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The Oxjam Bee

Oxjam Beeston

Music Festival

Join the team!

We are looking for volunteers to help us run the festival. Have a look at the list of roles to find the position that suits you best and register through the form below. Don't hesitate to bring your friends and family along, it’s more fun as a group!

Volunteer roles:

  • Venue Managers

    There will be one venue manager per venue who will run the individual venue. The main responsibilities are:

    • To liaise with the venue and sound managers to ensure the smooth running of the programme
    • Inform the security staff or venue if you believe the venue is becoming too crowded (NB you are not responsible for dealing with security, there will be hired security staff who should be referred to if there are any difficulties).
    • Welcome the artists to the venue, getting them to get their gear as close to the performance space as possible before their set.
    • Give artists their wristbands
    • Keep in contact with the volunteer coordinators, and alert them to any issues at the venue
    • Sell raffle tickets
    • Direct venue assistants
  • Venue Assistants

    You will work with the Venue Managers to ensure that the venue is run smoothly. The main responsibilities are:

    • To welcome festival goers and check that customers have wristbands
    • Bucket shake with in the venue, collecting spare change
    • Assist in selling raffle tickets
    • Work with the Venue Manager to keep on schedule, whilst making sure that the needs of the venue and the artists are met
  • Runners

    Runners are based at the volunteer hub, you will ideally have a bike or car. Your responsibilities will be to:

    • Assist in setting up around Beeston, including putting up posters and delivering equipment as necessary
    • Move around the venues as directed during the day, providing extra support as necessary
    • Deliver spare equipment as needed to ensure that busy areas are well stocked
    • Do short shifts at venues to provide relief for other volunteers
    • Keep in contact with volunteer coordinators throughout the day
  • Donation Collectors

    Bucket shakers will be working to fundraise as much as possible during the day time. You will need to:

    • Locate busy spots and venues to target for spare change
    • Be proactive and seek out the best spots in Beeston to fundraise
  • Sound Managers

    Ideally, sound managers have some experience in running a sound booth, to the extent that you can work from the technical rider of the artists, which will be provided by the production coordinator at every venue. It would be ideal if you could bring along a small PA. You will need to:

    • Arrive early to set up
    • Be able to provide smooth change over between artists
    • Be confident running a PA and not leave it while someone is playing
    • Liaise with the production coordinator if any problems arise
    • Remove the equipment after the show
  • Kiosk Managers and Assistants

    Kiosk managers will be running the wristband exchange on the day. Your responsibilities are:

    • To give wristbands to customers who have purchased their ticket online, by checking their name against our sales record
    • To sell wristbands to customers on the day
    • To be a point of information for customers, giving them directions and helping them to find the bands they wish to see

Register to volunteer!

Write down any comments you think are relevant for your application, e.g. if you need more flexibility with the shift schedule

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