oPEN planning committee POSITIONS
The Flurry Festival is run by a hard-working committed team of volunteers dedicated to keeping traditional dance and music alive and well in our community. We're looking for people of like-mind, who are able to attend monthly meetings (usually in Colonie, once in Saratoga), can work independantly and interact with a 30-person committee, and who are comfortable overseeing a volunteer crew, if required (contacting, scheduling, training). Computer/internet access is required for committee database.
For jobs that require public contact via phone/email, we ask that you be able to receive email and/or phone calls, and respond to questions from the public in a timely manner.
What do you get in return?
- Two Full-Weekend passes (one for you, one for a guest).
- A room at the Hilton Hotel (you pay) for committee staff *who need to work at the Flurry.*
- A way to be part of -- and help others enjoy -- one of the biggest, best dance/music festival on the east coast.
A more complete job description of the position(s) below is available upon request, and/or at interview:
1) RAFFLE TICKET SALES -- Quilt & Hotel Room Raffle (for 2014)
Duties: Sell Quilt and Hotel Room Raffle tickets during the Festival weekend (until 3pm Sunday). Schedule and oversee small team of volunteer ticket sellers. Reports to Finanace Director.
Requirements: Reliable, able to approach and talk to people and encourage ticket purchases. No sales experience needed.
Time Involvement: Festival Weekend, part-time (schedule volunteers to cover when not on duty)
If interested, contact _
2) FESTIVAL SALES Co-chair
Duties: Work with Festival Sales Manager to set up cash registers, train crew on-site (Fri late afternoon and Sat morning) to use the registers from Friday thru Sunday at the Festival. Problem-solve for mechanical/human errors with registers. Assist with check-out of performers merchandise at end of Festival. Works with other Perf/Fest Sales Manager.
Requirements: Reliable. Sales/register experience helpful. Able to manage/train others. Will train.
Time Involvement: 6 hrs pre-festival, 8+ hrs during festival weekend. (May be required to fill in on short notice at festival).
If interested, contact __
3) HOMESTAY COORDINATOR for Performers:
Duties: Works directly with Program Director to set up local housing for several scheduled performers, with Saratoga Springs home owners who have offered to host them.
Involves: December-February, contacting past and new, home-stay hosts to verify availability of space (and if home has pets, smoking, etc), and make sure their vacancies fit the performer’s needs. Connect home-stay host to performers, and check to be sure sleeping arrangements are all set, prior to festival weekend.
Requirements: Local resident of Saratoga Springs or nearby town, preferred. Able to handle last-minute changes for either performers or hosts. Ability to use Excel spreadsheet, helpful.
Required Work Time: Several hours, pre-Festival.
If interested, contact: _
IN GENERAL: If you are interested in joining the committee and no position is listed above (or none of the above fit your interests), please contact
_ to see what opportunities there may be for you.
If you are looking for an opportunity to learn about the behind the scenes action of the festival, or just want to lend a hand here and there, and be called upon if needed, there are many opportunities for you! (See our volunteer page or contact the Admin Director.)