Sandys - TWP)

There were two big Nats job auditions this week: Monday's Racing Presidents Head tryouts and Bret Boone's acquisition, which led to jokes about Herman Boone, Pat Boone and Boonedoggles.

But there are other Nats-related job openings (and no, I'm not talking about the starting rotation jobs), and I'd like to highlight a few of my faves. (Btw, as the Post noted last week, the team is particularly partial to "retirees, because they are dependable, and mothers looking for part-time work. "Parents have those basic skills of patience," a team official said.

If you ever waited for three weeks last year to buy a cup of brew, yes, that's right, it's the employees who need to have those basic skills of patience.

Anyhow, the jobs:

Warehouse Manager: "We are currently seeking a Warehouse Manager for the New Nationals Park in Washington, DC. Duties include but are not limited to: Directs the warehouse and product distribution for a large-scale NFL operation."

Always knew it would be tough to make the transition to a baseball town here. Baby steps.

(And will the Warehouse include "Frozen Ropes?" What the heck is a frozen rope?)

Build a Bear Workshop Employee: We've heard how Build-a-Bear Workshops will have a Nats Park location, which apparently is opening on March 29. has said kids will be able to construct their own Racing Presidents, but the job ad says workers will "experience the fun of making teddy bears and of course 'Screech,' the Nationals' mascot.

Seccurity Officers: Yeah, seccurity officers. "We are looking to hire security officers for work ASAP at the Washington Nationals Baseball Stadium." Yeah, Washington Nationals Baseball Stadium. Makes you feel confident in the competency of those who will protect you from rampaging Giant Racing President Heads.

Nat Pack: "Athletes, Dancers, Promotional People, Gymnasts, Cheerleaders and Overall Outstanding Personalities Wanted to Join the Nat Pack." Promotional people? Has Jim Bowden applied? If you google "Promotional people" the second response is "Promotional people bother me sometimes."

"Must be able to perform activities and interact with fans on camera in front of 40,000+ people," says the ad. So at least maybe this will stop Svrluga from harping about a lack of attendance goals. 40k plus would seem to be the goal.

Screech Keepers: Requires "tenacious work ethic."

(Incidentally, Screech Keepers make $7.50 - $8.50 an hour, despite The Post saying last week that new employees were going to make between $9 and $14.)

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 20, 2008; 9:26 AM ET
Categories:  Nats  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Local Poll Week 14: UMBelievable
Next: Mason vs. VCU Pep Band War


I didn't see a mention for parking lot attendees. I guess they'll outsource that.

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | February 20, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

$100 to the first 'Screech Keeper' who sets fire to the Screech costume(s).

Posted by: Kim | February 20, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

I'm guessing that all the psychiatry positions have been filled by now.

Posted by: qualude conduct | February 20, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

The Nats want to hire a warehouse manager for a "large NFL" operation? Can't the Maroon and Black find their own warehouse manager? Did tracking down the Z-man wear little Danny out?

Posted by: Warehouse Manager | February 20, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Dan, Frozen Rope. C'mon man. Tell me you know what that is as a baseball fan? Please? Restore my faith in the Washington Post Sports section.

Go ask him of the many consonants if you don't know.

Posted by: DC Centurion's Shield | February 20, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Well sure, I know what a frozen rope is in baseball, but the link I linked to seems to suggest "Frozen Ropes" will be for sale at the Nats Park. If you know what type of "Frozen Rope" you might purchase from a concessionaire, do tell.

Posted by: Dan Steinberg | February 20, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Either it's a new name for a licorice rope, or they got something strange in the ice cream closet.

Looks like they redesigned Screech. More leg, less gut and a slightly more feminine face...I think. I'm sure all the DCU guys are saying to themselves "Get that thing off my field".

Posted by: EricS | February 20, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company