Microsoft Storytelling Summit Docent (gig opportunity)

Job Description

Title: Microsoft Storytelling Summit Docent

Description: Future of Storytelling (FoST) seeks several friendly and enthusiastic Microsoft Summit Docents to facilitate interactions between conference attendees, Microsoft employees, and the digital activities featured at Microsoft Storytelling Summit. The Microsoft Storytelling Summit is a (4)- day interactive exhibit showcasing the latest stories on cutting-edge immersive technologies like virtual and augmented reality.

Exhibit dates: May 22nd through May 25th, 2018.

About the Future of StoryTelling (FoST): FoST is a passionate, creative community of people from the worlds of media, technology, and communications who are exploring how storytelling is evolving in the digital age. The New York Times describes FoST as “a TED-type conference for a hipper, new-media crowd.” Forbes noted “(i)t’s hard to imagine how they’ll top it next year, but I certainly wouldn’t want to miss finding out.” The Creators Project had our personal favorite headline, “We’ve Seen the Future of Storytelling, and It’s Fucking Awesome.” The Summit was also recently named one of the “10 Most Innovative Conferences” by Inc. magazine, and one of “7 Emerging Conferences Every Ad Exec Should Know About” by Adweek.

For more information about FoST go to:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in training for the proper use of equipment.
  • Assist, where needed, in helping patrons properly put on, adjust, and remove equipment, as well as sanitizing certain components in between patron use.
  • Provide patrons with instruction for how to properly use digital equipment or media.
  • Maintain and restock activity materials.
  • Maintain a waitlist if necessary.
  • Assist FoST staff in maintaining a safe environment in and around installations.
  • Supervise space and equipment to avoid theft, loss, and avoidable damage.
  • Relay technical or patron-related issues to FoST staff.


Position Requirements: 

  • An interest in immersive experiences including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Interactive Film, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal, communications, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a small team environment.
  • Ability to handle high-stress situations and problem solve.
  • Willingness to wear a staff shirt.

Awesome if you’ve worked with a Vive, Oculus Gear VR, Google Daydream, or SubPac. Ideal if you can work the entire week with us!


  Days/ Hours*: 

May 21: (2.5hr docent training session / MUST attend training.)

May 22-24:  8:30AM- 5PM (minimum of 1hr break each day.)

May 25: 8:30AM-3PM

*Detailed schedule to follow upon booking confirmation.


     Compensation: $200 per day stipend, lunch/beverages/snacks provided.


     Location: Microsoft Headquarters –  1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052


If interested, please contact with your resume by May 4th.