This position reports to the Public Relations Office and candidates are welcome to submit their interest at any time. The ideal candidate for this position enjoys performing in and out of a costume, is energized interacting and in front of various kinds of people, especially children, and is very responsible and follows through on their commitments. This person should be a creative and energetic individual who would enjoy bringing the Ichabod to life as a mascot, as well as serving as an assistant for the mascot when they’re not in costume.



  • Must be very responsible and consistently deliver on commitments
  • Communicate well with the public relations team and the other members of the mascot team
  • Perform at Washburn athletic home games, at campus events, and community appearances as scheduled – may perform as the mascot or the mascot assistant
  • Maintain and care for costume, props and signs
  • Interact spontaneously and appropriately with audience during games and performances
  • Be able to perform occasionally in the heat
  • Adhere to mascot program rules



  • Must be enrolled as a current Washburn University (undergraduate or graduate) or Washburn Tech student in good standing and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA.
  • Must be responsible, responsive in communications with team members, and follow through on commitments
  • Must be no more than 6 feet, 2 inches tall and 190 pounds or shorter than 5 feet, 8 inches to properly wear the Ichabod costume.
  • Submit to and pass a background investigation.
  • Ability to represent Washburn University in a positive light at all times
  • Have a schedule which will accommodate the mascot appearance schedule and occasional mascot team meetings, includes some nights and weekends to perform at events
  • Must be comfortable dealing with all types of people
  • Experience in mascot/cheer/dance/game entertainment/theatre is beneficial
  • Other duties as assigned
Please submit the online form.
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