World Science Festival Brisbane, 2020

ID: 145432
  • Arts & Culture
  • One off - an event
  • South Brisbane QLD

About this opportunity

Would you like to be a part of Australia’s biggest science festival? World Science Festival Brisbane (WSFB) is five days of thought-provoking conversations, inspiring theatrical and cinematic experiences, interactive workshops and engaging demonstrations, which explore and celebrate the entanglement of science and art and it’s taking place from March 25 – 29, 2020.

Volunteering at WSFB is an excellent opportunity to learn new things, meet people and discover more about STEM. It’s also a chance to be involved in delivering Australia’s leading science event and share your knowledge and passion with others. Volunteers are integral to the success of our event and we are lucky enough to have hundreds of exceptional people apply and contribute to this exciting and fascinating festival each year.

If you are interested in becoming a part of something special, having lots of fun, networking with like-minded people to make new friends and contributing to the community, apply now to join us as a volunteer!

Volunteers are critical to the success of WSFB.  They offer a welcoming smile to visitors, helping them navigate and make the most of all that is on offer at the Festival. Volunteers also play an integral role behind the scenes, assisting the Festival team with event setup and delivery.

To apply - go to the application form by pasting this link into your web browser and removing the space. marcatoapp. com/forms/worldsciencefestivalbrisbane/volunteerapplication-brisbane/

Applicants should have the following attributes:

  • Comfortable working with people of all backgrounds and ages
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Dedication, commitment, reliability, flexibility and professionalism
  • A background in science is an asset, but a passion for learning and sharing knowledge is key
  • Computer skills
  • 16 years or older

What roles are available?

  • There are a number of fun and exciting roles, including:
  • Greeting patrons and helping them navigate the Festival site and answering general enquiries
  • Ushering patrons to their seats
  • Escorting World Science Festival Brisbane participants to venues
  • Working with the delivery team to set up events
  • Supervising other Festival volunteers
  • Assisting with our guest speakers registration
  • Working in the Volunteer Hub to help look after the team

Good for

  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18

Additional requirements

Blue Cards may also be required for some roles (at no cost to the volunteer).

Time required

Roughly 12hrs throughout the festival, split into shifts across multiple days. WSFB is held throughout March, with the largest number of events held on the 25-29th March. Volunteers will also attend an induction session prior to the event. Apply via the volunteer application form on our website to give specific availability (remove space for the link to work): marcatoapp. com/forms/worldsciencefestivalbrisbane/volunteerapplication-brisbane/

Interested in
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Arts, Craft & Photography
  • Education & Training
  • Fundraising & Events
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Tour Guides, Information & Heritage
  • Translating & Interpreting
  • Working with Animals

All training will be provided to you at the volunteer induction and at the event during your shift.