clothesline volunteer descriptions

M&T Bank Clothesline Festival:
2014 Volunteer Job Descriptions

September 6–7, 2014 | Clothesline visitor info

The success of Clothesline depends on our dedicated corps of volunteers. Work a shift and get free admission to the Festival before or after your shift. Click here for an on-line request to volunteer for one or more of these positions. Volunteer opportunities include:

Admission Gate Volunteer

  • Duties: Welcome Festival attendees, collect admission and provide basic directions
  • Preparation: Start your shift by attending a brief, informative orientation session where you will meet your Gate Captain. Sunscreen, a hat and weatherproof clothing are suggested.
  • Location: Sculpture Park entrance or Prince Street Entrance.
  • Shifts: Saturday 8:45 am–noon, Saturday 11:30 am–3 pm, Saturday 2:30–6 pm; Sunday 9:15 am–12:30 pm, Sunday noon–3 pm, Sunday 2:30–5 pm.

Creative Workshop Volunteer

  • Duties: Assist with art education and demonstrations
  • Preparation: Volunteers will be helping with hands-on activities, prep and support; interest in art education is required, with prior experience in the CW preferred
  • Location: Creative Workshop
  • Shifts: Friday for setup and promotion from 9 am–1 pm; Friday for setup noon–4 pm; Saturday 10:30 am–5 pm, Saturday 10:30 am–2:30 pm, Saturday 1 pm–5 pm, Sunday 10:30 am–5 pm, Sunday 10:30 am–2:30 pm, Sunday 1–5 pm

Gallery Council Volunteer

  • Duties: Assist Gallery Council members by selling beverages and collecting money
  • Preparation: Sunscreen, a hat and weatherproof clothing are suggested.
  • Location: Beverage tents (all sales are wine and beer) *must be 21 yrs. to sell wine/beer
  • Shifts: Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday afternoon noon – 5 pm

Gallery Store Volunteer

  • Duties: Assist with sales, provide customer service, keep tables neat and organized.
  • Preparation: The Gallery Store Staff will assist you with what you need to know on the day that you volunteer.
  • Location: In the Gallery Store and outside at the store tent.
  • Shifts: Saturday 7–11 am, Saturday 11 am–2 pm, Saturday 2–6 pm; Sunday 8 am–noon, Sunday noon–5 pm

Library Book Sale Setup/Teardown

  • Duties: Assist with moving and unpacking heavy boxes for library book sale
  • Shifts: Saturday 8:30–10 am, Monday 8:30 am–noon

Library Book Sale

  • Duties: Keep book sale tables neat and organized; help people find things; fill out sales paper forms (no experience necessary.)
  • Shifts: Saturday 10 am–2 pm, Saturday 2-6 pm; Sunday 10 am-2 pm, Sunday 2-5 pm

Package Check Volunteer

  • Duties: Take possession of food, umbrellas and packages while visitors go into the Gallery, give visitors claim checks and store their items, return items when visitors exit the Gallery.
  • Location: Inside at Pavilion or Group Tour Entrance, with two volunteers per shift per location
  • Shifts: Saturday 9:45 am–12:30 pm, Saturday 12:15–3 pm, Saturday 2:45–6:15 pm; Sunday 9:45 am-12:30 pm, Sunday 12:15–3 pm, Sunday 2:45–5:15 pm

Parking Lot Attendants

  • Duties: Assist artists with parking, confirm parking lot assignment with parking pass, assist locating spots in parking lots.
  • Preparation: Sunscreen, a hat and weatherproof clothing are suggested.
  • Location: various locations
  • Shifts: Saturday and Sunday 7:30–10:30 am

Recycling Rangers

  • Duties: Educate festival goers at our recycling stations on how and why to compost, recycle or trash their unwanted items properly.
  • Preparation: Sunscreen, a hat and weatherproof clothing are suggested.
  • Location: outside on MAG grounds
  • Shifts: Saturday 11 am–2 pm, Saturday 2–5 pm; Sunday 11 am–2 pm, Sunday 2–5 pm