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Event Operations

We need you! Merchant City Festival 2017 is looking for volunteers to join our team and help deliver an outstanding event for 2017. The Merchant City Festival presents some of the best of Scottish and international work with a programme of street arts, music, design, food & drink, comedy, outdoor dance, and family activities, while at the same time showcasing the unique cultural hub that is Merchant City.

Event operations is the backbone of working at the event. Working behind the scenes to deliver a safe and successful event you’ll be an integral part of delivering the best ever Merchant City Festival!

Duties include but are not limited to:
•Manage the information point providing general information and answering any queries in a positive and efficient manner.
•Be the face of the festival providing direction and general information to spectators and performers.
•Assist Glasgow Life to achieve the objectives of our Zero Waste policy by providing advice and direction for members of the public when disposing of their litter in the appropriate waste stream. Our objective during the event is to reduce the amount going to landfill. The main aim is to reduce contamination within each waste stream maximising recycling rates.
•Assist the venue management team with ad-hoc duties such as fetch & carry items, liaise with suppliers, productions teams and performers.

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• Being a key member of the festival • Enhance work experience in a professional environment, you will receive role related training and a designated point of contact. • Tea & Coffee • Lunch Voucher • MCF 2017 t-shirt

If you are: • Interest in contemporary arts, particularly street art, music, dance and design • Friendly, self-motivated and energetic • Able to travel to the Merchant City in Glasgow during the festival dates of from 22 – 30th July 2017. With several different roles on offer, there is something for everyone to get involved in. Every volunteer will play a key part in helping us deliver the best event possible. All our volunteers will receive full briefings and will be fully supported on

Public Transport As car parking is strictly limited, patrons have been encouraged to use public transport. For more information. Please see www.spt.co.uk/subway/maps-stations/mobility/ By Subway St Enoch and Buchanan St subway stations are within walking distance of the Festival. By Rail Queen St and Central Stations are within walking distance of the Festival. By Bus Please check First Bus website for all services to and from the City Centre. By Foot The Festival is accessi

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You must be over 16 years old Applicants will be shortlisted Expenses Paid Age Groups Mixed

Open from Saturday 22nd July 2017 to Sunday 30th July 2017

Closing on Friday 30th June 2017 in -143 days.

offered by Merchant City Festival

Latest Feedback

Left on Thursday 21st September 2017 for Event Operations

Yes I really enjoyed volunteering at the Merchant City Festival it was such good fun! would recommend this to other people.

Left on Saturday 19th August 2017 for Event Operations

Did a double shift on 22 July 2017 with Nessie & Laura. We even got to take part on the procession behind the Stilt Walkers. Glad I wore my wellies and cagoule! First shift on 29 July 2017 - walk round the stalls with Nessie so we got gather info for the tourists. Really impressed with her local knowledge of restaurants and bars! Last stint on Sun 30 July 2017 - more music for the punters in the Candleriggs Square. Well done to Volunteer Co-ordinator Fiona Duncan for supplying the food tokens and making sure we took rest breaks.

Left on Monday 31st July 2017 for Event Operations

Well looked after as usual. Great to be part of this vibrant festival.

Left on Sunday 30th July 2017 for Event Operations

Great time meeting team mates old faces and new faces. Helping and telling visitors where and when things were happening in and around the Merchant City.

Left on Sunday 23rd July 2017 for Event Operations

I have enjoyed volunteering for this festival so far, giving people information and having the chance to be part of the carnival procession - everyone has been friendly.

Location


Sessions

July

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Starting at 10:00 for 4.5 hours

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Starting at 14:00 for 4 hours

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Starting at 10:00 for 4.5 hours

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Starting at 14:00 for 4 hours

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Starting at 10:00 for 4.5 hours

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Starting at 14:00 for 4 hours

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Starting at 10:00 for 4.5 hours

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Starting at 14:00 for 4 hours

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