Lead Festival Maker

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 Tasks and what you gain from this opportunity:

  • Work with, gain knowledge and expertise from, and assist the festival team in recruiting and managing volunteers, using the Better Impact volunteers system.
  • Steward the main festival information point, ensuring the necessary information is available, signing in volunteers, signing out uniform, allocating tasks, ensuring volunteers take breaks and have refreshments.
  • Helping to ensure the festival runs smoothly, performances and workshops run on time and audience have a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Promote the festival and encourage people to attend.
  • Gain an understanding of festival objectives in relation to data collection.
  • Encourage completion of the festival survey to collect vital data to be used for evaluation and reporting and to assist in hitting targets in relation to funding objectives.
  • If required, be stationed at information points, assist the Events team with stewarding performances or ticket collection.

Access to Bournemouth Council’s online learning and development system

Skills and qualifications/requirements:

  • Experience of supervising or managing staff or volunteers and be over 18.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Good computer skills.
  • A genuine desire to help the Arts by the Sea Festival reach its goals.
  • Able to make your own travel arrangements to attend your volunteering opportunity (travel passes may be available).
  • Listen to and follow instructions from staff within the remit of the volunteer role.
  • Do your best to be reliable in regards to your hours and give us as much notice as possible if you cannot attend.
  • Act and represent the Council in a suitable manner when wearing the Arts by the Sea festival uniform.

Agree to work within Bournemouth Borough Council’s values, policies and procedures, as outlined in our Volunteer Policy.

Further details:

  • Based at the Town Hall Annexe in advance and on site during the festival.
  • Approx 4 hours a week in advance subject to change and flexible depending on your requirements. Festival hours/ shifts to be advised.
  • You and your volunteer coordinator will discuss what reasonable expenses you can apply for.
  • You will be covered by Bournemouth Borough Council’s insurance while in this role and when on site at the Arts by the Sea festival.
  • You may be asked to wear uniform if working on site during the festival.

What you will gain:

Your assistance is an invaluable resource for us and will help reach and develop our audience, widening participation in the arts in Bournemouth in general and specifically at the Arts by the Sea festival. You will help us ensure the festival runs smoothly and our audience have an enjoyable time, help us hit our targets and ensure we meet our obligations to our funders.

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Required Role

Lead Festival Maker

Key responsibilities

To work with the festival team to oversee the recruitment and management of festival volunteers, to promote the festival and encourage completion of the audience questionnaire. To steward the main festival information point, allocate tasks to and supervise volunteers during the festival.

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  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • IT, Computers and Web Skills
  • Listening
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Positive attitude

Desirable Skills

  • Leadership and Management
  • Reviewing and evaluation

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Leadership and Management
  • Time Management

When can you do this role/Calendar

Date: 14-10-2017

Start time: 09:00 AM

End time: 10:00 PM

Available in: Morning Afternoon Evening


Town Hall, Bourne Ave, Bournemouth BH2 6DY, UK

To one-click apply for this opportunity you need to have completed the following:

  • You need to have an active account on this website
  • You need to have an active volunteering account
  • You need to have fully completed the volunteering profile set-up

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