Master of Ceremonies Assistant

Position Summary

Assists the Master of Ceremonies (Emcee or MC) throughout the event, and organizes team flags and gear for pre-match announcements. Through organizational skills, promoting FIRST values, and being a heavily spirited individual, the MC Assistant helps support the energy and spirit that is present in the competition.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for organization and queuing of team flags and spirit gear
  • Works closely with MC to create a smooth and timely event
  • May be called upon to lead dances and other events during downtime to maintain audience energy.
  • Participate in on-site training
  • Organizing Mascot Parade with Event Planner if applicable

Experience and Skills Needed

  • Ability to manage large quantities of flags and gear
  • Outgoing personality; high energy, friendly, sense of humor
  • Requires knowledge of the match process
  • Self-directed individual
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Requires time-management skills
  • Collaborates well
  • Takes direction well

Time Commitment

  • Commitment:             Minimum two days + Training
  • Approximate times:

Day                                                                         Times

Practice Day (the day before the competition)        12pm – End of Day (Optional)

Day One of the Competition                                   8am – End of Day

Day Two of the Competition                                   8am – End of Day

Note 1: Event schedules vary. Please check the event schedule and talk to your Volunteer  Coordinator,  for detailed information on when you are expected to arrive.

NOTE: Volunteers should arrive on site 15-20 minutes prior to start of every shift in order to allow time to check in at the Volunteer Registration desk.

Training

Master of Ceremonies will provide a brief on-site training

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

Direct supervision:  Master of Ceremonies and Volunteer Coordinator

*Please Note: some events will conduct a pre-event evening Volunteer Orientation and Training.