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Keeneland Association - Lexington, KY

Buckles is the official mascot of the Keeneland Kids Club. Buckles plays an important role at our Kids Club events during the race meet months of April and October on Saturday mornings and other race meet days as well as at additional community events throughout the year. As Buckles, your job is to provide a fun and welcoming atmosphere while engaging with children and their families.


  • Be enthusiastic and high energy at all times
  • Use creativity to enhance and engage in fan experience
  • Preserve the identity of the mascot without deviating from established character; including body language/mannerisms, attitude, fan interaction, and Keeneland representation.
  • Work well in a crowded environment and standing for long periods of time
  • Remain appropriate and calm in all situations to ensure children and families experience is positive


  • Ability to read social cues and understand the level of interaction each fan may want
  • Works well with children and fellow staff members at any event
  • Availability to work flexible hours including early mornings and weekends during the race meet
  • Due to costume restrictions, candidates must have a height of a least 5 and no taller than 57
  • Previous experience as a mascot preferred but not required
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