Cowlitz

Black Bears

360-703-3195

Employment

The Cowlitz Black Bears are currently seeking qualified and motivated individuals for the following positions. Click below to download a PDF of our Application for Employment. For more information, contact General Manager Jim Appleby at jappleby@cowlitzblackbears.com.

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Who we are: The Cowlitz Black Bears are a professional style minor league baseball team in the West Coast League. The team is led by a group of civic-minded individuals with strong ties to the Cowlitz County region and to the game of baseball. The Cowlitz Black Bears strive to provide their fans, sponsors, business partners, and investors with the very best in competitive baseball and affordable family entertainment. This includes atmosphere, comfort, food & beverage, safety, fun, and value.

STADIUM & GAME OPERATIONS

Who you are: You’re an enthusiastic and hard-working individual interested in entering or advancing yourself in the world of professional sports and/ or entertainment. You should have a love for entertainment, the game of baseball, and look forward to learning about what goes on behind the scenes of a professionally run sports organization. You should thrive in a fast-paced environment; have good communication skills and an eagerness to learn.

What you will be doing: You will be having a blast. You'll be working with staff members in learning about and performing a variety of tasks in different disciplines, all intertwining to make the Black Bears’ organization function smoothly as a whole. Most importantly, you will learn why and how we do the things we do. Interns will have opportunities to gain experience in many areas. Learn first-hand exactly what it takes to open a stadium to 1,000-1,500 of your closest friends each night, put on a stage-quality show and make sure everyone goes home happy, safe and ready to do it again the next night. Areas of focus will include training in scripting, personnel management, set-up and break-down, crowd control, and problem resolution. Creativity is a must and you'll learn how all the pieces come together to create a memorable experience for fans.

CONCESSIONS

Cashier

Who you are: You’re an enthusiastic and hard-working employee who is quick on your feet and handle high pressure situations with little to no room for error. You’re good with money and able to multi-task for long periods of time. You preferably have experience working in the food & beverage industry and behind a cash register. You’re patient and experienced with customer service. You work well with others and have good communication skills.

What you’ll be doing: Concessions cashiers will be responsible for operating a register, handling cash and credit card transactions, taking customer orders for food and beverages, counting and maintaining their drawer, stocking and cleaning their register station, and assisting in both concessions set-up and clean-up. Additional responsibilities may be added.

Cook

Who you are: You’re an enthusiastic and hard-working employee who is quick on your feet and can handle high pressure situations with little to no room for error. You’re able to multi-task for long periods of time under the extreme conditions of being around a fully functioning outdoor grill. You have experience in the food & beverage industry, specifically behind a grill and in a kitchen. You work well with others and have good communication skills.

What you’ll be doing: The Cook is responsible for preparing all grilled items and deep fried items. The cook will also wrap grilled food and directing expo/runners in getting food to customers. The cook will also help in grill area set-up and clean-up.

Cook's Assistant

Who you are: You’re an enthusiastic and hard-working employee who is quick on your feet and can handle high pressure situations with little to no room for error. You’re able to multi-task for long periods of time under the extreme conditions of being around a fully functioning outdoor grill. You have experience in the food & beverage industry, specifically behind a grill and in a kitchen. You work well with others and have good communication skills.

What you’ll be doing: The Cook’s assistant will assist the lead cook in preparing concessions food by wrapping grilled food and directing expo/runners in getting food to concessions. The cook’s assistant will also help in grill area set-up and clean-up.

Expo

Who you are: You’re an enthusiastic and hard-working employee who is quick on your feet and handle high pressure situations with little to no room for error. You have good listening abilities and are able to multi-task for long periods of time. You preferably have experience working in the food & beverage industry and behind a cash register. You’re patient and experienced with customer service. You work well with others and have good communication skills.

What you’ll be doing: Concessions expo workers are responsible for assisting cashiers in orders and getting food items to them. Expo workers also track food usage and stock as needed, work with cooks to deliver food from grill to concessions, and assist in concessions set-up and clean-up.

Server

Who you are: You’re an enthusiastic and hard-working employee who is quick on your feet and can handle high pressure situations with little to no room for error. You’re able to focus and provide quality customer service as well as be good with money and be able to remember large orders. You have experience in the food & beverage industry, serving in a fast-paced environment. You work well with others and have good communication skills.

What you’ll be doing: Server’s are responsible for taking and delivering customer food and drink orders (including alcohol) in designated service areas, handling of both cash and credit card methods of payment, establish and maintain superior customer service standards with customers, and assist in service areas set-up and clean-up.

Hawker

Who you are: You’re an enthusiastic and hard-working employee who is quick on your feet and can handle high pressure situations with little to no room for error. You can adjust to working in a fast paced environment for long periods of time. You’re physically strong and able to move around the stadium quickly, carrying light loads with regularity. You work well with others and have good communication skills.

What you’ll be doing: Hawkers are responsible for hawking/selling food and beverage items in the stands, and walking around the stadium. You need to have the ability to keep track of sales, inventory, and cash.

Bartender

Who you are: You’re an enthusiastic and hard-working employee who is quick on your feet and can handle high pressure situations with little to no room for error. You’re able to focus and provide quality customer service as well as be good with money and be able to remember large orders. You have bartending experience and can adjust to serving in a fast-paced environment. You work well with others and have good communication skills.

What you’ll be doing: Bartenders are responsible for taking drink orders and pouring drinks for customers as well as for server staff, ensure legal and proper consumption of alcohol is maintained at stadium, count drawers, perform cashier duties when ringing in drink orders. Bartenders and bar backs are also responsible for beer and wine garden set-up and clean-up including stocking, inventory management, equipment cleaning, etc.

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