Festival Assistant

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Open Lab is a brand new festival from BasildON Creative People and Places featuring arts and culture activities in shop units throughout Basildon town centre.

Open Lab will feature six weeks of pop-up cultural projects in the heart of the town centre. We’ve got film screenings, augmented reality, temporary photography studios, art workshops and loads more going on! Over a six-week period, you might be helping artists install artwork, getting hands-on with workshop delivery, welcoming visitors into the space and providing important direction, or assisting us with evaluating success by talking to visitors about their experience.

What skills do I need?

Have good communication skills
Able to relate to people of different ages, backgrounds and cultures
Comfortable working independently when required, and as part of a team
Reliable and trustworthy
Enthusiastic about creating fun cultural experiences that are accessible and inclusive for everyone.
We will provide you with all the support, training and knowledge you need.


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 10/05/2021

End Date: 02/07/2021

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Availability Details

The days and times that you can volunteer are flexible. We ask you to make a minimum time commitment of 4 hours per week. You will be asked to contribute your availability to a shared rota and your volunteer shifts will be confirmed before the start date of Open Lab.


This opportunity has no specific location.

Posted for
Basildon Creative People and Places

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  • Arts, Heritage and Entertainment
  • Children
  • Environment


  • Creativity
  • Local Events
  • Practical Skills

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