You wouldn’t want some of these. Lots of different people have a role in making the Super Bowl happen. Here’s our attempt to rank them.
1. Receiver for the Patriots
Tom Brady has been making undrafted scrubs look like star receivers his whole career. The Pats recruit their #3 thru 5 receivers every year from the concession stand crew, and he still throws for 4000+ yards. Couple that with a legitimate beast tight end like Rob Gronkowski to consume defense’s attention, and this becomes one of the most attractive jobs at the Super Bowl.
Cons: Brady steals your thunder. He also created it, but who cares?
2. Advertising Creative
Many Americans look forward to the Super Bowl commercials more than the game itself. The commercials every year have become a thing of legend and every company wants its ad to be the one blowing up on Twitter. Somebody has to write those ads. It’s usually advertising firms hired by the companies, but they’re occasionally written in-house by marketing teams, or more recently, crowd-sourced by contest.
Pros: See your work on TV
Cons: Ads cost $5 million, so yours better be good
(Video: making of a Super Bowl commercial)
3. Left Shark
- You get to be closer to Katy Perry than anyone else,
- You don’t even have to be a good dancer.
- You have the chance to gain a quick million or so Twitter followers.
Cons: Those suits get hot.
-You get paid 5% of your clients’ contracts, and you never have to get tackled.
-You get to date Renee Zellweger Zellwiger and hang out with her awesome kid.
Cons: Everyone assumes you’re a scumbag
5. Beer Vendor
-You get to be at the Super Bowl, and you get paid to do it.
-Get to look down upon those hot dog venders and their ridiculous outfits
-Voice will get hoarse.
-Don’t get to pay attention to the game.
-Heavy tray of beer.
Accountants are everywhere, so it’s a great career to open the doors into an industry you’re passionate about. If that’s football, here’s your career. Not only does each team have an accounting department, but there are more employed by the NFL itself, and many players will have a trusted accountant and financial adviser to help them manage their finances.
Pros: You get to deal with large sums of money.
Cons: It’s not yours.
7. Team Front Office
The front office is in charge of assembling the coaching and training staff; scouting, drafting, signing, and trading for players. Sometimes it all works out, and other times you have to try again next year.
Pros: Watching something you built succeed
Cons: It’s always your fault
8. Analytics Guru
While football was a little behind baseball in the adoption of advanced data metrics, it has still happened, and many teams now employ analytics departments. For those adept in math, statistics, and data analysis, this is a great opportunity to get into football.
Pros: If you do something really cool, Jonah Hill might play you in a movie
Cons: Everyone calls you a nerd
9. Halftime Show Field Director & Choreographer
The halftime field director coordinates the several thousand “cast members” including fans, dancers, and the occasional marching band who flood the field during the halftime act; getting them on the field, “performing,” and back off in 25-30 minutes.
Pros: 2000 people will do whatever you tell them to do
Cons: It’s going to look cheesy, no matter what
10. PR for the Event or the Teams
Public relations people put out press releases, make statements on behalf of the team, answer reporters questions and generally work to keep the team’s and its players’ (or the event’s) reputations upstanding.
Pros: You get to see and hear your words in print and on TV
Cons: You have to sound professional and PC
Ticket departments for these teams and the 29 others are all busy trying to sell season tickets and suite packages for next season. Sales is a great way to break in if you’re looking to work in football. To really be successful and gain fulfillment from it takes a certain kind of person, tho.
Probably get some discounts on tickets
12. Halftime Production Designer
That huge stage on the field at halftime, you’ll notice, isn’t there the rest of the game. Like the throngs of people, it has to be on and off the field all within a half hour or so, including the performance. In 2015, the set was brought out in 53 huge carts pushed by 20 guys each, then assembled like a puzzle on the field.