The Merrimack College Department of Athletics is a member of the NCAA Division I and II, and any job postings within the department can be found on this page.
Coaching & administrative staff open positions:
Please visit Merrimack's employment web site for job descriptions. To submit your application, email email@example.com
Student Positions (hourly)
Public Address Announcer
ATTENTION STUDENTS - the Merrimack Athletic Department is in search of interested students to fill the role of Public Address Announcer at select Merrimack home games this season! Candidates will be the "emcee" of select events, including men's and women's soccer, field hockey, volleyball, baseball, softball, and men's and women's lacrosse games. Responsibilities will include reading a pre-written script before games, announcing starting lineups, announcing goals and assists, substitutions, etc., reading pre-written halftime scripts and providing "play-by-play" for certain halftime activities, reading end-of-game script, and other duties as assigned.
Requirements: MUST HAVE PRIOR P.A. OR PUBLIC SPEAKING EXPERIENCE AND MUST BE VERY COMFORTABLE SPEAKING IN A PUBLIC SETTING. Must have strong listening skills. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coaches Camera Operator/Film Exchange Coordinator
ATTENTION STUDENTS - the Merrimack Athletic Department is in search of interested students to serve as coaches camera operator and film exchange coordinator. Responsibilities will include operating coaches' camera for specific home varsity athletic events in accordance with conference filming policies. Additionally, students will be responsible in assisting with the uploading of game footage following the completion of home contests to fim exchange website. If interested, please email email@example.com.
The webcast director will be responsible for overseeing the entire broadcast of the game. The director should be in touch with the camera operator at all times to call for different shots, close-ups on specific players, etc. The webcast director should also be in touch with the announcers and inform them of any misinformation or inconsistencies in the broadcast. The director will also be responsible for playing the features/advertisement during breaks. In the past, the webcasts did not have anything to broadcast during breaks in the action. That will no longer be the case. Finally, the director is responsible for using the archived game footage to edit a short highlight package to go along with the game story which will be posted to the web and linked to Facebook, Twitter, etc. after the game’s completion. A webcast director should have solid management skills and be able to operate well under pressure. Interested applicants contact: BarkerB@Merrimack.edu
Webcast Camera Operator
The camera operator is responsible for filming the game that is being live-streamed to the internet. While the capabilities of the HD camera will call for some skill shots, the main priority will be to keep the camera in a position that allows the viewing audience to see ALL of the action in the game. The camera operator must have a solid knowledge and understanding of the camera and its functions. Interested applicants contact: BarkerB@Merrimack.edu
Webcast Play-by-Play Announcer
The play-by-play announcer is responsible for commentating on the game action as it happens and providing a comprehensive dialogue of the action taking place. This person must have a deep understanding of the sport which they are commentating on and be comfortable talking on camera for extended periods of time. The play-by-play announcer must also be able to work well with the color commentator to provide a thorough and in-depth assessment of the game that is being streamed. This person must be willing to put in ample time prior to the webcast to learn the names, numbers, and correct pronunciation of the athletes that are involved in the game. Finally, the play-by-play announcer MUST have a complete understanding of what is appropriate and inappropriate to broadcast to an audience. Interested applicants contact: BarkerB@Merrimack.edu
Webcast Color Commentator
The color commentator is a position designed to supplement the play-by-play announcer. This person is NOT providing a dialogue for the live action, but rather analyzing the plays and working with the play-by-play announcer to explain the happenings of the game. This person must have a deep understanding of the sport which they are commentating on. This person must also be willing to put in ample time prior to the webcast to learn the names, numbers, and correct pronunciation of the athletes that are involved in the game. Finally, the play-by-play announcer MUST have a complete understanding of what is appropriate and inappropriate to broadcast to an audience. Interested applicants contact: BarkerB@Merrimack.edu