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We Want You

There are lots of exciting positions available for enthusiastic volunteers at the tenth Kinsale Arts Festival – we couldn’t operate with them.

Volunteering is a great way to gain first hand experience in how a festival is produced, learn new skills and make new friends. Show Volunteers, Theatre Assistants, Actors, Box Office Staff, Visual Art Invigilators and General Crew are needed as part of this year’s Kinsale Arts Festival 2014.

Show Volunteers (plus special roles for those with and interest in sound/ theatre / engineering)

Volunteering at a festival show means you’ll work with the festival to ensure that all front-of-house operations are running smoothly. For some, this may also include some basic technical operations or more physical production assistance.

Theatre Invigilators with an interest with sound/audio are also specifically needed to work with Corcadorca and Eat My Noise every evening of the festival (except Mon 22 and Sun 28)

Corcadorca is one of Irelands best known Theatre Companies – this show will be their first  large scale promenade performance in 6 years. Working directly with the company, you will ensure  the smooth running of the show, and a fun experience for all. Roles include technical assistance, venue management and audience stewardship. There’s even a chance to perform as part of the community cast.

Box Office staff

An ideal position if you genuinely enjoy meeting new people, if you’re chatty, a good communicator and can handle multiple queries in an efficient and friendly manner. Box Office are a team and a dedicated group within the volunteer’s programme who are assigned an information sharing role. You will know everything there is to know about the Festival – the where, what, who and when of the entire Festival programme.

Visual Arts

If you have an interest in contemporary art and culture why not become a volunteer with the Festival’s visual arts programme. Gallery Invigilators are part of the front-of-house team and support the Chief Invigilator in maintaining the security of the exhibitions and safety of the public. We will be holding a 2 x 2 hour information sessions, including an introduction to the visual art,  on 11 and 12 September, venue TBC.

How To Apply

Once you’ve decided what role you are interested in, contact Ruth on 086 6099010 or ruth[at]kinsaleartsfestival.com, specifying your area of interest. We’ll arrange an appointment to meet you in person and to make sure we find something suitable.

ALSO – ACTORS REQUIRED

Corcadorca are seeking both male and female actors for the community cast of the How These Desperate Men Talk. If you are interested in auditioning for a role, please send a brief acting CV. If you have no previous acting experience, please explain in 150 words or less why you would like to get involved in this show. Applications should be sent with a headshot to fin@corcadorca.com.

Please note, you must be available for some evening rehearsals from 8 September onwards and for the run of the production from 19 to 27 September.