If you’re inspired, enthusiastic and up for a challenge then Nozstock wants to hear from you! As Herefordshire’s favourite homegrown boutique festival we’re seeking talented volunteers to support the creation and development of this diverse and innovative event with the community at its heart.
Nozstock is an eight-stage festival, proud of its grassroots and seeking to keep the treasured atmosphere from it’s overgrown party days whilst maturing into an event that’s choc-full of interactive opportunity for all ages. The festival is run by a committee of volunteers who have all brought something unique and who share satisfaction in putting on a good time for the punters and for themselves.
There are short and long term voluntary roles available read on to find out more!
Interactive Theatre Coordinator
If you’re organised and love interacting with people, Nozstock would like to hear from you. We are looking for confident, passionate, friendly and professional volunteers to book and co-ordinate our interactive around-site theatre (walkabout). This coordinating role would suit someone who has an active interest in theatre and the arts, with good contacts alongside a good eye for untapped talent. Ability to negotiate with people from all walks of life and use your bargaining powers are crucial. A key part of your role will be building and maintaining relationships with performers old and new, and being on hand during the festival to deal with queries, and urgent requests as and when required. A good customer service attitude is a must, as well as remaining calm and focused in times of pressure and being able to successfully juggle many tasks at once. As Nozstock is still a very grassroots event run by volunteers, pay cannot be guaranteed and will be pending financial success, but this is a great role to gain experience in creative event management. You will be supported by at least two assistants in the role.
Please send a short covering email along with your C.V to email@example.com with the subject INTERACTIVE THEATRE COORD.
We are looking for a dedicated individual to oversee the selection and booking of the fantastic variety of stalls at The Hidden Valley and an enthusiastic assistant to help the manager within their role. The successful applicants must be organized, approachable and able to problem solve, enjoying varied tasks and working with a range of different people. The role encompasses administration including contracts and correspondence, liaising with stall holders, organizing size, entrance information, checking relevant certificates and overseeing siting at the event. You would be active during the preparation of the festival and act as a point of contact for traders and workshops throughout. This is a voluntary role, but all expenses will be reimbursed. It would suit someone with trading experience looking to move into events management or someone wishing to build on previous events experience and make contacts within the festival industry.
If you have got what it takes to provide Nozstockers with the perfect retail therapy then send your C.V along with a short covering email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject STALLSASSIST.
Chef / Kitchen Assistant
If you want to be in the thick of the Nozstock crew, keeping them going to put on the festival you love, whilst making friends and learning about event catering then joining our kitchen team is perfect for you. Working as an Assistant Chef under the supervision of the Head Chef and co-ordinating a small team, you will be assisting in all kitchen duties including: preparation, cooking, serving and cleaning of the kitchen areas. You will also be involved in selection of menus, sourcing food and providing a menu for artists over the weekend. If you are interested please email email@example.com with a C.V and a short covering email with the subject KITCHENASSIST.
We are searching for a competent electrician to join our small volunteer team. Ideal candidate would have a range of experience and be available from Monday 28th July to Monday August 4th. Daily tasks would include maintenance, pat testing, safety checks, connecting stages and stall holders to power supplies with cee-form cables, keeping balance on site wiring and problem solving. Successful applicant must be good at following detailed instructions and adaptable, able to work under pressure. Experience with networking and CCTV systems desirable but not essential. Must be willing to work on ladders and in confined spaces. This is a fun way to put your skills to good use, learn more about events and meet a like minded group of people, with the support of two qualified electricians to learn from. To apply please email your C.V and a short covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ELECTRICIAN.