11-07-2011

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Call for Volunteers PICNIC 2011

by: Micky
Abstract: 

Looking for a way to get more involved with PICNIC? How about applying to be a part of our PICNIC Festival 2011 volunteer team!

Every year we welcome thousands of visitors to Amsterdam for our three-day festival. During our event, we rely on a team of hardworking volunteers to help us with everything from production to registration to press. In short, our volunteers temporarily join the team to ensure every visitor has an amazing experience.

We’re currently recruiting volunteers for a variety of roles to work at the PICNIC Festival 2011 from 14 to 16 September at the NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam.

http://www.picnicnetwork.org/jobs-at-picnic

Looking for a way to get more involved with PICNIC? How about applying to be a part of our PICNIC Festival 2011 volunteer team!

Every year we welcome thousands of visitors to Amsterdam for our three-day festival. During our event, we rely on a team of hardworking volunteers to help us with everything from production to registration to press. In short, our volunteers temporarily join the team to ensure every visitor has an amazing experience.

We’re currently recruiting volunteers for a variety of roles to work at the PICNIC Festival 2011 from 14 to 16 September at the NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam.

Basic requirements for all our volunteers:

  • Live in Amsterdam area
  • Good spoken English
  • Available all three days of PICNIC (14-16 September), with the understanding that these are long days (it's not a 9 to 5 position!)
  • Available for volunteer kick-off meeing (1 September, 19:00 - 21:00)
  • Available for event site walk-through (13 September, 13:30 - 15:30)

What will you get in return?

  • 2 days working + 1 day off to participate in PICNIC for free (€395 value)
  • Great experience in international events production
  • Exposure to the leading creative minds in Europe
  • Free t-shirt
  • Free lunch every day
  • Free tickets to evening events (parties) for you + 1 friend

Keep reading for more information about the various roles and how to apply.

PICNIC Festival 2011 Volunteer Teams

Production Team

The production team works together to ensure that PICNIC’s thousands of guests have a great overall experience. Production volunteers work together with the PICNIC Production team in a variety of roles, including registration, production office assistance, location assistance and more.

Successful production team candidates:

  • are service-oriented
  • have a general affinity for event production
  • can effectively multitask
  • can communicate professionally and effectively within a large team
  • know how to smile even in stressful moments
  • have a driver’s license (applies to only a few roles, not all)

Program & Speakers Team

The program team works together to ensure that our 70+ speakers are well supported and have the best possible experience at PICNIC. Program volunteers work together with the PICNIC program team in a variety of roles, including speaker registration, “agenda” management for the speakers, speaker room assistance, and interview coordination (together with the PR team).

Successful press team candidates:

  • are naturally service-oriented and easily connect with people
  • can effectively multitask
  • are responsible, presentable and committed
  • can communicate professionally in English
  • know how to smile even in stressful moments
  • have a pro-active attitude to meeting speakers’ needs

Press Team

The press team works together to ensure that our 300+ journalists and press attendees are well supported and have the best possible experience at PICNIC. Press volunteers work together with the PICNIC PR team in a variety of roles, including press registration, press room assistance, and interview coordination.

Successful press team candidates:

  • have a general affinity for press & media
  • are service-oriented
  • can effectively multitask
  • can communicate professionally
  • feel comfortable interacting with senior-level journalists
  • know how to smile even in stressful moments

Media Team

The media team supports our professional photographers, cameramen and marketing manager in documenting the “PICNIC magic”. Media volunteers capture the essence of PICNIC on (digital) film, video and in words. Roles range from assistant photographer to Twitter master to compiling the best clips to put online. You help make sure that attendees are well-informed during the event and have a great collection of memories to view online after the festival is over.

Successful media team candidates:

  • have a general affinity for media production/creation
  • can effectively multitask
  • can communicate professionally in English
  • feel comfortable interacting with senior-level attendees
  • have their own camera equipment (only for certain roles)

Apply today to be a PICNIC volunteer!

To apply to be a PICNIC Festival 2011 volunteer, fill in the Volunteer Application Form and email it to info@picnicnetwork.org. Based on your preferred role, one of the members of the PICNIC team will be in touch to let you know if you have been selected.

 

When/

14-09-2011 - 16-09-2011
 

Where/

PICNIC Festival 2011

14

AUG

Deadline/

14 Aug 2011 22:00