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Athletics PA Announcer

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

  • This position will remain open until April 2024 and start dates will vary depending on departmental needs and availability of the candidate.
  • Multiple positions available.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Athletics PA Announcer
Position Summary
The Athletics department is hiring multiple positions with start dates throughout the year.  Hours will be variable and dependent upon athletic game schedules.  This posting will remain open until April 2024 and review of applicants will be ongoing.  

The PA Announcer is the main voice of the Red Deer Polytechnic Kings and Queens on game night The PA Announcer’s duties include playing music, announcing starting line-ups, all game action, public address announcements, presentations, contests, and other duties as assigned.
Position Responsibilities
  • Meet with event leads in order to review schedules and exchange information about Game night happenings, additional events, national anthem performers, and starting lineups
  • Read prepared scripts
  • Review and announce crowd control procedures before the beginning of each event
  • Inform patrons of coming events at a specific venue
  • Improvise commentary on items of interest, such as background and history of an event or past records of participants
  • Serve as master of ceremonies on game nights for Special Events
  • Work with game night staff to ensure game night set up/take down sound systems and PA announcer tools
  • Preview any music intended to be broadcast over the public address system for appropriate language and content. All music must be approved by supervisor
Required Qualifications
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • One to two years of public speaking experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Two years of post-secondary training, preferably in Communications/Broadcasting

Salary or Hourly? Hourly
Salary $20.00 per hour
Benefits and Compensation Information
An additional 15% of the hourly rate in lieu of vacation, statutory holidays and benefits.
About Red Deer Polytechnic
Focused on advancing the economic and social priorities of Alberta, Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) provides more than 80 industry-relevant programs within a breadth of credentials to approximately 6,300 credit and apprenticeship students and 3,400+ learners with Extended Education programming. With modern teaching and learning spaces, and state-of-the-art research and innovation centres in advanced manufacturing and energy innovation, the Polytechnic provides applied research opportunities, leadership in the social, economic, and cultural development of Alberta, and myriad lifelong learning opportunities.

Red Deer Polytechnic’s main campus is located on Treaty 7, Treaty 6 and Métis ancestral lands. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.

Whatever brings you to Red Deer Polytechnic, we are glad you are here. And we look forward to having you as a valued member of our polytechnic community.
Posting Detail Information

Competition Number 2023-A-078
Employment Type Casual
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date 09/11/2023
Position End Date (if term-certain) 04/12/2024
Hours of Work Hours of work will vary, include evenings and weekends, and be dependent upon operational needs
Open Date 06/13/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Note to Applicant
To fulfill Red Deer Polytechnic’s mission to enrich the intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development of Central Alberta, people representing diverse perspectives and experiences are required. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous persons, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons with any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Red Deer Polytechnic will provide job applicants with accommodations in accordance with the Alberta Human Rights Code. To request an accommodation, please contact All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Special Instructions to Applicants
  • This position will remain open until April 2024 and start dates will vary depending on departmental needs and availability of the candidate.
  • Multiple positions available.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents