Thanks for your interest in being involved with the 2019 Nightjar Festival. We’re excited for another great season in 2019 and we’re looking for a great bunch of people to volunteer at the festival. If you’re energetic, enthusiastic, reliable & keen to be involved we’d love to hear from you!

Why Volunteer?

  • It’s fun!
  • Try something new and different
  • Enjoy meeting new people and making new friends
  • Personal and professional development and fulfillment
  • Learn and develop new skills
  • Use existing skills in new and exciting ways
  • Have an active part in bringing the Nightjar to life!

Before you get started with your online application, there’s a few things you should know:

  1. You must be 16+ years of age to volunteer at The NightJar Festival.
  2. To be successful volunteers must enjoy working as part of a team and be able to work under pressure.
  3. We have various volunteer positions available in a range of areas.
  4. As a volunteer you are committing to a minimum of 3 hours work during one of the festival dates (below). If you can commit more than 3 hours, we promise we’ll love you forever!
  5. Applicants for the NightJar Festival in Torquay must be available to volunteer on at least one of the following dates: Thursday 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th January 2019.
  6. Applicants for the NightJar In The City in Geelong must be available to volunteer on at least one of the following dates: Friday 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd February 2019.
  7. You must make your own way to the festival site and be available for shifts between 12:00pm – 8:30pm (depending on the role/s you are applying for. See POSITIONS VACANT below for more info).
  8. All positions involve working outdoors in varied weather and involve standing for extended periods of time.
  9. Volunteers undertaking activities approved by the Nightjar Festival are covered under the festival’s insurance policy.
  10. Volunteer applications open on 15th September and close on 15th October. We’ll get in touch with you as soon as we can!
  11. If successful, you will be required to attend a compulsory induction session in Torquay.
  12. Questions marked with * are compulsory.

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteers who complete at least 1 x 3 hour shift are entitled to:

  • Free access to the Nightjar Festival on the night of your allocated shift
  • Access to volunteer facilities
  • Free meal token to use during your break
  • Valuable work experience and personal development
  • Invitation to attend the Staff & Volunteer after party
  • Certificate of Appreciation (on request)

Volunteers who complete at least 3 x 3 hour shifts are entitled to:

  • Free access to the Nightjar Festival on the nights of your allocated shift
  • Access to volunteer facilities
  • Free meal token to use during your break
  • Valuable work experience and personal development
  • Invitation to attend the Staff & Volunteer after party
  • Certificate of Appreciation/Reference Letter (on request)

Volunteers who complete at least 4 x 3 hour shifts are entitled to:

  • Volunteer goodie bag full of awesome stuff!
  • Free access to the NightJar Festival on the nights of your allocated shift
  • Access to volunteer facilities
  • Free meal token to use during your break
  • Valuable work experience and personal development
  • Invitation to attend the Staff & Volunteer after party
  • Certificate of Appreciation/Referral Letter (on request)

NightJar Festival

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS VACANT

  • Waste Warriors: Recycling and composting education, waste collection, interacting with festival crowd, inspiring environmental change in the community. Must be passionate about sustainability and be confident to engage with the public! Shift Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm.
  • Arts Team: Installation art and design. Must have a creative eye for detail and passion for the arts! Shift Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm.
  • Puppeteers: Roving performers spreading good vibes through the festival, interacting with festival crowd. Acting students encouraged to apply, however no prior experience is necessary. As long as you’re willing to engage with the crowd and have fun, this one’s for you! Shift Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

We look forward to receiving your application and wish you all the best!