Thank you for your interest in work study for the 2016 American Circus Educators October 6th-10th 2016 in San Francisco, California. We are so happy you want to be involved!

We are looking for young adults ages 18-26 who are responsible, reliable, and interested in circus arts. Whether you are interested in circus learning, social circus, teaching, entrepreneurship, or creative development, the EdCon is the place to be. You'll have the opportunity to take workshops and panels on a myriad of topics and network with circus community leaders, coaches, and performers. All levels and experiences are welcome. Enthusiasm and energy are a must.

The work study team will be expected to commit to being present and available for the duration of the event. You will be expected to arrive by 3pm on October 6th, and leave no earlier than 12 noon on Monday 6/10. If you have special scheduling needs (for example, you need to leave at 9am monday 6/10), please apply anyway, note this, and we will work with you to make it possible.  

We like to be transparent that this is a full on experience without much downtime. We can guarantee that you will get to view all 3 keynote speeches and take workshops during at least 5 slots (out of 9 slots offered). We will make it a priority for you to have access to the specific workshops that you are interested in. In exchange for your volunteer time, you'll get a conference pass, which includes workshops, panels, social events, and lunch and dinner each day.

You'll also have access to engage with future employers, coaches, and collaborators (we are happy to set up meetings for you), and lifelong friendships. For a circus person, being at an AYCO event feels like going to your home planet. Many of our past work study team have found paid work in the circus industry as a result of their participation at our events.

We'll be sure to make a schedule so you know when and where you need to be to help out, and to take note of the types of tasks you enjoy doing or if you have a special skill. Tasks might range from meal set up and breakdown, to moving mats for workshops, to helping with scheduling and directions.

Work study will be accepted on a rolling basis with the final deadline of August 1st.

You will be responsible for your own travel and accommodation - however we are happy to help connect you with people to share hotel rooms, Airbnb, rides, etc.

If you have any questions please contact me at tara@americanyouthcircus.org!

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