The job of a Stage Crew Volunteer is to assist in the setup and teardown of bands on the main and OLG stages. This includes any technical and logistical needs as they arise to ensure a smooth running set of concerts.
Duties & Responsibilities
Assist with setting up the stage infrastructure leading up to the festival as well as the tearing down of the stage infrastructure at the end of the festival. May be required to accompany drivers to transport equipment between performance venues.
We are also responsible with helping with setting up the festival infrastructure (Main tent and Follow-spot towers, see below.
Qualifications & Requirements
To be a Stage Crew Volunteer, you MUST have CSA approved safety footwear (steel toes for every shift. If you do not arrive with steel toes, you will not be allowed on shift.
Things to consider to be on Stage Crew:
• You must be able to work alone and in teams.
• You must be able to take direction and work quickly and efficiently.
• There will be heavy lifting required at times.
• Be ready to have fun, its live music after all!
Training for safety and general stage crew activities is provided
Friendly, energetic, efficient and reliable. Ability to lift, shift and strike up to 50 pounds of technical equipment both on and off stage. Work promptly and efficiently during set changes. Willing to learn staging and lighting procedures and equipment. Able to take direction. Willing to work with others in a team environment. Knowledge of sound and/or lighting equipment and stage set-up is helpful but not essential. Not be afraid of heights, comfortable climbing and working at heights. Be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Willing to tackle whatever jobs need to be done to put the show on.
TO BE PART OF THE STAGE CREW “Members shall wear CSA approved safety footwear” FOR ALL SHIFTS, OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE SENT HOME.
The festival runs from Jun 23rd to June 30th.
During the festival, stage volunteers assist the musicians and their crews with their stage setup plot (lights and sound). Band equipment is unloaded from trucks, trailers, or personal vehicles/vans, and brought on stage for set up before each show. The gear is the taken down and reloaded after the show. Some equipment can be heavy and require two or more volunteers.
Main stage shows run in two shifts between 9am and 10:30pm.
OLG stage (second stage) shifts run two shifts of six to eight hours between 10am and 11:30pm, and may go past midnight.
Stage Installation Shifts
We are looking for volunteers who are available for setting up and taking down the stages and its infrastructure. All sound and lighting (truss and fixtures) equipment must be installed and taken down.
• Setup dates are June 12th to June 22nd, from 9am to 5pm.
• Teardown dates are July 1st to July 5th. Early teardown may begin after the final concert on June 30th and may go into early morning of July 1st. The remainder of the infrastructure will be removed once the stage has been removed from under each tent.
Setup and teardown will also include erecting and taking down the main tent for the main stage, under the supervision of a company representative.
“Members without CSA approved safety footwear will not be allowed on shift”
DURING FESTIVAL: We are also recruiting for the festival. Shifts vary in length between 6 and 8 hours. Volunteers work either on Main Stage (1 or 2 crews, depending on the size of act, on 2 shifts) or on the OLG Stage in Confederation Park, shifts as per Main stage, 6 to 8 hours. The late show at OLG may go past midnight.
For more information on Stage crew work, see the team's website and documents: Stage Teams web site
“Members shall wear CSA approved safety footwear”