STAND: Festival Ambassador
STAND is a Suas initiative. STAND celebrates the power of ordinary people to change the world. We support third-level students to stand up for justice and equality, learn more about important global issues, and find out how they can take positive action. We do this by running a range of activities in collaboration with students at third-level campuses across Ireland, including:
- STAND Student Festival: annual film and art exhibition for students highlighting global justice issues.
- STAND Global Issues Course: part-time evening course for students who want to change the world.
- STAND Ideas Collective: changemakers programme building creative solutions to global problems.
- STAND News: an online student-run news outlet focusing on global justice and equality issues
- Campaigns: through the 10000students.ie platform in partnership with USI
The STAND Student Festival is run by students, for students, to raise awareness about the burning issues shaping the world around us. STAND is recruiting a team of STAND Festival Ambassadors to maximise the impact of STAND’s activities across universities. There will be one dedicated STAND Festival Ambassador appointed on each campus. As a STAND Ambassador, you will:
- Lead on the promotion of the STAND Festival on your campus, with assistance from STAND;
- Recruit and manage a small team of festival volunteers to supervise the exhibition and a STAND table for the
- duration of the festival week;
- Lead on booking the venue and seeking permissions for one festival event (and courses where applicable)
- Be the key point of contact for STAND on your campus in the lead up to, and following the festival. Actively
- seek opportunities to promote STAND opportunities among students and staff
- Attend Ambassador Training in August / September, and attend a feedback session with all Ambassadors
Desirable Skills & Attitudes
- Excellent organisational skills
- Excellent networking and communication skills, a ‘people-person’
- Enthusiastic, self-driven and an ability to motivate and mobilise others
- Reliable and dependable - prompt responses to communications with STAND
- Experienced at working within and supporting others as part of a team
- Evidence of a commitment to global justice, equality and taking action for a better world
You will gain:
- The experience of being part of a dynamic network of STAND Festival Ambassadors across Ireland
- Valuable skills and experience in event coordination and volunteer management
- The opportunity to lead on bringing important global justice issues to your campus
- The opportunity to work with a professional not-for-profit, as well as an insight into ‘behind the scenes’ and
- ongoing support from Suas
- Formal recognition of your contribution in the form of a STAND Festival Ambassador Certificate which can be added to your CV
While this role runs from September - November 2022, please note that the majority of time will be required in the lead up to, and during, the student's relevant campus festival week. Recruitment is on a rolling basis, relevant to the campus the student applicant is based.