MEGAPHONO 2015 Volunteer Registration

MEGAPHONO is an Ottawa-based music organization, focused on spreading the word about music from the Ottawa/Gatineau/Eastern Ontario area and helping artists and music entrepreneurs to export their music and create sustainable careers. We are launching our first annual music showcase festival in Ottawa from February 3-5, 2015. It will bring together 40 artists with industry professionals for networking, learning, and promoting great Ottawa music.

MEGAPHONO is looking for volunteers to help out at the festival during the day at panels as well as late afternoons and evenings for our shows.

Volunteer applications are reviewed in the order they are received. Positions are filled based on our vacancies/needs and how they line up with your areas of expertise and your selected position/time preferences as they remain available.

Once accepted, you will be assigned to an event or position, and we will then contact you by email to confirm. Specific information regarding your role and scheduling information will be provided to you during the general orientation meeting on or around January 30 as well as by email.

    Benefits of Volunteering with MEGAPHONO

    The critical work that volunteers do does not go unrecognized. - Volunteers who contribute up to three hours will be added to the guest list of any show of their choice. - Those that volunteer three to six hours will receive a free day pass. - Volunteers contributing six or more hours will receive one free full pass, allowing them to attend all panels and shows.

    Commitment to a Safe Work Environment

    MEGAPHONO strives to offer a safe community and work environment to its artists, delegates, volunteers, and staff. Fostering such an environment includes: • Respectful treatment of volunteers by staff members • Training sessions and support to ensure a safe and secure work experience • Compliance with provincial heath and safety regulations; meeting all necessary legal requirements to protect our volunteers • A dedicated staff person to listen to and address volunteer grievances and/or concerns

    Restrictions

    Areas in which driving is necessary require volunteers with a safe, insured, and maintained vehicle, a clean driving record, and the appropriate class of driver’s license. Some of our events take place in venues licensed to serve alcohol either permanently or temporarily as allowed through a Special Occasion Permit. For those events, all volunteers will be required to be at least 19 years old (ID will be required).

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    Positions and Roles

    MEGAPHONO is looking for volunteers to help with the following responsibilities: - Panelist Hosts (greeting delegates, handling registrations, introducing panelists, moderating discussions) - Front-of-house (greeting delegates, handling registrations, taking and selling tickets, introducing artists) - Stage management (implementing schedule, assisting bands) - Sound technicians (managing sound checks and running sound for workshops and shows) - Set-up (arranging tables and chairs, assisting sound technicians or stage managers with equipment and cables, helping artists with equipment) - Tear-down (re-arranging tables and chairs, assisting sound technicians or stage managers with equipment and cables, helping artists with equipment, general clean-up) - Driver (picking up and dropping off invited delegates at the airport, transporting light gear) - Communications (taking photos, blogging, facebooking, tweeting, or other reporting from various events) - General information/customer service (hosting information tables, selling merchandise for MEGAPHONO and artists, answering questions) - General volunteer (runner, flexible tasks)
    Panelist Hosts
    Front-of-house
    Stage management
    Sound technicians
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    Tear-down
    Driver (must have valid license)
    Communications
    General information/customer service
    General volunteer
    Bartender (must have smart serve)
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    Please send your completed form to info@megaphono.ca with the word “volunteer” included in the subject line.