Volunteer Job Descriptions

Crew

Description

Available/Full

Access

Volunteers work on teams to monitor the festival gates and grounds. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and must be able to pass a criminal reference check if required. Shifts require walking and standing for long stretches in any weather. Good judgement and problem solving required.

Full

Accreditation/Volunteer Hospitality

Greeting performers, VIPs and volunteers, registering them and providing their festival credentials. Good communication skills required. Some standing.

Full

Amy's Crew

Assist with artistic pre-festival activities

Full

Amys Crew

Pre festival artist accreditation work.

Full

Archives

To assist with the on site Archive presentations.

Full

Artisans' Village

Jobs include communication, accreditation, site organization, booth sitting, and clean up etc. within Artisans' Village. Some light lifting and standing.

Full

Audience Survey

Collect email addresses of festival patrons willing to complete a post-festival online survey regarding their experience at Mariposa. Walking and standing required.

Full

Audio Documentation

Recording of stage performances using a DAT machine.

Full

Bar

Serving liquor. Applicants must be 19 years of age or older. Smart Serve is an asset. Standing and some lifting is required.

Full

Bike Lock Up

Set up and overseeing an area for patrons to leave their bikes.

Full

Board of Directors

Full

Camping Administration

Fulfill administrative duties at the Camping Accreditation Desk. This includes completing forms, data entry, and providing information to campers.

Full

Camping Logistics

Duties may include monitoring the camping areas, directing campers where to place tents, and directing campers where to park. No overnight shifts - shifts will be scheduled during festival operating hours with some shifts during the day on Friday before the festival opens.

Full

Cashiers

Cashier positions at various festival locations and cash organization balancing. Money handling experience an asset.

Full

Chair Compound

Team to remove abandoned audience chairs to the chair compound after the festival closes Friday and Saturday night. Distribute chairs Saturday and Sunday morning. Some lifting involved.

Full

Electrical

Working with a team to set up and tear down all electrical hookups and maintain all electrical needs during the festival days. Team volunteers from Thursday to Monday. Electrical experience an asset. Heavy lifting may be involved.

Full

Emporium

The setup and tear down of inventory, and the securing and staffing of the merchandise tent. Standing and lifting involved.

Full

Fencing

Set up and tear down of fencing before and after the festival. Heavy lifting may be involved.Closed toed shoes are required and work gloves recommended.

Full

Floater (fill-in)

To fill in areas that do not have full crews.

Full

Folk Play (Child Area)

Organizing and supervising activities in the children's area.

Full

Gates - band distribution

Banding festival patrons with appropriate wrist bands. Good customer service skills. Standing is required.

Full

Green Room

Serving liquor. Applicants must be 19 years of age or older. Smart Serve is an asset. Standing is required.

Full

Green Team

Help Mariposa go 'green'. Provide assistance in recycling and composting. Spread awareness of the 'greening' of Mariposa to audience members. Some heavy lifting involved.

Full

Information Booth

Duties include responsibility for lost & found, directing people to various venues, answering queries and fielding complaints/suggestions.

Full

Interactive Stage

The organization, setup, schedule and tear down of the interactive stage activities.

Full

Lockup

The transportation and security of performer instruments. Heavy lifting may be involved. Closed toed shoes are required.

Full

Main Stage Crew

Stage Manager Crew

Full

Mariposa In Concert

Full

Membership

Recruiting new members, completing forms, processing membership cards at the Membership Table.

Full

Office

Full

Open Stage

Setting up equipment, registering participants, arranging sound for each performer.

Full

Performer Food

Organization, preparation and service of performer food. Standing is required. Food handling and preparation skills an asset.

Full

Performer Shuttle

Drivers (in rental vans) to be available for airport runs, transporting performers to and from hotel, for variable hours over a three, possibly four day period. Valid driver's license required.

Full

Photo Documentation

Full

Pre/Post Site Setup and Teardown

Volunteers work Thursday & Friday before the festival and/or Monday and Tuesday after the festival. Heavy lifting may be involved. Closed toed shoes are required. Work gloves are recommended.

Full

Promotions Committee

Full

Showcase Committee

Full

Signage

Organization, inventory and placement/teardown of all signage. Your own vehicle is required.

Full

Site Communications (Central Control)

Central information site and liaison with team leads throughout festival.Central Control is the main station for communication and troubleshooting. The coordination of all areas using radios to communicate and locate people. Central Control starts operating at lunch on Friday and continues until Sunday night. Good communication and problem solving skills.

Full

Stages Setup Teardown

Setting up stages on Wednesday and Thursday and teardown on Monday. Heavy lifting may be involved. Closed toed shoes required.

Full

Technical *Colin's Team*

SOUND MANAGEMENT TEAM ONLY please register here.

Full

Technical Services

Stage hands needed to assist sound management team. Heavy lifting may be involved.

Full

The 50/50 Draw

The sales of 50/50 tickets during the festival. Walking and cash control is required.

Full

Video Documentation

Videotaping the Mariposa Festival. Your own equipment is required.

Full

Water Distribution

Using a state-of-the-art water station, distribute water to festival participants and volunteers. Some lifting involved.

Full

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