This year, thanks to LEADER, we’re delighted to roll out our 2017 Mentoring Programme, open to those within the Forth Valley Lomond, and Kelvin Valley & Falkirk areas.

We’re looking for eight individuals to join us for a high-quality, in-depth event experience, gaining insight into festival and event management and being mentored by members of our core festival team. These will be volunteer roles with all travel expenses and food provided.

Each placement will last around 20 days over a three month period (June – August), with some work before and after the festival, and a heavy focus on the festival event week – roughly Monday 24th July – Thursday 3rd August (some variation is to be expected, dependent upon the role).

What do I get out of it?

Event Scotland’s ‘Scotland: The Perfect Stage’ Strategy (2015-2025) lays out the national need for a well-trained and motivated volunteer workforce supporting the Events Industry to drive developments from local level, and a clearly defined career path for those working in the industry.

These roles have been designed with career progression in mind, and as such would be particularly suitable for any individuals studying or otherwise working toward a career in events management, marketing & social media, volunteer management, art, stage management or market research.  Candidates should be over 18.

Each role has been assigned a professional and experience mentor, has a defined job specification (see below), and additional support will be available from the Volunteer Coordinator. You will be a core member of the MugStock team, and gain a great deal of very hands on practical events experience. These are all voluntary roles, however we will pay reasonable out of pocket expenses, including travel, and we’ll also feed you while you’re on-site with us at the festival.

If you’re interested in any of these roles, please send a CV and covering letter, explaining why you’d be good for the role, and why you’d like to volunteer with us, to sara@mugstock.org

Artwork & Decor  (x2 positions available)

Part of the Decor Team, mentored by the Head of Decor, and helping to implement the festival’s decor strategy.  You’ll talk to suppliers to source materials, design and build large scale pieces of decor, support in the delivery of community art workshops, and work on-site as part of the decor team working on site build and take down. 

JobSpec-ArtworkDecor.docx

Market Research

Supporting the Marketing Team, mentored by the Marketing & Communications Director, and helping to inform our marketing strategy through research.  You’ll analyse data from previous festivals, plan and implement a market research strategy, work with the Fundraising Team and Festival Director to ensure we collect the correct data, and help to analyse the post-festival survey.

JobSpec-MarketResearch.docx

Media & Film

Part of the Marketing Team, mentored by the Marketing & Communications Director and creating digital content to promote and document the festival.  You’ll help to organise the festival’s media archives, create digital content such as teaser videos, document the production period on site, and edit and publish digital content after the event. 

JobSpec-MediaFilm.docx

Production (these positions are now filled)

Supporting the Festival Production Team, mentored by the Festival Director and Production Manager, and helping to ensure the pre-planning and smooth delivery of the festival.  You’ll speak to suppliers, maintain the online register of services, and work on site as part of the festival’s production crew during the site build, festival, and take down period.  

Trader Liaison

Supporting and mentored by the Traders Manager, helping to attract and support independent businesses to be involved with the festival.  You’ll research and meet businesses, liaise with the local authority, work on site as part of the festival’s production crew during the production period with a particular focus on the traders’ area, and work with the marketing team to explore opportunities for sponsorship or on-site marketing.

JobSpec-TraderLiaison.docx

Volunteer Engagement

Supporting the Volunteer Coordinator in the recruitment, training, scheduling and support of the overall Volunteer Team.  You’ll research and action opportunities to advertise our volunteer opportunities, and work alongside the Volunteer Coordinator to welcome, train and support the Volunteer Team during the festival.  

JobSpec-VolunteerEngagement.docx

Am I eligible?

As a condition of funding, we’re looking to recruit from specific areas of the country.  These are listed on a separate page here.  If you’re unsure at all, please email sara@mugstock.org with your full address & postcode.

If you’re interested in any of these roles, please send a CV and covering letter, explaining why you’d be good for the role, and why you’d like to volunteer with us, to sara@mugstock.org

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