Note: All positions require a minimum of 5hrs commitment * Festival only *
Security: We do want to make sure that everyone has a good time; that the performers’ equipment is safe
and secure; and that the sound manager is not disturbed during performances. Security is a public relations position and volunteers are courteous, informative and professional.
Site Operations/ Backline Set-up and Tear Down: This crew sets up, runs and tears down the stage. This is a physical job that may require lifting, hammering, and getting your hands dirty. The crew puts up all the tents, staging, signs, tables etc. This crew also assists the stage manager in between sets. Bring your own screw driver!
Site Maintenance & Clean-up: This crew is in charge of keeping the site clean and working with recycling. We need strong people who work well on their own and who care about the site and the environment.
Green Room: This crew prepares and maintains the green room by setting it up first thing in the morning with coffee and water; making sure that food and drinks are available during the day; that performers’ equipment is secure; and that the room is clean at the end of the day.
Photography: Although we all do it, it would be nice to have a volunteer in charge of photographs of performers, sponsor’s signs, volunteers and the audience.
Media: Tasks include arranging interviews between media and performers on site as well as accompanying television crews when necessary. Good communication skills and patience are required. Experience dealing with the media is an asset.
Survey: This crew manages a evaluation survey of the audience.
Souvenir concession: We sell t-shirts, seats and performer paraphernalia. We need cheerful folks who like to sell, folks who are efficient and calm cashiers, folks who like to fetch & carry, organize stock and artistic types for display. The work can be high pressure at times!
Information booth: This is a happy band of Know-It-Alls who answer questions about the Summertime Blues! and Nanaimo and manage the daily performance draws available to those who fill out the survey. We operate a lost & found, complaints department and message centre. Volunteers on this committee are good listeners and efficient problem solvers. If you enjoy public relations, give us a try.