EVENT SET UP/TEAR DOWN VOLUNTEERS

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COVID-19 Support: 
No
Virtual work: 
No
Position description: 

Our current event is called Art Downtown which is an outdoor art exhibition that takes place at Lot 19 (855 west hastings street) from now till September 30th, every Wednesday and Friday. 

We are looking for volunteers to assist us with the set up, tear down and during the event assiting artists. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and an insight into events mamagement.

*** All Art Vancouver volunteers will be rewarded with passes to our event and/or satellite events in Vancouver. Committed volunteers will have an opportunity to receive reference letter from Vancouver Visual Art Foundation ***

For more information about Art Vancouver, please visit www.artvancouver.net

Deliverables/Duties: 
  • Work closely with Event Set Up Team Leader to ensure both the set up and tear down run smoothly
  • Ensuring event set up and tear down are completed accurately, safely and efficiently according to event plan and diagrams through to completion
  • Assist in physical tasks such as moving, lifting, etc.
  • Support artists and exhibitors with their requests
  • Create and maintain a safe working environment for yourself and others
Qualifications: 
  • Physically fit and able to complete basic practical tasks (e.g. setting up and moving tables/chairs, etc)
  • A positive 'can-do' attitude and sense of humor 
  • Ability to listen to and follow instructions and support Art! Vancouver staff  and exhibiting artists/galleries as required
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • A clear understanding of health and safety and the ability to work in such a way to minimise risk to self and others
  • Abiltiy to show intiative and work independently, but to also able to work as part of a wider team and report back to team members
  • Enthusiasm and a keen interest in visual arts and events are desireable
  • Experience/Qualifications in this field are preferable but not essential 
Role is suitable for: 
Student
Adult
Additional Information: 

Event Set Up/Tear Down volunteers will need to be available for set up and tear down. Various shift times will be available (tbc). We look forward to hearing from you! 

How to apply: 
Email Resume to Taisha@artvancouver.net
Contact person: 
Taisha Teal
Contact phone: 
778-858-4460
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Arts & Culture
Mission:
Art Vancouver has a simple but important mission: to grow, inspire and empower the local and international arts community. By attracting established and emerging artists and galleries to our art fair we contribute to Vancouver's cultural development and the wider economy. A society is judged by it's arts and culture and Art Vancouver is already helping to make significant advances in the way our city is viewed by the art world. The arts enrich our community by enhancing education, helping to create connections and communities, stimulating discussion and facilitating creative thinking. Through our event we hope to bring these benefits to an ever-increasing audience in the heart of Vancouver.
Cause tags:
Position type:
Skilled Role:
Yes
Number of volunteers required:
10
Position start/end date:
10 Sep 2020 to 30 Sep 2020
Time Committment:
14 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Art Vancouver
855 west hastings street
Vancouver, BC
Last Updated: September 11, 2020
Posting will Automatically Expire: December 10, 2020