Ambassador Opportunities with the Flagstaff Festival of Science

The Flagstaff Festival of Science is a dynamic organization with many opportunities to get involved.  At the Festival, we believe and honor that different community members have a variety of skills, experience, connections, ideas, and time. Knowing that you might have great value to bring to the Festival, we wish for you to find an Ambassador Level that works for you, and for the Festival so that we can continue to make a positive change in our community.

Let us know if you have any questions: elizabeth.vogler@scifest.org

Board of Directors

Serving on the Board of Directors is the highest level of responsibility and commitment. Serving on the board means that you represent the organization in the community, promoting the organization and advocating for our cause. While serving on the board, you are required to vote on action items, moving the organization into new directions; you are required to maintain high attendance and to contribute at meetings; you are required to give a financial contribution; and you are required to serve on at least one additional committee that makes decisions about the direction of the organization.

Commitment: Year-round (2 year minimum)

At-Large Committee Member

Several ongoing committees contribute to the success of the Festival. The Education Committee meets monthly 9 times per year and organizes speakers in classrooms, connects science faculty and teachers with science opportunities in schools, and expands the reach and the depth of providing science education opportunities in our community. The Fundraising Committee identifies funding sources, cultivates relationships with donors, and assists with grant writing and applications.  The Programming Committee identifies speakers for the Festival, maintains timelines for event planning, organizes the schedule, and informs the tabloid publication. The Publicity Committee assists with a copy for publications and advertisements, distributes content and print for the Festival, and works closely with the Program Committee to communicate the essential programming to the community. Committee Ambassadors are required to contribute to committee meetings and execution of work, but do not serve in a voting capacity and do not attend board meetings typically.

Commitment: Year-round (1 year minimum)

Special Skill Ambassador

Community members who have a valuable and important skill or connection to offer the Festival can serve in this Ambassador capacity. In Flagstaff, the network of non-profit organizations is crucial to the advancement of all of our success. Many leaders in our community could provide great insight to the Festival but perhaps cannot offer the time, energy, or commitment level as those required above. Providing a connection to develop new partnerships, ideas, and programs is highly regarded to Festival leadership. If your contribution could fall into this realm, we invite you to serve as a special skill ambassador.

Commitment: Year-round (1 year minimum)

Programs Ambassador

The Festival largely takes place over 10 riveting days in September each year. For a short period before, as well as during, the Festival seeks help from Programs Ambassadors to make the 10-day Festival a success. Programs Ambassadors take on specific jobs such as: distributing print media, greeting guests at events, assisting venues with passport stamping, collecting survey feedback, hosting special guests, and more!

Commitment: 1 month

Social Media Ambassador

Social media have become indispensable in this day and age, particularly with the impact of COVID and people getting their information online. Working with the Program Coordinator, Social Media Ambassadors will create and disseminate posts, help run and monitor online advertisements, assist with Peer to Peer campaigns for donations on Facebook, and more. Social media Ambassadors can help in 3-6 month commitments.

Commitment: 3 months

SciFest Intern

This student position is ideal for someone interested in science, science education, public relations, social media, graphic design, non-profit management, or marketing. Students from NAU may be eligible for 2 course credit hours per semester based on advisory approval. This is an unpaid internship.

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing press releases for concerts and events
  • Developing social media content designs and assisting with campaigns to promote events, increase engagement and communicate with patrons
  • SciFest Street Team: Deliver flyers, posters, brochures, etc to various locations around the region to promote Sci-Fest happenings
  • Assistance with the promotion of events through online calendars
  • Communicating with other Ambassadors about opportunities
  • Writing + sending email newsletters 

To apply, students should submit a current resume, a cover letter describing your interests and experience, and contact information for 2 references to elizabeth.vogler@scifest.org

Commitment: 3-6 months