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Call for volunteer Zoom Backup Co-Hosts

Jennifer Newberg

AAW Staff
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Hi all! Want to use your Zoom webinar skills behind the scenes to bring incredible demos to woodturners around the world? We are recruiting a small team of volunteer Zoom Backup Co-Hosts to implement AAW Presents virtual programming. Overview, responsibilities and qualifications are below. If you are interested, please reach out to Alexa, AAW Marketing and Member Services Coordinator, at Alexa@woodturner.org.

Overview
Play a role in AAW Presents virtual events as a volunteer Backup Co-Host. Work with AAW Staff to produce seamless virtual events via Zoom Webinar by serving as a backup co-host to keep the Zoom Webinar live in case of lost connections, power, or computer malfunctions. AAW Presents webinars are typically once a month on Saturdays @ 3pm ET for 2 hours and planned well in advance for convenient scheduling. Volunteers get backstage access to the live event and access to the 30-day replay.

Responsibilities
  • Participate in dress rehearsal with demonstrator (approx. 1 hour) typically held the week prior to event.
  • Join event an hour before broadcast for final checks and program run through to be sure all controls/cameras/audio are working properly.
  • Co-host 2-hour IRD or presentation with AAW staff or assigned event host. The two-hour event includes demonstration/presentation and question/answer periods.
  • Record the event on your computer as back up. Post event - provide copy to AAW staff and then delete from your computer.
  • During event, actively follow along with shared media, including PowerPoint slides or video so that if needed, you can quickly share your screen with minimal disruption in the program.
  • Be prepared to quickly share ‘Technical Difficulties’ slides if needed.
  • Communicate via Text/SMS with AAW staff during event.
Qualifications
  • Zoom hosting experience—bonus if it is experience with hosting or co-hosting Zoom Webinars specifically
  • A strong, stable, and reliable internet connection is required
  • Ability to quickly shift between technologies – i.e., Quickly sharing PowerPoint slides in Zoom
  • Reasonably current computer and latest versions of Zoom.
  • Preferable to have a dual monitor setup for quick navigation between programs
Thanks all!

Jen Newberg
AAW Assistant Executive Director
jennifer@woodturner.org
 
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