Master of Ceremonies Assistant Jun. 22 2020| 0 KB

Content Type: FIRST Robotics Competition, Volunteer
Program: FIRST Robotics Competition
Tags: Training, Volunteer

The Master of Ceremonies Assistant for FIRST Robotic Competition 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 an enthusiastic individual, the MC Assistant helps support the energy and spirit that is present in the competition.


  • Responsible for organization and queuing of team flags and spirit gear; must consult with MC regarding preference for how flags are handled
  • 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

  • FIRST experience not required
  • 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
  • Collaborates well
  • Takes direction well

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Minimum 2 full day commitment 

Note: Event schedules vary. Please check the event schedule and talk to your Volunteer Coordinator for detailed information on when you are expected to arrive. Volunteers should arrive on site 15-20 minutes prior to the start of every shift to allow time to check in at the Volunteer Registration table.


Master of Ceremonies will provide a brief on-site training

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

  • Direct Supervision and On-Site Guidance: Master of Ceremonies and Volunteer Coordinator


* Must read and comply with the FIRST Volunteer Rights and Responsibilities