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FAQ for Cultural Ambassadors

Why do I get $100 for the first hour, in contrast to $30 for each additional hour?

We know it takes both time and money to put together a workshop. Designing the experience, gathering materials, discussing the goals and expectations of each customer, traveling to the site and arriving at the proper time – are among the activities you perform with each event, so we compensate you for your time and expense during that 1st hour of payment. After that, you’re already on-site, so we pay you about the same hourly rate as a classroom teacher. 

Is there reimbursement for mileage or supplies?

In general, Cultural Ambassadors provide their own transportation and workshop supplies. In some cases, CultureALL will arrange for mileage reimbursement if your workshop requires you to drive more than 50 miles round-trip. We will also work with your host school to see that basic school supplies – paper, scissors, markers, glue, etc. – can be provided. If your workshop requires significant perishable supplies or takeaways for your students, some reimbursement is possible. This is arranged on a case-by-case basis when we book your workshop.

What age/grade level are the students I will be working with?

CultureALL works with students of all ages, from preschoolers to seniors. Many Ambassadors can adapt their workshops to suit a number of different age groups. CultureALL staff will help you determine which age(s) of audience are most appropriate for you and your workshop(s). We can also provide you with guidance and training  to help you adapt your workshops for additional audiences.

How many students will I be working with at a time?

Most of the time, you will work with one class at a time – about 25 students. If your workshop experience can accommodate larger groups successfully, we will consider combining classes – but only with your permission.

How many workshops will I do in a day?

The number of workshops you do in a day is ultimately your decision. Sometimes, only one teacher with one class will request your workshop. Often, a school hosts a Multicultural Day and will ask you to present 2, 3, . . . sometimes as many as 8 sessions of your workshop in a single day. While tiring, these Multicultural Days are also a lot of fun. CultureALL will work with you and your host to arrange a schedule that works well for everyone.

 

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