Are you interested in being a steward for the next Whitby Folk Week?
To apply please complete the 2018 on-line form here.
Whitby Folk Week depends on a large number of volunteer stewards who give their time and energy without pay. We appreciate their efforts: indeed, the festival's success depends on them. In return for around 4-5 hours per day you will receive a season ticket, including camping if required.
Stewarding jobs include:
Campsites: Working on either of the festival campsites. Campsite stewards are mainly required to arrive on Thursday or Friday before the festival.
Children's Events: We need stewards with up-to-date DBS (formerly CRB) clearance to help out with the children’s festival, checking and selling tickets, keeping registers of parents’ details and helping out wherever necessary.
Concerts: Selling and checking tickets on the doors of concerts, arranging rooms etc.
Collections: People to collect at dance spots, parades and in sessions.
Parades: Marshalling the dance parades on the opening Saturday and final Friday. Yes, you do get to wear a hi-viz jacket.
Spa (Pavilion): This is the Festival’s biggest venue, using the exhibition hall, main hall and theatre areas for concerts, ceilidhs and workshops. It requires a dedicated team of stewards (mainly working evenings and late nights) to sell and check tickets, arrange the rooms where necessary and staff the numerous entrances to the venue.
Workshops: Collecting and selling tickets at workshops.
We are always looking for people with First Aid Certificates to work on various events and venues.