Do you have what it takes to be the next Dayton Dragons mascot? This weekend is your chance

At some point while at a Dragons baseball game, you’ve probably idolized Heater and Gem for being the coolest mascots this side of the Miami Valley. This might be one of your only shots at stepping into their “very large” shoes.

The Dragons will hold auditions for several of their professional entertainment positions with the team this weekend at the "Green Team Auditions" on Saturday, Oct. 27. Before you receive a scheduled time for your audition, you must send a resume, cover letter and current headshot to Katrina Gibbs at Visit for more information and to register.

Positions available to audition for Saturday include Green Team staff, on-field hosts and mascot performers.

“The Dragons are seeking fun, energetic, and enthusiastic performers for these positions,” according to a Dragons press release.

🐲What is the Green Team?

“The Green Team is the Dragons’ professional entertainment staff and its members facilitate all in-game skits at Fifth Third Field during Dragons games and other special events. The members of the Green Team are the backbone to the Dragons entertainment production and are responsible for welcoming fans to the ballpark; selecting and preparing contestants for skits; interacting with Dragons mascots and on-field hosts; dancing on the dugout; and shooting T-shirts to the fans in the seats.”

🐲What are the on-field hosts?

The Dragons on-field hosts serve as the emcees of the entire entertainment show that takes place during inning breaks at Dragons home games. The hosts introduce contestants, skits and contests and provide personality and enthusiasm.

🐲What are the mascot performers? 

The Dragons’ two primary mascots, Heater and Gem, are the central characters and most visible entertainers at the ballpark. They are part of nearly every skit and constantly interact with fans as they visit various areas of the ballpark. Mascots also make appearances within the community outside of Dragons games.

“Auditions will include dancing, improvisation and interview questions. Persons should dress comfortably. A professional résumé with references is required. Candidates must be at least 16 years old on January 1, 2019,” according to the press release.

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