Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Become an Indietracks volunteer!

Photo by Andrew Bulhak

As the festival grows in size we have decided to expand our team, and this year we are looking for volunteers for two positions - stewards and stage assistants.

All stewards will work shifts and, where required, will be directing festival goers to the site, assisting with ticketing and wristbanding and stewarding the site. Some festival experience is an asset but not necessary.

Stage Assistants
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with some experience of stage management, either at festival or gig level. This would be an ideal position for an events management student looking for some work experience, or someone with experience who wants to assist in the running of the festival. Each volunteer will work in pairs, managing each stage. This will involve meeting the bands from arrival to the site, helping them find their way around, making sure the bands are ready on time, and collecting their PRS forms.

For both positions:
You must be able to arrive on site by midday Friday 23rd July for induction and site preparation and be available to work throughout the days on 24th and 25th July.

Ideally we are looking for people who would be prepared to work from 12pm to 10pm each day (with breaks), although we may split shifts. We would also appreciate volunteers who are able take a flexible approach to the role. You will be expected to work for one full day and have one day off (although you’re welcome to work both!)

In return you get:
*The chance to get involved with a unique festival with a growing reputation
*Experience of working at a festival for your CV
*Free entry into the festival
*Free camping if required
*Food and drink vouchers (only for use in the railway buffet)

Please note you will have to make your own way to and from the festival site.

Volunteers application form:

Please download an application form here and, once you've completed it, send it to indietracksvolunteers@gmail.com If you would like to apply to work with a friend, mention this in the comments and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
If you have any questions, also e-mail us at this address and we’ll do our best to answer them.


  1. We all know indiepop kids are enthusiastic (!) but I would recommend you do split shifts. Even if people have breaks I wouldn't recommend trying to get people to work 10 hour days. Especially if they will not get a hot meal and just sandwiches from the buffet. All festivals I have worked at in the past require a shift of four hours a day. I think this works out better as you have staff motivated each day (not too tired). The staff also benefit from getting good experience plus a chance to see some bands.

  2. There's free entry, camping and food and drink vouchers, but it's not paid other than that. Thanks for the comment about splitting shifts, I'll pass this on to the people organising the volunteers.