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!
Operations / Production Assistant
We are looking for a patient and detail orientated individual to provide on site support to our Production Manager at the event – undertaking various tasks to ensure the smooth running of the festival. The successful applicant would be ‘on hand’ over the festival to deal with monitoring of the site, reporting urgent matters to the Production Manager and using your on site knowledge to solve problems. Prioritizing is your strong point and remaining helpful and friendly is crucial. The role will give invaluable insight into issues such as licensing, health and safety, noise regulation and traffic control as well as offering you a collective of talented people with which to make friends and contacts. Must be available on site from Sunday 27th July.There is potential for this position to expand to become a long term crew member, assisting the stage manager with administration before 2015′s event. Pay cannot be guaranteed but all expenses will be covered. To apply please send your C.V and a short covering email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject PRODUCTIONASSIST
We are looking for an organised, dedicated individual to join our crew management team. You will be working closely with our Entrance Manager and other Crew Assistant to ensure all crew lists are up to date, correct access is given for each individual and we have all relevant information regarding food requirements etc. This is the perfect role for someone looking to gain experience of what festival administration is like and as you will be working closely with area managers you will make some great industry contacts. A good customer service attitude is a must, as well as remaining focused in times of pressure and being able to negotiate with people from all walks of life. Must be computer literature and available on site from Monday 28th July. Pay cannot be guaranteed but all expenses will be reimbursed. If this sounds like the role for you email your C.V to email@example.com with the subject CREWASSIST.
Administrative Intern & Information Officer
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.
Interactive Theatre Assistant
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 support our interactive around-site theatre (walkabout). This role would suit someone who has an active interest in theatre and the arts and a practical and pragmatic attitude. Ability to negotiate with people from all walks of life is 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 two managers on site. Please send a short covering email along with your C.V to email@example.com with the subject INTERACTIVE THEATRE ASSISTANT
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.