FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What kind of previous experience is required?
You are not required to have any professional training or experience to audition. Performance ability, quality, and technique will be important factors in determining who is selected for the teams. Personality, poise, and public speaking skills will also be important factors.
What is the time commitment?
If selected, you are expected to make a commitment to the team through May 2023. You will be expected to attend practice at least twice a week, typically Tuesday and Thursday evenings, for a minimum of 3 hours per practice. Members must be available to work all Saints home games during pre-season, regular season, and playoffs. You will also be expected to fulfill public appearances and/or performances for the Saints organization, corporate partners and community events throughout the year.
How are members compensated?
Saints Cheer Krewe members are hired as seasonal, part time employees of the Saints and are paid an hourly wage for all hours that they are required to perform work duties during their employment with the Saints. Typical duties include attending practices, games, appearances, clinics, photo shoots, and other entertainment events sponsored by the Saints.
What do game days look like?
Our Saints Cheer Krewe plays a vital role in enhancing the overall fan experience and creating Dome Field Advantage for our team. Game day duties may include, but are not limited to: pre-game performances on stage in Champions Square, greeting and engaging with fans as they arrive at Champions Square and Caesars Superdome, on-field flag unfurls during player introductions, sideline performances for the entirety of the game, appearing on-camera during game breaks, appearances in suites and other VIP spaces, and autograph/photograph sessions. Depending on the NFL's health & safety protocols for the 2022 season, these duties may change.
Is there an age requirement?
You must be at least 18 years old by the preliminary audition date. You must present a valid photo ID at the preliminary audition.
How do I register for auditions?
All candidates must register online by Thursday, May 19 at 12:00 p.m. CT. Resume and headshot must be uploaded as part of the registration process. All candidates will receive their preliminary audition number by noon on Friday, May 20.
Is there an audition fee?
There is no fee to audition.
Does my headshot need to be professionally taken?
The headshot is simply used to identify you at auditions; it is not necessary to have a professional photo taken.
Are there any height or weight requirements?
No. All applicants must simply fulfill the minimum age requirement.
Are auditions open to the public?
No. Each phase of the auditions are closed to outside guests. Please do not bring any friends or family along with you to auditions; they will not be allowed to stay and observe.
Can I post photos or videos from the auditions on social media, websites, etc.?
You may post footage of yourself; however, you may not post images or video of other participants without their explicit consent. You also may not post any content that reveals the inner-workings of the Saints audition or selection process. The New Orleans Saints reserve the right to photograph and/or film the entire audition process. The Saints have the rights to use this photography/footage for any purposes as they see fit.
Do I need to bring a prepared routine to auditions?
You do NOT need to prepare a routine for preliminary auditions. You will be taught routines as part of the audition process. Finalists who are selected to participate in the Finalist Training Camp will receive more details, to make sure you have the information you need to prepare.