Volunteer Information

Deadline: June 1, 2017

2017 Summerfest Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in being a Summerfest Volunteer! We have the best crew in the valley and we have a GREAT time during the Summerfest Arts Faire! Listed below are the opportunities available this year. We are looking for individuals and groups to help us out.

General Information

Summerfest dates are Thursday – Saturday, June 15-17. Setup day is Wednesday, June 14. Hours on Thursday and Friday are 11am – 10pm. Saturday hours are 10am – 9pm.

Most shifts are 2 hours minimum. We hope you’ll consider signing up for more than one shift, either consecutive shifts, or one shift a day for two or three days. This helps us immensely!

Volunteer Jobs

Office help before Summerfest (age 16+)

We have periodic needs for help with filing, mailing, running errands, preparing artist packets, printing signs, and more. Skills needed vary, but may include computer skills with Word, Excel, or various design programs, driving, sitting, standing, some lifting and carrying, going up and down stairs, etc. Mostly indoors. Please contact elaine@logansummerfest.com.

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. Walking, sitting. Sun and shade.

Parking Lot Attendants (age 16+)

Our parking space at the tabernacle is limited, and only authorized vehicles are allowed to park here. We need your help to make sure these authorized vehicles are able to get in and out of the parking lot. Sitting, standing. Sun and shade. Please contact dswlogan@gmail.com. 

Bike Valet (age 16+)*

A place for people to safely put their bikes. We need people to tag the bike when people come, watch the area, and take their tag when they return. Sitting, standing. Sun and shade.

Creation Station (age 14+)*

If you're a kid at heart this is where we need your talents! Come help teachers and visitors as they create art projects, participate in dance, theatre, and music activities, and more. Standing, walking, bending, some sitting. Shade.

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. You will be under the supervision of a Boy Scout working toward his Eagle for this project. Walking, running, reaching, lifting heavy objects. Sun and shade. Please contact dswlogan@gmail.com 

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 while working in the dark! We are also looking for a few Eagle Scout projects to assist with this. Walking, running, reaching, lifting heavy objects. Darkness, working until midnight.  Please contact dswlogan@gmail.com 

Counter/Survey Taker (age 16+)*

We need volunteers at every entrance to the Tabernacle grounds, holding clickers to count everyone who comes in. Sitting/standing, possibly talking to visitors. Sun and shade.

Plein Air Tent Assistance (age 16+)

The Plein Air tent is busy place during the Arts Faire. Inside the tent we house all the plein air contest art. 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. Sitting, standing, calculating. Shade.  Please contact joanmahone@gmail.com

Social Media and Website Assistant

Do you love social media and working on websites? We need someone to help our board members 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 15-17, 2017. 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 elaine@logansummerfest.com if you are interested in this position. Computer skills, social media skills, walking, standing, possible photography (your camera). Your home and onsite at Summerfest in sun and shade. Please contact elaine@logansummerfest.com.

North Stage Crew/CD Sales (age 16+)

Our North 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 to us. Shade. Please contact joanmahone@gmail.com.                     Sound Stage Set-Up Wednesday 6/14; Tear Down Saturday 6/17*

South Stage Assistant/CD Sales (age 16+)

If you love to listen to music, stories, theatre, etc., this position is for you. We need someone to welcome the artists that will perform on the stage and make sure they have everything they need during the event. Some of the artists will want help selling CDs and other merchandise. You would make sure their merchandise was set up on a table, and you would watch over it to keep it secure, as well as sell items. Walking, sitting, standing, greeting, calculating, some knowledge of performing arts is helpful but not required. If you’re able, some groups might need help setting up (lifting, carrying, moving equipment). Mostly shade. Let us know which jobs you prefer.  Please contact joanmahone@gmail.com

Hanging Posters (age 16+ or younger with a parent driving)

We need the entire valley covered in posters about Summerfest. If you have some time in the middle of May, we need you! Driving, reaching, talking to merchants, light carrying. Sun and shade all over the valley.  Please contact elaine@logansummerfest.com

Handyman or woman; general runner (age 17+)

We need someone to be on site all weekend to help us with things that come up like an electrical outlet blowing out, last-minute help with setting up tents or helping with tent issues, running errands, troubleshooting technical issues anywhere on the grounds, helping disseminate and collect People’s Choice Award ballots, etc. Walking, running, driving, tool use, lifting, carrying, etc. Sun and shade. (Often just sitting around waiting for a call!)  Please contact joanmahone@gmail.com.

Eagle Scout Projects

Do you need to get your Eagle Scout project done? Practice your organizing skills by recruiting, organizing, and supervising volunteers for our event. Possible projects include:

  • setup assistance on Wednesday and Thursday
  • one full day of manning and supervising the Tabernacle Team
  • plastering the valley with posters and doing some lifting on setup day
  • teardown assistance on Saturday night
  • running the parking lot for three days
  • organizing and running all three days of the visitor count/survey

 

For an Eagle Scout project, please email Doug Walker at dswlogan@gmail.com.

All headings with an asterisk (*) are listed in the SIGN-UP drop down section.

 

Volunteer “How-to’s”

Check In

Check in at the Volunteer Headquarters (located in the center of the Faire, 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.

Parking

We encourage our volunteers to use the CVTD bus 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. CVTD runs a special Summerfest bus all three days during our open hours. You can park at the transit center on 500 N and 100 E, catch the bus, which will drop you off on the east side of the Tabernacle block. To go back, the bus will pick you up on the west side of the Tabernacle block.

Amenities

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 2017 Summerfest Arts Faire, please CLICK HERE to sign up.

Groups: If you wish to schedule a group (5 or more people) to volunteer, please email Joan Mahoney at joanmahone@gmail.com or call 435-770-1531. For an Eagle Scout project, please email Doug Walker at dswlogan@gmail.com

SIGN UP NOW to be a Volunteer!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Summerfest Arts Faire.

If you have any questions, please call the Summerfest office at 435-213-3858 or send an email to volunteers@logansummerfest.com.

Mission Statement

Summerfest Arts Faire, an annual juried event held on the grounds of the Logan Tabernacle, celebrates the arts in Cache Valley by bringing people together to enjoy a festival of high-quality art, music and food.

Contact Details

Mailing Address: 
69 East 100 North
Logan, UT 84321

Event Location:
Historic Downtown
50 North Main Street
Logan, UT 84321

Email: info@logansummerfest.com

Phone: 435-213-3858

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