Why we need you?
Stewards are essential to the smooth running of the festival and they will work with a Head Steward and Artist Liaison to ensure that audiences fully enjoy the festival. Stewards’ tasks may include setting up venues, directing audiences, managing book-signing queues, distributing programmes, keeping venues tidy and helping direct visitors around the site. Volunteering alongside the volunteers recruited by the Wimpole History Festival will be National Trust volunteers. These volunteers will know the site very well, so will be very useful to have around, and will also be responsible for stewarding in the Grand Dining Room which is the only event venue in the main estate house. Shifts are usually 4-5 hours long.
What’s in it for you?
In addition to the fun of stewarding, as a thank-you to our marvellous stewards, you will be allowed free access to festival events that have not sold out, when you’re not on duty.(Please note, if you are keen to attend any particular events, please do NOT sign up to steward them as stewarding duties may mean that you will be unable to watch events.)
There will be an induction and training session for stewards on an evening a few days before the festival (date and time TBC), which all stewards who have never stewarded at Wimpole History Festival must attend before they can volunteer with us. This briefing session will also include National Trust staff and volunteers. If you can’t attend the briefing session, please let us know.
How to sign up
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