12-14 April 2019

Jane Austen Festival Australia is an annual celebration in Canberra where Austen and Napoleonic fans from all over Australia come and indulge themselves in everything Regency - including dancing, music, food, games, archery, fencing, theatre, promenades, grand balls, talks, workshops, costumes and books. This festival is now a regular part of the ACT Heritage Festival, Australian Heritage Week and is supported by the ACT Government, the Australian Costumers Guild and the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy. Since its inception in 2008 this little festival has blossomed into one of the most delightful four days anyone could experience each April in an old and beautiful part of Canberra, the Federal capital of Australia.

May 09, 2012

Invitation to be part of our team...

Would you like to be part of the 2013 Jane Austen Festival planning process? We are welcoming new members to the team and seeking expressions of interest in key management areas. Please email janeaustenfestival@gmail.com if you wish to be more involved. 

At the moment I'm trying to identify all the necessary management positions - the more we have the easier it will be to manage the whole, and make sure people actually get to enjoy the festival as well!  

Feel free to let us know of other volunteer management positions that we should consider filling besides  - 
  • volunteer manager
  • dietary table manager
  • country fair manager
  • catering manager
  • cleaning manager
  • first aid manager
  • room managers
  • sewing class manager 
  • hospitality manager
  • after-festival-volunteer-thankyou-party organiser/manager (this could be held on Sunday night?)
  • decoration manager
  • sponsorship manager
  • program/timetable manager
  • ticketing manager
  • front-of-house table manager

In fact, having these managers would free up the Volunteer Manager on the festival weekend - so the VM would do preparatory work but the actual managers take over on the weekend. When problems arise they can take them to the VM if relevant, but each manager would have their own set of volunteers to manage as well. Some managers might have paid contractors working for them, ie. catering. Because of public liability requirements, we can only provide insurance cover for volunteers. Paid contractors are required to provide their own public liability insurance cover and must provide us with full quotes for services in advance. 

So, please send your expressions of interest in these volunteer management positions to janeaustenfestival@gmail.com - and we'll start filling positions in August. These managers will receive full/partial refunds of their ticket expenses after the 2013 festival - as was the case in 2012 - we have now processed all refunds. 

1 comment:

Aylwen Gardiner-Garden said...

I'd like to confirm three management positions for 2013:

Volunteers - Belinda Paterson
Sewing Classes - Lynne Cook
Literature Focus - Gillian Doolley