World Cup Volunteer Descriptions

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Positions are available in gameplay, hospitality, logistics, marketing, and volunteers 

Gameplay

Field Manager






Field Managers are vital to the tournament running smoothly throughout the tournament. They are the eyes and ears of the field staff coordinators and are responsible to relaying real-time information to the staff to ensure that their field is fully staffed and running on time according to the schedule.

Field Managers must be NON-PLAYING volunteers. They are extremely well-organized and are capable of doing what it takes to keep their field running on time.

 

Scorekeeper




The scorekeeper works with the head referee to note the score on a tally sheet and on the display board, as well as to fill in the full scorecard accurately. They also assist with keeping records of penalties and injuries during the game.

If you are well-organized and can take direction, this position will be good for you.

 

Timekeeper



Timekeepers keep official game-time and times of penalties. They release players at the proper time, including seekers and snitches.

If you are well-organized and have a loud voice, this position will be good for you.

 

Head Referee





The head referee is responsible for the safety of the players, spectators, and referees of the game, while also ensuring that the game is run fairly. The head referee must be able to keep control of their referee team, as well as the players on and off the field. They must be able to make quick and authoritative decisions in accordance with USQ Rulebook 8.

Head referees must be fully certified by US Quidditch.

 

Assistant / Snitch Referee




Assistant and snitch referees’ main responsibility is to support and assist the head referee in officiating the game. They, along with the head referee, are responsible for ensuring the safety of the players, spectators, and fellow referees, while also making sure that the game is run fairly.

Assistant and snitch referees do not have to be certified for World Cup - we will be giving preference to certified referees when possible. If you have previous experience as a referee, this position will be good for you.

 

Goal Judges




USQ World Cup 8 playing member teams will provide goal judges for each game; these game slots will be assigned in advance.

If a team fails to provide the goal judges to the assigned field at the assigned time, the team forfeits their opportunity to progress any farther in the tournament.

 

Snitch Runner




The job of the snitch is to keep the snitch tail safe from the grasp of each team’s seeker while also maintaining a humorous and fun atmosphere. Snitching can be the most exciting position on a quidditch pitch, but it can also be the most difficult.

Snitch Runners do not have to be certified for World Cup, but uncertified snitches will be expected to complete the WC snitch training webinars in advance of the event.

 

Hospitality

Tickets

Ticketing volunteers will be posted at the entrance of the facility in order to check that guests have their tickets to gain entrance to the park, as well as to sell tickets to guests who have yet to purchase them.

If you have good customer service skills, this position will be good for you.

 

Team Services

Team services volunteers will be a resource for teams on-site: answering player questions, directing teams to where they need to be, explaining how to follow the Swiss format, etc.

If you have good customer service skills and are familiar with quidditch, this position will be good for you.

 

Guest Services



Guest services volunteers will be a resource for guests on-site: answering questions about quidditch, directing them to where to go, explaining about the Swiss format, etc.

If you have good customer service skills, this position will be good for you.

 

VIP Services



VIP services volunteers will be working directly with our VIP guests, including answering questions, managing admission to VIP area, and helping to provide a great onsite experience for our valued guests.

If you have good customer service skills, this position will be good for you.

 

Kidditch




Kidditch volunteers will be in charge of our kidditch pitch: teaching the kids (and adults!) all about how to play quidditch, setting up scrimmages, showing them drills, etc.

If you like to work with children and show quidditch to new people, this position will be good for you.

 

Opening/Closing Ceremonies

Opening and closing ceremonies volunteers will help to ensure that the opening and closing ceremonies run smoothly by organizing teams by region and directing them to where they need to go.

If you have a loud voice and/or a take-the-reigns attitude, this position will be good for you.

 

Entertainment Services



Entertainment volunteers will work with our entertainment acts for the day as their point of contact to ensure they have what they need and to answer any questions they may have.

If you have good customer service skills and enjoy working behind-the-scenes, this position will be good for you.

 

Play-by-play Announcer


 

Play-by-play announcer volunteers watch and comment on assigned games focusing on the gameplay aspects of the match.

If you can follow quidditch games easily and explain the action well, this position will be good for you.

 

Color Announcer



Color announcer volunteers watch and comment at assigned games focusing on humor and spectator engagement.

If you have a strong sense of comedic timing, have family-friendly improv experience, and can think on your feet, this position will be good for you.

 

Logistics

Runner






Runners are the go-to volunteers on site at the event. They will be responsible for picking up scorecards at the end of a game slot, running replacement equipment to a field in an emergency, refilling water, and basically taking care of any other quick fixes that may come up.

Runners must be able to walk/run quickly, carry potentially heavy objects, and be willing to help in any way possible.

 

Set-Up



Set-up volunteers will assist the tournament staff in getting the tournament set up and ready to go for the weekend on Friday, April 10.

You must be available during the day on Friday, April 10 to be a set-up volunteer.

 

Tear Down



Tear-down volunteers will assist the tournament staff in breaking down the tournament site on Monday, April 13.

You must be available during the day on Monday, April 13 to be a tear-down volunteer.

 

Security




Security volunteers will be responsible for ensuring the security of headquarters throughout the weekend by manning the three possible entrances to the building.

If you are assertive and willing/able to act as a bouncer for the tournament executive staff, this position will be good for you.

 

MARKETING

TWITTER





Twitter volunteers will be assigned to one field per shift to live-tweet scores and events from each of the 10 pitches. Wireless will be available on-site but ideal volunteers should have a data plan as backup.

If you have smart phone with the Twitter app and experience using Twitter, this position will be good for you.

 

MERCH SALES





Merch sales volunteers will assist USQ’s merchandiser staff with the USQ merch booth. They will help organize inventory, explain and showcase offerings to customers, and do other things to assist DFTBA staff with the selling of merch. DFTBA staff will be handling point-of-sale transactions including cards and all cash.

If you have good customer service skills, this position will be good for you. Experience in sales is a bonus!

 

MEDIA ASSISTANT






Media assistant volunteers will help the media team leader with meeting and greeting press on-site, bringing them to the press tent, checking them in, giving out badges, and assisting press by helping them get to specific interviews or answering basic logistical questions. Please note that media assistants are not authorized to do interviews.

If you have experience in hospitality or PR and good interpersonal communication skills, this position will be good for you.

 

Volunteers

Volunteer Check-in



Volunteer check-in volunteers will assist with checking in volunteers in the morning, as well as throughout the day. They’ll ensure that all volunteers have the materials they need for their volunteer position(s), and know when and where they are to report throughout the day.

If you have good customer service skills, this position will be good for you.

 

Floater





The floater is very similar to the logistics runner position, except that floater volunteers can also potentially fill in for missing volunteers in specific volunteer roles. Otherwise, floater volunteers will work with the runner volunteers to help take care of any immediate needs of the tournament.

Floaters must be able to walk/run quickly, carry potentially heavy objects, and willing to help in any way possible.