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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