Volunteer Information & Application
Deadline: June 1, 2016
Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer at the 2016 Summerfest Arts Faire! It takes more than 300 volunteers to help us build, run and tear down the event and there’s no way the Arts Faire would happen without volunteers! You are truly the lifeblood of Summerfest!
Sign Up for Volunteer Shifts
If you are interested in volunteering for the 2016 Summerfest Arts Faire, you may leave your information on our Volunteer Interest Form and we will notify you when the shift schedule is open in May. Thank you!
Volunteer Opportunities-Be pART of it!
Summerfest has volunteer opportunities that suit just about anyone’s skill level and interest. Particularly interested in the visual arts? Be an artist’s booth sitter, giving the artist a break to get a bit of rest or food. Not afraid of a little hard physical labor? Help us build the event or tear it down! Check out the list and descriptions below and come be pART of it! All shifts are for Thursday, June 16 – Saturday, June 18, unless otherwise indicated.
Set Up - Build the Arts Faire (age 15+ - or part of an Eagle Scout project)
Wear your grubbies and help us build the Faire! We start Wednesday, June 15th and finish up Thursday morning the 18th to get everything ready for our guests. We are also looking for an Eagle Scout project to provide dedicated Artist set-up assistance.
Shifts available from: 8:00am – 6pm, Wed. June 15th and 7:00am – Noon, Thurs. June 16th.
Artist’s Booth Sitter (age 16+)
Enjoy meeting people? This is a great way to help out our visual artists by giving them a break in their long day, refill their water bottles or get a bite to eat. You don’t have to sell their art, you just hang out in their booth and tell the patrons the artist will be back in a few minutes.
Shifts: Noon – 2pm / 2pm – 4pm / 4pm – 6pm / 6pm –8pm
Art Yard (age 14+)
If you're a kid at heart this is where we need your talents! Come help families as they create hands-on projects for all ages in the Family Art Yard.
Shifts: Noon – 2pm / 2pm – 4pm / 4pm – 6pm
Tabernacle Team (age 15+)
Summerfest Arts Faire takes great pride in keeping the Tabernacle grounds clean and green. Support our efforts by working with our Tabernacle Team on recycling, waste disposal, maintaining food areas and overall Tabernacle grounds beautification. Grab a friend and sign up for a shift - or choose a day and make it an Eagle Scout project!
Shifts: Th & F 10am - Noon / Noon – 2pm / 2pm – 4pm / 4pm – 6pm / 6pm – 8pm / 8 pm – 10pm Sat 9am - 11am / 11am - 1pm / 1pm - 3pm / 3pm - 5pm / 5pm - 7pm / 7pm - 9pm
Strike/Tear Down (age 15+ - or part of an Eagle Scout project)
Yes, it only takes us 4 hours to strike the entire Arts Faire! We have to have it all off by the stroke of midnight. Come help us take everything down and put it away for next year. This job involves lots of physical labor and a cheerful attitude. We are also looking for one or two Eagle Scout projects to assist our artists in taking down their booths.
Shifts: 8pm – midnight
Plein Air Tent Assistance (age 18+)
The Plein Air tent is a busy place during the Arts Faire. Inside the tent we house all the plein air contest submissions and scholarship items. These items are sold in our silent auction. Proceeds help fund our kick-off event and scholarship fund. What is "Plein Air?" It is artwork that is created in the open air in a short time period. Because we invite the public to come and bid on this artwork throughout the event, we need a few extra volunteers to answer questions and help customers fill out various bid forms. We also need a few individuals to help close-out the silent Auction. If you enjoy interacting with the community, consider helping us out.
Th & F Shifts: 10am - Noon / Noon – 2pm / 2pm – 4pm / 4pm – 6pm /6 pm – 8pm
Sat Shifts: Noon – 2pm / 2pm – 4pm / 4pm – 6pm / 6pm – 8pm / 8pm– 10pm
Social Media Assistant
Do you love social media? We need someone to post pics and blurbs to our sites beginning the middle of May, as well as tweet, post, pin and blurb throughout the Faire. You would only need to be available about an hour a day for the 4 weeks preceding the event, as well as about 2 hours a day June 18-20, 2015. Total time involved? 10 hours of fun community service that makes a HUGE difference for us. Please help us connect so that all of our friends and neighbors can be pART of it! Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in this position.
Acoustic Stage Assistant
If you love to listen to music, stories, theatre, etc… this position is for you. We need someone to set up the portable sound system each morning, welcome the artists that will perform on the stage and make sure they have everything they need during the event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to volunteer at this venue.
Main Stage Crew/CD sales
Our main stage boasts fabulous music of all genres. We could use some volunteers to assist with unloading, equipment set up and music sales. If you would like to spend a few hours listening to great music and are not afraid of some heavy lifting, this would be a good place for you. You could also simply be on call for those artists who need someone to sell their CD’s. Please indicate this preference on your Volunteer Interest Form.
Th & F Shifts: 10:30am – 1pm / 1pm – 4pm / 4pm – 7pm / 7pm – 10pm
Sat. Shifts: 9:30am – Noon / Noon – 3pm / 3pm – 6pm / 6pm – 9pm
We need the entire valley covered in posters about the Arts Faire. If you have some time in the middle of May, we need you!
Summerfest gives awards to Artists for best in Show and People’s choice. We also do some promotions and prizes for our patrons. We need someone to help us collect and count votes, help get people signed up for the drawings during the event and hand out prizes Saturday afternoon/evening.
Eagle Scout project
Do you need to get your Eagle Scout project done? Practice your organizing skills by organizing a day’s worth of volunteers for our event. Possible projects include: Artist Set up assistance, one full day of manning and supervising the Tabernacle Team, plastering the valley with posters/postcards, Artist assistance in packing up their art and tents, and Monday morning Tabernacle grounds cleaning/loading garbage cans.
Check in at the Volunteer Headquarters (located in the center of the Fair, just north of the east Tabernacle doors) and our Volunteer Coordinator will direct you to your assignment. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled shift time. Wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen. It’s usually hot in Utah in the summertime, but we have been known to get an occasional summer thunderstorm rolling through in the late afternoons, so bring a light jacket if the forecast is for rain. Please leave your valuables in your car or at home as we do not have lockers and cannot be responsible for your valuables.
We encourage our volunteers to use the CVTD busses to get to the Tabernacle grounds (except for those helping with set-up and strike). Please be aware of the bus schedules and know when the last bus runs if you are staying late.
All volunteers receive a Summerfest Volunteer T-shirt and an invitation to our Volunteer/Sponsor “Thank You” dinner the week following the event.
Individuals: If you are interested in volunteering for the 2016 Summerfest Arts Faire, please submit our Volunteer Interest Form. We will notify you in the spring when the shift schedule is available.
Groups: If you wish to schedule a group (5 or more people) to volunteer or an Eagle Scout project, please email Laurie Jackson at email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Summerfest Arts Faire.