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Belfast International Arts Festival: How to become a volunteer

Belfast International Arts festival will once again be keeping audiences on the edge of their seats as a variety of world class artists come to Belfast from the 6th to 28th October 2017.

Belfast International Arts Festival are recruiting a team of enthusiastic volunteers to help deliver an unforgettable experience to all visitors.

The festival’s growing stature attracts renowned artists from across the globe. Audiences will be entertained by a number of performances never before seen in the UK or Ireland including the UK premiere of ‘Compassion: The History of a Machine Gun’ from the Schaubuhne, Berlin.  House hold names such Paul Carrick will also take centre stage.

Belfast International Arts Festival is led by some of the top professionals in the industry. Volunteering will give participants an insight into the world of arts, events and PR. The experience may also lead to invaluable networking and industry contacts.

Festival Director, Richard Wakely, greatly appreciates the integral role volunteers play in the annual event.

“Volunteers will be an invaluable part of putting Northern Ireland on the map as an international arts venue.

"They will be first point of contact to welcome guests and audiences and assisting the front of house manager.  They play a very important role in the Belfast International Arts Festival team.”

Sonya Whitefield, Arts Development Officer, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, added: “Volunteering with the Belfast International Arts Festival is a truly valuable, meaningful way of using your time, energy, skills and creativity in making a difference to the arts community in Northern Ireland.  The Arts Council would encourage volunteers to get involved, meet new people and benefit from the opportunity to enjoy world-class performances.”

The closing date for applications is Friday 1st September. Volunteers will be appointed on a first come first serve basis. 

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