Mariposa Folk Foundation | Recruiting for Team Lead Positions for Mariposa 2018
 

Recruiting for Team Lead Positions for Mariposa 2018

17 Jan Recruiting for Team Lead Positions for Mariposa 2018

The Mariposa Folk Festival is recruiting a Lead for the 50-50 Team and two Co-Leads for Greening. Both are volunteer positions. If you are interested, please send an email to mff@mariposafolk.com with your contact information.

50 -50 Draw Lead
After five years doing a great job as the 50/50 Draw Crew Lead, Joanna Vaughan has decided it’s time to volunteer elsewhere at the Festival. The good news is that she’s staying on the 50/50 Draw Crew for one final year to transition the new Lead into the position.
Here are the responsibilities of the 50/50 Draw Crew Lead:

Pre-Festival (approximately 5 hours)

  • Receive the list of people who volunteered for the 50/50 Draw Crew from the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Select and confirm all 50/50 Draw volunteers (by email and/or phone) by June 1st
  • Identify an Assistant Crew Lead from among the list of people who volunteered
  • Develop a volunteer schedule to cover all of the 50/50 Draw shifts over the Festival weekend (June)


Festival Weekend
(approximately 17.5 hours)

  • Set up the 50/50 trailer space at Festival (all equipment provided and placed)
  • Confirm volunteer shifts
  • Train volunteers as the come on shift
  • Sign-out blocks of tickets, receive cash from sales, record on an electronic spread sheet (laptop and template provided)
  • Prepare a daily cash deposit and provide it to the Festival Cash Control Crew
  • Separate ticket stubs in preparation for Sunday evening draw
  • Coordinate delivery of ticket stub tub to the Mainstage (with the Festival Treasurer)
  • Pack-up all 50/50 equipment and materials, including ticket stubs, for safe storage in the Mariposa office, along with a list and count for each item


Post-Festiva
l (approximately 1 hour)

  • Prepare input for Festival Organizing Group on observations, pros/cons, and suggestions for improvement next year


As a result of input from previous years, we have made enhancements to the ticket tracking and cashing-out aspects of the 50/50 sales role to make the process faster for volunteers and easier for the 50/50 Draw Lead. This includes testing a staggered schedule to eliminate crowding on sign- and cash-out. It is our hope that these changes will free-up the Team Lead’s time, especially with the addition of an Assistant Crew Lead.

Greening Co-Leads
After six years of significant contribution, Erin Dixon and Adrian Bhatti have stepped-down as Co-Leads of the Festival Green Team. They will work with the new Co-Leads to transition them into the position. The Greening Team manages waste diversion and water distribution at the Festival.

Here are the responsibilities of the Greening Co-Leads:

Pre-Festival (approximately 6 hours

  • Receive the list of people who volunteered for the Greening Team from the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Select and confirm all Greening Team volunteers (by email and/or phone) by June 1st
  • Complete volunteer schedule for the Festival weekend, including pre-festival set up and post-festival take down
  • Order waste diversion bins from supplier
  • Order waste diversion bags through the Festival Chair
  • Liaise with water supplier to ensure adequate supply of water jugs, stands and hand pumps for stages
  • Ensure appropriate signage
  • Liaise with Ryerson University team in regard to their management of the Greening booth in the Community Village


Festival Weekend 
(approximately 17-30 hours, depending on coordination between the Co-Leads) (Thursday – Monday)

  • Set-up the Greening Team operations centre and waste diversion stations (all equipment provided and placed) (camping area set-up by Thursday)
  • Coordinate volunteers and volunteer hours, including support for Ryerson University team
  • Monitor waste diversion stations and bulk bins to ensure appropriate supply, collection and diversion of waste
  • Monitor water distribution to ensure that all stages are appropriately supplied
  • Pack-up all Greening equipment and materials for return to storage, with a list of items and quantities per package


Post-Festival
(approximately 1 hour)

  • Prepare input for Festival Organizing Group on observations, pros/cons, and suggestions for improvement next year