Boston Red Sox fans now have the opportunity to apply to become a scoreboard operator within the famous Fenway Park wall, the Green Monster.
The dream for any baseball fan is to become a part of the game, whether it’s making the Jumbotron screen or catching a fly ball in the stands.
Now, Red Sox fans have the opportunity to sit within the Green Monster rather than staring at it as a Scoreboard Operator — at least, one lucky fan will be landing the job.
When Axois reporter Dan Primack first shared the job posting late Wednesday morning, it was closed to new applicants within a matter of hours.
While it seems many who saw the posting on Twitter quickly applied, others joked about making sudden career changes, including Boston’s WBZ meteorologist Eric Fisher.
One lucky Red Sox fan will be the Green Monster’s new scoreboard operator
Although the job posting on the Red Sox website is currently closed to new applicants, a link on Sport Management Hub shares the qualifications to mark the score at Fenway’s famous landmark.
The fortunate scoreboard operator is expected to “work inside Fenway Park’s famed left field manual scoreboard” as they “keep fans informed of the current Red Sox game and out of town contests using a method that dates back decades at the historical ballpark.”
While interested applicants need a “passion and knowledge of baseball”, they also need to be able to work in a “fast-faced environment with a high attention to detail” in “close quarters.” Essentially, scoreboard operators need to be at full attention for the entirety of Red Sox games, which as Boston fans know, often stretch into October. However, the applicant only needs to commit to at least half of all Red Sox games.
Back in 2016, longtime scoreboard operator Christian Elias spoke with Newscenter 5 about his experience working in the Green Monster. “Because the wall is so close at Fenway, the perspective is incredible. We can hear the outfielders communicating with the other outfielders, with us,” Elias said.
Elias held his coveted job for 25 years — and now, it seems it’s someone else’s turn to take over the scoreboard — or at least offer a bit of assistance to Elias.