Want to get a foot in the door in the ever expanding music & festival industry? Want to work behind the scenes at some of the biggest festivals in the UK & Europe? Want to work alongside some of the most exciting and dynamic event professionals?
Join Eye Of The Storm Events for the opportunity to get involved! Our volunteer scheme is all about developing individuals in the areas they are most passionate about. Many of our staff started out as volunteers with us and have gone on to become part of our core team. Festivals we regularly work with include Boomtown, Detonate, El Dorado, Outlook, Dimensions & many more!
Key roles include:
Artist Liaison & Hospitality
Artist Liaison and Hospitality is vital to the smooth running of any festival. In this role, you will be working directly with the artists and tasks may include; guiding artists to and from accreditation to stages, ensuring hospitality riders are correct and in place in backstage/dressing room areas, hosting artists whilst they’re at their stages and working with Stage Management Teams to ensure the smooth running of their performances.
Stage Management & Production
In this role, you will be based at the stage with one of our experienced Stage Managers as well as the sound and lighting teams. As an assistant to the Stage Manager, you will help ensure technical riders are correct, assist with the smooth running of artist changeovers and help running the stage to schedule. An element of technical interest would be advantageous here and a certain level of physical activity may be required.
Accreditation & Box Office
As the first point of call for artists, customers and staff, Accreditation and Box Office assistants are for those with an eye for detail and want to be involved with a fast paced and people facing role. In these roles, some of the tasks you will be doing are; meeting and greeting talent, organising and distributing wristbands and facilitating onward on and off site travel.
Are you approachable and love interacting with customers? In this role, you will be the friendly face of the festival and a source of information for all festival goers. You’ll be based in the campsite and tasks will include; acting as a first point of call for customers and liaising with security, medical and welfare teams.
Management Support Roles
These are generally office based roles with our experienced and dedicated management teams. It is here that you will have the opportunity to learn from and assist these individuals in the day-to-day operations of a large live event. An example of winning attributes here are; spreadsheet savvy, computer literate and keen eye for details.
The Volunteer Scheme
We select our volunteers for their interest in gaining experience working in the events industry and as part of the Eye Of The Storm team, volunteers will gain access to the festival along with a camping pass (with exception to day festivals), meals on shift and upon successful completion of your role, we will happily provide you with a reference. Unfortunately, we cannot cover any travel costs, including at overseas festivals.
In return, we require volunteers to do approximately three eight-hour shifts (This is subject to change depending on the length of the festival). Furthermore, we expect a higher level of responsibility than in more casual festival volunteering roles and flexibility is key.
If your application is successful, an official offer followed by the full details for each festival will be provided. Please be patient whilst waiting for a response as we receive a large number of applications.
As part of our scheme, we will require a deposit prior to each show from volunteers which will be returned wholly to you on successful completion of your shifts. Specific details of this will be sent out if your application is successful.
Click the link below to apply for our 2018 festival season!