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Production/Stage Crew Volunteer

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Organization: OTTAWA CHAMBERFEST

Commitment: Short term less than 6 months

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 10

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Jul 20, 2019

Description

You can play a vital role in one of the world’s largest chamber music festivals. With the help of dedicated volunteers, Ottawa Chamberfest offers audiences an impressive variety of concerts and events featuring artists from across Canada and around the world.

Our production/stage crew volunteer:
*Sets up and dismantles stage elements prior to and after the concert
*Contributes to the efficient movement and placement of chairs, music stands and other stage equipment at the various concert venues
*Assists with all venue logistics and pageantry
*Carries out set changes
*Loads and unloads trucks and vans, as required
*Reports to Head of Production

Skills and tools required:
*Must be a team player and be able to follow complex, detailed instructions
*Must be in good health and willing and able to perform physical tasks including moving equipment and loading and unloading of trucks, and heavy lifting, if required
*Accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment
*Must be able to attend dress rehearsals and set-up for them in order to become familiar with the duties related to the concert/event
*Previous stage experience an asset
*Production Crew volunteers will provide their own steel-toe boots to adhere to the Ministry of Labour Safety Standards. If you need assistance with this requirement, please contact the Head of Production at production (at) chamberfest.com.
*Please note that these are non-standard shift lengths, depending on the needs of a particular concert/event. Due to the nature of this role, the minimum time commitment for the summer festival is 4 shifts.

Contact

Kasia Croken

613-234-8008

Ext: 242

volunteer@chamberfest.com

Volunteer Opportunity Address
4 Florence Street Suite 201

Details

Good for people interested in: Entertainment; Event planning and participation; Arts, Crafts and Photography; Special events and festivals

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
*great opportunity for persons interested in theater productions and behind the scenes set up.
*anyone studying music or theater who is interested in getting more experience for their future career in the arts.
*musicians (not specifically classical) who would like to learn more about what goes into the set up of concerts.
*working with seasoned production crew members who have years of valuable industry experience working all kinds of festivals, large and small who are passionate about what they do.
*great experience to put on resume - we are the largest chamber music festival in the world.

How will the organization benefit?
We would not be able to put on such successful festivals year after year without the help of our dedicated team of volunteers. We benefit from the amazing volunteers who give their valuable time to us - thank you!

Organization category: Culture and recreation

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Youth 16-24

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