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Join the 2020 Festival Volunteer Team!

Volunteers are an essential part of the New Zealand Festival of the Arts team, helping us create a fantastic Festival experience for our audience and artists.

Festival volunteers gain valuable event management experience, collaborate with Festival staff, connect with Festival audiences and get involved behind the scenes in delivering incredible performances and events from all around the world.

We’re looking for volunteers across several of our projects during the New Zealand Festival between 21 February – 15 March 2020. You can choose which areas you are interested in:

  • Writers support the delivery of the Festival’s Writer’s programme, ensuring audiences and writers are cared for.
  • Access, Community and Education provide information and guidance for young audiences, our community programmes, and assist with our accessibility & inclusion initiatives, including workshops, touch tours, and NZSL interpreted performances.
  • Festival Ambassadors act as a friendly informative face of the Festival during lunchtimes at our info hub on Bond Street.
  • Talanoa Mau host attendees and liaise with guest speakers at this 2-day conference of artists and thinkers from around the world.

How to Apply

To apply to become a 2020 Festival volunteer please complete our online application form below.

You can apply to be a Festival volunteer in one or more areas. To get a better idea of what’s involved in each area, please first review our Volunteer Job Descriptions. You must be available to sign up for the minimum number of shifts specified in each job description.

Then simply complete our online application form. We will need to know your contact details, availability, relevant skills and see a CV.

Applications close midnight Sunday 2 February 2020

You must be over 18 years of age and have a clean police record to apply. Understanding and communicating in conversational English is essential, fluency in other languages is a bonus.  Although experience in a similar role is an advantage, training will be provided as necessary.

If you have any further questions, please email us.