Based on these descriptions, please indicate on the question below where you would like to volunteer throughout the festival.
Please note that while experience may be considered an asset for some positions, it is not necessary and additional training sessions can be provided if needed!
Elder's Tent: Serving elders tea and bannock and maintaining the tent and fire pit.
Note: the Elder's Tent is generally not open in the evenings.
Front of House: Welcoming and directing festival guests, promoting the festival program, conducting visitor surveys, keeping count of visitors, checking tickets for ticketed events, and basic administrative support.
Knowledge of Whitehorse and having strong communication skills is an asset.
Gallery: Assisting with organizing artwork for inventory and pricing before and after the festival, basic gallery security, and conducting sales of gallery artwork.
Gallery experience and experience with sales is an asset.
Gift Shop: Setting up and maintaining attractive merchandise displays, conducting sales of merchandise, selling event tickets, managing workshop registration, and handing out artist accreditation packages.
Experience with sales is an asset.
Hospitality: Setting up and maintaining the artist/staff/volunteer hospitality room which includes making coffee and tea, refilling and preparing basic food platters, and assisting with serving or preparing food for special events.
Basic food service knowledge is an asset.
Logistics/Floater: Set-up and take down for the festival, garbage and recycling, odd jobs, and staff support. Setting up tables and chairs for performances, events, workshops, and cultural demonstrations. Also filling in where help is needed and relieving volunteers for breaks.
Note: some heavy lifting may be required.
Performance and Presentation Support: Assisting with set-up and take down for different performances on the Main Stage and different cultural presentations, assisting with seating elders, keeping count of visitors, basic security, keeping fire exits clear, and general performance support.
Special Events: Food service, set-up, take down, and general assistance for special events throughout the festival. Special events include the opening and closing ceremonies, the elder's tea, the artist awards, the fashion show, and the community feast.
Please indicate below which events you would like to be involved in and we will let you know the dates and times as soon as they become available.