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Volunteers Wanted for Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival
Volunteers Wanted
Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival

Volunteer at Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival

The Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival are looking for fun, enthusiastic and helpful volunteers to help make the 2018 Festival a success.

There are plenty of great jobs to get you in the thick of the action, either in the lead up to the Festival and over the Festival weekend itself. There are also a number of tasks that can be performed in the background, often from the comfort of your own home.

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Positions available now

 
Volunteers required over the Festival Weekend

 

Stakeholder Liaison

Position available immediately
We are looking for a person to act as conduit between the Rhythm n Rail Committee and the co-ordinators, managers or owners of the various independent “Events and Displays” that occur over the Rhythm n Rail Festival Weekend — Providing one single point of contact between the Stakeholders and our Committee (and, where appropriate, some of our other officers).

The ideal Liaison would be self motivated, possess excellent inter-personal relationship skills, present in a business-like, yet friendly, manner and be able to dedicate a couple of hours a week during regular business hours and occasionally be available in early evenings for meetings (either with Stakeholders who aren’t available during the business day and for General Meetings with Committee and other volunteers)

You would be expected to be in regular contact with the Stakeholders via telephone, email and in person. You’d be fielding and answering any questions the stakeholders may have, keeping them updated with progress on the overall progress of all the different events, activities and displays of the Festival; reporting to Committee any questions or comments from the Stakeholders.

You be reporting to the Executive Committee and liaising with our Publicity Officer/Webmaster and our Newsletter Editor to provide timely information about the Stakeholders Events or Displays for publication on our website, social media pages and in our email newsletter.

The Stakeholder Liaison would be expected to attend the majority of the General Meetings (which are currently held 6pm-8pm every second Wednesday) where you’d table any questions or comments from Stakeholders who are unable to attend the meeting and then provide timely feedback and responses back to the Stakeholders.

You would be provided with a dedicated rhythmnrail.com email address but unfortunately we can not supply you with a dedicated telephone service.

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Newsletter Editor

Position available immediately
Seeking someone to take control of all aspects of our email newsletter — from gathering news stories, to “page-setting” in an email, and finally sending the emails out.

The majority of the “content” would be sourced from our website or from the various Event and Display Co-ordinators (via our Stakeholder Liaison or Committee). You would be responsible for writing a short, enticing summary of most of the articles supplied and then providing a link to the full article on our website. The writing of your own “Editorial” column would be optional.

You’d also be responsible for managing the subscription list. New subscriptions are primarily automatically gathered from a simple webform on each of our website pages, but occasionally we’d provide handwritten “sign up sheets” that would require accurate data entry. You’d monitor the subscription list for bounced messages and removing those entries.

Once a month, a short report summarising the total numbers of new subscriptions, any removals from the list, delivery insights of Opens and Clicks, along with any other relevant information would be submitted to the Executive Committee — either via email or in person at a General Meeting. Most of this information is automatically provided via MailChimp, our preferred email newsletter delivery system.

The Newsletter Editor would report to the Executive Committee, and liaise with our Stakeholder Liaison and Publicity Officer/Webmaster to obtain updated information for inclusion in the Newsletter.

We hope to get an issue out at least once a month (but ideally fortnightly) between now and the new year… then in January we’d be needing at least two issues published… In February, ramping the distribution up to weekly… and during the final lead up to the Festival in the first two weeks of March we’d be aiming for short punchy announcements daily (many of these can be pre-prepared and scheduled to automatically deliver at future times). After the Festival Weekend (Second weekend in March) there would be a requirement for a couple of newsletters leading up to our AGM in April. Then the publishing schedule would drop back to monthly from April until November, before building up again for 2019 🙂

The “job description” sounds far more onerous than the work actually entailed. We envisage that a commitment of 3-4 hours a fortnight would be all that is required to fulfil this role.

NOTE: The “List Management” tasks could be spilt off to a seperate person as a dedicated “List Manager” if required, but initially we believe it would be more efficient for one person take total responsibility for all aspects of the Email Newsletter.

This position would be ideal for someone wishing to work from the comfort of their own home or office. Familiarity with MailChimp would be beneficial.

PS: As a “bonus” you would have the option of naming our email newsletter publication… we have one or two ideas but would welcome your input and direction!

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Co-ordinator — Photographic Competition

Positions available now
Details coming soon.

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Graphic Designers

Positions available now
We need a number of flyers, pamphlets and signs designed to promote the 2018 Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival.

Also, various graphics and photos may need to created or edited for use on our website and social media networks.

Ideal for someone who wants to work from home!
Would suit students studying Graphic Design or similar course.

We’d ask that you assign a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license to all graphics and designs submitted to Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival Inc.

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Copy Writers & Editors

Positions available now
A small team of Copy Writers are sought to help local businesses and event holders to write short promotional briefs about the event(s) they will be hosting over the Festival Weekend.

These briefs will be used to produce promotional material, including flyers, press releases and our website.

Ideal for someone who wants to work from home!
Would suit students studying Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or similar courses.

Also, a proofreader and editor to proof our WordPress based website and Email Newsletter would be appreciated.

We’d ask that you assign a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license to all copy submitted to Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival Inc.

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Photographers

Positions available now
We are looking a couple of Photographers to take photographs of the various Event Venues and activities for use with our forthcoming promotional material.

Would suit high school or tertiary students studying Photography or similar course.

We’d ask that you assign a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license to all photos submitted to Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival Inc.

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Positions required March 9 – March 11, 2018
We are looking a number of Photographers to take photographs at the various event venues over the Festival Weekend. A selection of photos would be used in galleries on our website, and in future promotional material.

A selection of photographs would be posted to our various social media feeds, especially Facebook and Instagram over the weekend

Would suit high school or tertiary students studying Photography or similar course.

We’d ask that you assign a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license to all photos submitted to Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival Inc.

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Videographers or Camera Operators

Positions available now
We are looking a couple of Videographers or Camera Operators to work with our Reporters and Video Editors to film number of visual stories and promotions of upcoming Festival Events, that would be posted to our YouTube channel.

The Videographers would be working with Video Editors and Reporters.

We’d ask that you assign a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license to all video footage submitted to Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival Inc.

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Positions required March 9 – March 11, 2018
Over the Festival Weekend itself, we are looking at having a minimum of three teams of Videographers roving around town capturing video footage of the various events occurring.

Most of the footage would be edited and published to our YouTube channel after the weekend, but we’d welcome some live broadcasts using YouTube Live or similar from different venue locations as well.

The Videographers would be working with Video Editors and Reporters.

We’d ask that you assign a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license to all video footage submitted to Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival Inc.

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Video Editors

Positions available now
We are looking a couple of Videographers or Camera Operators to work with our Reporters and Videographers to edit together a number of visual stories and promotions of upcoming Festival Events, that would be posted to our YouTube channel.

The Video Editors would be working with Videographers and Reporters. The Video Editor may also be the Videographer.

We’d ask that you assign a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license to all video footage submitted to Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival Inc.

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Positions required March 9 – March 11, 2018
Over the Festival Weekend itself, we’d like to see one or two videos taken by our Videographers to be edited and posted to our YouTube channel to provide “current coverage” of the Festival.

The Video Editors would be working with Videographers and Reporters. The Video Editor may also be the Videographer.

These positions would suit secondary or tertiary students studying Video Editing, Visual Journalism or similar course.

We’d ask that you assign a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license to all video footage submitted to Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival Inc.

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Positions available mid-March 2018, onwards
All the remaining footage taken by the videographers over the Festival Weekend will need to be edited and posted to our YouTube Channel for use in the promotion of future Festivals.

The Video Editors would be working with Videographers and Reporters. The Video Editor may also be the Videographer.

These positions would suit secondary or tertiary students studying Video Editing, Visual Journalism or similar course.

We’d ask that you assign a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license to all video footage submitted to Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival Inc.

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“Television” Reporters

Positions available from November 2017 through March 2018
We are looking for a number of “Television Reporters” to work in front of camera conducting interviews with Event Holders to create visual stories and promotions of upcoming events.

These promotional interviews would be edited by a Video Editor before been posted to our YouTube Channel and linked from our own website and possibly from the Event Holders own websites.

The Reporters would be working with Videographers and Video Editors.
Would suit high school or tertiary students currently studying broadcast journalism or related courses.

We’d ask that you assign a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license to all video footage submitted to Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival Inc.

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Positions required March 9 – March 11, 2018
Over the Festival Weekend, we are looking for a minimum of three “Reporters” to work with our Videographers and Video Editors to produce a range of visual stories about the various events occurring.

Most of the footage would be post-edited and published to our YouTube channel after the weekend, but we’d welcome some live broadcasts using YouTube Live or similar from different venue locations as well.

The Reporters would be working with Videographers and Video Editors.
Would suit high school or tertiary students currently studying broadcast journalism or related courses.

We’d ask that you assign a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license to all video footage submitted to Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival Inc.

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Volunteers Wanted for Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival
Volunteers Wanted
Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival Weekend

Volunteers required over the Festival Weekend

There are a number of volunteer positions that need to be filled over the Festival Weekend.

 

Security Guard(s) — Overnight

Positions required Friday March 9 & Saturday March 11, 2018
We are seeking a Security Guard, or small team to take shifts, to monitor exhibitions and equipment setup within a small “enclave” in the heart of Junee over two nights.

The enclave is open aired, but uncover shelter is available. The location is well lit and the bulk of the area is visible from a couple of different vantage points. It is a publicly accessible area that may see some foot traffic passing through, or nearby.

Security coverage is required two nights, covering
7:00pm Friday, March 9 until 9:00am Saturday, March 10
5:00pm Saturday, March 10 until 9:00am Sunday, March 11

ALL applicants MUST have a valid NSW CLASS 1 SECURITY LICENCE as a Unarmed Guard

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Parade Marshalls

Positions required Saturday, March 10, 2018
A number of mature people are sought to provide marshalling duties during the Street Parade, to help keep the public off the streets the Parade will run down and to guide the Parade participants along the proper course.

Pre-March Marshalls
Assistants are sought to assist the Parade Officials prior to the Parade to marshal the parade participants and get them in the correct marching order.

Time Keepers – Static
Three or four people are required to be placed in different locations along the parade route to keep track of the time different groups are reaching the various “timing points” and to indicate the progress to the Marching Time Keepers.

Time Keepers – Marching
Half a dozen or so people are sought to march interspersed amongst the main parade to regulate the pace of the parade so there aren’t huge gaps in between groups nor a bunching up of groups. You’ll

Crowd Controllers
A group of mature, responsible people are required to act as “crowd controllers” along the parade route — just ensuring that the public don’t wander across roads in front of Marchers, vehicles, or floats, except during disengated gaps. You’ll also be responsible to for directing Parade Participants to their “viewing space” along Broadway after they finish their own march.

An orientation meeting for all Parade Marshalls will be conducted one evening in the fortnight leading up to the Festival.

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Guides & Information Officers

Positions required March 9 – March 11, 2018
A number of bright, friendly people are required to act as Guides and Information Officers over the Festival Weekend to point Festival Guests in the right direction to the various event venues, hand out flyers and programs, and answer general questions about Junee and the Festival.

These may be based at, and rotated through, a number of venues around town over the Festival Weekend.

Orientation meeting for all Guides & Information Officers to be conducted in the fortnight leading up to the Festival.

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All Rounder Assistants

Positions required March 1 – March 14, 2018
We will require a number of All Rounder Assistants over the Festival Weekend and in the days leading up to, and after, the festival to help where ever and when ever required.

Tasks may include, but not limited to;

  • moving and arranging furniture within different venues
  • delivering flyers and pamphlets to homes and businesses within town
  • placement of signs and decorations along Broadway and Main Street
  • generally giving a helping hand as required

Orientation meetings to be conducted in fortnight leading up to the Festival.

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Calling up local sporting clubs and community groups!
Perhaps local sporting clubs and other community groups would be interested in adopting one or more of these tasks???

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