CenterFest Arts Festival- Performer Gate Attendant


Durham Arts Council

What You'll Do:

Support the arts in Durham by volunteering at CenterFest Arts Festival! CenterFest draws over 30,000 guests each year to celebrate the arts and showcase a variety of local visual and performing artists.

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Event Description: As Durham’s signature arts festival, CenterFest showcases juried visual artists from near and far, and fills multiple stages with music, dance, and more from local performers. Serious art shoppers will be dazzled by world-class ceramics, paintings, jewelry, fiber art, woodwork, and everything in between – much of it from Durham and Triangle-based creators. CenterFest happens because of people like you- each year, over 300 volunteers contribute to the effort of pulling this festival together. Take a look at each volunteer job description listed in the sign ups below, and pick the role(s) and time(s) that are most appealing to you. Please dress for the weather, drink lots of water, and have a great time! We will have optional volunteer information sessions at the Durham Arts Council on Wednesday, September 18th at 12:30 PM and 5:30 PM if you would like to familiarize yourself with the event before the day of the festival.

Position Description: Help check in and direct musical performers as they arrive at their special designated entry. You will be assigned to a CenterFest performing gate and will be given the performance schedule. Assist performers who have a CenterFest performer Parking Pass (examples to be provided) with entering the gate and with unloading light objects. Volunteers are not expected to perform heavy lifting! Then, provide instructions for performers to park. Guard performer items while performers park cars.

Performer gates are located at the Corcoran/Marriott Gate near CCB Plaza (CCB Plaza Main Music and Dance Stages and NC Songwriters Co-Op Stage), Morgan Street near the South Bank Parking Lot (Herald-Sun Load-In Area), and Chapel Hill Street at Ramseur Street (Five Points and Childrens Stages, as well as parking for Herald-Sun Stage). Each gate will have its own set of instructions that performer gate attendants must follow carefully.

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120 Morris St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

120 Morris St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

120 Morris St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

Rain Plan:

CenterFest will take place rain or shine
Date/Time: Volunteers Needed: