Would you love to create an Art installation at the festival? Perhaps you love building gateways and arches or decorating trees? If so you may be able to help us turn the magical festival site in to something even more amazing!
Please doget in touch with us to discuss.
Part of what Queer Spirit is about is in raising awareness and bringing about change in the world. If there is something you are passionate about in the LGBTQI+ / Queer world then do get in touch with us to talk about being a part of our campaigns area at the festival. More information here...
It is our intention to create a dedicated quiet space where treatments can be offered with a garden that festival goers can retreat to if they need time out or to reflect.
We know that our community has many amazing therapists and we would like to invite those interested to offer your treatments.
More info and application form here...
We will have a lovely big top marquee at the festival and so we are looking for great acts to put in it - music, cabaret, shows, performances, dancing. We also are looking for those that love to twiddle and slide knobs and press buttons.
We will have a small market area, so if you are interested in coming to the festival and also having a chance to sell interesting items such as clothing, arts and crafts, food etc and they (or you!) have a "queer theme", then this could be just right for you! More info and application form here...
A festival wouldn't be a festival without lots of things to do and so we are sending out a call to all that love to hold spaces, run workshops, offer rituals etc.
Information & application form
As part of the festival we rely upon a great crew of people to cover things such as welfare, box office, information point etc. Enthusiasm and dedication are often just as important than previous experience and some training may be given.
Application form here
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This team will take tickets, check people in and issue wristbands. They will ensure any under 18 wristbands have a contact number written on them. Wristbands must be issued to everyone. Security and stewards will also operate around the main gate and box office area to assist box office crew if required. The box office will be open from 10am to 10pm. We will not have any ticket sales at the gate. Shifts: 4 lots of 4-hour shifts. Each person does 1 shift per day Wednesday-Friday, plus also a shift on either Saturday or Sunday. Food: No food vouchers with this role. Ticket: 1 free ticket per person. Arrival: 9am-midday, Wed 14th August Total hours worked: 16 hours.
Working in the crew kitchen to provide meals for all crew that are entitled to it and/or (for Team B) working in one of the festival cafes. This will involve chopping and pealing vegetables as well as washing up etc. You will work under the direction of the team lead who will do all the meal planning.
Team A will work before and after the festival. Arrive Monday morning (12th) - set up the kitchen and work the shifts Mon-Weds breakfast. They will have the duration of the festival off, then work Mon (19th) and Tue (20th) and take down the crew kitchen. (approx 20 hours) Team B will work during the festival (from Weds lunch- Sunday evening) - 1 shift per day for 5 days. (approx 20 hours). Team B will also work in one of the festival’s cafes serving food to customers.
Shifts: 3 or 4 hour shifts. Each person does 5 shifts. Team A will also be involved in setting up the kitchen and taking it down.
Food: One meal per shift worked.
Ticket: 1 free ticket per person.
Arrival: Team A, 8am Mon 12th August Team B, 10am Weds 14th August. Some of Team B will work the lunchtime shift on Weds, so need to arrive in good time to do this.
Total hours worked: Approx 20 hours in the kitchen, then Team A will work additional hours involved of setting up and taking down the area.
This team will provide floating cover to the different team where necessary. It might involve doing a shift in the kitchen one day, then a shift with welfare and access the next, and a shift on the box office the day after, etc. Or it might involve doing all your shifts in one team if they are low on numbers.
Shifts: Expected to work flexible hours depending on what is needed, may include night shifts. Food: Meals provided based on the team one works in. E.g. catering and welfare and access get one meal per shift worked, however meals are not provided for box office or info point shifts. Ticket: 1 free ticket per person Arrival: 9am Wed 14th August Total hours worked: Estimated around 20 hours, though this may be slightly more or less depending on what team you are allocated to.
This team will be providing information and communicating with people. Their job includes holding space in village hall, keeping it tidy, answering questions and being a first point of contact for people - then pointing people in the right direction, holding site plan, programme, workshop schedules etc, selling stuff from performers table, hiring stuff eg drag, chairs etc, keeping eye on donations box and emptying daily, being a radio point, and a place for stewards at night, holding first aid kit (2nd one in welfare) and list of first aiders, keeping list of local services. Set up and take down the space, be responsible for glamping check in and check out. Info point will be open daily from 10am to 6pm.
Shifts: 4-hour shift. Each person does 5 shifts with 2 people per shift (apart from Wednesday when everyone will be working). Food: No food vouchers with this role. Ticket: 1 free ticket per person Arrival: 10am Wed 14th August Total hours worked: 16 hours
The production team will run 24 hours a day having radio contact with the rest of the teams. They will manage issuing meal tickets to volunteers, be responsible for charging, holding and issuing radios to teams and offer support and coordination across the volunteer teams. Shift changes for stewards will happen in the production office and the production team will support with any hand over information between shifts.
Shifts: 4-hour shift. Each person does 5 shifts. This will include night shifts Food: No food vouchers with this role. Ticket: 1 free ticket per person Arrival: 2 people to arrive afternoon Tue 13th
4 people to arrive 10am, Wed 14th Total hours worked: 16 hours
The sauna will be open for 12 hours a day and needs to be monitored throughout this time. The sauna crew will be in charge of lighting the fire and stocking it up throughout the day, so we are looking for people with experience of working with fires and feel confident in managing them. This team will also be involved with setting up the sauna on the 14th before the festival opens. The sauna will be open to everyone most of the time but will have some sessions with access just for a specific group, e.g. women and gender diverse people. The sauna crew need to be confident in their abilities to manage the boundaries of that time in a sensitive and respectful manner.
Shifts: One 4 hours shift for every day of the festival. This will include at least one evening/night shift.
Food: No meals are provided for this role
Ticket: 1 free ticket per person
Arrival: 9am Weds the 14th of August
Total hours worked: 5 x 4 hours shifts (20 hours), plus a couple of extra hours setting up the sauna
Site crew will work on either setup or takedown of the festival. During the festival they will be responsible for general maintenance (including footpath lighting, area markers etc), fire & wood maintenance, cleaning and upkeep of sites toilets, sinks, showers and sauna and for litter collection/recycling control. They will also be responsible for fire control. Festival site crew team will work in conjunction with sites own crew.
Team A will work all day Mon (12th), Tue (13th) and most of Weds (14th) (approx 30 hours) - 1 place left -
Team B will work Sun (18th) afternoon, all day Mon (19th) and Tues (20th) - 1 place left -
Both teams will be ‘on-call’ throughout the festival for emergency maintenance issues (Weds- Sun). Individuals will also be given specific tasks/areas to be responsible for, e.g. toiles, recycling etc. each day (approx 1 hour of work per day)
Shifts: Expected to work flexible hours including some on-call. Food: 3 meals per person per day for entire festival including set up & take down. Ticket: 1 free ticket per person. Arrival: Team A 9am, Mon 12thAugust Team B midday Weds 14thAugust
Total hours worked: Estimated maximum of 40 hours.
The Stewards have various duties in terms of managing traffic and ensuring the safety of the site. Tuesday is training day for all stewards. There will also be an extra training day prior to the festival for those that have not already had stewarding training/experience elsewhere. Stewards will be supervised from the production office.
Shifts: 6-hour shift. Each person does 3 shifts which may inc. night shift. Food:1 meal per person per shift worked. Ticket: 1 free ticket per person. Arrival:2 needed to arrive Monday 8am, others 4pm-9pm Mon 12th
Total hours worked:18 hours + on-site training Tuesday.
All on this team will be responsible for providing 24 hour access and welfare support. This includes looking after the welfare of all at festival (including crew etc.) Liaise and back up stewards and security when necessary. The welfare team will have group peer supervision with an option to have one to one supervision at any point during the festival if they feel this is required. Welfare team are not expected to deal with anything medical - there will be on call first aiders available for that. Welfare area will consist of one gazebo and an enclosed private tent and will be situated at one end of the accessible camping area.
For accessibility/access requirements, it is assumed that this information will have been communicated to us prior to the festival, but it may be that extra requirements will come up during the festival. This will include supporting people putting up their tents, orienting people to the site, assisting people with access needs.
You will need to be available for a training day prior to the festival, date and location TBC.
Shifts: 6-hour shift. Each person does 5 shifts which may include night shifts. Food: 1 meal voucher per shift worked Ticket: 1 free ticket per person. Arrival: 9am-midday, Wed 14th August. Total hours worked: 30 hours (plus training day TBC.)
We are looking for van drivers to assist before, during and after the festival. The roles are shown below. In addition you will need to log and record milage and fuel use so we can re-imburse you.
* 4-Wheel vehicle We are looking for a 4-wheel drive driver who has their own 4-wheel drive vehicle. You will be moving items around the site for festival duration, including helping with access needs. Flexible hours for the duration of the festival; all day Weds and Sunday, then for all other days check in each day with production office to see what needs doing- approx 1.5 hours other days. * Van driver You will need to own a large van (around 11m3) and will use this for picking up ‘tat’ before the festival - driving to the core team's homes to pick up items from there and other locations, then taking it back afterwards. You will also be required to assist site crew during the festival.
Number: 2 people - 1 with a 4-wheel drive, 1 with a van. Shifts: Expected to work flexible hours to fit around festival programme as well as before and after the festival. Food: No food vouchers with this role. Ticket: 1 free ticket per person. Arrival: 4-wheel driver: 9am - midday, Wed 14th August Van driver: to be available for the weekend before the festival and then arrive on site by 10am on Monday 12th August Total hours worked: Estimated maximum of 20 hours 4-wheel driver, 40 hours van driver.
Please do get in contact with us now if this interests you.
If there is something you feel you can offer to the festival that is not listed above, please do get in touch with us as we would love to hear from you!
I believe the energies and sounds that music and lighting bring are an incredibly healing and magical thing that really shine out at festivals and really enjoy helping to bring that magic to Queer Spirit.
We know that our community has many amazing therapists and we would like to invite those interested to offer your treatments. We will supply a space and a couch and it is up to you how much you charge and when you choose to work. The Information Team will manage the booking of the space and in return for their support and the use of the space we ask that you donate 20% of your takings to the festival.
If you wish to offer treatments at the festival you will need to apply in advance, the application form is below. You will need to purchase a ticket for the festival or have a workers ticket, being accepted as a therapist does NOT give you a ticket.
Please register by completing the form below - you will be asked to supply the following:
A photo for the website.
Description of the treatments (including prices) that you wish to offer to be put on the website.
Your insurance documents, these will be help by the organisers.
Buy a ticket for the festival or arrange your workers place - being accepted as a therapist does NOT grant you access to the festival.
The festival will supply a structure that will include a good dry ground sheet.
There will be a couch you can borrow that will be in the space.
The information tent will have a space for you put an A4 poster about your offering. This should include:
What treatments you offer.
A photo of yourself.
Times that you are available OR how to locate you to arrange a treatment.
What prices you are charging.
The information team will keep a booking sheet for the space. If you want to offer a treatment to a client you will need to check that the space is free and then book it for the time that you need.
You are responsible for collecting your own payments from clients.
In return for providing a space we expect you to donate 20% to the festival. The information team can receive this money.
You will need to supply any equipment that you need such as oils/couch roll/towels/blankets etc.
On-line application form (opens in new window/tab)
We ask that all people we accept to the festival to offer goods / food for sale agree to these guidelines. Please note these are in addition to the general terms and conditions (agreed to by all those attending the festival) that we expect you to read and agree to also.
The festival is open to the public from 2pm on Wednesday 14 August and we are expecting around 500 people on site, some of whom will be under the age of 18. We are looking for traders that we feel support the Queer Spirit ethos both around being an LGBTQI+ festival and also around respect for the Earth.
If we accept your request to trade at the festival, you will need to purchase at least one standard adult ticket to confirm your place and agree to pay us 10% of your takings. You also agree to the following:
Queer Spirit 2022 Summer Festival - TBC