Perth Festival requires three volunteers for all weekday sessions and four volunteers for weekends during the season of I Think I Can at the WA Museum. For more information about I Think I Can see https://2014.perthfestival.com.au/Whats-on-by-Genre/Free-and-Spectacular/I-Think-I-Can
I Think I Can runs from 8-19 February 2014. Shifts will be from 10.30am-2.30pm and 2-5:30pm except on 13 and 14 February when shifts will be from 12.30-4pm and 3.30-7.30pm.
Volunteers are invited to attend an hour-long induction on Friday 7 February from 4-5pm. If you cannot attend the induction, you can still volunteer – the Project Manager will do a quick induction before your first shift.
SPECIFIC VOLUNTEER DUTIES
On the day of your shift you will report to the onsite Production Manager who will allocate you your roles for the shift. These will change depending on the number of people engaging with the work and the number of staff on site. If there are two volunteers on a shift, it will be possible to swap and share roles.
• Audience Engagement: This is a rather involved project and will need some explaining to audience members. If there is a queue be sure to inform audience members that participation could take up to half an hour or 45 minutes. If people are waiting for a host after completing their personality tests, they can look up their residents past history on the blog (computers provided), or read other stories from the town. Directing people to these computers will also give them a sense of what others have done and what the project is about.
• Avatar Survey: This is the first point of engagement for audience members participating in the work. After doing a short survey on the iPad, they choose their avatar and are taken to the model railway to place their avatar in the town. If they choose to give us their email address at the end of the survey, they will be sent news updates on their character at the end of the day.
• Counting Visitors/Recording Audience Data: Try to survey as many people who come to look at the work as possible, if we get their email address we can keep them updated on the daily progress of the characters. We can also stay in touch about future projects. Using a clicker counter take a count of the number of people watching the work and record the number at the end of your shift. We will use these counts to calculate the daily audience figures.
• Operating the Video Camera: You may be asked to operate the camera, filming the narrative in Springfield Junction as it unfolds. Not all volunteers will be asked to do this task, as it requires some specialist skill.
• Assisting the Hosts: The onsite Production Manager will let you know if the performers need any special assistance. You won’t be required to perform, but it might be a couple of odd jobs to help them out.
• Invigilation: Some parts of the layout are very delicate and they should not be touched. Please monitor how close people get to the layout, especially during busy times, particularly if children are involved.
• Opening and Closing the Work: At the beginning and end of your shift you may be required to assist the other site staff in removing the fencing and dustcovers from the work to get it ready for performance, following the instructions of the onsite Production Manager.
To register your interest, please email [email protected]
with the subject line ‘I Think I Can’ by COB Monday 3 February.