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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN VOLUNTEERING. WE HAVE DISABLED THE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM SO WE CAN FOCUS ON LAST-MINUTE PREPARATIONS FOR THE EVENT. IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY OR WANT TO SUBMIT AN ESSAY ON WHY YOU SHOULD BE CONSIDERED FOR A VOLUNTEER FOR 2014, PLEASE E-MAIL OUR VOLUNTEER DIRECTOR AT

LIZZY (AT) WASTELANDWEEKEND.COM

 

Wasteland Weekend could not happen without the help of dedicated, reliable, hard-working volunteers. Join our growing volunteer community and help the event grow bigger and better each year. Our volunteers are the backbone of the event and we welcome their input on all aspects of the event. Volunteers get the benefit of free admission, and most positions will receive an exclusive set of Wasteland Weekend 2014 dog tags. Some of the best staff gigs get filled quickly, so browse this list and see how you can contribute. (Shift choices will be offered to you at a later date.)

No-shows will not be tolerated. Last-minute no-shows and poor performance will lead to being excluded from future volunteer opportunities.

Instructions: Choose a position from the list below. Fill out the online application form at the very bottom of this page.

LIST OF VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE

A. POSITIONS WHICH REQUIRE YOU TO WORK THE EVENT AND WORK IN THE MONTHS LEADING UP:

2. Assistant Entertainment Director

2. Assistant Entertainment Director

Assist Entertainment Director with booking of performers and the entertainment schedule, or as needed. Must be focused and reliable. Live event planning/coordination or other applicable entertainment industry experience preferred.

B. POSITIONS WHICH ONLY REQUIRE YOU TO WORK IN THE MONTHS LEADING UP TO THE EVENT (YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND THE EVENT, BUT YOU WILL GET FREE ADMISSION ONCE IT IS EARNED):

1. Sponsor Coordinator

1. Sponsor Coordinator

Work with the founders of Wasteland Weekend to recruit sponsors. Contact potential sponsors. Help negotiate partnerships with sponsors. You do not need to be local, but you should be experienced with acquiring sponsors.

2. Pre-Event Hesperia Load-up Crew

2. Pre-Event Hesperia Load-up Crew

Travel to Hesperia, California the weekend before the event to pack and load our trucks. Requires heavy lifting.

3. Post-Event Hesperia Unload Crew

3. Post-Event Hesperia Unload Crew

Travel to Hesperia on the Tuesday after the event to unload the trucks (day subject to change). Requires heavy lifting.

C. POSITIONS WHICH REQUIRE EVENT ATTENDANCE (WITH LITTLE TO NO SIGNIFICANT TIME BEFORE THE WEEK OF THE EVENT):

1. Check-In Station Manager

1. Check-In Station Manager

Oversees the operations of the check-in station (main gate). Ensures all paperwork is filled out properly and filed.

2. Check-In Station Attendants

2. Check-In Station Attendants

Greets and checks all individuals into event. Checks IDs and cross-checks with attendee lists. Distributes waivers and verifies for legible and correct submission of information. Applies wristbands. Explains layout of event site. Escorts special guests.

3. On-site Build Crew

3. On-site Build Crew

Assembles and erects major set pieces (stage, gates, various counters, shelters and structures). Must be able to arrive days before the event and work hard until the job is done.

4. Clean-up Crew

4. Clean-up Crew

Clean-up work consists of picking up trash, and the disassembling, lifting, carrying, organizing, packing, and loading of set pieces, supplies, and equipment. Clean-up crew members must purchase tickets. Once it has been established that you have satisfactorily performed your duties, a request for a refund will be submitted on your behalf.

5. Command Center Supervisor

5. Command Center Supervisor

Remain in Command Center as the event’s main point-of-contact. Check out radios and monitor radio traffic. Manage text announcements. Utilize computer, internet and printer as needed. Must be responsible, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and be able to multi-task. This job has a lot of responsibility and will require you to learn how the event operates in a relatively short amount of time.

6. Film Festival Video Projectionist

6. Film Festival Video Projectionist

Stays at the Film Festival theater area (adjacent to the command center) during the duration of the showings to make sure there are no problems with the equipment (but does not need to be able to set up or fix the equipment, just basic operation). Shifts will take place from approximately 6pm until 1 or 2am Thursday – Saturday.

7. Fire Attendant

7. Fire Attendant

Start, tend and feed the event’s burn barrels and bonfires. Must be able to carry firewood and maintain safety.

8. Roadie

8. Roadie

Sets up and helps clear performers’ musical instruments and equipment on the stage. Ensures all equipment and cables are connected properly. Shifts will take place from approximately 6pm until 2am Thursday – Saturday.

9. Generator Manager

9. Generator Manager

Start & shut off generators as directed. Ensure generators are fueled and running smoothly. Manage wiring and connections as needed.

10. Sign Crew

10. Sign Crew

Set-up of signs on the roads leading into the event and around the event site. Work consists of using sledgehammers to pound stakes into the ground, and screw guns.

11. Boundary Crew

11. Boundary Crew

Set-up and tear-down of perimeter fencing and signage. Work consists of using post drivers, rope, boundary tape, zip ties, bailing wire, and safety fencing. Must be able to arrive days before the event and work until the job is done.

12. Gofer/Assistant

12. Gofer/Assistant

Stay at the command center at all times during your shift. Run errands for senior staff and help with anything that comes up. May include occasional heavy lifting, carrying and working with your hands, or simple tasks like searching for a person.

13. Rations Manager

13. Rations Manager

Walk between volunteer stations to distribute water, drinks and snacks to volunteers. Requires a lot of walking, possibly in high daytime heat.

14. Errand Runners

14. Errand Runners

Own a dependable vehicle with moderate carrying capacity (must be able to load up with bags of ice, crates of water bottles, fuel cans, full bags of garbage, etc). You will be on stand-by to make runs into town (approximately one run every day). You will be a designated driver – you must not drink alcohol or otherwise become unfit for driving. Must be available and sober from Thursday morning to Saturday night.

15. Atomic Cafe Manager

15. Atomic Cafe Manager

Oversee the operations of the bar and supervise the servers. Ensure the bar is secured at the end of your shift. Shifts will take place from approximately 6pm until 2am Thursday – Saturday.

16. Atomic Cafe Servers

16. Atomic Cafe Servers

Mix donated beverages at our free community bar. Shifts will take place from approximately 6pm until 2am Thursday – Saturday.

17. Trading Post Sales Clerk

17. Trading Post Sales Clerk

Sit at the Wasteland Weekend Trading Post and sell t-shirts, official souvenirs, and more. Document all transactions. This is a shifted, daylight position.

18. Info Booth Attendants

18. Info Booth Attendants

Stays at the Info Tire (information booth at the command center) offering information, and answers to questions, under the direction of the Guest Relations Director. This is a shifted, daylight and/or night time position.

19. Body Shop (Beauty Parlor) Host

19. Body Shop (Beauty Parlor) Host

Greets and invites attendees in to use the free make-over services. If you’re outgoing and a bit of a stylist, this would be a great position for you. This is a shifted, daylight position.

20. Body Shop (Beauty Parlor) Make-up Artist & Hair Stylist

20. Body Shop (Beauty Parlor) Make-up Artist & Hair Stylist

Staff our Body Shop where you apply dirt, dust, make-up (and even free costuming) to our staff and attendees, as well as offer haircuts and hairstyling. This is a shifted, daylight position.

21. EMT/Paramedic

21. EMT/Paramedic

Requires minimum California EMT certification. Provide first-aid, medical care and assistance under the direction of the medical services director. Facilitate transfer to local medical facilities when appropriate. Shifts will be scheduled by the medical services director.

22. Medical Tent Recorder

22. Medical Tent Recorder

Document basic information pertaining to treatment of attendees by medical staff.

23. Security Volunteers

23. Security Volunteers

Perform non-confrontational duties including checking for wristbands. Observe and report as needed under the supervision of the security director. May require walking.

24. Video Projections Artist

24. Video Projections Artist

Compiles and edits video content for projection at the Pit (a DJ dance area with a bonfire). Oversees the set-up and operation of projection every night during the event.

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