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Pit Announcer Sep. 7 2017| 0 KB

Content Type: FIRST Robotics Competition
Tags: Training, Volunteer
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The Pit Announcer for FIRST Robotics Competitions calls 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
  • Obtain a radio from event management office to keep aware of event information and issues, return it to office at end of day 
  • Communicate with the Team Queuing volunteers to coordinate team line-up for matches

Experience and Skills Needed

  • Must be post-high school or equivalent (minimum age of 19 at time of service)
    • Exceptions may be granted by event Volunteer Coordinators after review and approval by FIRST Headquarters
  • FIRST experience not required, but a plus
  • Ability to "take chargeā€; 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

 

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Pre-event training calls
  • Minimum 2 full day commitment (Districts)
  • Minimum 3 full day commitment (Regionals)

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.

Training

On-site training from the Pit Administration Supervisor throughout the competition

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

Direct supervision: Pit Administration Supervisor
On-site guidance: Volunteer Coordinator

 

* Must read and comply with the FIRST Code of Conduct