Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire
Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th July
The Cornbury Music Festival is one-of-a-kind: a lovingly crafted, top notch, very English open air party, tailor-made for the whole family.
Like the best of England, The Cornbury Music Festival is civilised, charming and irresistible – a homespun melting pot where music-lovers share pies and a glass of champagne with superstars, toffs, rockers, crooners, Morris dancers, farmers, urbanites, fashionistas, gourmet chefs and little old ladies who make exceptional cakes.
In short, The Cornbury Music Festival represents classic summer entertainment for a friendly crowd from all walks of life. A country fair with a rock ‘n’ roll twist; a farmers’ market with a dance-floor; a local carnival with a classic contemporary soundtrack.
We are looking for volunteers who can commit to approximately 18hrs work during the festival. This will be split over three shifts, generally one evening, one afternoon and one morning shift.
Cornbury is held in the picturesque grounds of the Great Tew Estate, Oxfordshire. Between Chipping Norton and Banbury.
Stewarding on arena gates and emergency exits. Checking wristbands, managing queues. In the main arena areas helping to keep walkways clear and staffing accessibility platforms. Volunteering with the Arena Team will involve working 3 shifts (in most cases, this will be one morning, one afternoon and one evening). Shifts can fall anytime between Friday morning and Sunday night.
Stewarding entrances and within the comedy/campsite venue. Daytime comedy acts and evening music venue. Volunteering on the Comedy/Campsite Venue Team will involve working 2 shifts, one afternoon and one evening. Shifts can fall between Thursday afternoon and Sunday night.
Patrolling and looking for hazards, safety and security issues and reporting to your manager or Control. This team also covers gates and access points into the campsites, where you will be wristband checking. Volunteering on the Campsites Team will involve working 3 shifts (in most cases, this will be one morning, one afternoon and one evening). Shifts can fall anytime between Thursday midday and Monday midday.
Looking after the glamping campsite and the accessible campsite. The main tasks in these areas will be greeting guests, checking tickets and exchanging for wristbands, patrolling the area to look out for any hazards, safety or security concerns and reporting. Being on this team will involve working 3 shifts (in most cases one morning, one afternoon and one evening) in the glamping campsite or the accessible campsite. This team covers these campsites from Thursday midday through to midday Monday.
Helping in either the arena or campsite information point. Selling programmes, providing information, handling lost property, missing and found children cases etc. Volunteering on the Information Team will involve working 3 shifts (in most cases, this will be one morning, one afternoon and one evening). Shifts can fall anytime between Thursday midday and Monday midday.
Working in the Volunteers HQ tent overnight. This will involve keeping the volunteers tent stocked up and tidy as well as some basic admin which needs completing ready for the next day’s shifts. Night shifts will be approx. 11pm – 8am and you be required to do one night shift and one regular daytime shift. Nights shifts could fall Wednesday to Sunday.
This team mainly covers the crew campsite arrivals on Tuesday to Thursday and will also involve working one shift on Monday morning post festival. As none of the shifts are when the festival is open, the number of hours required is greater than other teams.
Working in the Volunteer HQ tent involves some basic admin tasks, registering other volunteers, issuing wristbands, programmes etc. Also involves keeping the refreshments area topped up and tidy. Volunteering on the Volunteer HQ Team will involve working 3 shifts (in most cases, this will be one morning, one afternoon and one evening). Shifts can fall anytime between Wednesday midday and Monday midday.
This team covers the Below Park Wristband Exchange and the Red Gate Wristband Exchange. Collecting audience ticket stubs and issuing festival wristbands and keeping clear records of attendees. Being on this team will involve working 3 shifts (in most cases, one morning, one afternoon and one evening). The wristband exchange team covers midday Thursday through to Sunday evening