Volunteer for Big Barn Dance 2019!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 2019 Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Music Festival, held at Kit Carson Park in beautiful Taos, NM this September 5th, 6th and 7th. We could not do it without YOU! If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

SHIFT TIMES AND JOB DESCRIPTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

We need people to help in the following areas:

MERCHANDISE SALES: Volunteers handle product selection and transactions for festival and artist merchandise sales as well as distribute festival t-shirts to VIP list

FLOATER: Floaters are responsible for checking all positions to see if anyone needs to be relieved for restroom breaks, etc (max. time to relieve someone is 10 minutes) as well as fill in for any missing positions. Floaters may also be asked to assist at the gates or merchandise tent as needed.

ASSISTANT TO ARTIST CHECK IN: Assist artist check-in by running merchandise to and from the merchandise tent, help count in and out merchandise, and assist with any miscellaneous tasks

HOSPITALITY BACKSTAGE: Volunteers will keep backstage area neat and assist with food (may include grilling). Volunteers will also double check wristbands.

FRONT GATE/ TICKET BOOTH POSITIONS:

  • VIP & GUEST CHECK IN: Pass out tickets/packets to VIPs and others on the guest list
  • ONLINE TICKET CHECK IN: Volunteers assist ticket agents by scanning patrons’ tickets at the gate and applying wristbands after ticket verification
  • TICKET SALES: Sell tickets to the ‘Barn Dance Only’ on Saturday night and assist with online ticket check in
  • VOLUNTEER CHECK IN: Check in volunteers and apply wristband daily. Distribute lanyard passes as volunteers arrive.

SECURITY & WRISTBAND CHECK POINTS: Volunteers check wristbands at various locations throughout the grounds, as well as ensuring that NO alcohol or alcohol containers leave or enter the premises.Volunteers in the VIP tent will keep VIP and backstage area neat and assist with food. Volunteers will also check for appropriate wristbands at all check points.

  • NOTE: If you have any issues with a participant or anyone else, please find a BBD staff member or officer on duty immediately. Always put your safety first. If involved in or witness to an altercation, ask the volunteer coordinator for an accident report form. 

 

VOLUNTEER SHIFTS

All shifts are approximately 4.5 hours with small overlap. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your shift starts to check in. We also ask that volunteers don’t leave their shift until their replacement arrives (volunteers will receive contact info for BBD staff in the event of any issues or questions). Shifts are scheduled as follows:

SHIFT TIMES LISTED HERE ARE APPROXIMATE & MAY DIFFER FROM YOUR SCHEDULE. PLEASE SEE YOUR EMAIL FOR YOUR OFFICIAL SHIFT SCHEDULE.

  • MERCHANDISE,FLOATERS, HOSPITALITY, ASSISTANT TO ARTIST CHECK IN
    • EARLY: 10:00am –2:30pm
    • MIDDLE: 2:15 – 6:45pm
    • LATE: 6:30 – 11:00pm
  • FRONT GATES/ TICKET BOOTH
    • EARLY: 9:00am – 1:30pm
    • MIDDLE: 1:15 – 5:45pm
    • LATE: 5:30 – 10:00pm
  • SECURITY & WRISTBAND CHECK POINTS
    • EARLY: 11:30am –3:30pm
    • MIDDLE: 3:15 – 7:15pm
    • LATE: 7:00 – 11:00pm

Times are approximate

If you work one shift, you will receive a free pass for that day for yourself. If you work two shifts on the same day, then you will receive a free pass for that day for yourself plus a Michael Hearne merchandise item (T-shirt or CD). If you have already purchased your tickets, you will receive a Michael Hearne merchandise item (T-shirt or cd) for each shift worked.

If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the form below, or email bigbarndance@hotmail.com

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