They make it sound so sexy, don’t they? Mmm…wayfinding.
If you’re interested, you can email [email protected] by September 6, but keep in mind that there's more to being a DIA Ambassador than just a passion for the world of aeronautics. Here are a few things that the announcement doesn't mention.
1. Must not require mundane details like financial recompense.
Volunteers will receive a “special uniform” and “receive complimentary employee parking,” but only while on the job. Aaaaand…that’s pretty much it. So they’re not kidding about participants needing to have a serious love for aviation and airports. Sure, other volunteer positions have more perks — at Coors Field you can enjoy the game, and at the museums you can see the exhibits. At the airport, you can…ride the moving sidewalks? Enjoy the artificially inflated price of a snack pretzel? Yes, all that, and more...with your special uniform.
2. Must love dealing with people during high stress.
There’s a reason most people hate going to the airport, even if they love the travel itself — because it’s sort of hell. The airport is a necessary evil for most people. They just want to find their gate, their bags, or maybe a bathroom before they move to their next task in a long list of tasks to get where they’re going. And that’s when things are going smoothly. If there’s a snag in the system, woe be to everyone involved.