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Event Bump-In Assistant

Bump In Assistant



Venue Name:

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale Street, South Bank

Reporting Location:

Volunteer Check-in, Exhibition Hall 4

Reporting To:

Bookfest Coordinator

Role Location:

Exhibition Halls 3 & 4

Role Summary:

To provide support to the crew who set up the event

Specific Tasks:

  • Assist setting up trestle tables
  • Assist setting up information booth and volunteer area and sale point areas
  • Unpack crates of books and other items (such as stationery, magazines and records) onto tables into the appropriate categories and sections.

Desired Requirements:

An excellent level of fitness is required as set up volunteers are on their feet, walking on the hard-concrete floor. Lifting and stretching are a requirement of this role. A basic understanding of manual handling procedures (the correct way to lift heavy/large items) would be an advantage although manual handling training will be provided.

Personal Attributes:

  • Friendly and helpful
  • Happy to lend a hand
  • Love team work

Skills Acquired / Role Benefit

  • Will meet new people
  • Learn new skills


Water and a tea/coffee station are available all day.

NOTE: Lunch is not provided but there are refrigerators available to store your own provisions.


Role Risks:

A high-visibility vest and gloves are provided for this role. Remember to wear comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes as you will be walking on a hard-concrete floor.


It is a requirement for all volunteers and staff working at this event to wear enclosed shoes.


During the set up of the event, the exhibition loading doors remain open and air-conditioning is not operating at this time. The halls can become hot, particularly during the summer months. It is important that volunteers in this role drink plenty of water, are mindful of manual handling techniques and have self-awareness of repetitive movement and how it affects their wellbeing – it’s okay to say ‘no’.


Advise a team member if you require a break.


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