Volunteer with Conflux at SURGE festival

Volunteer with Conflux at SURGE festival

Mon 16 - Sun 29 Jul 2012

Conflux is looking for Festival Assistant Volunteers to help assist in the running of SURGE, Scotland’s festival of physical performance, which will be held from 23rd-29th July in Glasgow at the Arches, the Briggait, and various nearby outdoor locations. The programme is an opportunity for successful candidates to gain experience in the running of a major arts festival.

The ideal candidates will have an active interest in the arts, particularly physical performance (street arts, physical theatre and circus), and an enthusiasm for learning the ropes behind the scenes, helping with festival artists and engaging with members of the public.

Pre-festival duties:
(Monday 16th July – Friday 20th July)

Meeting/welcoming visiting artists and assisting in the venues with preparations in the run up to the festival.
Assisting in the festival office with adminstrative preparations.
Assisting with brochure/poster distribution.

Festival running duties:

(Monday 23rd July – Sunday 29th July)

Meeting/greeting artists, festival guests and masterclass/workshop participants.
Assisting during workshops (e.g. Olivier Grossetête at the Briggait)
Welcoming and directing the festival visitors and audience during events and performances.
Undertaking audience evaluations.


The programme will run from Mon 16th – Sun 29th July. You will be required to volunteer two days in w/c Monday 16th July and four to seven days in w/c Monday 23rd July. Shifts will mainly take place in the day, with some evenings. You must be available to work at least one shift during the weekend of 27th-29th July.

On volunteering days, you will receive lunch and expenses for travel within Glasgow.

The closing date for applications is Monday 25th June, and short interviews will be held during w/c 2nd July, with selected candidates required to attend a training session in w/c 9th July.

To apply, please send your CV with an indication of your availability and a 500 word statement outlining your specific interest in the post, including what particular skills and qualities you will bring to it to sean@conflux.co.uk

A First Aid certificate is an advantage but not required. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch on 0141 559 4925


Conflux has been funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK. Conflux is an Arches project, and is also supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. It aims to develop and promtoe a thriving community of artists and educators working in the field of street arts, physical theatre and circus in Scotland. SURGE 2012 takes place in the Year of Creative Scotland.

Fore more information go to http://www.conflux.co.uk or follow Conflux on Facebook and Twitter.