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, NY), can work independently, as well as 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 communication and using the committee database. We prefer local residents of the Capital District/Saratoga Region (i.e. for meetings, and ease of travel to festival, in case of bad weather.)
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 (you pay) at the Hilton Hotel *if position requires you to be working at the Flurry.*
- A way to be part of -- and help others enjoy -- one of the biggest and best dance & music festivals on the East Coast.
A more complete job description of the position(s) below is available upon request, and/or at interview.
Duties: The Volunteer Coordinator oversees the online Volunteer database -- helping crew chiefs when needed, and making sure that crews are finalized in a timely manner. The volunteer application/assignment process is mostly automated, so work is mainly tracking numbers and responding to crew chief requests for help. Volunteer Coordinator is also the "go to" contact person for general volunteer questions. Closer to the festival weekend, the coordinator sends one or two announcements to confirmed volunteers and those on the "Wait List," regarding tickets or refunds for volunteering.
Requirements: Must have a home computer and be comfortable using the database program (will train). Must have email and be able to respond quickly and courteously to questions from volunteers or crew chiefs, and/or redirect querys to the appropriate crew chief.
Time Involvement: Pre-festival hours. Part-time, from December to the Festival Weekend. Aprox. 20-30hrs.
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
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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.)