• Dream Job? UW looking to hire new mascot handler for Dubs II

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

    Updated:

    SEATTLE - The University of Washington is looking to hire a mascot handler for Dubs II -- who is scheduled to take over official mascot duties from 10-year-old 'Dubs I' at the end of the 2018 Husky Football Season. 

    Dubs II was born in January, and was announced as the newest member of the Husky Family on National Puppy Day in March. 

    >> Read more: University of Washington introduces its new mascot -- Dubs II 

    An Alaskan malamute, Dubs II lives with his family in the greater Seattle area, but the UW is also looking for a mascot handler for game days. 

    "The University of Washington Intercollegiate Athletics Department is looking for applicants who are experienced in working with live animals, and have experience working with people of all ages at large and small-scale events," a posting on gohuskies.com said Friday. 

    The job post explains: 

    - All candidates will be expected to work 1-2 events per week for a 12-month period (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019)
    - Ability to balance a demanding schedule that includes working days, nights, weekends (including holidays), multi-day travel and class schedules
    - Specific training related to working with Dubs I and Dubs II will be provided and involves additional time outside of scheduled events

    Click here for more information on the mascot handler job. 

    Those interested in applying are asked to email a resume to uwmascot@uw.edu. 

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