Please take a few minutes to read through the information below before completing your application form. While all stewards give their time voluntarily, we do need to make sure that all concerned are aware of the responsibilities that go along with being a steward.
Folk Weekend Oxford relies on staff and volunteers working together as a team, and we need to make sure that all our volunteer stewards take their position seriously. This includes reading and completing any briefing and training documents sent before the festival, attending the stewards briefing on the Friday or Saturday before your first shift, turning up for shifts on time in a suitable condition to work, and working with and supporting festival and venue staff. In return, you can rely on the Steward Co-ordinator, the senior stewarding team, and the rest of the festival staff to support you in your role as a volunteer steward.
In all matters and at all times during the festival, we need our stewards to act in a calm and professional manner. You are often the first point of contact with the public and you can make a big difference to their festival experience. We have a good relationship with our venues and the general public, and our stewards are vital in maintaining these relationships!
Stewards may be involved at any festival venues assisting at entrances/exits, information points, box office and any other areas where the movement of people attending the festival may need to be managed. You will always have support in your role as steward, and will have contact with a senior steward or member of festival staff to support you in your role during the weekend.
You must be over 18 years old at the time of the festival (20-22nd April 2018) to be a steward.
You will get a confirmation email once you've made your application. We will contact you again in late February to ask for details of your availability over the festival weekend. We will use your information to complete the stewarding shifts which we aim to get out to you at the end of March.
Please fill in the form below to register your interest. If you have any questions or problems, please do not hesitate to contact the Steward Co-ordinator at email@example.com.