Volunteer Tasks

Below you will find a list of tasks/skills that we are always looking for help with.

If you have any questions please call 1-902-542-7668.

Set up /Take down Crew

Under direction of the site manager helps set up and take down equipment for each venue. Most work takes place before and after events. Involves lifting and moving heavy gear.

Box Office

Under direction of Box Office Co-ordinator assists in selling tickets at each event. Needs to be comfortable handling money, making change, and reconciling sales at the end of event.

Can be a hectic environment.

Concessions

Under direction of concessions Co-ordinator assists in selling promotional materials at each event. Needs to be comfortable handling money, making change, reconciling sales at the end of event.

Can be a hectic environment.

Stage Hand

Helping out on stage and backstage. Trouble-shooting last minute needs under the direction of the Stage Manager for each event. Knowledge of sound equipment and musical instruments an asset.

Runner

On-call extra person to do whatever is needed at each event or at the Festival office. Runs errands – like making last-minute purchases, relaying messages, delivering meals to technical personnel, etc.

A car or a bicycle would be an asset.

Green Room Host

Ensures performers hospitality needs are met in the Festival “Green Rooms” (performer hospitality rooms backstage). Sees to needs of performers before and during events. One person per Green Room.

A respectful and professional attitude is important. Musical knowledge and familiarity with performance environment an asset.

After Hours Social Events

Assists in co-ordination of Festival After Hours social events (parties!). Ensures performers and volunteers hospitality needs are met at After Hours parties.

Mostly preparing and presenting buffet-style finger foods, serving beverages, cleaning up. Requires the ability to stay cheerful and productive until VERY LATE at night (3 or 4 a.m.)

Kitchen

As member of a kitchen team helps to prepare meals for performers and volunteers.

Basic kitchen skills needed.

Green Team

Provides education and information to Festival guests about source separation recycling at Festival; services Festival recycling units (replacing filled bags as needed and placing bags of non-refundable items next to Festival bins); cleans sites after programs at venues are finished.

You will need to explain to people how to recycle. Requires understanding the various waste/resource sorting streams and recognizing what is what! An outgoing personality helps – will be asked other questions by Festival guests, too!

Office Work

Assists Festival Co-ordinator in various aspect of office work – selling tickets, making phone calls, concessions sales, general maintenance, data entry, greeting visitors, and various other tasks.

Event Manager

Oversees a specific event: all volunteers initially checks in with the Event Manager who has detailed knowledge of all aspects of each event and oversees all activity. Keeps records of volunteer activity and overall success of each event. Trouble shoots and solves problems as needed.

Needs good organizational and people skills and ability to function under pressure.

Specialized Volunteers

People with specific skills such as stage management, sound technicians, house technician, site management, first aid, kitchen management, data entry, and security are always welcome.

Please let us know your skills.

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