If you’re inspired, enthusiastic and up for a challenge then we want to hear from you! As Herefordshire’s favourite homegrown boutique festival we’re seeking talented volunteers to support the creation and development of this diverse and innovative event with the community at its heart.
Nozstock is a ten-stage festival – we’re proud of our grassroots and want to keep the treasured atmosphere from our overgrown party days while making sure we offer a festival experience that jostles with the big beasts! We’re family-run on volunteer power with an amazing culture – all our crew bring something unique and share satisfaction in putting on a good time for our punters and of course, for ourselves…
Whether you’re interested in volunteering just to get in free to see the amazing line up over the weekend, or if you are looking for something more involved to add wealth to your experience, we could have the opportunity for you so take a look at the roles on offer below. Nozstock has spawned some incredible talent – folks who began their humble roots here on the farm and are now working at some of the largest festivals, arts organisations and agencies in the world. Come, join the fold!
Short Term Volunteer RolesWEEKENDERS - STEWARDS, BAR STAFF...
If you’re nifty with a swifty, got the gift of the gab, or frankly are just an ultra-nice human being, then grab yourself free entry to the most community-minded festival around and join our volunteer crew. We accept only the loveliest bartenders, stewards and customer service wonders here at Nozstock, and you could be part of that rather nice collective.
You’ll be asked to complete approx. 15 hours over the weekend, so frankly it’s a snip for the ticket, and you’ll get to make some of the best friends of your life.
If you’re camera savvy and fancy helping us document Nozstock this year then please cast your eye over our opportunities. You’ll get some great footage for your portfolio and work with a lovely team of up-and-comers. Make contacts, share ideas, and get shooting.
Please only apply for either a photographer role OR a filmmaker role.
Longer Term Volunteer RolesDECOR CREW
The brightest creative sparks delivery colour, beauty and downright surreal imagery to every corner of Nozstock every year. From amazing stage designs, to quirky signage, we’re lucky to have some of the best talent on board. Ever seen such a carefully created spectacle? We didn’t think so!
It takes time and dedication to bring the world of Nozstock, and its annual theme, to life, but if you’re bursting with ideas, have a keen urge to experiment and can be resourceful and willful in getting your inspirations beyond the realm of the imaginary, then Nozstock decor could be for you.
We’re looking for collectives and crews as well as one-man-bands that are looking to spark off new creatives so whatever your level, we’d like to know more.
If you can smile in any situation and have a thirst to get into the nitty gritty of festival management, then becoming an admin intern at Nozstock could be for you. Our interns are the backbone of the festival, putting together the processes that make Nozstock work. They write content for our website and newsletters, research music, arts, films, as well as supporting us with our relationships with charity and media partners. Over the festival weekend, they provide tip-top customer service to our treasured punters. They design, they slog it and they deliver.
If you have an understanding of MS Office and/or Google Docs, as well as e-mail, some experience with personnel and budgeting, a methodical approach and strict adherence to detail, and you want a rounded production experience then get in touch. You should be friendly and outgoing, happy to ask questions and chase answers and keen to work as part of a team.
If you are up for the challenge please send a statement of your skills and experience (approx. 300 words) with a CV to email@example.com with the subject ADMININTERN.
This is a great role to gain experience in creative event management and develop your programming and stage management skills. You would be supported in your role by the festival production team.
If you are up for the challenge please send a CV and a statement of your skills and experience (approx. 300 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject THEATRECOORD.
This is a great role to gain experience in event management and develop your people skills. As Nozstock is still a very grassroots event run by volunteers, pay cannot be guaranteed and will be pending financial success, but this is a great opportunity for experience.
If you are up for the challenge please send a statement of your skills and experience (approx. 300 words) to email@example.com with the subject STALLSASSIST.
Our Tent judges grade campsites on cleanliness, friendliness and funkyness. Prizes are awarded for the best tents, and spot prizes are available for special efforts. It’s all about bunting, flags, up cycled trashifacts and being as creative as you can be. For 2017 we are looking for a new Clean Campsite Manager to join and co-ordinate our tent judges. The successful candidate must be gregarious and friendly, not afraid to join campsites and strike up a conversation or tell people to keep it tidy! A passion for sustainability is a must as well as a creative mind and good communication.
To apply send your C.V plus a short statement of your skills and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject CAMPMANAGER
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We are looking for a patient and detail orientated individual to provide on site support to our Production Manager at the event – undertaking various tasks to ensure the smooth running of the festival. The successful applicant would be ‘on hand’ over the festival to deal with monitoring of the site, reporting urgent matters to the Production Manager and using on site knowledge to solve problems. Prioritizing is your strong point and remaining helpful and friendly is crucial. The role will give invaluable insight into issues such as licensing, health and safety, noise regulation and traffic control as well as offering you a collective of talented people with which to make friends and contacts. Must be available on site from Sunday 16th July 2017.There is potential for this position to expand to become a long term crew member, assisting the manager with administration before 2018’s event. Pay cannot be guaranteed but all expenses will be covered.
To apply please send your C.V and a short covering email to email@example.com with the subject PRODUCTIONASSIST