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.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Fancy running an activity at Indietracks?

(Photo: Fabric Nation)

Hello everyone, can you believe it's 2010 already? We've only just packed up our Christmas trees and finished off all our remaining mince pies, and it's already time to start planning this year's Indietracks! We know you all need something to look forward to during these cold and freezing winter nights, so we thought we'd ask you to help us to organise some Indietracks-related fun now! This year's festival will take place on 23-25 July 2010, and we’ll hopefully have some exciting news about tickets very shortly!

One of the most brilliant things about last year's festival was the workshops, which included a range of brilliant activities from Tatty Devine's glam jewellery-making workshop, to Sean Fortuna Pop's masterclass in How to Run a Record Label. We're really keen to run these again, so please do get in touch if you're interested in getting involved.

We’ll find you a suitable area – maybe even a section of steam train – and, of course, you will have a free ticket to the festival.

If you would like to submit an application please read the small print below and send an email to indietracksalice@gmail.com containing the following information:

* Who you are - and website if applicable

* Have you run a workshop before?

* What your workshop will be about

* Will you charge for your workshop?

* Have you been to Indietracks before? Any interesting stories to divulge?
Small print
*You must provide all materials to run the workshop with, Indietracks have nothing!
*You can charge for people to do the workshop but it must be cheap (less than £5) and the money should only be used to cover materials and not be your beer money!
*You will receive two festival passes per workshop.
*You will be able to sell your stuff on a stall at the festival over the weekend. We charge a standard merchant fee for a stall - details on costs and the application process are available on request.
*In 2009 the workshops attracted a large number of children, and we are keen to keep the workshops child friendly. We are open to suggestions for workshops specifically aimed at children too.
*The application submission deadline is 1st March 2010, and we will let the lucky applicants know within the month.

NB!! Last year Tatty Devine designed a special range of Indietracks-themed jewellery, which is now heavily discounted in their New Year sale. To take a look, visit their website.