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Hobart and William Smith Colleges ATHLETICS GAME DAY OPERATOR (Part-time) in Geneva, New York

The Athletic game day operator will fulfill essential responsibilities related to Hobart and William Smith athletic home competitions. Typical responsibilities include public address announcer, scorekeeper, scoreboard/game clock/shot clock operator, lines people and game manager.

Hobart and William Smith Athletics currently offers 23 sports with growth to 35 intercollegiate sports. HWS athletics is a multi-divisional member of the NCAA and hosts over 100 home events per year. Hobart and William Smith Athletics also host numerous post season and NCAA competitions. It is imperative that all home athletic events are marked by execution of sport-specific rules, accuracy, efficiency, safety, hospitality and sportsmanship.

This is a part time, hourly, non-benefits-eligible, administrative position. The position is seasonal based on the sport. Work hours are variable and based on home athletic event contest times. This position description is not all-inclusive as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned. Flexibility to work nights and weekends. The position may require the ability to work in an outdoor environment in adverse weather conditions including extreme heat and cold.

Sports included but not limited to baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s volleyball.


  • Public address announcer is responsible for:

  • Reading pre-game announcements at designated home athletic events

  • Introducing the National Anthem

  • Reading player introductions

  • Reading in-game announcements of game events and scripted announcements during stoppages of play

  • Reading half-time announcements including game statistics and promotional events

  • As directed by the supervisor, providing announcements to the crowd during the game to ensure a safe, appropriate atmosphere for home athletic events

  • Playing prepared music via electronic device during pre-game, in-game, half-time and post-game

  • Scorekeeper is responsible for:

  • Keeping an accurate scorebook

  • Tracking individual player and team statistics for home athletic contests

  • Working with game officials to ensure a fair contest as it relates to the scorebook and player participation

  • Maintaining the official team rosters of eligible players and substitutes

  • Reviewing suspension lists and verify the eligibility of each player prior to the beginning of the game

  • Ensuring the visible scoreboard reflects the accurate score

  • Scoreboard/game clock/shot clock operator is responsible for:

  • Inputting team names and pre-contest warmup time on the clock

  • Inputting the game score throughout the contest on the applicable scoreboard

  • Keeping time by starting and stopping the clock according to the rules of the game

  • Maintaining the accurate time, score, quarter/half/period, and game statistics on the scoreboard

  • Lines people are responsible for:

  • Being an extension of the officials

  • Controlling an end line and sideline as it relates to the rules of the game

  • Game manager is responsible for:

  • The execution of game day operations

  • Event staff operations

  • Inspection of athletic facilities prior to the home contest to ensure conditions for athletes, coaches, officials and spectators are safe, clean and playable

  • Informing supervisor of facility issues

  • Managing of half-time activities and promotions

  • Greeting visiting team upon arrival to HWS, showing them to their locker room, athletic training room and contest site

  • Coordinating parking and security operations

  • Confirming visiting locker room schedule for contest with supervisor

  • Greeting officials and ensuring completion of any required payment forms

  • Assisting with planning special events or ceremonies at contests

  • Problem solving of on-site issues

A high school diploma is required. A minimum of one year of previous experience as a game day operator is required. Must have proficient-to-advanced knowledge of the respective sport. Excellent verbal and organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail. Ability to work under pressure and within the rules of the sport. Public address announcer requires expressive but clear and controlled vocal skills.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of at least three (3) professional references to our application service, Interfolio. Hourly rate: $20/ hr

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.