Being a Mavericks Dancer takes a special kind of person. Each girl on the squad has either a part-time job or attends college in addition to being on the team! The schedule for your week is not very consistent and could be given to you with only a few days notice. If you have an additional job it must be flexible and able to work around your dancer calendar (This is given to you once you make the team). You are very professional, responsible, hard working, reliable, and always being the very best you no matter where you are. Now you represent so much more than just yourself, you are representing the whole brand of the Dallas Mavericks. You spend countless hours practicing on your own during your free time so that you are able to practice with no mistakes once you actually arrive to practice on Monday-Thursday nights. Practices typically vary depending on the number of games there is that week or how busy the team's schedule is. You dance at the home games at the American Airlines Center and you are the teams number one cheerleader! You may often get scheduled for appearances which range from performing for a small or large group, visiting companies, getting involved within your community, working with children, taking photos, signing autographs, traveling the country... Just to name a few! It is very exhausting because there are roughly 50 games in a season. You meet some awesome people and make friends that will last a lifetime!
The best place I've ever worked. Year after year proved to be different than the year before. Mark provided an exceptional play to live away from home. And made work seem like play. Very proud of my time at the Mavericks and my contribution to it's success.
I would show up to all of the Dallas Mavericks home games and pass out game programs. Many times I would be called to go and rebound for the players. During the game I would sit on the floor and help clean the court during stoppage of play.
During the Summer time I would help sell tickets to season ticket holders. This taught me the essentials of being a good salesman at a young age. Also, during the summer time, I would help with the Dallas Mavericks camps for whatever was needed at the time.
On a typical non-game day of work I would answer customer emails, send proposals to prospects, and call on potential prospects. I have learned that selling tickets is very unique. The product is perishable, there is an emotional element to the sale, and value is a broad spectrum. My co-workers are family. The hardest part of the job is also the most enjoyable part of the job; getting to the games, meeting clients, and being present on game night.
Hoop Troop Member (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – July 27, 2013
• Execute timely promotions throughout the game and picking the proper contestants, according to the sponsors requests. • I have learned how to interact with fans and make sure they are enjoying as much time as possible. • Management is very interactive and allows you freedom as long as the job is executed properly. • Co-workers are always in a good mood and ready to have some fun. • The hardest part of the job is trying not to get lost in the actual game itself, so you can still execute all the promotions. • Most enjoyable part of the job is getting to work in the NBA atmosphere, being around the players, out of the court, and out with the fans.
fun atmosphere, and fun people. low pay, no recognition. didnt get a raise (even cost of living) in 4 years. management doesnt always know what is happening within each department. Very little planning ahead by each department which creates chaos and stress on everyone when they have to play catch-up