Every Brewers Fan’s Dream Job

For most high schoolers, having a teen job means washing dishes or bagging groceries. For senior Emily Hartwig, however, this stereotype could not be more wrong. She is currently employed as a member of the Brew Crew at Miller Park, where she runs games in the US Cellular Power Playground, takes fan photos for the Brewers website, and operates various between-inning promotions, including the Sendiks Snack Break, dancing on the dugout, and even participating in the famous sausage race! “It is the coolest job ever. As a baseball fan, there is no better place to work,” Emily says.

Emily originally came across the job when she saw an advertisement on the Brewers’ Facebook page, saying that there were jobs available with the Brew Crew. “I figured, why not apply?” Emily recalls.

A few weeks after submitting her application, she received a phone call asking her if she was interesting in coming in for an interview. Although she was surprised, Emily happily accepted and headed downtown to the stadium a few days later. Although this particular job is very selective, she managed to impress the bosses and landed the position.

Emily attended a few training sessions prior to the beginning of the season, where she toured the service levels of Miller Park and learned the different jobs she would be asked to perform. From opening day on, she put this training to use and worked at over half of the Brewers home games in the 2013 season.

“My favorite part if the job is running the the sausage races. It’s such an adrenaline rush when everyone is watching and cheering for you,” Emily says. ” And the race isn’t rigged! Everyone always thinks that it is, but it isn’t.”

A plus to working at a professional sports venue is constantly being in the presence of famous athletes. “I have talked to a few bench players and a few minor leaguers, but the bigger name players tend to stay out of the way,” Emily explains.  “I see players all the time on the service level, but we aren’t really allowed to talk to them unless they talk to use first.”

Working for the Brewers at Miller Park has proven to be quite possibly the best teen job ever. Since there is such a variety of things to do, no day at work is ever the same. There is never a dull moment, either, because there is constant baseball action in the background. “I am so excited to get back to work for the 2014 season! I have been looking forward to it for the past six months,” Emily says. “Getting paid to be at one of my favorite places in the world makes me feel like the luckiest person alive.”