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Ledbury Poetry Festival

If you are interested in any of the volunteering roles listed below, please contact Phillippa Slinger at manager@poetry-festival.co.uk or Sandra Dudley at finance@poetry-festival.co.uk and they can talk you through roles. You would need to download the Helpers’ Form 2018 and return to them.

Festival interns

· Deadline for completing Intern Pack is Friday 20 April, 2018

Accommodation

· provide B&B accommodation for poets and performers

· possible collection and drop off of performers from/to train station

· Accommodation form to be completed and sent in Hospitality

· Serving tea/ coffee/ sandwiches in Festival’s hospitality room, and occasionally at events. This role can include food preparation (sandwiches), serving alcohol, and clearing and washing up.

Stewarding

· taking tickets at events, seating sponsors, seating the audience, being responsible for safety during performance

· provide water (either glasses or bottled) for performer(s)

Driving and Meeting at Stations

· a welcoming role collecting poets/performers from train stations and airports. Mileage is paid. · must have insurance which covers you for taking passengers, and full drivers’ licence

Event Managing

· the event manager is the point of liaison between the performer, the Festival and sponsors

· do all the organising and liaising with the performer in the run up to the Festival

· meet performer(s) in Hospitality before event and escort them to venue

· ensure the performer(s) are at performance, and sound checks before performance

· if you feel confident: introduce performer, thank sponsors, show fire exits, turn off mobile phones etc, or we can get someone else to do this part

· ensure performer runs to time, compile a running list for multiple performers

· liaise with sponsors about meeting the performer afterwards, publicity material etc

· at end of performance, thank audience, thank performer and present with Festival gift

· New Event Managers’ Guide will be released soon (Event Managers’ Training Day is on Wednesday 14th March 2018 - register your place with manager@poetry-festival.co.uk)

https://www.poetry-festival.co.uk/volunteers/