Energetic Friendly Volunteers Needed!

Our Volunteers at Autumn & Art are essential to making these events happen. Volunteering is a fun way to see Autumn & Art from a different perspective, meet new people, and promote art in the community.

Energetic, friendly volunteers are needed for the following areas: Artist Booth Sitters, Artist Hospitality, Festival Greeters, Welcome Centers, Patron Party and Beverage Booths (pop & alcohol sales)

Below is a list of the assignments for this year. Please take a moment to look through them and familiarize yourself with the duties each entails. Then email Jill at: jill@wichitafestivals.com or call her at 267-2817 Ext. 11 with your request. We make every effort to accommodate your preferences, but in some cases we may need to reassign your role and position at Autumn & Art, so please be flexible.

Artist Hospitality & Relief
Responsibility:
Welcome artists in Hospitality Tent, set up food, drinks and needs for artists. Volunteers will also serve as hosts at the Hospitality Tent to welcome artists, answer questions, provide information and assistance as needed.

Shift Times    
Friday, September 12 Saturday, September 13 Sunday, September 14
11:00 a.m.-Noon (tent set up) 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m.-Noon
4:00-7:00 p.m. Noon-3:30 p.m. 11:30-2:30 p.m.
6:30-9:30 p.m. 3:00-7:30 p.m. 2:00-5:30 p.m. help w/tear down

 

Artist Relief/Booth Sitter
Responsibility:
Enjoy meeting people? Give artists a much needed 5-15 minute break! Volunteers will be teamed in pairs and assigned to specific areas of the festival to assist artists, watching their booths during breaks and providing assistance and refreshments as needed during the day. This is a great opportunity to get to know some of the artists and get a more personal view of Autumn & Art.

Shift Times  
Saturday, September 13 Sunday, September 14
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
12:30-4:00 p.m. 1:00-5:00 p.m.
3:30-7:00 p.m.  

 

Welcome Centers - Festival Greeters
Responsibility:
Have you been to Autumn & Art before? Then share some of your knowledge with fellow patrons as a Festival Greeter. Greeters are needed inside the information booths at the North and South entrance gates to welcome visitors, distribute festival maps and provide general information about activities, artists and entertainment. You must be 16 or older to help us as a Festival Greeter.

Shift Times    
Friday, September 12 Saturday, September 13 Sunday, September 14
5:30-9:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  12:30-4:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  3:30-7:00 p.m.  

 

Beverage Booths- Soda/Water Product Sales/ Alcohol Sales
Responsibility:
Three beverage booths will be set up along the parkway to sell soft drinks and adult beverages. Two people are needed at each location. Volunteers will ice down product; sell soda, water, beer and wine; reconcile cash; and secure product overnight in the storage trailer.

Shift Times    
Friday, September 12 Saturday, September 13 Sunday, September 14
5:30-9:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  1:00-4:00 p.m. 1:00-5:00 p.m.
  3:30-7:30 p.m.  



Patron Party Decorating
Responsibility:
Assist with party décor, including decorating the food tent and bars.

Shift Times
Friday, September 12
All Day


Patron Party Help
Responsibility:
Assists during party, helping with food and bar areas, and checking wristbands at the Patron Party entrance.

Shift Times
Friday, September 12
5:30-9:30p.m.


 

COME PREPARED

  • Get Informed. Look through our web site before you get to Autumn & Art and visit pages like our participating Artists. Learn as much as you can about Autumn & Art, since once you put on that volunteer shirt, people will come to YOU for information!
  • Wear Comfortable Walking Shoes. Volunteers are on their feet frequently during Autumn & Art, and no one likes blisters!
  • Dress For the Weather. Wear sunscreen and bring sunglasses if it’s bright out. Wearing weather appropriate clothing ensures that you enjoy your time at the Fair! It’s September in Kansas, so bring a jacket!
  • Drink Plenty of Water. We will have water available for Volunteers at Welcome Centers & Artist Hospitality
  • Be Flexible. Autumn & Art is an exciting, fast-paced environment where things can change on a dime. It’s a huge help to us when volunteers are patient and understand that we may need them to do a different task than they’d originally been assigned. That being said, we’ll do our best to keep you happy and busy!

Have Fun! You’re helping art thrive in your community - what could be better than that?!

Thank you! Autumn & Art wouldn’t be the same without you!

 
Please contact Jill at jill@wichitafestivals.com or 267-2817 Ext. 11 to Volunteer now! This event is great for groups, schools, businesses and individuals to get involved. Sign up now!

2014 Commemorative Poster
"Rhythms III" by Prince Duncan-Williams is still available. Order yours today! read more >
Festival Info
Autumn & Art 2015 will be Sept. 18-20! read more >
Thank you, Patrons!
Many thanks to our generous Patrons who make Autumn & Art free to the community! read more >
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