VOLUNTEER at OMF
VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS at Originals Music Festival are NOW OPEN.
Each year we rely on amazing volunteers to make our festival a successful and an enjoyable day for everyone. Get involved and join our amazing volunteer team and gain some experience in the industry and meet new friends. Don’t forget to bring your team spirit and good vibes.
Please take the time to read the information below before you apply. If this sounds up your alley CLICK HERE TO APPLY and we’ll be in touch with you soon.
Volunteers will be required to work min 4 hours before, during or after the festival. You will also be required to attend an induction/briefing before the festival to explain your role on the day (dates to be confirmed closer to the festival). By volunteering you gain free entry to the festival.
Who are we looking for?
We need many volunteers to ensure Originals Music Festival runs smoothly and patrons have the best experience possible. Preference will be given to volunteers that have proven their commitment at previous festivals. We also look highly upon those who:
- are willing to be assigned to any task to get the job done
- are flexible e.g. willing to work any hours during the festival
- don't mind missing the big headlining bands
- are interested in working additional hours to the designated 4 hour shif
- have any special skills or experience useful for the festival
As a volunteer of Originals Music Festival you will essentially represent the festival to both patrons and public at large. At all times exhibit a positive and friendly approach with the purpose of ensuring festival attendees, staff, volunteers and artists have an enjoyable and memorable experience. Our requirements for volunteers of the Originals Music Festival are as follows:
-over 16 years old
-reliable and once you have committed to your role, complete the minimum 4 hours required before, during or after the festival
-remain under the direction of your Volunteer Manager at all times
-carry out the duties allocated to you
-punctual and arrive on time, preferably 15 mins early
-must not use, possess or be under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol at any time while volunteering
-report to your area manager before and after your shift
-ask for help when needed…you are never alone!
-notify Volunteer Manager if you are unable to attend your shift in advance
-remain calm and cheerful under pressure
-treat patrons, staff and fellow volunteers with respect and courtesy
Volunteer positions available:
Gate Attendant - will be a friendly happy face welcoming festival patrons and providing them with direction and information on how to redeem tickets for wristbands with the support of security personnel. Helping the flow of patrons through the front gate and reminding them to get their tickets, ID and bags ready for inspection.
Ticket Attendant - will be responsible for ticket scanning at the front gates (training provided) and issuing of wristbands.
Set Up/ Pack Down Pre & Post festival - positions are fundamental in creating and maintaining the festival site. It is important to have a SAFE festival site at all times. Much of the work will be required in the week leading up to the festival. Tasks include light labour but be prepared to get hot and sweaty e.g. constructing fences & barriers, setting up tables & chairs, assisting with signage, decorations etc
Information Desk - requires a friendly and helpful person to support festival patrons with information and direction around the festival site. You will need to have an outgoing personality, effective communication skills and ability to problem solve. It is essential that English must be your first language. Great for those that are training in the event field!
Camping Assistants - will be responsible for scanning pre-purchased tickets and directing campers to their camping spots under the guidance of a Camping Manager. These positions will be from Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon.
Parking/Traffic Assistants - will work under the guidance of the Parking or Traffic Marshall to help guide festival goers into the designated parking areas.
Volunteer Support - involves assisting the Volunteers Manager and supporting other festival volunteers in their roles. Be able to fill in volunteer roles as required. Assisting in the volunteer areas to help supply food and water to fellow volunteers, and don’t be afraid to get behind the BBQ!