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Director, Ballpark Entertainment 

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The Pirates Why

The Pittsburgh Pirates are a storied franchise in Major League Baseball who are reinventing themselves on every level. Boldly and relentlessly pursuing excellence by:

  • purposefully developing a player and people-centered culture;
  • deeply connecting with our fans, partners, and colleagues;
  • passionately creating lifetime memories for generations of families and friends; and
  • meaningfully impacting our communities and the game of baseball.

At the Pirates, we believe in the power of a diverse workforce and strive to create an inclusive culture centered in Passion, Innovation, Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Empathy, and Service.

Job Summary

The Pirates Marketing & Fan Engagement team is looking for an experienced Director, Ballpark Entertainment who will be a leader, teacher, and a hands-on contributor to join our growing team and help us build a best-in-class ballpark experience.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Integrated Marketing, this role must have a high-level knowledge of in-game presentation, producing and/or directing a big-league level show, managing a team of new and experienced entertainment professionals, and knowledge of how all those pieces work together to influence the fan experience inside and around PNC Park. They must also have a passion for events, activations, and maintain a “get it done” attitude.



  1. Oversee the organization and creation of event scripts for every Pirates home game and auxiliary event at PNC Park.
  2. Produce and choreograph the entertainment programming and on-field production for all Pirates home games and contracted stadium events, including but not limited to - public address announcer(s), pregame ceremonies, mascot, promo team, in-game music, etc.
  3. Oversee gameday fan engagement activations that take place outside PNC Park (e.g. – “Kids Days”, “Block Parties”, etc..)
  4. Partner with the Director, Ballpark Productions on the ideation and development of all video board elements including player features, animations, crowd prompts, and more.
  5. Elevate theme nights to bring them to life throughout the full fan journey.
  6. Collaborate directly with key stakeholders in Marketing, Ticket Sales, Pirates Charities, Community Engagement and Partnership Activation to develop the inventory and programming for promotional in-game integration of club initiatives.
  7. Provide and accept real and constructive feedback when necessary.
  8. Oversee group budget.
  9. Stay on the cutting edge of technology, activation, execution, and ideation in your area of expertise.
  10. Work with the Creative Project Manager to strategize and optimize workflow and process.
  11. All other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Position Requirements


  1. Authorized to work lawfully in the United States.
  2. Minimum of seven (7) years of experience working in stadium and in-game entertainment.
  3. Experience producing a show with multiple displays and a large control room team.
  4. Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a management or supervisory role in live entertainment production.
  5. Minimum three (3) years working around control rooms with Ross Xpression and Evertz Dreamcatcher systems, specifically, is preferred. Knowledge of equivalent systems at the very least is required.
  6. Previous experience with Shoflo.
  7. Experience ideating around and executing consumer facing events.
  8. Able and willing to attend all games at PNC Park, as well as other events that may take place on weekends and/or holidays.


  1. Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud.
Location Pittsburgh, PA  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  

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