Want to come and join our team in 2018?

Available Positions

We have a huge variety of Volunteer roles on offer either pre-festival in the site build weeks, during the festival  and even when the fun is over and it is time to pack it all down.

Grab a cuppa and read through the roles on offer to find something that suits you!  Join us behind the scenes!  We need all different types of people and skill sets.  We need leaders and team players, we want people with experience and we’re happy to welcome new people to the festival family too! Whether you are volunteering for fun or for industry experience, there is a role for YOU!

Pre & Post Festival Roles

Administration Assistants

We have three types of Administration Assistant positions available.

You need to have a great sense of humour to work in our crazy office and we need honest, organised and reliable people who are happy to get in and help get the jobs done!  Working with us in the office is a great insight into what happens behind the scenes to ensure the Caloundra Music Festival is as awesome as possible!

  1. Admin Assistant with Computer Skills
    • If you are proficient in using computers and especially using the Microsoft Office suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access Database etc then we want you!  We need approx 2-3 extra admin assistants that can help us out with tasks that can only be completed on a computer.
  2. Admin Assistant – Vollie Support
    • Are you interested in learning about what goes on behind the scenes to coordinate the Volunteer workforce? You need to have great computer skills, posses excellent communication skills, be well organised and efficient.
      Vollie Support volunteers will assist with a variety of administration tasks for the Volunteers Manager, from assisting with building rosters, following up volunteer enquiries, putting together the volunteer information packs for the induction evening, assisting at the induction evening all in the lead up to the festival weekend.
  3. Admin Assistant – General support
    • As a General Admin Assistant you will be assisting with collation of documents into folders, making copies, laminating, stuffing envelopes, stocktaking or anything and everything that is required.  This is a great role for students looking for some work experience or people who are not so confident on the computer.

Bar Set-up Crew

Are you ready to work hard and have fun at the same time? Are you capable of heavy lifting?

This position requires the initial stocking of all the bar fridges and freezers and assisting in set up of the six bar locations across the festival site. Whilst experience in this area is a bonus it is not essential but you must be prepared to work hard.

The Bar Set-up crew will be rostered from 25th – 29th September so you need to be available during these dates.

Production Set-up Crew

Are you interested in sound, staging, lighting and production? This position requires the initial load in and set up of all the Technical Production.

Duties include unloading sound and lighting equipment from trucks, assisting technical production crews with moving gear.

You will also help with putting the final touches on the stages and stage areas to give them that finished look.  The role does require a bit of heavy lifting so keep that in mind.

Site Creative Crew

There are a number of smaller teams that make up our large Site Creative Crew.  All roles will need you to be able to cope with some heavy lifting, and happy to work hard outdoors.

Site Creative Design

    • We are looking to assemble a team of creative people who will help us achieve the Festival’s creative vision this year. Those with styling experience, carpentry skills, painting or sign writing experience, or other creative skills will be highly regarded.
      Please email the festival office for more information.
  1. Furniture, Fit-Out & Equipment Team
    • We need a team that can’t sit still! The FF&E Team is looking for a bunch of people that are itching to get moving and can help distribute festival furniture and equipment pre-festival. At the end of the Festival we then need to collect everything and store it for next year.
      We need real team players that can adapt quickly to instructions and are prepared to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
  2. Signology Assistants
    • Are you creative? Or even just a bit handy? The Signology Team is looking for a bunch of people to help create and install all of the festival signage! From timber directional signage, flags and corflute signage, there is lots of work to do!
      Most of the work happens pre and post festival but some help is required over the weekend to help keep on top of everything!

Site Assistants

Are you fairly handy? Don’t mind a hard days work? Comfortable with heavy lifting? Are you a wizz with a cable tie? We have the job for you!

The site build happens pretty much every day over the 3 weeks leading up to the festival and we need to ensure there are enough hands on deck to create a safe, clean and beautiful festival site.

You’ll be working as part of a great team, doing anything from securing shade cloth, setting out chairs and tables, putting up signage, to 1km of fence wrap and keeping the site clean. And when the party’s over – it’s time to do it all in reverse: packing it down, cleaning and storing equipment, clearing the site and so on. Being on time for your shift and a willingness to embrace our festival ‘get the job done’ attitude is essential.

Event Volunteer Roles

Accreditation Assistant

Do you have great computer skills and are you great with people?

Accreditation Assistants will assist with implementing the accreditation plan, ensuring staff, contractors and volunteers are issued with the correct accreditation as required. You will need to gain an accurate, up-to-date knowledge of the festival ticket and wristband structure.

The Accreditation office is a busy hub over the festival so you will need to be able to work quickly and accurately under pressure.

Artist Liaisons (18+)

Do you have experience in stage management or have you worked with an Artist Management team before?

We are looking for some stellar vollies to join the Artist Liaison Team. You will need to be self-motivated,  have excellent interpersonal skills, especially face-to-face, public relations, confidentiality and skills to deal with the general public, artists and volunteers. You must have an ability to find the silver lining on every cloud, smile throughout the shift, support your fellow volunteers, proactively contribute to the positive team atmosphere and accept all tasks are never too big or too small for our groovy team!

Working in the Artist Liaison Team is not all glitz and glamour.  This team works extremely hard around the clock to ensure that our performers, crew and their guests are looked after exceptionally well.  Duties will include cleaning dressing rooms and the green room, assisting with Artist catering, assisting in the Artist Registration office, maintaining the backstage areas, escorting artists to their stages among a variety of other task as and when required.

As this is a highly sort after role and one that requires a certain skill set you will be required to provide contact details of a suitable referee that can vouch for your experience. Please note that all Artist Liaisons will be required to complete a minimum of 18 hours over the 4 days of the event.

Artist Transfers (18+)

Do you have experience in driving buses or mini vans?

We are looking for some solid volunteers with a great sense of direction to join the Artist Transfer Team. You will need to be self-motivated,  have excellent interpersonal skills, especially face-to-face, public relations, confidentiality and skills to deal with the Bruce Highway and International airport logistics.

Must have an open drivers license and be physically fit. Pick up/Drop off of artists, crew and management as well lifting of baggage/instruments etc.

As this is a highly sort after role and one that requires a certain skill set you will be required to provide contact details of a suitable referee that can vouch for your experience.

Please note that all Artist Liaisons will be required to complete a minimum of 18 hours rostered over the 6 days between Thursday 28 Sep to Tuesday 3 October.

Bar Team

There are a number of positions available within our huge Bar Team.  Whilst holding your RSA and having experience working in a bar or in hospitality is desirable, it is not essential for all the roles.  The bars are a really fun place to work over the festival weekend.  So if you like a fast paced, fun and friendly atmosphere, read on to see what role might suit you best.

  1. Bar Attendants (18+)
    • The Bar Vollie team is a fun and hard working team. This position requires operating the Point of Sale system, the service of alcohol, maintaining cleanliness of bar servery and helping with the stock control. Whilst experience working in a Bar or hospitality and holding a current RSA is a bonus it is not essential but you must be able to work quickly and efficiently under pressure and be comfortable in serving alcohol! We will be looking for people with a fun and friendly attitude as you will be helping to create an awesome experience for our patrons! You may also be trained in all other bar volunteer roles.
    • Bar Attendants could be rostered to work in any of our four Public Bars or 5 Kings Club Lounges.
  2. Bar Stocker
    • Are you capable of heavy lifting, ready to work hard and have fun at the same time?
      This position requires the restocking of bar fridges and ice tubs and assisting in maintaining cleanliness of bar servery. Whilst experience in this area is a bonus it is not essential but you must be able to work quickly and precisely under pressure. You may also be trained in all other bar volunteer roles.
  3. Bar Environmental Attendant
    • Are you conscious about recycling?  Are you a neat freak?  Do you want to help keep our bars clutter free? We need someone in the peak bar services times to be working in our bars focusing on collating and flattening boxes,  taking them to the designated cardboard area and  keeping the rubbish generated at bars under control.

Box Office Attendant

Box Office Attendants will be required to sell Festival tickets and must have experience handling cash as well as operating an EFTPOS machine and/or a Commbank ALBERT and/or a POINT OF SALE system.

Being confident in using a computer and possessing excellent customer service skills  is essential to this role as you will also be required to provide information to patrons and deal with festival related enquiries. Box Office Attendants will need to be able to work quickly and efficiently under pressure.

Top Up Booth Attendant

Top Up booth attendants must have experience operating an EFTPOS machine and/or a Commbank ALBERT and/or a POINT OF SALE system. You will be required to process cash and credit card sales and add top ups using the CMF Point of sale system.

Being confident in using a computer and possessing excellent customer service skills is essential to this role as you will also be required to provide information to patrons and deal with festival related enquiries.

You may also be trained in all other volunteer roles across the festival to obtain a variety of experience and be able to step up when required.

Customer Service Assistant

Do you love helping people, posses great customer service skills and have a friendly and welcoming nature? Why not join the Customer Service team!

The Customer Service team provides friendly and efficient support to festival patrons to ensure they have a quality festival experience and return again year after year. We are looking for people who are able to communicate effectively and are prepared to arm themselves with all of the important information and get to know the festival inside and out!

There are a variety of tasks that are the responsibility of the Customer Service Team, such as The Cloakroom, Bike Valet, Customer Service Tent, Lost and Found service, issuing Festival Programs, offering Sunscreen to patrons, providing information and directions, keeping an eye on the food courts and stage areas to ensure festival is kept clean and liaising with the Green Team to ensure bins are emptied, helping patrons with accessibility needs, and generally ensuring that festival patrons are having a good time.

Communications Officer

We are looking for people that are meticulously organised, efficient, patient and have fantastic verbal communication skills. The Communications Team monitors the festival’s radio channels, connecting the festival management team and Area Managers so that they can resolve site, operational, risk or emergency issues.

The Communications Team is also responsible for the daily issuing, collection and recharging of site radios.

Flying Squad

The Flying Squad team works alongside the Operations Manager. The Flying Squad volunteers will assist in many areas of the Festival – providing support wherever required, sometimes at short notice.

This may involve helping in other volunteer roles such as gate operations, crowd control, roving clean up, ticket sales, bar operations etc.

This position is essential to keeping all areas of the Festival running as smoothly as possible by providing any/all necessary support.  Essentially the role could be described as problem solving and trouble shooting and is a great ‘all rounder’ position.

This is a fantastic role for people interested in or studying or experience in Events Management.

Funky Forest Attendants

Do you have lots of energy, a great big smile and enjoy working alongside children and their families? Then we want you on the Funky Forest team!

The Funky Forest boasts a full program of fantastic activities to keep the young and the young at heart entertained over the Festival weekend.

As a member of the Funky Forest team you may be required to assist in a number of tasks such as monitor use of the kids activities in the area, facilitating craft activities, supervising the jumping castles, supervising sand play, ensuring that the programmed workshops run on time and assist with any other activities that have been organised.

We will be looking for people that are full of energy and excitement who will embrace their role by being willing to dress up. You must be patient and have experience or at least enjoy working with kids.

Gate Team

One of our largest teams at the festival there are a two key roles in this team.

  1. Gate Attendants
    • Do you use a smart phone? If yes, we want you! That’s right, knowing how to use a smart phone, being a super star wristbander and having a friendly welcoming smile are the rad skills all of our Gate Attendants must have.
      Our Gate Attendants are the friendly, happy faces welcoming festival patrons, providing them with information and directions. You will be checking IDs, scanning tickets and issuing wristbands and will need to learn all about the different ticket types and associated wristband types (and spot a dodgy ticket!)
  2. Gate Supervisors
    • We are also looking for some super skilled Gate Attendants that have experience working on Festival gates that would like to step up to the challenge of being a Gate Supervisor. If you are you a confident communicator and an excellent problem solver, have experience supervising staff, as well as experience working on the CMF Gates then this is the job for you. We are looking for a number of Gate Supervisors that will assist in the smooth operation of gates including directing volunteers as well as helping with the gates wristband reconciliation procedure.
      Gate Supervisors will be required to gain knowledge of the festival ticket and RFID wristband structure, festival program, location of key facilities and services, operate an iPhone scanner, direct volunteers, reconcile wristbands and trouble-shoot ticket issues. You will also assist with checking or issuing wristbands, and with the support of security personnel, ensuring that only festival patrons with correct wristbands gain entry to ticketed areas.

Green Team

Are you an environmental warrior? Want to help keep the site sparkling clean? Happy to work early mornings or late at night?

Our Green Team will work to ensure we are encouraging patrons to “Do the Right thing” and use the right bins, you will direct patrons to the Water Re-fill stations, help with waste management monitoring waste bins and assisting with keeping the site clean. Clearing food court tables, flattening and removing cardboard from behind the bar areas. Some shifts will be scheduled early in the morning whilst others will be late into the evening.

MC - Master of Ceremonies

Are you confident and lively? Do you love to entertain and excite the crowd? Are you prepared to get to know the ins and out of the Festival program? Have you got experience in MC’ing?

Well we are looking for some full of life super stars to get up on stage and MC! In this role you will be required to introduce/back announce bands, provide announcements to audiences including safety announcements, artist signing times and customer service announcements, as required. You will also be required to help keep the stages organised by ensuring unnecessary people are not on or around the immediate stage areas and assist crew with equipment as required.

Media Liaison Assistant

Have you got experience in working with the Media? Are you an excellent communicator, with a tonne of energy and a fabulous smile? Then apply here!!

In this role there are various media tasks including meet and greet, artist interviews, artist signings etc. We need you to provide friendly and efficient support and information to your team as well as media representatives to ensure they have a quality festival experience resulting in the best possible media outcome.

Film & Photography

We are mixing up how our volunteer film and photography team works this year. A specialty photographer will be assigned to each festival department to capture the vibe, the highlights, socials, as well as behind the scenes and pull the images together to create a department image and footage portfolio.

The supervisor of each area will brief the photographer and assist in setting up and directing you to the perfect time, space and locations. You will also be provided with access to the media booth to process and submit their images and footage daily.

If you are keen to join the film and photography team and include links to your online portfolio, and socials in your application.

Production Assistant

Do you have experience in lighting, sound or stage management? Are you willing to embrace our festival ‘get the job done’ attitude? If so then this may be the team for you!

Production assistants will be working alongside some of the best Sound, Lighting and Stage management operators and teams in Queensland so being on time for your shift and a willingness to do whatever is needed is essential. Tasks include helping unload trucks, assisting setting stages, PA’s, lighting and helping with changeovers.

Stage Management Assistant

Have you got stage management skills? Are you organised and efficient? Have you got a ‘can do’ attitude?

The Stage Management position involves assisting with running an on time stage program. Meeting and greeting artists, assisting the stage manager, reporting any issues or hazards and maintaining a clean and functional work area.

It is paramount to always ensure a safe working environment identifying and directing unnecessary people not be on or around the immediate stage areas.

Street Performer

Do you like to dress up? Do you have a flare for performing or some groovy entertainment skills?

Then apply to be a CMF street performer! All applicants will have a brief interview to ensure suitability for the role. Must be available to perform for 3 hours each day. Must supply own costume and props. For more info email us!

Please provide a link to any relevant online profile or socials in your application.

Traffic, Transport & Parking Assistant

Are you self-motivated, flexible, willing and capable of working on your own? Are you a great communicator with awesome problem solving skills?

Our Traffic, Transport and Parking Team are the quiet achievers behind the scenes who ensure the smooth flow of traffic and transport services during the festival. Their tasks include marshaling at the festival bus stops, manning artist car parks, monitoring transport and parking services, capture transport and parking data, problem solving issues, and assisting patrons as required.

As this role is not quite as glamorous as others we will do our best to give you shorter shifts so you have more time to enjoy the event!

Vollie HQ Assistant

Are you great with people? Can you work quickly and confidently on a computer? Are you a quick learner and a great communicator? Then come and join the Vollie HQ team!

This role involves a variety of tasks including signing on volunteers, issuing festival accreditation including RFID wristbands, controlling stock of safety equipment and other supplies to volunteers, monitoring and responding to any non-attendance, and assisting with volunteer hospitality if required.

Having the ability to communicate effectively, with good computer skills, good customer service skills, be well-organised, friendly, honest and reliable is an essential requirement!

Vollie Lounge Assistant

Are you a BBQ Master? Do you love cooking for and serving the masses? Well join the friendly bunch in the Vollies Lounge (or more affectionately known as “Bell’s Diner”)!

Helping in the Vollie’s lounge makes you an instant crowd favourite, as your primary goal is to feed the hungry volunteers over the Festival weekend! Along with cooking duties you will help keep the Vollie Lounge clean and tidy at all times. You must be able to take directions, handle food safely, be friendly and approachable.

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