Orioles hiring new PA announcer for 2012
The Orioles are looking for the new voice of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, as the team announced Wednesday longtime public announcer David McGowan has stepped down due to a change in his availability.
The new public address announcer will be only the third in Camden Yards history, following Rex Barney (1992-97) and McGowan (1998-2011).
“It is with great sadness that I must step down as public address announcer due to a career change,” McGowan said in a release. “I feel so fortunate to have played even a small role in helping Orioles fans enjoy major league baseball in the best ballpark in the country. It has truly been a privilege getting to serve the fans of Baltimore and to work for the Orioles organization.”
The search is on for a public address announcer for home games at Oriole Park beginning in 2012, the ballpark’s 20th Anniversary season. The PA announcer’s responsibilities include delivering all public address greetings, player introductions and other gameday announcements. The PA announcer works closely with Orioles Productions staff to create a fan-friendly and entertaining experience for fans at Camden Yards.
The ideal candidate will have a strong voice with excellent enunciation skills. Prior experience working as an announcer in a collegiate or professional sports setting is preferred. Applicants must be available for all 81 home games, as well as any make-up dates or postseason games, starting at least two hours before the scheduled game time. A complete job description can be found at www.orioles.com/voice.
Those interested in applying for the position should visit the website to submit a voice recording based on the provided sample gameday script. Submissions will also be accepted via mail at Voice of Camden Yards Audition, 333 West Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Entries must be received by January 25, 2012.