Volunteering - Music Festival in Sarawak

The Rainforest World Music Festival and the Borneo Jazz Festival seek out fresh application from volunteers each year to ensure the smooth running of the respective events. This is a chance for lovers of music, music or event management students to work behind the scene of an international event.

Volunteers will have an overall understanding of the operational aspects of the festivals of what it takes to run a successful musical events. He or she will be involved in the logistics, technical and operational aspects of the event management plan, event marketing plan and the event operational plan. Some of the roles and functions are; liaison officer, schelpers, media centre personnel, site readiness, vendor management, admission and gate operation, event secretariat, equipment and materials preparation and transportation.

Handling the needs of national, regional and international media
Media Secretariat at the Borneo Jazz Festival

Group photo of schleppers
Schleppers - they move performers' equipment to and from where they are needed

Night scene of Borneo Jazz Festival groundSite preparation requires working with contractor and vendors

Volunteer tending to customers at the souvenir stallManning souvenir stall, a busy place

Volunteer securing wristbands at the festival gateVolunteers work in shift as operations is from 11am to 12 midnight

Notice board of festival secretariatThe festival secretariat is the nerve center of the festivals

Volunteers playfully posing at RWMF event secretariatAll work and no play makes Jack and Jill dull people :-)

Group photo of volunteers from ITE College Central, Bishan campus Singapore2012 Volunteers from ITE College Central, Bi Shun campus, Singapore

Volunteers will be provided T-shirts to be worn while on duty, duty meal and are expected to work shifts. But it can be fun working in a festival atmosphere where one is in contact with people from all walks of life.

These two internationally renowned music festivals is organised by the Sarawak Tourism Board; a destination marketing organisation of the Sarawak Government.

The 7th edition of Borneo Jazz will be held on May 10-11, 2013 in the city of Miri, Sarawak, while the 16th edition of Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) will be held on June 28-30, 2013 in the capital city of Kuching, Sarawak.

So if you are interested head over to Borneo Jazz Festival volunteer dowload page or the Rainforest World Music Festival's. Closing date for submission is on March 22, 2013 for Borneo Jazz and April 4, 2013 for Rainforest World Music Festival.