Fringe Festival Information Services Team


INFORMATION SERVICES TEAM

 

NOTE: This team is currently only accepting application for virtual volunteers or returning in-person volunteers.

 

 

The Information Services Team are the folks with all the answers! They work at information booths around the site and are responsible for answering patron questions and selling merchandise. In addition to providing fringers with access to information and opportunities to support the Fringe in-person, they also respond to inquiries through an online chat program on our website.

 

For 2021, we are creating in-person and virtual volunteer positions on the Information Services Team. In-person volunteers work in the info tents on the Fringe grounds (similar to previous years). Virtual volunteers work from the comfort of their own home and respond to patron inquiries received through the online live-chat program.

 

Duties:

  • Sell Edmonton Fringe merchandise

  • Provide background information about the Edmonton Fringe and shows

  • Provide directions to venues and other areas of the site

  • Be familiar with key fringe information to support patrons

  • Act as a positive and enthusiastic representative of the Edmonton Fringe

  • Respond to online inquiries through a live chat program (virtual volunteers)

 

Requirements:

  • Must be 14+ years of age

  • Outgoing, enthusiastic, and prepared to offer radical hospitality to patrons

  • Comfortable talking to patrons about the Edmonton Fringe, including information about shows, the site, and ways to support the Fringe

  • Ability to sit outdoors, under a tent, for the duration of a 4-hour shift (in-person volunteers)

  • Must supply personal computer and internet connection (virtual volunteers)

  • Proficient at operating a desktop or laptop computer (virtual volunteers)

  • Excellent understanding and ability to communicate in spoken and written English

 

Hours for this team generally run from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

 

Do you have questions about the duties or requirements for this team? Contact us! The Volunteer Department wants to ensure you have a fun and rewarding volunteer experience. Send us an email at volunteers@fringetheatre.ca or call us at 780-409-1922. We can discuss your needs, skills, favourite activities, and any possible modifications in order to find the perfect team for you!

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