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Volunteers are absolutely crucial in helping make Fierce happen.

Please note: Applications to volunteer for Fierce 2017 are now closed.

If you have a curiosity for live performance and are interested in gaining more professional experience then we would love you to work with us during Fierce Festival from 16-22 October 2017.

We ask that you are available to work at least three shifts (min 4 hours each) during the festival period: 16-23 October.

Local travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Please note: volunteers must be aged 18 or over

Why volunteer?

Become a part of Birmingham’s most exciting arts festival and meet amazing artists and other like-minded people.

Get first-hand experience of working on a festival, developing the skills required to make performances and events happen.

Concession or free tickets to events (subject to availability), invitation to the programme launch, lead-in events and of course the post-festival knees-up.

Festival Volunteer Roles

Fierce Front of House
Front of House Volunteers will be the first point of contact for members of the public attending shows throughout the festival and have an important role to play as the ‘face of Fierce’.

You will steward performances, greet and welcome audience members and work with Fierce to find out more about our audience experience through conversations, surveys and recording people’s responses.

Fierce Festival Hub Assistant
The Fierce Festival Hub (located on River Street in Digbeth) will be open the entire festival and will be accessible until late into the night with a free programme of talks and events as well as performances.

Fierce Hub Assistants will be in charge of looking after our Festival Welcome Desk, giving out information to the general public, answering any enquiries and assisting in the selling of promotional items.

Fierce Production & Artist Support
Assisting the production of Fierce 2017 you will provide hands-on support including practical problem solving and completing a range of tasks, from setup to take down of events and performances. Tasks may include, Stage Management at certain events or Runner duties. It is likely that you will be required to do light lifting and manual tasks.

Fierce Specialised Role
If there is a particular area you are interested in getting experience in or skills you really want to develop, please let us know via the application form – we are always open to new proposals.