BE FESTIVAL is dedicated to bringing the best emerging European theatre companies and visual artists to Birmingham and beyond, and offering valuable and innovative development opportunities to artists and young people; and engaging with audiences in unique and innovative ways. All of BE FESTIVAL’s year round activity has at its heart the desire to “cross borders” (cultural, social, linguistic, art form) and to nurture new talent.
This year BE FESTIVAL 2014 will take place in Birmingham between 8 – 13 July and we are seeking efficient, committed and dynamic volunteers to help deliver the 5th edition of the festival.
Volunteering roles include, supporting the get-in and get-out, marketing, visual artist installation, bar shifts, dinner service, and Box office, ushering and technical to name but a few. Volunteer support will be needed in May and throughout June and July.
In return for volunteering we aim to provide professional development via volunteer placement, for example; training with technicians, administrative skills, marketing and front of house duties via discussing shared aims with you. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to see festival performances, attend 1-2 workshops and will be provided with food whilst at the festival venue on shift.
You will need to be available to attend the volunteer briefing meetings and training days, and to begin some support work prior to the festival as well as the festival week (8 – 13 July 2014).
Technical Volunteers: There is also space for 6 aspiring stage managers/technicians to form part of the Production Team, in particular we are looking for stage managers and technicians, currently in training, to support companies and the professional production team in implementing 4 performances a night, aiding changeovers between shows and supporting get-ins, get-outs and technical rehearsals.
If you would like to volunteer please send an email detailing your interest, any relevant skills (for example if you speak other languages or drive a car this) and experience (including a CV) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please state in your email if you would like to be considered for a technical volunteering role in particular.
Deadline for volunteer submissions: 9am, Monday 12 May 2014.
Interviews w/c 19th or 26th May 2014.