Featuring talks, workshops, in conversations, performances and panel discussions, this high quality literary festival celebrates words – oral, written and published – associated with the music industry.
We have a variety of exciting volunteer roles available:
Front of House – being the public face of the festival, greeting audience members and contributors on arrival and directing them, checking tickets and assisting with queries from the public.
Reception/Box Office Assistant - working on the Festival Reception Desk which acts as both Accreditation for contributors collecting their passes, and the Box Office for the public to collect or purchase tickets, as well as selling programmes, books and other merchandise.
Stage Management – overseeing timings and set up for events, assisting with the changeover between events, coordinating speakers and performers and ensuring the schedule is kept to. This role also includes some Artist Liaison duties such ensuring contributors have everything they need during their event and showing contributors to their book signings afterwards.
Social Media Assistant - documenting the Festival on social media as it happens, posting highlights from across the weekend and helping the festival to reach a wider audience.
AV Assistant - helping to coordinate the tech and AV side of the festival and ensure everything goes smoothly, assist with setting up PA systems and projectors for talks and live performances, assisting the festival sound engineers and technical staff, troubleshooting any issues that arise.
In return for your time, you will receive a full weekend pass giving you a chance to enjoy the Festival events across the 3 dates.
Application Deadline: 22nd October
Volunteer Briefing Session: 2nd November, 6pm at The Principal Hotel, Manchester