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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Position: Festival Volunteers
Organization: Subtle Technologies
Location: Toronto, Ontario

We’re looking for some capable, sociable people who love art, science and technology to help spread the word about the 20th Annual Subtle Technologies festival, and to help host our workshops in June. Volunteers will meet and work with the artists, scientists and innovators who create the festival’s content, and will get free access to some ticketed events. It’s a great way to get involved!

The Subtle Technologies Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with the theme Food, Farms and Future Ecologies, exploring the radical potential of hybrid frameworks for art, science and technology to redefine our understanding of cultivation, consumption and the interdependence of life on our planet.

Roles:


POSTCARD DISTRIBUTION

Description and Details:

You’ll be delivering promotional postcards to businesses and organizations around the city of Toronto. A list of locations will be provided, and we’re hoping you’ll be able to add to this list, drawing from your knowledge of the local scene. At the end of the festival, you’ll be responsible for providing a list of places where you delivered postcards. You’ll get started right away, and continue doing occasional distribution rounds into early June.

Each of these volunteers will receive 2 tickets to Universe in a Glass, a program of animated shorts at the Gardiner Museum on May 17th, as well as complimentary registration for any one of the single-day workshops at Evergreen Brick Works in June.

Time commitments:

We estimate this will take about 2-3 hours per week for 4 weeks = 8-12 hours total

Qualifications:
Upbeat and friendly
Good communication skills
Understanding of the festival’s mandate and content
Knowledge of the city and how to get around it; having a bicycle is an asset


WORKSHOP ASSISTANTS

Description and Details:
At each festival workshop, the Workshop Assistant will be greeting registered participants, processing tickets purchased through Universe.com or taking cash at the door, and handing out surveys, flyers, and festival programs. You’ll be able to answer participants’ questions about the event and venue, and help the presenters as needed. You’ll also post to social media (Instagram, Twitter) about the workshop as it’s happening. You’ll be able to participate in the workshops to some extent (i.e., when you’re not assisting).

For the Indigenous Plants/Indigenous Histories guided hikes, assistants will need to be able to walk a fairly easy nature trail, and to be comfortable using smartphone apps.

All workshops will be held at Evergreen Brick Works. Details on the workshops, including scheduling:

Indigenous Plants/Indigenous Histories

Cooking-as-Inquiry

Time commitment:
One orientation session and a minimum of one workshop (minimum ~6 hours)

Qualifications:
Friendly and personable
Organized and reliable
Understanding of the festival’s mandate and content
Good understanding of social media
Customer service experience a plus

For some events:
Basic cash handling skills
Basic tech knowledge (to help with the smartphone app)?
Able to lift 40 lbs
Able to go on an easy nature hike


TO APPLY

To apply, please e-mail volunteer mask subtletechnologies.com* with a brief explanation of why you would like to get involved with the Subtle Technologies festival. If you would like to be a workshop assistant, please include your 3 preferred workshop dates. If you respond by May 12, you'll be more likely to get the dates you want.

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GoodWork ID: 40173       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: May 4 2017