2018 Jazz Festival

Wangaratta Jazz Fesitval 2018Once again The Centre will be coordinating Volunteers for the 2018 Wangaratta Jazz Festival.

This year we need more than 120 volunteers. We are looking for a very diverse set of skills from drivers, to ticket sellers, venue managers to festival ambassadors and more.

Key Dates

  • Volunteer Registrations Close 27th October, 2018
  • Information Night 25th October, 2018
  • Festival Dates 2nd – 4th November, 2018

The Benefits You Gain

  • Learn new skills, and boost your work experience and CV
  • Meet new people and engage with both locals and visitors to our region
  • Become an ambassador for our city and region
  • Give back to your local community, playing an important role in its economic and cultural success
  • Become a part of Australia’s foremost jazz event

As with last year there are some great festival passes up for grabs for our volunteers. Shifts will rotate in 4 hour slots (you can do more than one in a row if you wish).

If you volunteer:

🎷 8 hours, you will receive a Blues Weekend Pass
🎷 9-12 hours will see you receive a Festival Day Pass
🎷 13 hours or more – you will receive a FULL Weekend Festival Pass!!!

Volunteers work hard, so this year we are excited to introduce a VOLUNTEER CHILL OUT ZONE in Merriwa park. A great place to relax after your shift or during a break, soak up the atmosphere, meet other volunteers and enjoy a snack and a cool drink.

What will I be doing?

Volunteers are required across the entire Festival (2 Nov – 4 Nov) and can help out in many ways that suit their particular skills and talents.  Volunteers undertake roles including:

  • Box Office Support
  • Administration Support
  • Venue Managers
  • Ovens & Faithful Street Coordinator, Support or Staff
  • Blues Tent Coordinator, Support or Staff
  • King George Gardens Stage Coordinator, Support or Staff
  • Venue Staff
  • Bus Drivers
  • Signage Coordinators
  • and lots more!

How long is each shift?

Each shift is a minimum of 4 hours.

It is up to your Venue Manager whether you receive a short break within the 4 hours.

There are light refreshments at each venue supplied for all volunteers while on duty.

Will I receive any training?

The Festival hosts a Volunteer Information Night.

Each venue also has a Venue Manager who you will report to at the start of your shift.

The Volunteer Coordinator will be available all Festival weekend.

What should I wear while volunteering?

All volunteers receive a Wangaratta Jazz and Blues exclusive t-shirt which you can team up with long pants or shorts, with closed-in, flat and comfortable shoes.

How do I find out if I have been selected to volunteer?

Once you have successfully completed a Volunteer Registration Form with all your relevant details, you will receive an email or letter of confirmation.

Should your application be successful, you will then receive notification via email and a copy of your roster at the Volunteer Information Night.

We look forward to enjoying your company before, during and after Festival weekend.


Deliver in person to: Linda Phillis, VMP/Volunteer Skillsbank Coordinator, The Centre, Chisolm Street, Wangaratta

Mail to: Chisholm Street, Wangaratta VIC 3677
Email:
Linda.Phillis@thecentre.vic.edu.au
Phone: 03 5721 0256