Sat 22nd - Fri 28th August 2020

   Whitby Folk Week Stewarding - FAQ and T&Cs

Why would I want to be a volunteer steward?        

                                

Am I eligible to apply?

        

How do I apply?                                                    

                        

Other things you should know …

Job roles

On the following page you will be asked to select which roles you would like to do. These include:

Campsites: 

Working on the festival campsite(s). Jobs include directing people as they arrive and looking after the site facilities. Stewards to help with campsite set up and take down are also needed - see below.

Set up/Take down:

Working in the week before the festival setting up the campsites and infrastructure required. Lifting, shifting, problem solving, plumbing, basic electrical are all skills that we need. Help taking down the festival is also needed.

Logistics:

Working from the lead up though to the ‘knock down’,  the festival’s army of doers who work in shifts to provide all of the support, running around, saving of the day that’s required to keep the festival operating. Everything from van driving, chair moving, venue dressing etc.

We also need a selection of technically biased and problem solving people to work with this taskforce throughout the week.

Children's Events: 

We need stewards with valid enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) clearance to help out with the children’s festival, checking and selling tickets, keeping registers of parents’ details and helping out wherever necessary.

Concerts: 

Selling and checking tickets on the doors of concerts, arranging rooms and looking after the safe running of the venues and events etc,.

Venues include:

Brunswick Rooms - concerts and workshops - daytime and evening

Coliseum - concerts and workshops - daytime and evening

Conservative Club - concerts and workshops - daytime and evening

Football Club - mainly evening concerts

Metropole  - concerts and workshops - daytime and evening

Mission Hall - workshops and family events - day time and evening

Rifle Club - concerts and workshops - daytime and evening

Rugby Club  - mainly evening concerts

There are other small venues used for occasional events

Collections: 

A team of engaging and outgoing people to charm the crowds and collect money at dance spots, parades and in sessions.

Merchandise: 

Working on one of the merchandise stalls selling t-shirts, programmes and other fine wares.

Parades: 

Marshalling the dance parades (dancers, public and traffic!) and collecting through the town on the opening Saturday and final Friday. Yes, you do get to wear a hi-viz jacket.

Spa (Pavilion and Theatre): 

This is the Festival’s biggest venue, using the exhibition hall, main hall, theatre, bar and foyer areas for concerts, ceilidhs and workshops. It requires a dedicated team of stewards (mainly working afternoons, evenings and late nights) to sell and check tickets, arrange the rooms where necessary and staff the numerous entrances to the venue.

Workshops:

Collecting and selling tickets at workshops that are not in the main concert venues eg in pubs and smaller venues. This may involve some walking between venues during your shift.

More questions?

If you have any further questions just email us - whitby.stewards@gmail.com 

We will get back to you asap but please note that the whole festival is organised and run by volunteers - we have lives too! :)

Hopefully see you at Whitby Folk Week 2020!