Volunteer Positions and Job Descriptions 2019

The Sechelt Arts Festival runs on your volunteer help, from the festival advisory committee, to the box office and front of house helpers, to art show docents, to reception organizers and tear down crews. Without volunteers, this festival simply would not be possible.

If you would like to consider volunteering, please email Leslie Thompson, Festival Volunteer Coordinator at:

[email protected] or call Leslie directly at (604) 682 6512 for a chat.  

Here's what we need:

Docents for the Art & Heritage Exhibition Seaside Centre - October 5 to 20 - OPEN WEEKDAYS FROM NOON TO 5PM & WEEKENDS 10AM TO 5PM (with some exceptions)

Love art? Love local history? Docents greet the general public at the Seaside Centre during the Art Exhibition and Heritage Exhibit, and help serve as guides. Shifts are usually 2.5 to 3 hours, with seating provided for the not-so-busy times.

There will be an hour long docent orientation and briefing on Thursday, October 3 at 5:00pm to learn all about the show firsthand from the exhibition manager. Volunteer docents will be asked to keep statistics about how many visitors attend. There will always be a minimum two volunteers working together per shift, one is usually posted downstairs to great visitors, and one upstairs in the Seaside Centre to oversee the Heritage Exhibit.

In 2018, over 2,500 visitors came through the Art Exhibition over ten days, and 400 school students on scheduled tours.


Box Office Assistants for main stage Performance Events

BECOMING - Contemporary dance event | SAT. October 5 (2PM and 8PM shows) - Ravens Cry Theatre

MARVELOUS MR. M - Music, drama and dance event | FRI October 11 ( 8PM show)  - Ravens Cry Theatre

FORRO DO CANA - Beats of Brazil dance and music event | SAT October 19 (7:30PM show) - shíshálh Nation Community Hall

Box Office Assistants at ticketed events will help the Box Office Manager to sell and take tickets at the door, hand out programs,  and help get everyone seated in time for the performances.

Box office attendants are required to be at the performance venue 1 hour prior to show start time,

as doors open 30 minutes before curtain call.

Box Office Assistants are welcome to watch the performance once the ticket and cash reconciliation is complete and late comers are seated.

Box Office Assistants at Forro do Cano (Saturday October 19) the Sechelt Nation Community Hall will work the door under the direction of the Box Office Manager. Audience members may enter and leave throughout the evening.


OPENING reception Bartending (FRIDAY Oct 4) - 4:30pm - 8:30pm

The festival opens with a MASQUERADE party at the Seaside Centre on the evening of Thursday, October 11. Volunteers are required to help set up bar supplies, run the cash bar, and clean up.  Must have "Serving It Right."


Workshop Volunteers: Lend a hand? Sign up attendees? Learn something new?

There are nine different educational and interesting workshops!  Every workshop could use a helping hand to help sign in guests, help organize materials, or pass out information. As a volunteer you can attend to watch the workshop, or even participate for free, if there is space.


We appreciate your interest in volunteering for the Sechelt Arts Festival!

Fill in and send us the following volunteer application form or contact Leslie Thompson directly. 

 2019 Volunteer Form Information


Thank you so much for being a part of this year’s festival! This festival would not be possible without volunteers!

You are the heart of this festival and we are truly grateful to you for participating.  Please take a moment to fill out this form,

which will help us with scheduling and keeping you updated.






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Areas of Interest:   Please check the volunteer positions that interest you, and circle your available dates

 ___ Art Exhibition Docent: greeting & guiding at the Seaside Centre October 12-21 - various shifts available, daytime hours

___ Box office: taking tickets and handing out programs ( October 5, 7, 12, 13, 19, 20, or 21 )

___ Reception Bar:  beverage setting up, serving wine or beer, and cleaning up (October 11)





Please return this completed form to Leslie Thompson [email protected]

or call (604) 682-6512