Become Volunteer / Event Steward / Event Assistant for International Literature Festival Dublin - We Need You!

Become Volunteer / Event Steward / Event Assistant for International Literature Festival Dublin - We Need You!

Saturday, 20 May 2017, 8.00am

INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL DUBLIN, 20 - 29 MAY 2017

The International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthrall. With readings, discussions, debates, workshops, performances and screenings, the festival creates a hotbed of ideas. Whether it’s the mix poets, writers of fiction and non-fiction, lyricists playwrights and screenwriters, ILFDublin brings new faces and household names together in ways that surprise and inspire. Children’s fiction is well represented and we are spoiled for choice with the caliber of Irish language writers. This year, the event is running from May 20th - May 29th, and it is ran across Dublin City Centre, with some main venues being RDS Concert Hall and Smock Alley.

 Each year, the festival takes on a number of volunteers for different tasks, which vary from front of house (collecting tickets in venues and dealing with customers), audience research, hospitality, brochure distribution and other areas. This is where you come in! We are delighted to have so many of you involved each year, as volunteers really are vital and a valued part of the festival. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to witness inspiring sessions and to meet other great volunteers. You act as the ‘Face of the Festival’, must interact well with the customers and the public, and are treasured cogs in our little machine. If you are interested in volunteering with us, see below for more information on the roles, time commitments and application process.

 KEY TASKS:

- Stewarding

- Greeting guests and taking them to their venue 

- Crowd management

- Box office / Ticket admin 

 DESIRABLE SKILLS / INTERESTS:

 - Interest in Arts / Music / Drama

- Event management / Fundraising 

- General Admin / Office Support

- Hospitality / Befriending

- Personable Skills

- Customer Service

- Youth / Childcare

 WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU:

- Social opportunities to meet and get to know like-minded persons

- Networking opportunities for those with an interest in events or literature

- Receive a small amount of training and experience in events management / festival production

- Attend cultural events free of charge 

TIME COMMITMENT:

Minimum 4 hours x 3 days throughout the duration of the festival (20 - 29 May)

LOCATION:

Across Dublin City Centre, with some main venues being RDS Concert Hall and Smock Alley.

 APPLICATION:

To apply, please fill out our online application form by clicking HERE and clicking submit, or alternatively download the form via our website HERE and sending it via email to Eileen Stevenson, our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer [at] ilfdublin.com, who will also answer any questions and queries you may have. 

DEADLINES

The applications close on MAY 4TH. They will go through a screening process, including a meet-and-greet and a chance to have an informal chat with Eileen on MAY 6TH for any new volunteers, and an orientation/induction training on MAY 13TH for all successful applicants.

We hope to see you at ILFDublin this year. Let the literary madness begin!

Published on 28 March 2017

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