Volunteer Position Descriptions

SITE

Set Up Crew

  • Thursday from approximately 8 am to 4 pm
  • If you’re willing to haul chairs or swing a hammer
  • Lifting is involved

Take down Crew

  • Monday from approximately 8:30 to 4
  • What goes up must come down
  • You must be willing to haul chairs or swing a hammer
  • Lifting is involved.

Usher

  • Assisting with the movement and seating of Festival goers at the various venues
  • May involve asking volunteers to give up seats if the venue is full
  • May involve telling people they cannot save seats within 10 minutes of show commencement

Parking

  • Directs patrons and volunteers to appropriate parking areas around the Mainstage Tent

Other

  • Other duties as identified by House and Stage Managers

BILLETING

Home Hospitality

  • Many of the performers who come to the Festival are placed in private homes during their stay.  This is a very delicate matter and appropriate placement of our performers is very important to the Festival.   If you are interested in billeting, please contact the office at info@folkharbour.com or (902) 634-3180.  Potential billeters will participate in an interview with our Billeting Committee Chair.

BOX OFFICE

Box Office

  • Selling tickets at the Festival venues
  • Requires comfort in dealing with cash and credit card transactions
  • Interacting cheerfully with the public

CONCESSIONS

Working at Concessions Tent(s)

  • Selling our performers’ CDs and Festival merchandise
  • Two locations: Daytime at the Wharf; Evening at the Mainstage
  • Requires comfort in dealing with cash and credit card transactions and interacting helpfully with the public
  • A knowledge of Festival music is a definite asset

TRANSPORTATION

  • A chance to meet some of our performers
  • A suitable vehicle and a good driving record are essential (must have room for luggage and instruments)

Airport Transportation

  • Using your own vehicle, providing pickup and/or delivery of performers to the Halifax airport

In-Town Transportation

  • Using you own vehicle, providing transportation between venues and from billet homes to venues
  • Often you are assigned to one or more specific performers
  • Must be available on call to ensure smooth delivery of performers on time for their day and evening appearances
  • Vehicle must be large enough to carry the required instruments (in some cases, small vehicles are sufficient)

MAIN OFFICE

Become part of the pulse of the Festival

  • Assisting the general office staff, Manager, Festival Coordinator or any of the Team Chairs
  • You should be self- motivated, have keyboard skills, be familiar with Excel and Word, able to work with cash, work as a team member and relate well to the public
  • Your duties will be varied
  • Driver’s licence is required as well as access to a vehicle

RAFFLE

  • Selling raffle tickets at various venues throughout the town during the Festival as well as the Mainstage in the evenings
  • Must be friendly and outgoing with some talent for sales and the ability to handle money

ICE CREAM

Do you LOVE ice cream?

  • You will be scooping a variety of ice cream flavors for our patrons
  • Shifts will be at the Mainstage on Blockhouse Hill afternoons and evenings
  • Must be able to handle money and make accurate change

GREEN TEAM

Environment Program

  • As a member of the Green Team you will assist the public in waste separation at various Festival venues
  • You will also work alongside Site Crew as needed and provide the public with general information on how  the Festival is doing their part to protect our environment

HOSPITALITY

Service to Performers and Volunteers

  • If you enjoy a high energy atmosphere, meeting and serving the public this may be the venue you may enjoy.  You must be willing to work late hours, be on your feet, serve the public and must be 19 or older

Greeters

  • Your job is to work at the entrance to the After Hours Party, greeting and restricting entrance to those who have passes

SECURITY

  • Providing access security at the various Mainstage gates (also, see Site: Parking)
  • Day and evening shifts
  • Ensure access to only those who have appropriate permission or tickets

SUPPORT

Runners

  • Assist volunteers who are unable to leave their stations by delivering food, beverages, messages and other items as needed
  • Located at venues throughout the town during the day and at the mainstage in the evening

SIGNAGE

  • Responsible for placement and removal of Concert Series, Youth Concert and Festival signage, banners and posters in various communities

PROGRAMMING

  • You are a member of the committee responsible for booking performers for the Festival and the Concert Series.  This is a full year position

PUBLICATIONS

  • Promotion of the Festival, the Concert Series and the Bandstand Series
  • Production of the Festival Guide
  • Requires writing skills, including use of a computer, page layout, etc.

YOUTH COMMITTEE

  • Help organize the Green Team as an important part of our Environmental Policy
  • Organize the annual Youth Concert
  • Perform duties at the Youth Concert such as Program, Stage Manager, Lighting, Sound (all under adult guidance)