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Festival and Event Stewards
Being a volunteer steward is one of the best ways to experience the festival. Festival and event stewards are at the heart of the buzz and busy-ness: in your festival t-shirt you are very much in the public eye. As a steward, you will help us to welcome thousands of festival goers to events over several days and work closely with your stewarding team, lead by your experienced Head Steward, to assist with the smooth-running of events so that authors and audiences alike fully enjoy the festival.
What our stewards do
Stewards’ tasks may include setting up venues, directing audiences, managing book-signing queues, distributing programmes, manning the Green Room and keeping venues tidy.
Shifts are usually 4-5 hours long.
Who we are looking for
Are you confident, bubbly and forward facing? Are you a quick thinker and not afraid of a challenge? Then festival and event stewarding is the role for you! Please note that it can be very busy when stewarding at festival events, so you may be expected to move or be on your feet as this is a fast-paced environment. If you would like to volunteer but have access or mobility requirements, please contact Katie Edwards: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a thank you to our wonderful volunteers, we offer you free seats to any unsold-out events during the festival when not on your shift. Your t-shirt is your ticket!
How to sign up
We usually recruit in September for the Winter Festival (November) and February for the Spring Festival (April). Get in touch if you would like to be added to the volunteer mailing list for future events. Email Katie Edwards, Festival Manager email@example.com