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ALL LEAD VOLUNTEER POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED



To sign up for other volunteer positions please visit our Expo Website.


LEAD VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM



Interested in filling a Lead Volunteer role at the 2018 Specialty Coffee Expo? Great! We have lot's of different opportunities available, so take a minute to see which one is right for you.

If you are able to fulfill the volunteer commitment and would like to be considered for one of these roles, please complete the application below. Questions? Contact Theresa Maguire, Volunteer Manager, at volunteers@sca.coffee.


LEAD ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES



Expo



Cupping Exchange Manager - Thursday-Sunday FILLED

The cupping exchange manager will ensure that the cupping rooms/stations are set properly for each session and ensure that it runs smoothly. This position will supervise temporary staff to ensure dishes are washed/returned, check with volunteers to ensure they have required supplies on hand, oversee monitors, and assist with light sorting/packing at the close of the session.

Green Team Lead Volunteer - FILLED
The lead volunteers for sustainability will manage the Green Team volunteers on site between Thursday and Sunday. The Green Team helps the SCA uphold our commitment to event sustainability by keeping compostable and recyclable waste out of the landfill and many Green Team volunteers are first-time attendees to Expo. As the lead volunteer, you will be responsible for greeting, orienting, placing and swapping out members of the green team to cover as many waste stations as possible during each volunteer shift. You will be the main point of contact for Green Team volunteers as well as for industry sustainability leaders who meet with Green Team members to put on-site waste reduction efforts into the context of coffee industry sustainability. This is a half-day commitment for four days, Thursday-Sunday.

Education Office Assistant - Thursday-Sunday FILLED

The Education office assistant will help on site Thursday through Sunday primarily working in the Education office. Duties include but are not limited to: sorting/organizing class handouts and delivering to appropriate classes, collecting sign in sheets and surveys, preparing/labeling class materials and coffee, general runner duties as needed for classrooms, fill gaps and assist as needed in Courses, assist with set up and pack up.

Registration Volunteer Coordinator - Wednesday - Sunday - FILLED

In this role you will assist the Association in providing Expo attendees with a positive registration experience by overseeing the Traffic & Queue Control Coordinators. You will place these volunteers in different positions throughout the registration area to direct attendees to the proper queue lines, answer registration questions prior to attendees reaching the counter, making sure attendees have the proper paperwork completed and assist in helping attendees to move through the queue lines as quickly as possible. You will also be responsible for stocking the lanyards and helping staff to ensure the queue lines are moving quickly and efficiently. This is a half-day commitment for five days, Wednesday-Sunday. Please indicate if you would prefer the morning or afternoon time frame. There will be a mandatory training webinar prior to the show.

Volunteer Lounge: Check-in Coordinator - FILLED

The Volunteer Lounge: Check-in Coordinator will help in the Volunteer Lounge from Tuesday-Sunday. In this position you will assist the Volunteer Manager with a variety of tasks related to volunteer check-in, volunteer training and helping placing volunteers in their shifts. You will also assist in tracking volunteer hours, filling onsite volunteer needs and overseeing special events happening in the volunteer lounge throughout the week. The hours for this position are all day Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 1/2 days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This will be a shared position. There will be a mandatory training webinar prior to the show.


U.S. Coffee Championship Positions



Barista Competition



Judges Calibration Barista - Thursday FILLED

We are looking for former and future competitors to help our Judges learn, focus, and calibrate the Thursday before the U.S. Coffee Championships. You will need to have a Barista Competition routine prepared in advance, the modified U.S. Coffee Championships version of 4 espressos and 4 Signature Beverages, and be ready to perform this routine several times throughout the day. You may also be asked to make espressos outside of these routines for judges to taste and evaluate. The espresso machine, grinder, and some supplies will be provided; you may need to bring some supplies of your own for your routine. More details to follow. Judges Calibration Baristas may not be competitors in the U.S. Barista Championships in the 2017 season.

Stage Manager - Thursday-Sunday FILLED

The Stage Manager is the Drum Major or Conductor of the Barista Championship. The Stage Manager has the unique task of orchestrating all competitors, volunteers, and judges on the Barista stage and communicating any issues or happenings to the SCA Event Staff. You will need to be very familiar with the Rules & Regulations and volunteer positions of the Barista Championship, comfortable making decisions, answering logistical questions, delegating tasks, and directing volunteers. The Stage Manager will also set up their stage area on the Thursday before the championship. Must be able to lift 50lbs and remain on feet for 8+ hours.

Assistant Stage Manager (Front/Back Stage)- Friday-Sunday FILLED

One of the most important roles of the Barista Championship. Assistant Stage Manager will help the Stage Manager in orchestrating all competitors, volunteers, and judges on the Barista stage and communicating any issues or happenings to the SCA Event Staff. You will need to be very familiar with the Rules & Regulations and volunteer positions of the Barista Championship, comfortable making decisions, answering logistical questions, delegating tasks, and directing volunteers. Must be able to lift 50lbs and remain on feet for 8+ hours.

Emcee - Friday-Sunday FILLED

Do you love the Barista Championship? Do you thrive when talking to a crowd? Can you tell cheesy coffee jokes? We need you! You will need to be very familiar with the Barista Championship and its format - past competitors are especially encouraged to apply! You'll need to focus on the competitor's routine and then engage the competitor for 60-90 seconds with dynamic and exciting questions.


Brewers Cup


Judges Calibration Brewer - Thursday FILLED

We are looking for former and future competitors to help our Judges learn, focus, and calibrate the Thursday before the U.S. Coffee Championships. You will need to have a Brewers Cup Open Service Competition routine prepared in advance and be ready to perform this routine several times throughout the day. You may also be asked to make additional coffee outside of these routines for judges to taste and evaluate. The hot water, grinder, and some supplies will be provided; you may need to bring some supplies of your own for your routine. More details to follow. Judges Calibration Brewers may not be competitors in Brewers Cup in the 2017 season.

Stage Manager - Thursday-Sunday FILLED

The Stage Manager is the Drum Major or Conductor of Brewers Cup. The Stage Manager has the unique task of orchestrating all competitors, volunteers, and judges on the Brewers Cup stage and communicating any issues or happenings to the SCA Event Staff. You will need to be very familiar with the Rules & Regulations and volunteer positions of Brewers Cup, comfortable making decisions, answering logistical questions, delegating tasks, and directing volunteers. The Stage Manager will also set up their stage area on the Thursday before the competition. Must be able to lift 50lbs and remain on feet for 8+ hours.

Assistant Stage Manager (Front/Back Stage)- Friday-Sunday FILLED

One of the most important roles of the Brewers Cup Championship. Assistant Stage Manager will help the Stage Manager in orchestrating all competitors, volunteers, and judges on the Brewers Cup stage and communicating any issues or happenings to the SCA Event Staff. You will need to be very familiar with the Rules & Regulations and volunteer positions of the Brewers Cup Championship, comfortable making decisions, answering logistical questions, delegating tasks, and directing volunteers. Must be able to lift 50lbs and remain on feet for 8+ hours.

Emcee - Friday / Saturday FILLED

Do you love Brewers Cup? Do you thrive when talking to a crowd? Can you tell cheesy coffee jokes? We need you! You will need to be very familiar with Brewers Cup and its format - past competitors are especially encouraged to apply! You'll need to focus on the competitor's routine and then engage the competitor for 60-90 seconds with dynamic and exciting questions.

Cup Tasters


Stage Manager - Thursday-Sunday FILLED

The Stage Manager is the Drum Major or Conductor of Cup Tasters. The Stage Manager has the unique task of orchestrating all competitors and volunteers on the Cup Tasters stage and communicating any issues or happenings to the SCA Event Staff. You will need to be very familiar with the Rules & Regulations and volunteer positions of Cup Tasters, comfortable making decisions, answering logistical questions, delegating tasks, and directing volunteers. The Stage Manager will also set up their stage area on the Thursday before the competition. Must be able to lift 50lbs and remain on feet for 8+ hours.

Emcee - Friday/Saturday FILLED

Do you love the fast pace of Cup Tasters? Do you thrive when talking to a crowd? Can you tell cheesy coffee jokes? We need you! You will need to be very familiar with Cup Tasters and its format - past competitors are especially encouraged to apply!

Roaster


Stage Manager - Thursday-Sunday - FILLED

The Stage Manager is the Drum Major or Conductor of the Roaster Championship. The Stage Manager has the unique task of orchestrating all competitors, volunteers, and judges on the Roaster stage and communicating any issues or happenings to the SCA Event Staff. You will need to be very familiar with the Rules & Regulations and volunteer positions of the Roaster Championship, comfortable making decisions, answering logistical questions, delegating tasks, and directing volunteers. The Stage Manager will also set up their stage area on the Thursday before the competition. Must be able to lift 50lbs and remain on feet for 8+ hours.

Assistant Stage Manager - Friday-Sunday FILLED

One of the most important roles of the Roaster Championship. Assistant Stage Manager will help the Stage Manager in orchestrating all competitors, volunteers, and judges on the Roaster stage and communicating any issues or happenings to the SCA Event Staff. You will need to be very familiar with the Rules & Regulations and volunteer positions of the Roaster Championship, comfortable making decisions, answering logistical questions, delegating tasks, and directing volunteers. Must be able to lift 50lbs and remain on feet for 8+ hours.

BGA Cafe


Cafe Manager - Thursday-Sunday FILLED

Consumer engagement is a huge part of the U.S. Coffee Championships! Your job as the BGA Cafe Manager will be to keep the cafe operating as smoothly as possible, including ensuring volunteers arrive and depart on time, directing porters to assist with dishes, and overseeing the equipment's operation on the bar. Must be able to lift 50lbs and remain on feet for 8+ hours. Must be BGA member and Level 1 Certified.

Back of House


USCC Scorekeeper - Friday-Sunday FILLED

Love spreadsheets? Want to be an integral part of the competitions, but prefer to be behind the scenes? Then Scorekeeping is for you! You'll enter scores from Roaster, Brewers Cup, Cup Tasters, and Barista competitions into excel spreadsheets, scan them into the computer, keep a running ranking sheet, and keep the scoresheets organized. Scorekeeping requires focus and attention to detail as well as complete non-disclosure about the scores you see throughout the day.

USCC: Check-in Coordinator - Friday-Sunday FILLED

As USCC: Check-in Coordinator you will escort the USCC volunteers to their stage and introduce them to their stage manager at the beginning of their shift. You will work closely with the Volunteer Manger to fill open volunteer spots during the Championship so that they will run smoothly. This is a half-day commitment for three days, Friday-Sunday. Please indicate if you would prefer the morning or afternoon time frame.


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