Volunteer at Midsumma Festival

Volunteer for Midsumma Festival 2020

Midsumma Festival is a volunteer-fuelled organisation that wouldn't exist without the contribution from individuals within our community.

Volunteering with us is a great opportunity to make new friends and join a group of like-minded individuals who want to help and out and support Midsumma Festival and the communities it represents. This team has been growing for years and loves new members.

We are seeking volunteers to work throughout the upcoming festival, running from 19 January to 9 February 2020 in Melbourne and surrounding suburbs.

Volunteers work on our two signature events Midsumma Carnival in Melbourne on Sunday 19 January and Midsumma Pride March in St Kilda on Sunday 2 February, as well as a selected suite of cultural events throughout the festival.

A few of these roles require team leadership capability and are great for those studying event production management or looking to up skill in this area. These roles are detailed below:

Parade Marshalls

Our Pride March is operated in a similar capacity to a live theatre or performance event. We have a team of marshalls and managers on the ground monitoring operations and safety. It requires some strong people management skills and would be effective as an entry level role to list on a CV.

Stage Managers/Artist Liaisons 

We have a few dedicated assistant stage manager roles at our Carnival and Pride March stages, as well as Artist Liaison support positions.

Carnival Team Leaders

Carnival utilises a team of up to 240 Volunteers. These team members are managed by festival staff and also by Volunteer Team Leaders. The leaders will supervise and support teams of volunteers in a variety of roles on the ground and maintain contact with the Volunteer Coordinator.

When you volunteer, we will say thank you by providing you with:

  • A Midsumma t-shirt, water bottle, and tote bag

  • Last-minute free entry into selected Midsumma shows

  • A voucher for a great selection of Midsumma Carnival and Midsumma Pride March food vendors for the two signature events

  • Experience you can pop on your CV

  • Entry into the VIP Bar at Midsumma Carnival (if you're not working)... and on the last night of the festival, we throw a big Thank You party where you get to mingle with volunteers, VIPs and artists.

Applications are open now! If you'd like to join the team, please head through to this link and fill out the quick form. We'll be in touch again soon!

Have a question or an issue with the application form? Please feel free to contact Tom, our Volunteers Coordinator, via [email protected] or call the office on 03 9296 6600.

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