Phoenix Festival of the Arts is currently seeking volunteers on December 9-11, 2016. Festival volunteers will receive a FREE festival t-shirt to keep and will have access to water, coffee, fruit, and snacks during their shift. Volunteer opportunities include Festival Set-Up/Tear Down, Volunteer Check-In, Greeting and Directing Visitors, Vendor Relief, Family Fun Zone, and Community Mural. Fill out the form below to sign up today!
Description of Assignments
Set Up and Tear Down
Preferred skills: ability to follow pre-determined directions, read set up event layout diagrams; ability to set up signs and place signage in a neat and aesthetic fashion, ability to lift 15-25 pounds, ability to stand and balance on a 6’ ladder if needed, manual dexterity, ability to pack away tents for storage at the end of the event (Sunday).
Description: set up (Wednesday) 10’x10’ pop-up style canopy tents and arrange them in the exhibitor’s area. Tear down (Sunday) and move canopy tents to designated area. Duties may also include anchoring sand bags to tents.
Description: set up and place tables/chairs in the art vendor and art organization canopies, beer and wine, and dining areas (Wednesday) and then tear down & restack for storage and/or pick up (Sunday).
Booth and Event Signage
Description: set up and place tent and event signage, booth numbers and directional signs in pre-determined areas; remove signage at the close of the Festival for disposal or storage. Duties may also include placement and set up & tear down of cardboard trash bins.
Volunteer Check-In Desk
Preferred skills: punctual, organizational skills, friendly; strong communication skills, ability to work in a fast-past and demanding environment; respond quickly to requests from Event Managers and Vendor Support Leads; ability to read and understand event diagrams; communicate directions and assignments to volunteers; ability to lift 15-20 lbs.
Description: check in & check out volunteers, obtain signatures on event waivers and photo release; distribute volunteer badges and discuss assignments and direct volunteers to work areas. Set up and restock Volunteer Check-In Desk area and Art Vendor Lounge with beverages and supplies.
Exhibit Area Directors
Preferred skills: punctual, organizational skills, friendly; strong communication skills, ability to read and understand event diagrams; communicate directions and assignments to vendors.
Description: provide direction to art vendors, sponsors and exhibitors during load-in (Thursday, Dec. 8 & Friday, Dec. 9) and load out (Sunday, Dec. 11). Direct vendors to specific spots for their tent set up.
Inside & Outside Greeters and Directional Support
Preferred skills: punctual and friendly; alert, experience with crowd control, enjoys working with people; ability to understand and follow instructions and maintain professional language at all times.
Description: welcome and direct guests to various Festival activities; distribute flyers, programs. Be alert to any behavior that may cause a disruption to the enjoyment of the event and notify appropriate event managers of any potential issues.
Description: manage access to food vendor gates, stage gate and other areas that have been roped off for access. Look for and report any unsafe or security matters to the festival management. Directional Support volunteers will wear orange vests.
Vendor Support (Relief)
Description: provide short breaks (5-10 minutes) for art vendors and art organizations that need to leave their booths from time to time; deliver bottled water to vendors
Preferred skills: punctual, assertive and friendly; ability to understand and follow vendor instructions for watching booth in their absence.
Family Zone Helpers
Preferred skills: punctual and friendly; enjoys working with kids; ability to understand and follow instructions and maintain professional language at all times.
Description: assist with a multitude of arts and crafts activities that may include: Community Mural Painting for Kids, Youth Art Show, and Phoenix Center for the Arts: Make & Take Table.
General Clean Up
Preferred skills: manual dexterity, ability to walk/stand for long periods of time (~4 hours), ability to lift full trash bags out of trash bins and place new bags in the bins; communication skills to alert event managers of the need for additional trash supplies or situations requiring special treatment.
General Area Clean Up
Description: roam event venue, identifying opportunities to clean up trash or other items detracting from the aesthetics of the event.
Trash Bin Clean Up
Description: roam event venue, collecting trash from bins that are at capacity, replacing bins with new trash bags, and taking trash to designated collection area; tearing down trash bins at the end of the Festival.
Food & Beverage Clean Up
Description: roam food & beverage areas clearing tables and collecting trash from the area.
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