Artfest Kingston

Arts, Music & Culture - Kingston, ON
Member For 11 months
No Positions Open
Phone613-483-4294
Alt Phone
Email info@artfestkingston.ca
Website https://artfestkingston.ca/
AddressPO Box 44031, Kingston RPO Barriefield, Kingston, ON
Do you accept secondary/high school student volunteers? Yes
Do you/would you consider accepting post-secondary student placements? Yes

Artfest Kingston Volunteer

Artfest Kingston
Arts, Music & Culture
Applications Closed

Get ready for an exhilarating experience at Artfest Kingston, the ultimate volunteering opportunity that will ignite your passion for art, culture, and community! Mark your calendars for July 1-3, 2023, and join us in the heart of City Park on Canada Day weekend for an unforgettable event. *Water, snacks and T-shirts will be provided. Register using the link below! https://forms.gle/btzUyQG2rcDH6cfp9


  • Not Accepting Applications
  • Kingston, ON
  • Jul 1st 2023 to Jul 3rd 2023
  • 09:00AM to 07:00PM
  • 6-10hrs / day
  • Apply Before: Jul 3rd 2023
  • 20 Spots Available of 20
  • Suitable For: All Ages

Artfest Kingston Volunteer

Dates and Times

The time commitment for volunteering at Artfest Kingston can vary depending on the festival's schedule, the role you choose and your availability. Volunteers will be given the option to choose their preferred shifts based on their availability and the festival's needs. Shifts can range from a few hours to a full day, and you may have the opportunity to select shifts that align with your schedule. It's essential to communicate your availability and any scheduling constraints with the volunteer coordinator or the festival's organizing team. This will help us assign you to appropriate shifts and ensure that both the festival's needs and your availability are taken into consideration.

Required Qualifications

Volunteers at our Atfest should possess a passion for the arts, strong communication skills, reliability, adaptability, customer service orientation, problem-solving ability, physical stamina, and ideally, previous volunteer or event experience. These qualifications enable volunteers to create a welcoming environment, effectively engage with attendees, handle various tasks, and contribute to the overall success of the festival.

Position Responsibilities

1. Event setup and teardown: Assisting with the assembly of stages, installation of artwork, and preparation of exhibition spaces. 2. Logistical support: Helping with ticketing, crowd control, and guiding visitors to different venues and attractions. 3. Festival ambassadorship: Providing information about artists, performances, and schedules to enhance the visitor experience. 4. Workshop facilitation: Assisting in organizing and conducting workshops for attendees. 5. Art installation management: Helping artists with the setup and maintenance of their installations. 6. Visitor assistance: Answering questions, providing directions, and ensuring a welcoming and helpful atmosphere. 7. Safety and security: Maintaining a safe environment, monitoring crowds, and enforcing rules and regulations. 8. Assistance to performers: Supporting musicians, actors, and other performers with backstage logistics or any specific requirements. 9. Volunteer coordination: Assisting the volunteer coordinator in managing shifts, schedules, and assigning tasks. 10. Miscellaneous tasks: Assisting with event promotion, distributing promotional materials, or helping with any other ad-hoc responsibilities as needed.

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteering at our Artfest offers an array of wonderful benefits that can truly enrich your experience. Here's what you can gain from getting involved: 1. Skill development: As a volunteer, you'll have the chance to acquire and refine valuable skills. From communication and organization to problem-solving and teamwork, you'll enhance your capabilities in a supportive and dynamic environment. 2. Connections in the arts: Art festivals attract a diverse array of artists, performers, and creative professionals. By volunteering, you'll have the opportunity to connect with inspiring individuals who share your passion for the arts. These connections can lead to meaningful friendships and potential collaborations in the future. 3. Immersion in the arts: Prepare to be captivated by a world of artistic expression! Art festivals showcase a variety of captivating artworks, mesmerizing performances, and engaging workshops. You'll have a chance to explore different art forms, expand your artistic horizons, and gain a deeper appreciation for creativity. 4. Personal fulfillment: Volunteering allows you to make a positive impact and contribute to the success of the festival. Witnessing the joy and satisfaction of attendees, knowing that your efforts played a part in creating those moments, can be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. 5. Cultural enrichment: Art festivals often celebrate diversity and showcase various cultural traditions. By participating as a volunteer, you'll have the opportunity to embrace and learn from different cultures, expanding your understanding and fostering a sense of global awareness. 6. Community engagement: Volunteering at an art festival means becoming an integral part of a vibrant community. You'll collaborate with fellow volunteers, engage with local residents and visitors, and contribute to the creation of a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. 7. Resume enhancement: Including your volunteer experience on your resume demonstrates your commitment to the arts, community involvement, and your ability to take on responsibilities. Prospective employers value the skills and experiences gained through volunteering, recognizing your dedication and initiative. 8. Personal growth and self-discovery: Volunteering offers a platform for personal growth and self-exploration. By stepping out of your comfort zone, tackling new challenges, and embracing different roles, you'll gain confidence, uncover hidden talents, and develop a stronger sense of self. So, get ready to embark on a fulfilling journey where you'll develop skills, forge connections, immerse yourself in art, make a difference, and discover new aspects of yourself along the way. Volunteering with Artfest Kingston is an opportunity for growth, enrichment, and creating lasting memories.