Volunteer Assistant Stage Manager - Main Stage (September Event)

Posted by Bi Pride UK

Volunteer Assistant Stage Manager - Main Stage (September Event)

Home-based

This is a voluntary role, however all reasonable expenses incurred will be reimbursed.

Voluntary

About the organisation

Bi Pride UK’s mission is to create spaces where people who experience attraction beyond gender can be freely visible and celebrate themse... Read more

Job Description

Ideal time commitment: approx. 20 hours per month, increasing nearer to our annual flagship event in September 2019; flexible

Responsible to: Head of Stages

Location: This is a remote role, but being London-based would be an advantage. You will need to be present at the venue on 7th September 2019.

About Bi Pride UK:

Bi Pride UK’s mission is to create spaces where people who experience attraction beyond gender can be freely visible and celebrate themselves and their identities. Our flagship Bi Pride event, taking place on 7th September 2019 at Round Chapel in Hackney, aims to raise visibility and awareness of our community and celebrate attraction beyond gender.

About the role:

The Volunteer Assistant Stage Manager - Main Stage (September Event) will be part of the Production and Events team, supporting the Events Manager to deliver the flagship Bi Pride event and its content to raise visibility and awareness of people attracted beyond gender. They will also support the Main Stage team to operate technical requirements including sound, lighting, and AV throughout the day. This role also involves taking part in our committee meetings (via conference call on the third Monday evening of every month), and also our Production and Events team meetings (fortnightly on Wednesday evenings).

The Volunteer Assistant Stage Manager - Main Stage (September Event) will need to declare any current conflicts of interest.

Main tasks and activities:

  • Supporting the management of the Main Stage prior to and on the day of the event;

  • Supporting the set-up of the Main Stage, including spiking and other duties, prior to and on the day of the event;

  • Supporting the Stages Manager to recruit the core Production and Events team;

  • Supporting the Production and Events team, and the wider committee, as required;

Volunteer specification:

  • Experience of stage management, including stage spiking, would be an advantage;

  • Good knowledge of safe working practices;

  • Ability to think proactively and work under pressure;

  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders with differing priorities;

  • Ability to self-motivate when working remotely;

  • Strong written and oral communication skills;

  • Effective team-working skills and ability to motivate others;

  • An understanding of the needs of bi people and communities in the UK and an interest and passion for tackling discrimination against and improving the visibility of people in the UK who experience attraction to more than one gender;

  • Commitment to the aims and objectives of Bi Pride UK;

What you’ll get out of the role:

  • Experience of stage management for multi-act live events, particularly within a voluntary context;

  • Experience of working with external stakeholders, particularly within an events and voluntary context;

  • Stronger teamwork experience within a voluntary context;

  • A better understanding of remote teamworking and self-motivation when working remotely;

  • The opportunity to liaise and network with other activists, including those from other organisations in the GRSD (Gender, Romantic and Sexual Diversity) community;

  • A better understanding of the bi community within the UK

Bi Pride UK is aware of the barriers that can be faced in gaining traditional work experience, particularly for BAME, disabled and trans people. We will give weight to this and encourage people when applying to consider caring responsibilities, including parenthood, volunteering, and other non-paid experiences and responsibilities when making their application.

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