Volunteers Needed

Are you after the opportunity to volunteer on an event dedicated to exhibiting performance in all its forms? Do you want the experience of volunteering on an event that is seen by 60,000 - 90,000 people every year?

We are looking for people with skills/interest in: technical production, arts engagement, public interaction, and sales & promotion to be Event Volunteers for The Performance Arcade 2020.

 

Read below for a brief description of the key roles we are seeking. To apply please fill in the form below selecting the role you are interested in and a short summary of why you are interested in Volunteering with The Performance Arcade 2020.

Opportunity location: Wellington Central

Soft Opening

21st - 23rd

February 2020

Pack in

17th - 21st

24th - 26th
February 2020

Preview Weekend

21st - 23rd

February 2020

Event Period

26th February - 1st March 2020

Rainday

2nd March 2020

Pack out

2nd/3rd - 6th March 2020

Application closing date: Friday 25th January 2019
KEY VOLUNTEER ROLES SOUGHT

 

Production Volunteers:

Training: A briefing and training afternoon prior to beginning work

Time: Minimum of 3x 4-5hour shifts across the Full Event period

 

The muscle and can do DIY types.

The Performance Arcade has been growing year on year and its all hands on deck once the containers hit the ground. We are after individuals to assist in the setting up and packing down of the Performance Arcade. You’ll get to test skills you have and learn new ones in areas that include - construction, technical production, site specific production.

Skills Required:

  • Basic understanding of tools and how to use them

  • Willingness to listen to instructions and follow them

  • The right way to coil a cable


 

Info Point Volunteers:

Training: A briefing and training afternoon prior to The Performance Arcade Opening

Time: Minimum of 3x 4-5hour shifts across the Preview and event

What’s better than a customer service job? Customer servicing at an arts event in the sun that's what. The Performance Arcade runs an information kiosk for the wandering public and we need people with a smile and helpful attitude to be there to welcome them in and let them know what’s going on. You will interact with the public inside the info point and throughout The Performance Arcade site helping to answer questions and gather feedback.

 

Skills Required: 

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability and willingness to learn and understand event information

  • Customer service experience beneficial

  • A positive attitude


 

Audience Metrics Volunteers:

Training: A briefing and training afternoon prior to The Performance Arcade Opening

Time: Minimum of 3x 4-5hour shifts across the Preview and two Sessions

 

The counters of people and crunchers of numbers. 

We mentioned our event was seen by 60,000 - 90,000 and this number wasn’t pulled from thin air. We need a team of skilled individuals who have an interest in numbers. After training with a statistician from the Ministry of Fisheries You will get to spend time sitting in the sun counting people who do interesting (or not so interesting) things. 

 

Skills Required:

  • Counting

  • Tally Charting

  • Being able to see in the Sun and Twilight

  • People Watching

Benefits:

  • The chance to be behind the scenes and meet with the Artists, Curators, and Production Team many of whom are working all across the Arts and event industry.

  • Working in a fun a collaborative arts event team

  • A Volunteer reference for your CV

  • An event T-shirt

  • Discounts at Bar and Food vendor

Volunteer Application
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