Pittsburgh International looking for 'ambassador' linguists
April 11, 2017 3:52 PM
Pittsburgh International Airport is seeking multilingual volunteers to help greet international travelers.
By Dan Majors / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sprichst du Deutsch? Hvernig um íslensku? 你的中文怎么样?
Well, maybe you don't speak German, Icelandic or Chinese. But those aren't the only languages of interest to officials at Pittsburgh International Airport as they seek to recruit more multilingual volunteers to greet international travelers.
The "ambassadors" would guide newcomers through the terminal, host visitors in the airport's Military Lounge, assist with public announcements, and help customers in Baggage Claim, according to a release issued from the airport Tuesday.
“We already have a wonderful and dedicated group of about 75 volunteer airport ambassadors,” Allegheny Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis said in the release. “We are looking to grow our numbers as we expect to have hundreds of new international passengers coming through the terminal this summer. We want our terminal to reflect the friendliness and hospitality that the Pittsburgh region is known for.”
Volunteers, who must be 18 or older, will undergo a background check to work in the airport. Hours are flexible.
Anyone interested should visit www.flypittsburgh.com/ambassadors, or contact Jeff Martinelli at jmartinelli@FlyPittsburgh.com or 412-472-3581.
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