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 nine-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!
Cabaret Stage Manager – volunteer internship
Are you dedicated and organised? Do you thrive in a busy and creative environment? Do you have a good eye for the cheeky and entertaining? If this sounds like you then we have the perfect role. We are seeking a new Cabaret Stage Manager to join our team. The role includes researching and selecting acts, using databases to organize bookings, sending contracts, programming the stage’s timetable, dealing with applications and some artist liaison over the festival weekend. If you are interested please send your C.V along with a covering statement to email@example.com with the subject CABARETMANAGER by 1 February 2015.
Merchandise Manager – volunteer internship
Are you customer service focused? Organised? As good with people as you are with spreadsheets? Then you might be just what we are looking for. We are looking for a diligent person with experience in sales / retail to take on the role of Merchandise Manager. The successful candidate will oversee the selection and ordering of the festivals merchandise and manage the official stall over the weekend. If you want to join our creative crew email a short covering letter and your C.V with the subject MERCHMANAGER to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6th February 2015.
Comedy Assistant – volunteer internship
We are seeking a motivated, conscientious and efficient individual to join our team as Comedy Assistant. The role includes assisting the manager to research and select acts, using databases to organize bookings, sending contracts, programming the stages timetable, dealing with applications and whatever administration is required to support the Comedy Manager. Over the weekend, some artist liaison and general runner duties will be required. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working with professionals in the industry. If you are interested please send your C.V and a short covering email to email@example.com with the subject COMEDYASSIST by February 23rd.
Administrative Intern & Information Officer – volunteer internship
If you are interested in event management but don’t know where to start this is the perfect role for you. This is a voluntary role, working to assist the Festival Coordinators with various admin tasks before the event including updating social media platforms, copy writing, undertaking research and maintaining email accounts. The knowledge gained as a admin intern will give you an excellent insight into how a small festival is run. Over the weekend you will be based in the Information Office fielding enquiries from public and striving to offer them a high level of Customer Service. This role is varied and demanding. The successful applicant must be diligent, adept at time management with a patient and friendly nature. Administration / Office experience and Customer Service experience desirable. If this sounds like the job for you send your C.V along with a covering email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ADMININTERN. Please note we recruit for this role at various points throughout the year so there is no closing date for this role.
Stalls Assistant – volunteer internship
We are looking for a dedicated individual to assist with the selection and booking of the fantastic variety of stalls at The Hidden Valley. 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 email@example.com with the subject STALLSASSIST.
Tool Shop Keeper – volunteer internship
Know your way around a workshop? We have a vacancy for a voluntary Tool Shop Keeper within our Construction Crew. This position would suit an experienced tradesman who is now looking for a part time project and the opportunity to develop contacts and share knowledge . Successful applicant will be a creative problem solver, organised, who enjoys helping others develop new skills and being able to immerse themselves in a project right through from design to build completion. The right candidate would thrive in a busy work environment whilst remaining health and safety conscious.
Chef / Kitchen Assistant – volunteer internship
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with a C.V and a short covering email with the subject KITCHENASSIST.
Electrician – volunteer internship
We are searching for a competent electrician to join our small volunteer team. Ideal candidate would have a range of experience and be available on site from Monday 20th July 2015 . 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 email@example.com with the subject ELECTRICIAN.