Specialized Volunteer Positions

Interested volunteers should apply with a resume and application. To learn more about these positions, email volunteer@theworks.ab.ca

Photography Crew

Help The Works staff document significant moments of the festival and related events.  

The Works Art & Design Festival lasts 13 days with many venues, receptions, performances and endless photo opportunities. Work within in a team to capture these moments sufficiently. Responsibilities may include:

  • Following shot list to take photos requested by the marketing department and photography team lead.
  • Being present at festival events throughout the season to photograph key moments
  • Properly crediting artwork that appears in photographs
  • Managing data: labeling, sorting and transferring files to The Works staff or computers

Some specialized skills required:

  • Some experience photographing large groups of people
  • Access to a camera
  • Detail oriented
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, outdoor festival environment in all weather conditions

Production Support Crew

Take part in producing North America’s largest outdoor art and design festival. Assist the production crew in erecting or dismantling the infrastructure necessary to withstand all weather conditions and hundreds of thousands of footsteps.

We need your help with a very wide range of tasks:

  • Following correct safety procedure while on duty
  • Using hand tools to assemble some festival structures
  • Painting walls
  • Loading and unloading festival supplies
  • Looking out for and minimizing hazards
  • Answering the public’s questions while festival is setting up.

No experience necessary, but volunteers should own their own steel toe boots.

Some specialized skills required:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lift at least 30lb
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Experience on construction sites or similar environments is an asset