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The Oakland Raiders are searching for enthusiastic and talented candidates for their renowned public relations and entertainment team - The Raiderettes. Become a part of the prestigious Oakland Raiders by auditioning for the 2018 Raiderettes Professional Cheerleading Squad.

The Raiders will play in Oakland, CA for the 2018 football season. If selected to be a team member, your duties as a Raiderette will require appearances in Oakland, Alameda, and the greater Bay Area for rehearsals, appearances, games and/or events. You may call 510-864-5000 with any questions pertaining to auditions.
Preliminary Audition Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Registration Deadline Date: Monday, April 2, 2018 by 8:00 AM PST
Location: The Raiders Facility, Alameda CA
Audition Information

Dates, Times & Location

  • Preliminary Audition: Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Location: The Raiders Facility, Alameda, California
  • Check-in will begin at 8:00AM, immediately followed by a photo period.
  • Candidates will participate in a brief interview and a dance combination will be taught.
  • Recommended attire for preliminaries is athletic attire, appropriate workout outfit, or dance attire.
  • Candidates moving on to Semi-Finals will be announced at approximately 2:30PM
  • Auditions are closed to the general public.


  • Semi-Finals: Saturday, April 7, 2018 will begin at approximately 3:00PM
  • Location: The Raiders Facility, Alameda, California
  • Semifinalists are advised to stay on-site at the facility between Preliminaries and Semi-Finals.
  • Candidates will be taught choreography, building upon the combination from the preliminary round.
  • Finalists will be announced at approximately 6:00PM.


  • Final audition week: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 and Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Location: The Raiders Facility, Alameda, California
  • Tuesday from 6:30PM-8:30PM finalists will learn choreography for the routine to be performed on Saturday.
  • On Saturday check-in will begin at 8:00 AM, followed by an individual photo, interview and dance routine.
  • You will be assigned a NEW finalist number. If you are late, you could miss your audition group if you have a low number.
  • Recommended attire for the finals interview is cocktail or formal attire.
  • Recommended attire for the dance routine is athletic attire, appropriate workout outfit, or dance attire.
  • Auditions are closed to the general public.
  • Team members will be conditionally announced at the conclusion of final auditions.
  • Please arrive wearing your cocktail or formal attire. You will have your picture taken before going in for your interview. Once you have completed the interview portion you may change from your interview attire to your dance attire for the dance portion of the finals.

Basic Eligibility

  • You must be 18 years of age or older by date of preliminary audition.
  • You must be available to attend all home games, special appearances throughout the season, and all team rehearsals. Rehearsals are twice a week April-May and three times a week June-January.
April - May
Tuesday 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Wednesday 6:30PM - 9:30PM
June - January
Tuesday 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Wednesday 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Saturday 7:30AM - 10:30AM
  • You must be able to attend a full day Mini Camp on Saturday, May 19th.
  • You may not cheer for The Oakland Raiders and another professional or college team.

Preparation

  • Auditions include an evaluation of dance ability, professional appearance, and public speaking. Be prepared to share your enthusiasm and showcase your personality.
  • Dance experience is not necessary, but preferred. A basic knowledge of dance will be beneficial as terms such as pirouette, chassé, passé etc. are used frequently throughout rehearsals. Various styles of dance are used by the Raiderettes.

Judging

  • A panel of judges will select the 2018 Raiderette squad.
  • Judging is based on poise, personality, appearance, talent, and dance ability.

Benefits

  • Perform before sold-out home game crowds.
  • Opportunities for exposure through various media, corporate, community and charity events.
  • Opportunities for travel to locations that may include Europe, Mexico, Las Vegas NV & more.
  • Represent the iconic Raiders brand.

Details

  • Employment as a Raiderette is part-time, less than 30 hours per week. Raiderettes are paid minimum wage for all game days, appearances, rehearsals and events as well as any applicable overtime.
  • You must pre-register for participation in the audition process.
Audition Information FAQ

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Q: The description says athletic and/or workout attire but I see photos including cocktail and business attire - which is expected?

Unlike in previous seasons, candidates will be dancing during preliminaries. Therefore athletic attire, appropriate workout outfit or dance attire is acceptable. Cocktail or formal attire is acceptable for final auditions.

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Q: I am being dropped off, can my driver wait in the building or in the parking lot?

It is necessary to have reliable transportation for this position. Guests will not be permitted to wait in the building or parking lot.

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Q: Is there a fee for parking?

There is no fee to park.

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Q: Where do I submit my headshot? Should I bring one with me to auditions?

A headshot is not necessary. A photograph will be taken of you at auditions.

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Q: Will food and water be available to me during the audition?

Light snacks and water will be provided. You may bring your own snacks if you deem necessary.

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Q: Can I bring a make-up artist or hair stylist with me in to the building?

Only those auditioning will be permitted in to the building. All hair styling and make-up should be completed prior to arrival.

Application
Registration deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018 by 8:00AM
Complete the application thoroughly. You must register here in order to participate in the audition process. If you would like to include a resume you may do so with your completed application. You will receive an email immediately after registering, notifying you of your call time. Be sure to whitelist @raiders.com to prevent applicable email from diverting to your spam folder. You may call 510-864-5000 with any questions pertaining to auditions.

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