There are many different types of roles available on the Festival weekend, in the lead up to and after the weekend, as well as all year around – your assistance is always welcome. Here are some of the different areas you could help out in, and you can always contact us to let us know you are interested and have a chat where you could volunteer.
Operations provide and coordinate all the support services that are common to all our sites, which includes liaising with external agencies such as Police, Fire and Ambulance. They move equipment around, play a big part role in assembly and disassembly of sites either side of the Festival weekend, and during event time respond to assist with resolving issues.
The functions that come under Operations include logistics, communications, electrical and plumbing services, cleansing and waste, security, medical, transport, vehicles and traffic. Our Operations team members are resourceful, great at coordinating multiple things and quick to think of clever solutions.
A Venues team is dedicated to each one of our sites. The size and make up each team depends on the size of the site and it’s type of operation. We have four venues – three ticketed venues (Blue Owl’s Nest, Geegelup and the Festival Club) and Saturday’s Street Party. The venue team collectively make their venue run like a well-oiled machine – everything happening in coordination to deliver a great experience for our guests.
The venue team is made up of people managing the site, vendors and security, stage managers working with the artists and technical crew as well as our very own announcers/MCs.
The members of our venue teams are dedicated to making sure our event space is always welcoming, safe, fun and great place to be. They are organised, have an eye for detail and enjoy interacting with different types of people.
The Bar Operations team manage all aspects of alcohol service. They offer great service to our customers, manage the stock, keep the bar presentable and of course serve alcohol responsibly.
As the majority of positions in this team serve customers, you will need to hold a current RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) Certificate. There are a few positions in this team that assist back-of-house topping up supplies and stock and so don’t require an RSA.
Our bar team members are friendly, quick with a smile, enjoy interacting with people, efficient and speedy.
SALES & TICKETING
This team works our outlets over the festival weekend selling tickets, artist CDs, raffles, merchandise and drink tokens as well as exchanging wristbands for pre-purchased tickets. They also help out our guests with information.
Everyone one of our festival guests will meet someone from this team over the weekend, and in most cases will it will be the first Blues at Bridgetown person they interact with. This team welcomes them to our event as well as the town, leaving our guests with a great first and lasting impression. They are cheerful, adaptable, good listeners and confident handling money.
The administration team is the one that keeps the organisation running day-in, day-out, every day of the year. They coordinate all the office activities – everything from managing correspondence and applications of all kinds, accounts, filing, answering queries … you know, all those office type things!
There is always something to do in the office and help during the year is always welcome. The Admin team are resourceful, organised, understand the importance of confidentiality, great at multi-tasking and most of all, enjoy a laugh!