Pit Announcer

Position Summary

Call teams to queuing area and make general announcements via use of the public address system (PA) in the Pit area. Work in collaboration with the Team Queuing volunteers to facilitate adherence to team match schedule. Experience as a Pit Announcer volunteer preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate adherence to team match schedule
  • Announce pending team matches, and call team to queuing area
  • Make general ‘housekeeping’ announcements
  • Communicate with the Team Queuing volunteers to coordinate team line-up for matches via two-way radio and headset

Experience and Skills Needed

  • Ability to "take charge"; be assertive, but behave in a graciously professional manner at all times
  • Outgoing personality; high energy
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Clear and strong vocal ability, comfortable using a microphone in addressing a large crowd
  • Vocally energetic, entertaining and engaging to the students
  • Ability to collaborate with others, and work as a team
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time

Time Commitment

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

Day                                                                         Times

Practice Day (the day before the competition)         7am – End of Day

Day One of the Competition                                   7am – End of Day

Day Two of the Competition                                   7am – 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

Onsite training from the Pit Administration Supervisor throughout the competition

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

Direct supervision:      Pit Administration Supervisor

On-site guidance:        Volunteer Coordinator

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