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Did you know that no festival can run without Volunteers? Here at the TULCA Festival, we value our volunteers as most of our team started out as volunteers. Participating in festivals gives you a real life hands on experience of the time, energy, drive and ambition goes into the production and running of a festival.

As a festival we work around you. Working with TULCA, you will be greeted by a Venue Manager at the start and end of your shift, who runs through your duties as a volunteer and is your point of contact. Your time commitment can suit you, however we would prefer if volunteers could give a minimum of 2 days (across the festival) of 3 hour shifts. If there is a particular area of interest in our Festival, we will do our best to accommodate your interests.

Areas Include:

Artist Assistant
Education Assistant

Festival Installation

  • Preparing spaces for installation
  • Painting exhibition spaces
  • Preparing for festival opening and events

Gallery Duties:

  • Assisting with promotional activities.
  • Tour assistant on exhibition tours.
  • Crowd management and safety for performance pieces

If you would like to become a TULCA Volunteer please contact:
Susan Roche TULCA Volunteer Co-Ordinator  volunteer@tulcafestival.com

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Rights and Responsibilities

As a volunteer of TULCA, you have the right to:

  • relevant information about the Festival
  • orientation and training
  • ongoing discussion about your role
  • be recognised as a valuable team member
  • be supported in your role
  • know to whom you are responsible
  • turn first to your supervising staff member for help with difficulties
  • a safe and healthy working environment.

As a volunteer of TULCA, you need to:

  • be able to make a commitment while being aware of personal and external limitations.
  • carry out the delegated duties and tasks to the best of your ability
  • be familiar with and follow all safety and security procedures set out in the gallery plan
  • learn about the Festival and while here represent the interests of the Festival
  • be reliable, to arrive on time and keep to your agreed work days (Volunteers are expected to give advance notice of 24 hours if unable to attend on scheduled day)
  • respect confidentiality
  • be aware of situations where a conflict of interest may exist and explain this to your supervising staff member
  • be accountable; to accept feedback and evaluation
  • ask for support when you need it
  • give feedback if you are unable to carry out, or are unhappy about, delegated tasks value and support other team members.