Lake of Stars job roles 2016

What volunteer jobs are available for Lake of Stars this year?

25 August 2015

Jobs at Lake of Stars

 

Artist liaison (5 volunteers needed)

Welcoming artists, ensures that both the artist and LoS have a clear understanding of the logistics and details of the show (tech rider), administration assistant (food vouchers, accommodation details, special wishes & needs).

Reporting to: Tom Schrieber and volunteer coordinator (Mzuni teacher on duty)

Area of work: Artist desk/area

Shifts: 24 hours per day in 8-hour shifts (day & night)

Requirements: Good English, friendly and accommodating at all times and the ability to remain calm in pressured situations. Please be aware that artists can be demanding and at times seem unreasonable; they might be under a lot stress, perhaps very tired from traveling, and new to the situation & continent; you as volunteer have to cope with that and remain friendly, patient and helpful.

 

Campsite stewards (4 volunteers)

Customer service representative to help people camping with all their inquiries. Manning (and decorating?) information stand and walking around to support camping security.

 

Reporting to: Chinteche Inn and Pro-telligent security

Area of work: Campsite

Shifts: 16 hours per day with 8-hour shifts (8:00-24:00)

Requirements: Friendly personality, understands wishes and needs of visitors, and able to speak good English. Please always have a map and programme available to answer questions, and make sure you are visible.

 

Car park attendants (9 volunteers)

Assisting visitors in parking their cars and answering inquiries. Meeting and greeting customers as they arrive at the festival and directing them to an available car park in an efficient and courteous manner.

 

Reporting to: Volunteer coordinator (Mzuni teacher on duty)

Area of work: entrance and car park

 

Shifts: 22 hours per day in 6 or 8-hour shifts (08:00 – 06:00)

Requirements: Confident individuals with outstanding personal presentation who will demonstrate a highly positive attitude together with the ability to remain calm in pressured situations. Have parking guidelines, your programme and map with you so you can answer questions from visitors.

 

Kids area (2 volunteers)

There will be an area for children with a bouncy castle. The children should be watched and cannot leave the area without consent of their parents. LoS is a family-friendly festival and we want the children to be safe. The parents remain responsible for their own children, but we need constant surveillance of the kid’s area to keep an eye on the safety of the children who use the bouncing castle and play in the area.

 

Reporting to: Volunteer coordinator (Mzuni teacher on duty)

Area of work: kid’s area

 

Shifts: 8 hours per day in 8-hour shifts (09:00 – 17:00hrs)

Requirements: Observant, strict and fun! Have to be able to supervise a group of children and make sure they stick to the rules, do not leave the area and at the same, enjoy themselves.

 

Litter picking (9 volunteers)

Maybe the most fun job because you get the chance to see all the performances. Picking up litter from the ground to keep the place nice and clean, and to avoid injuries.

 

Reporting to: Volunteer coordinator (Mzuni teacher on duty) and area manager

Area of work: whole festival ground, divided in

  1. Main stage area
  2. Food court and entrance
  3. Beach stage & beach

 

Shifts: 20 hours per day in 8-hour shifts (08:00 – 04:00)

Requirements: A friendly personality and not scared to get your hands dirty (we will provide gloves!).

 

Production office (4 volunteers)

The hub of the festival, this is where everything is being organised! Managing the admin of the radios and supporting the production office in all kinds of jobs. It is mainly a desk job but you might be asked to deliver or pick up goods from other places.

 

Reporting to: Volunteer coordinator (Mzuni teacher on duty) and production managers (Brett, Patrick, Hector, and Will & Fran)

Area of work: desk outside the production office

 

Shifts: 24 hours per day in 8-hour shifts (day & night)

Requirements: someone who is good at admin (precise and neat) and are not shy.

 

Runners (6 volunteers)

Runners literally run back and forward; area/production/stage managers will need your help to get equipment, tools, instruments, stationary, etc.

 

Reporting to: heads of departments you are assigned to and production managers Brett, Patrick & Hector

Area of work: assigned area/ whole festival ground

 

Shifts: 22 hours per day in 6 or 8-hour shifts (08:00 – 06:00)

Requirements: Fit and able to lift heavy goods, and ability to take orders without asking questions. Physical ability to move event supplies and you have to know your way around the festival grounds (study the map in advance and always carry a map).

 

Stagehands (6 volunteers)

Stagehands perform a variety of behind-the-scenes functions and are responsible for building, maintaining, moving, and storing sets/stages. Some stagehands work with electricians or lighting people.

 

Reporting to: your stage manager and the production managers Brett, Patrick & Hector

Area of work: Beach stage or main stage

 

Shifts: 22 hours per day in 6 or 8-hour shifts (08:00 – 06:00)

Requirements: Stagehands must be strong and physically fit because they routinely lift and carry heavy equipment. Knowledge of electricity, instruments, microphones and lights are most welcome.

 

Stewards (8 volunteers)

Responsible for the safety and comfort of visitors within a designated area at all times. Constantly monitor the visitors in your area checking for signs of distress. Facilitating public safety, crowd control e.g. as well as dealing with public enquiries/complaints.

 

Reporting to: Volunteer coordinator (Mzuni teacher on duty) and your area manager

Area of work: at the festival grounds (areas to be assigned)

  1. Main stage
  2. Beach stage
  3. Food court
  4. Beach
  5. Entrance/Exit

 

Shifts: 22 hours per day in 6 or 8-hour shifts (08:00 – 06:00)

Requirements: Good observation skills and the ability of remaining vigilant at all times to audience activity relating to First Aid incidents, crowd control issues, and fire hazards at the festival and reporting these where necessary

 

Surveys (extra job on Sunday for campsite stewards, stewards, and litter pickers)

It is very important to get feedback about the festival to know what was going well and what can be improved for the next edition. On Sunday volunteers will be asked to go around with a questionnaire for as many people as possible to fill it in.

 

Report to: Volunteer coordinator (Mzuni teacher on duty) and Annelies

Area of work:

  1. Campsite (2 people)
  2. Beach stage and beach (2 people)
  3. Main stage (2 people)
  4. Food court (2 people)

 

Shifts: Sunday from10AM until 6PM (10:00-18:00)

Requirements: Good English, friendly and polite manners to kindly request people to fill in the survey

 

VIP/Information (4 volunteers)

Customer service representative answering questions and dealing with enquiries/complaints. The information desk will also deal with lost & found and stolen properties.

 

Reports to: Volunteer coordinator (Mzuni teacher on duty) and Fran

Area of work: Chinteche Inn reception desk

 

Shifts: 16 hours per day with 8-hour shifts (8:00-24:00)

Requirements: Good English, friendly and polite at all times. Need to know the programme and map to be able to answer questions and point people in the right direction.