Looking to Volunteer? We want you!
Culture Factory is now accepting volunteer applications for 2013. All volunteers will be required to fill out either an adult or youth version of the Volunteer Form below. Any person between the ages of 14-17 must have a parent or guardian signature on their application to volunteer.
Volunteers are expected to commit 4 hours minimum. With the exception of the postering team, the majority of volunteer hours are split up into 3 to 4-hour shifts on event days of the festival. For the postering team hours are expected to be completed in the weeks prior to the event(s).
- Volunteer T-Shirt (for some events)
- Free Tickets to Festival Events
Volunteer Committee Descriptions
These volunteers sell tickets, collect tickets and make sure everything runs smoothly at the door. Box office volunteers are required for all events. Hours vary depending on event. People with cashiering and organizational skills appreciated for this role.
These volunteers coordinate with the musicians and artists to help make sure their experience is as pleasant as possible. Tasks may include directing or helping performers get to their venues or accommodations, helping them locate where to check-in and store their equipment or introducing them to their technical crew.
The Labour Pool is a group of volunteers who work together with Administration to fill gaps during the festival, to take care of odd jobs, errands and important things that must be dealt with. The committee requires people who are willing to do something new at the drop of a hat. A combination of patience and quick thinking is key to this role.
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO
We are looking for good photographers and videographers to help capture of the festival from all angles – on stage, back stage, audience, festival culture, community vibe, volunteers, staff, environment, etc. We focus strongly on the community aspect of the festival and strive to show a complete picture of the festival from an audience and participant point of view. Our images and video are used for CK on the Edge marketing, programs and advertising.
The Postering Committee is charged with spreading the word about the Festival by distributing our Posters and Brochures to areas of the Chatham Kent. This committee requires people with some spare time prior to Festival events.
We like volunteers who like people, are calm, assertive, positive, and who want to help.
Some of our events are held at venues where we are able to run the bar to help support the festival. Volunteers for this area must be 19 years of age or older and have Smart Serve training and its accompanying registration card.
This happy crew is responsible for the movement of performers and their treasured instruments around the site on the day of shows. Careful drivers, good lifters and those who enjoy lots of walking would enjoy this committee.
Stagehands are responsible for the technical set up and running of all of the performance stages throughout the Festival site. Each stage crew is a separate unit working under the direction of a technical director. We will need stagehands for every show and performance during the festival. Stage volunteers should have a basic knowledge of stage and performance requirements; familiarity with sound equipment, microphones, etc. would be an asset.