Call to Volunteers

To all our Volunteers and friends of the Grand Prix of Art BC,


Thank you all for your past support of the Grand Prix of Art BC.  I am delighted to announce the Grand Prix of Art Steveston is back on this year and scheduled for September 23, 2017.    We have had an outpouring of support from from our community and after taking a break in Steveston last year, it sure feels great to be back.  With generous support of the City of Richmond, Canada 150 Fund,  Britannia Heritage Shipyards National Historic Site, loads of community members and Steveston businesses; we are set to have the biggest and best event yet.

The Grand Prix of Art would not be possible without the great support of all the amazing volunteers – once again we are going to count on you all to help us deliver another successful  “Community First” event.  It all starts with the volunteers, so I would like first to invite all past volunteers to join us again in Steveston this year.  Sign up on our Facebook page, directly through our Event Brite or through our official event Web Page.   Here is a list of key positions required immediately with general volunteer positions listed below.

KEY VOLUNTEERS ( needed asap)
*** Volunteer Coordinator:  40-50 hours starting asap.  Responsibilities include, communication with volunteers,   assigning  volunteers a task group,  assisting with volunteer training meeting,  event day co-ordination/liaison.  (set up volunteer booth check-in and rest area).   Attend pre and post event meetings.
*** Locations Coordinator:  20-30 hours starting asap.  Responsibilities include, communication with our Location Partners (Steveston Businesses),   assisting with volunteer training meeting,  assisting with co-ordination of the set up/ tear down crews in the village and and at Britannia Heritage Shipyards NationalHistoric Site.  Attend pre and  post event meeting.
***Lunch Coordinator:   Position Filled
***Exhibition Manager:   Position Filled
***Marketing Manager:  Position Filled
***Entertainment Coordinator:  Position Filled
*** Registration Manager:  20 – 30 hours starting August 15th.  Responsibilities include overseeing the registration process, organizing registration badges/Lanyards,  coordinating location lottery,  attend pre and post day meetings for volunteers.
Lead Photographer/ Videographer:   This position requires an individual with a high level of photography and video experience.  The position required some co-ordination of our photography competition as well as working with our organizer to develop a short legacy documentary including photographs and video.

General Positions Include:

Registration:  (8-10 people required ) assist with event day registration and attend pre-event volunteers meeting Wednesday September 20th.
Shuttle Drivers:  (4 People with Vans or Larger vehicles)  Drive groups of artists to and from village/shipyards, London Landing and Garry Park
Lunch Service: ( 4 People required)  Help our lead Food Coordinator with lunch prep and service, set up and tear down on event day.
Set up Crew:   ( 12 People required)  Help setting up and tearing down, banners, Flags, and other event animation ( pick up or large vehicle a huge asset) Tents will be set up by a professional company this year.
Exhibition Staff:  (8 People required)  Help with all aspects of exhibition, set up and tear down Saturday and Sunday from  11am – 5pm
Event Ambassadors:  ( 8 People required)  Providing event day information to attendees, overseeing painting locations during the event and general duties insuring a smooth and successful event.
Pre- Event Assistants:  ( 3 -4  people required) to start ASAP – Help event co ordinations, marketing, poster and information distribution,  Assist with pre event planning and post event procedures.  A great opportunity to learn about event management and network with artists, volunteers and our local business community.
First Aid:   ( 1 or 2 people required)  with first aid training or medical background that can host our information/ First Aid booth at Britannia Heritage Shipyards National Historic Site.

Please register through our official event Web Page.   Our  Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with you to discuss the best position for you and follow up with detail Job Descriptions.
Thank you again for your continued Support
Mark Glavina
Phoenix Art Workshop
8-3891 Chatham St
Richmond BC
V7E 2Z6

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