Youth Ambassadors - Science ATL
  • Youth Ambassadors

Are you passionate about science and excited about working with Science ATL to bring people together through the wonder of science?
Does the future of scientific innovation and the impact of the science community in Atlanta inspire you?
If so, you’ve come to the right place.

We are looking for a diverse group of science-obsessed teens (ages 13-18) to join our team in the planning, marketing, and production of public science events, including the Atlanta Science Festival! As an Ambassador you will bring to life the brand new Science Behind the Scenes teen event series! The Science Behind the Scenes event series, designed for teens by teens, offers exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of Atlanta’s captivating STEM, cultural, and educational institutions to learn more about the people and science behind these organizations. 

Science ATL Youth Ambassadors is an engaging and rewarding program for teens to craft the science social scene while gaining valuable experience in public event planning, social media management, branding and marketing, community outreach, and much more! Our goal with the Ambassador program is to keep the youth voice actively involved in Science ATL programming.

EXPECTATIONS

  • Attend mandatory team meetings (60-minutes each, via Zoom) every other week to develop your skills and contribute your voice to event planning. Meetings begin October 12 at 6pm (via Zoom).
  • Join one of our content teams, where you will be guided on event coordination, management, content creation, or digital storytelling with the option to rotate through different areas.
  • Create, plan, and participate in 4 public science events throughout the year. Events take place in evenings or on weekends.
  • Attend special strategy meetings scheduled for the week before each event.
  • Spend 2-4 hours per month, helping to promote the 4 public science events and the Atlanta Science Festival.
    • At school – for example: hang posters and distribute postcards, share information with STEM clubs and programs, host an ASF info table during lunch, present to your school leaders and PTA, make school announcements and send a letter home, etc.
    • In the community – share with peers and parents at after-school clubs and activities, at your local library, in your faith community
    • On social media – use your influence to share @ScienceATL and @AtlSciFest content

BENEFITS

  • Develop leadership and community engagement skills as you rotate through different roles:
    • (On the Ground) Public Speaking, Crowd Management, Live-Streaming, Customer Service
    • (Event Coordination) Event Development from Ideation to Implementation, Thematically Crafting Event Concepts, and Researching Potential Partners/Speakers
    • (Event Marketing) Social Media Management, Creating Digital and Print Ads
    • (Storytelling) Creating Blog Posts, Archiving Stories, Interviewing Influential Figures, Creating Narrative Content
  • Meet local STEM professionals
  • Receive Science ATL and Atlanta Science Festival swag to proudly display: t-shirt, buttons, stickers, etc.
  • Access our digital toolkit to assist with promotions, including draft emails, letters, social media content, graphics
  • Access Event Materials (posters, booklets, flyers) to distribute
  • Contribute your voice to shape how science is shared with Atlanta teens.

How to Apply

Join our team of teen leaders who influence their peers and enhance access to STEM in their community! Ambassadors work closely with Science ATL staff to plan, market, and produce public science events, including the Atlanta Science Festival!

To join the Ambassador team, you must be 13-18 years old and live in the metro Atlanta area. Click the link below to apply. Upon completing your application, you will receive an email from one of our team members, who will guide you through the next steps.

Questions? Contact Kristen Clayton: [email protected]

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