Bumbershoot 2018 is now recruiting for volunteers!
Our goal is to recruit the very best volunteers to join us for what promises to be a banner year for Seattle's favorite music and arts festival. Those selected to volunteer will play a key role in shaping the festival-going experience for everyone who visits Seattle Center this year for the three day celebration over Labor Day Weekend : Friday, August 31, Saturday, Sept.1, and Sunday Sept. 2.
We sincerely thank you for your interest in donating your personal time in support of the 48th Bumbershoot Festival.
From the beginning, volunteers have played a significant role in Bumbershoot's success. Through the hard work, endless support, and continued generosity of our volunteers, Bumbershoot continues to reach new generations of festival-goers.
We are looking for quality volunteers who are eager to join us in making Bumbershoot 2018 a success. The opportunity to apply is open to all and volunteers will be selected based on their answers to the questions below. We value enthusiasm for entry level volunteers and seek experienced volunteers for some of the more specialized roles.
Please note: In 2017 we received over a thousand applications for just 200 volunteer positions. For consideration in 2018, we encourage you to submit your completed application prior to the deadline (JULY 20) and be sure to tell us why you think you would be a valued volunteer.
GENERAL INFO: Bumbershoot volunteers are needed between August 26 and Sept. 5 for pre-festival set-up, onsite support during the festival, and the post-event breakdown.
WHAT YOU GET: Invited volunteers may earn the following incentives for their participation:
HOW IT WORKS: Volunteers will be selected, based on how well their skills match the tasks of the position and invitations will be extended by late July to those chosen. Based on response, there will be a second round of invitations issued shortly thereafter.
All commitments must be finalized by August 10, 2018 and volunteers will be scheduled for a 3-4 hour shift (or more) before during and after the festival, based on your requested preferences. Not all requests can be accommodated, but we try! Your volunteering hours may be scheduled between 10 AM and 11 PM
Upon accepting a volunteer role, volunteers must sign a code of ethics agreement and volunteers must provide a valid credit card and recognized form of ID. A non-refundable deposit of $5 will be charged to the credit card. If you fail to join us for your volunteer shift, your credit card will be charged for any incentives you may have received in good faith, prior to your scheduled shift.
GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF GOOD WILL: Volunteers are expected to arrive sober 15 minutes prior to their scheduled shift and will be expected to be professional, cordial and congenial to patrons, staff, and fellow volunteers at all times.
Thanks and we look forward to reviewing your application!
One Reel is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to transforming public spaces into extraordinary educational, cultural and artistic experiences.
With events like Career Days, Pianos In The Parks, and Bumbershoot's essential character programming, One Reel fuels Seattle civic pride through signature experiences that foster growth and development in our community and the arts. Our objective is to increase participation and opportunities for artists and audiences from all backgrounds, and to leave a lasting cultural legacy for future generations.
Since 1972, One Reel has been involved with Bumbershoot. In 1980 the City of Seattle hired the organization to produce the Festival and in 1995, One Reel started to produce the Festival independently. In various years over the last decade, One Reel has worked with AEG Live to produce Seattle's iconic music and arts Festival at Seattle Center.