International Events Working Group

 

Badminton Ireland are starting up an International Events working group for University & College students in 2020. The idea behind this working group is to provide students with the opportunity to learn and gain valuable experience in a field that will help them in their professional career. This working group will be based around three high calibre events in 2020, AIG FZ Forza Irish Open, BWF European Para Badminton Championships & FZ Forza Irish Graded Finals. The working group will be part of the planning and implementing process of the events. The working group are not expected to be at the event for the full duration, as Badminton Ireland wants the students to be able to balance their academics with the event. 

 

Availability – Full availability is not required. Partial availability required for each event

8th & 9th May 2020 – Irish Graded Finals

Event Meeting – 11th September 2020 (TBC)

Skype Meeting – 1st October 2020 (TBC)

5th-11th October 2020 – BWF European Para Badminton Championships 2020

Skype Meeting – 2nd November 2020 (TBC)

10th-14th November 2020 – AIG FZ Forza Irish Open

 

Eligibility

Must be still in University or College by December 2020

Open to all students from any degree

Students with an interest in Badminton or Sporting Events is desirable  

Previous volunteer or hobby experience in roles is desirable

 

 

Roles Available

Event Journalist & Player Interviewer

The person conducting this role would write up articles for the event that would be published on the Badminton Ireland website & sent to news media outlets. This person would work with the Badminton Ireland Events Manager in trying to expand the publicity of the event in the eyes of the general public. This person would also organise and run the mixed zone at the international events and would conduct player interviews which would be published on Badminton Ireland YouTube & Social Media. They will work closely with current volunteers.

Social Media & Video content creator

The purpose of this role is to help promote the international events in the lead up, during and after the event. This person would help create videos to promote the event using the footage available to them and being responsible for collecting new video footage. This person would work with the Badminton Ireland Events Manager & Aspire Graduate in creating and managing a social media plan. This person would work with the Badminton Ireland Aspire Graduate in creating social media content that would be spread across all of Badminton Ireland’s social media platforms.

Volunteer Assistant

The volunteer assistant would work closely with the Badminton Ireland Volunteer Manager to help promote volunteering in 3rd level education. This role will include following a plan of sourcing and training any potential volunteers to help with these events. This person will be responsible for maintaining a good volunteer environment during the event and helping to manage volunteers in their roles.

Hall Operations

This role will require someone who has a keen interest in event management. This person will be responsible for working closely with the Events Logistics Manager & Events Manager prior to the event. This will include understanding the events plan and using this to maintain the standard of the hall. They will maintain a high-quality standard of event for the players and will work closely with the Events Logistic Manager to ensure courts are ready for play.

 

The working group will be chaired by the Badminton Ireland Events Manager, all roles are voluntary however any expenses will be covered.

Apply with Cover Letter to cdoherty@badmintonireland.com – Deadline 27th March 2020