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just got this by email:

[as posted to GoodWork http://www.planetfriendly.net/goodwork.html ]

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Irie Music Festival


Date posted to GoodWork: Jul 12, 2004

Application deadline: Jul 25, 2004

Start date: Jul 30, 2004

Location: Toronto ON, Canada


The Irie Music Festival is a four day celebration of music,

dance, art and culture. Created as a unifying symbol of

Toronto's diversity, the Irie Music Festival is an

opportunity to promote a greater understanding between

the diverse cultures and traditions of our world class city.

Featuring performers from a eclectic range of musical

styles, a vendors market and much more, the festival

promises to have something to offer everyone.

The Irie Music Festival is a free event taking place at

Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square on July 30th to

August 2nd, 2004.


We are in need of volunteers to help make the Irie Music

Festival happen. If you would like to get involved with

the festival and have a lot of fun, you've come to the

right place.

The Irie Music Festival happening from Friday July 30th

to Monday August 2nd, 2004.

If you would like to receive a volunteer application form

by mail, please call 905-799-1630 x 28, or send an e-mail

to vols@iriemusicfestival.com

Feel free to send a resume or C.V. along with your

volunteer application form.

Volunteers are required to attend a mandatory orientation

session prior to the festival.

Some one will contact you within a week to discuss your

area(s) of interest.


* Stage Manager:

Management of the backstage area-including dressing

rooms, hospitality area, on and around the stage. Make

sure everything is smooth like silk.

To do this you must be available all day. This job requires a

lot of tact and professionalism especially when dealing with

artists. You should be familiar with live music setting and

have great time management and organizational skills.

* Assistant Stage Manager

Assist the Stage Managers with festival duties. Must be

ready to accept a leadership role if called upon.

To do this you must be available all day. You should be

able to communicate effectively in a professional and

friendly manner. Familiarity with a live music setting

is desired.

* Stage Hand:

Assist with artist equipment and provide general backstage

support. Take direction from Stage manager as needed.

To do this you should be adaptable to multiple situations in

a hectic environment. You should be available all day, as

rotating shifts will be assigned. Previous stage experience

would be beneficial.

* Pre-Production/Production:

You will set up the backstage area banners, Artists

dressing rooms and hospitality. During the course of the

day you¹ll make sure these areas are clean and properly


To do this you must be able to be professional around

Artists, Celebrities and Record Company executives.

You must be responsible, courteous and have an excellent


* Security:

You will supervise all entry to the backstage area. All

artists and other relevant people have special identification

and only those people are permitted backstage.

To do this you must be above all professional and

responsible. You are not expected to get physical in the

event of a dispute. You must be able to handle all

situations in a calm and friendly manner.

* Marshall:

You will be a master of the schedule and the Nathan

Phillips Square area. You are there to help when people

have questions and able to direct them to the right spot.

You should be a friendly, outgoing and adaptable person.

You will be in constant contact with the general public,

so be ready.

* Merchandising:

We will be setting up a merchandising booth to sell both

artist and Irie material. In this position you will process

all payments and log each sale.

To do this you must have previous cash experience. You

are responsible, professional, friendly and able to handle

multiple transactions.

* Marketplace Assistant:

During the festival we have marketplace vendors offering a

number of items ranging from t-shirts to jewelry. You will

be the central contact person for those vendors and assist

them with any questions they have.

You should be approachable, courteous and professional.

* Float:

You will help out wherever help is needed. This position

would be ideal for someone who likes to move around a lot.

To do this you should be capable, flexible and adaptable to

multiple situations.

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