Volunteer Zoom Managers for Online Convention 2021

OrigamiUSA is planning an Online Convention for June 25 - 28, 2021 with the opportunity for many people to teach. To handle a large number of online classes, we will need 3 volunteers to cover each class (in addition to the teacher). The roles we are searching for are:

  • Tech Manager
  • Chat Manager
  • Moderator

You can be a Teacher at the Online Convention and also volunteer for one of these roles.

Requirements for All Positions

  • A laptop or desktop computer (a mobile device like a tablet or phone will not have all the functionality needed).
  • Reliable internet access capable of handling video.
  • A phone or other device to send/receive texts during the event.
  • A willingness to learn and adapt to new technology.
  • Responsive to emails (within 24 hours).
  • Good communication skills and ability to give good customer service.¬†
  • Able to keep calm under pressure.
  • Positive attitude.

Tech Manager Responsibilities

Additional requirement for this role: Experience with Zoom functionality, including troubleshooting. You do not need to be a paperfolder to serve in this role.

Before the convention: Participate in Tech Manager training sessions and rehearsals.

During the class:

  • Arrive early and confirm set-up with teacher for camera, microphone, folding surface and lighting.
  • Control spotlighting.
  • Start and stop recordings.
  • Troubleshoot issues.

Chat Manager Responsibilities

This role must be held by a paperfolder.

Before the convention:

  • Participate in Chat Manager training sessions.

During the class:

  • Answer questions by typing into the chat or Q&A.
  • Identify questions that the moderator can answer live.
  • Create and manage Polls (e.g. Are we ready to move to the next step?)
  • Provide encouragement to attendees.
  • Ensure that attendees are adhering to our Online Code of Conduct.

Moderator Responsibilities

This role must be held by a paperfolder.

Before the convention:

  • Participate in Moderator training sessions and setup rehearsals.

During the class: 

  • Introduce the Teacher and yourself. You will have your camera on for this part and be included in the recording.
  • Keep an eye on the chat to decide which questions to answer live.
  • Communicate with the Teacher during the class to ask questions and requests for repeats. (Your microphone will be on and your voice recorded.)
  • Fold the model during the class to help the teacher know when they are going too fast (or slow).
  • Ask the Chat Manager to put up a Poll if needed.
  • Communicate with chat manager & tech manager (via text) as needed.
Location
Online
Committee
Convention