- Posted by Angela on June 11th, 2013
WordFest is a literary festival that attracts over 14,000 people to a six day festival from October 14 to October 20th, 2013. It features over 70 writers in more than 60 events. WordFest also includes a celebrated youth education program, First Calgary Financial Book Rapport, and the dedicated French-language component Festival des mots.
WordFest is gearing up for another great year. We are recruiting volunteers for the 2013 season. It takes approximately 200 volunteers to run the festival. Most of the Volunteer opportunities happen during the festival, but there are a few leading up to the event as well.
We are looking for help with transportation, front of house, production, hospitality, administration, distribution, book selling, special events and more!
Volunteering with WordFest is a great opportunity to interact with the Arts community, meet people, network and get involved in the excitement!
To see a list of volunteer job descriptions please visit:
To register please fill out our online registration form here:
If you have any questions about any of our volunteer opportunities please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Posted by CBPP Volunteers on June 7th, 2013
The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is entering its 20th season of bringing this wonderful story to life. They are looking for Volunteers to assist with Front of House duties on the performance days.
Ushers, Parking Attendants, Golf Cart Drivers, Bus Greeters, Concession, Gift Shop, Ticket Booth, Ticket Takers, Program Distributors, First Aid Team
Dates and Times:
Wed. July 10 4:30-9:30
Thurs. July 11 4:30-9:30
Fri. July 12 4:30-9:30
Sat. July 13 4:30-9:30
Sun. July 14 1:30-6:30
Thurs. July 18 4:30-9:30
Fri. July 19 4:30-9:30
Sat. July 20 1:30-6:30
Sun. July 21 1:30-6:30
If you would like to volunteer or have any questions contact the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or call the office 1-888-823-2001. You can also sign up online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F4AA4AC2BA31-passion.
- Posted by uascalgary on June 5th, 2013
Situated in the heart of downtown Calgary, UAS supports the education and professional development of early emerging artists through offering subsidized studio space, a black and white darkroom and contemporary arts workshops. UAS exhibitions showcases early emerging artists as an important aspect of critical engagement in provincial contemporary art.
Our board of directors is currently seeking a vice president! This is a great way to get involved with an artist run centre in Calgary and engage with the art community.
UAS's Board of Directors is looking for a Vice-President. Previous board experience would be an asset, but is not required, however, the VP should be an enthusiastic member of Calgary's arts community and have a knowledge of artist-run culture. The VP assists the President with visioning and is encouraged to get involved with other UAS operations such as granting, programming, facilities or education, depending on the VP's background and experience. Volunteer commitment is roughly 8-10 hours per month, must be ale to attend a minimum of 8 board meetings per year.
The Vice President is an executive position on the board of directors. Those interested in being appointed by the board may submit a letter of intent and CV (with contact information) to Richard Williams, the President of the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Posted by adminoldtrouts on May 31st, 2013
The Old Trout Puppet Workshop in Calgary is in need of volunteers to assist with our legendary SHOP PARTY FUNDRAISER held on June 30th at 7pm. We need people who can assist set up, greeting, 50/50 raffle, various party tasks, basic bartending and light clean up. This is a great opportunity to get involved and meet people in the community. If you think you are the right person or would like some more information please email email@example.com
- Posted by TRUCK on May 28th, 2013
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary is seeking volunteers to assist with the opening reception of our next exhibition, ONLY FLOW showcasing works by Glasgow-based artist, Rachel Duckhouse.
ONLY FLOW explores the complex flow patterns of interconnecting water systems within Calgary. Stemming from her research as an artist in residence with the City of Calgary’s WATERSHED+ Artist Residency program, Rachel Duckhouse’s work is inspired by the movement of water within the city: a complex, multi-layered system quietly underpinning urban and rural landscapes. Informed by conversations and site visits with specialists in engineering, fluid mechanics and ecology she constructs her own flow visualizations and reveals a hidden world of imagined pattern and rhythm.
The opening reception will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013 @ 8:00PM. Volunteers will need to arrive at 7:30PM at the gallery and shifts typically run until 11:30PM. Duties for the night include basic bartending, greeting guests at the door and light clean up at the end of the night. This is a great opportunity to get involved and meet people in the artist-run community! TRUCK also gives our volunteers a FREE membership after 10 volunteer hours!
TRUCK is located in the basement of the Grain Exchange Building, 815 First Street SW.
If interested in volunteering please contact the gallery by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 403-261-7702.
- Posted by TRUCK on May 28th, 2013
Volunteer Coordinator Wanted
TRUCK is on the move and we are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to help with this endeavor. The successful applicant will be responsible for engaging the Calgary arts community to recruit and organizing volunteers to help with our move and the preliminary stages of renovation in the new space. Currently this is a volunteer position, aimed at providing arts admin and volunteer coordination experience to a student or recent graduate. We hope to be able to support this position in future with a modest stipend if we are able to secure appropriate funding, but currently action will be your only reward! Previous experience is not necessary, but being willing to learn and working with a diverse group of volunteers is definitely a requirement. Guidance and support from the board of directors and staff at TRUCK Contemporary Art will be provided.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Contact existing and source new volunteers
· Create a database of ‘move and reno’ volunteers
· Work to create a list of tasks to be completed
· Create a schedule for volunteers to follow
· Provide orientation and support to the volunteers
· Act as a liaison between the volunteers at large and the board and staff at TRUCK.
This position will be a roughly 10 hour a week commitment for 3-4 weeks. If interested please submit a letter outlining your interested in this position (maximum 500 words), and why you feel you are suited to it, along with a copy of your CV (maximum 3 pages) to: email@example.com by Friday, May 31 at 4pm.
We look forward to hearing from you!
- Posted by yeon on May 27th, 2013
The New Gallery is in need of volunteers to assist with the opening reception of our next main space exhibition, Chase by Blaine Campbell and Megan Wilson.
Chase is a collaborative video installation by Megan Wilson and Blaine Campbell. The video’s subject is the 1000 lb Czechoslovakian crystal chandelier hanging above the balcony at the centre of Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre. The chandelier's lights slowly progress through an endless on-off cycle, a glowing, pulsing beacon, the crystals’ multitude of facets catching and refracting light. Often ambiguous, the result appears to transform back and forth between some alien, night-time cityscape and an ornate, gothic behemoth.
The reception will be held on June 7, 2013 from 8:00 - 11:00 PM at our location ins Art Central. Volunteers will be needed from approximately 7:45 - 11:30 PM. Food and beverages will be served, and artists will be in attendance.
Volunteer duties alternate between greeting guests at the front door and bartending. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and encouraged, however only volunteers of legal drinking age will be eligible to bartend.
If you are interested in assisting us with this event, or have an questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The New Gallery
2nd Floor, Art Central
212, 100 - 7th Av. SW
Calgary Alberta T2P 0W4
- Posted by yeon on May 27th, 2013
The New Gallery is in need of volunteers to assist with our next Bingo Fundraiser!
Where: The Grey Eagle Casino & Bingo
When: Sunday, June 30. 10:45 AM - 4:00 PM.
What: Bingos are entirely volunteer organized and operated, the potential duties include ticket selling, verifying winners and prize running. The Grey Eagle Casino staff provide the necessary training on site.
We are able to provide carpooling for any interested volunteers. Volunteers will also be provided with a free meal during the event!
Due to the nature of the event, volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. *Please note that the Grey Eagle is a smoking environment!*
If you are available to assist us with this event, or have any additional questions, please email email@example.com!
- Posted by crfinfo@reggaef... on May 18th, 2013
Have a Jammin' Summer!! Calgary Reggae Festival Society is looking for volunteers to assist with ReggaeFest being held on Friday, August 16 AND Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Shaw Millennium Park. Volunteers are needed in a variety of positions for event day staff.
We are looking for enthusiastic team players to join our dynamic volunteer crew. If you are interested in being a part of a great Festival please visit our web site - www.ReggaeFest.ca - click on Get Involved and fill in the on-line form.
Suitability: Individual Adult (Over 18)
Position Activity: Event Assistance & Planning
Contact Information: www.ReggaeFest.ca, crfinfo@ReggaeFest.ca 403-355-5696
Start Date: 8/15/2013; End Date: 8/17/2013
Required Skills: Personable, enthusiastic, hard working, team player
Applicable Interests: music, outdoor festival, special event
- Posted by dmwit on May 13th, 2013
Calgary Fiddlers Association is accepting applications for the appointment of new Board
Members. We are looking for community-minded people with a sincere interest in the arts
and youth music education that can bring fresh ideas and interest to a growing organization
with a clear mission and vision.
Brief Association Information:
The Calgary Fiddlers Association is a non-profit society whose mandate is to preserve,
promote and perform all types of fiddling, with particular emphasis on Canadian styles.
Music Education: classical violin students ages 7-18 years old have the opportunity to
learn the art of folk fiddling through individual coaching, weekly group rehearsals and
workshops with some of North America’s best fiddlers and fiddle instructors.
Performance Opportunities: the organization emphasizes cultural and professional
experiences for music students as well as the development of interpersonal skills
through over 120 performances each year at concerts and events locally, regionally,
nationally and internationally. The Calgary Fiddlers Association has been providing quality
music education since 1981.
Member commitment includes in-person attendance for 6-8 board meetings per year and
contributions to committee work as required. Board terms are two to three years (depending on
the position) with the option for renewal.
For more information and to apply for this appointment, please complete the Board of Directors
Nomination form and forward via email to Charlene at firstname.lastname@example.org.