Assistant Application Intro
Dear Prospective IDEA Assistant:
Thank you for your interest in the IDEA Assistant Program. Our assistants are vital to the success of each IDEA event and being an assistant is a fantastic opportunity to be involved "behind the scenes". IDEA Assistants are required to work a 4-6-hour shift each day of the event and in exchange, are allowed to attend sessions and event activities when not working. Therefore, this is basically a Work-Study program.
For each event, there are a number of different tasks where assistants may be assigned including Set Up, Registration, Operations, Room Monitors. As an IDEA Assistant you will receive the same benefits and giveaways as an event attendee. Assistants attend sessions on a space available basis, waiting in the stand-by line for each class. Our events have many options and excellent session choices during each time block and Assistants are generally satisfied with the sessions they experience.
The selection of IDEA Assistants is based on the following criteria. IDEA members are given priority over non-members – we highly encourage you to become a member before applying. Please click here to become an IDEA member. Non-members are chosen if additional assistants are needed – they will not be able to request special shifts. Additional merit is given to individuals who have previously volunteered for IDEA, however new applicants are always welcomed and needed. Lastly, applications are prioritized in the order that they are received.
Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been accepted as soon as possible and always before the advanced discounted registration date. At that time, you will have an opportunity to accept or decline the position offered.
If you have any questions regarding the program, please email Dana: email@example.com.
To apply to be an assistant for a 2013 event please continue to the next step.