The big High Point downtown baseball stadium project promised new jobs for area residents – and the team that will play there is now delivering on that promise: The High Point Rockers baseball team has just announced a slew of new jobs that it’s looking to fill.
According to Christian Heimall, the assistant general manager of the Rockers, the team is now jump-starting the hiring process. On Friday, Dec. 28, Heimall said that both full-time and part time-job openings will be filled in order to put on baseball games and move the team to the next level.
“For the seasonal and game day employees, we could hire up to 75 across all positions, maybe more,” Heimall said.
To help fill the full-time, seasonal and game-day positions for the 2019 season that starts in early May, the Rockers are holding four job fairs after the start of the New Year.
The organization is also seeking to hire some interns at the job fairs, which will all be held at the Red Lion Hotel at 135 S. Main St. in High Point.
The first job fair will be on Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m., which will be followed by a second on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then fairs on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Anyone who can’t make it to the job fairs can apply online.
According to Heimall, the start date for the new jobs will vary.
“From a full-time standpoint we will have a staff of roughly 15 that will be starting as soon as they are needed,” he said.
The seasonal and game-day employees hired will have to wait a few months to start their new jobs.
“They would not be starting until closer to the end of April,” Heimall said.
The full-time positions that are up for grabs include account executives, a facility operations manager, an “In-game entertainment and promotions manager,” a media relations manager and others.
Seasonal team positions will include a clubhouse manager and a security manager. There will also be numerous seasonal positions for work with the concessions companies at the new stadium named BB&T Point. The team is also hiring box office staff, cleaning crews, guest services, retail staff, ticket takers, and ushers and others that one might find at a ballpark, like cooks, cashiers, food runners and those who wander through the stands shouting “Peanuts!”
And, of course, no baseball team would be complete without the all-important public address announcer, national anthem singers, and, last but certainly not least, the mascot. Those high-profile positions will be filled at later dates.