Chicago Cubs to hold audition for announcer

Baseball fans cheer in the upper deck of Wrigley field in this 2002 photo. (AP) ((AP Photo/Ted S. Warren))

February 28, 2011 1:49:52 PM PST
Wanted: Chicago Cubs fan with strong vocal talent willing to attend every game -- and get paid for it.

The Chicago Cubs are looking for a real team player -- in the announcer booth as the voice of Wrigley Field. The North Side team posted a position on for a Public Address Announcer, who calls out the players as they take the field.

Applicants should create a video of three scripts, which will be posted to, and fill out an online application. All the details can be found at

Requirements/qualifications include strong vocal talent, public speaking skills and a knowledge of baseball. Also, the announcer should be available for all home games-- 81 regular season games, makeup games, tie breaker games, play-off games and non-game day events --and be able to work outdoors during extreme weather.

The schedule includes "nights, weekends, non-traditional hours and holidays as needed."

Applications are due by March 7, 2011.