They sell tickets and t-shirts. They open doors at the venues. They show artists around town. They make Sound Symposium run. They are our volunteers.
Sound Symposium XIX will take over St. John’s July 5 to 15. Volunteer Coordinator Jill Dawe is recruiting volunteers to work morning, afternoon and evening shifts of 2 to 5 hours each.
Dawe herself has been volunteering with Sound Symposium since she was a teenager. She remembers attending a Harbour Symphony workshop with Paul Steffler when she was 13 years old, “Learning the system to compose a piece and hearing it be played from the top of Signal Hill. It is always beautiful, never gets old!”
What makes a great volunteer? Someone who is reliable, patient, and enthusiastic about artistic experiences. If you like interacting with interesting people, that’s definitely a plus.
You could work inside in a concert hall, or you could request a shift out at Cape Spear. If you’re good with computers, sound systems and machines of all sorts, we also need volunteers to assist the technical team. When you work a concert or installation, you get the perk of enjoying the music or art for free. Not bad!
Get your name on our list by Friday, June 15.