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2022 TAIWANfest

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with 2022 TAIWANfest.

TAIWANfest is an annual event celebrating arts and culture that has grown to become one of the largest bilingual festivals in Canada. Join us as we discover how the Stories of Independence can teach us to shape the future of our diversity.

We are seeking highly passionate and like-minded individuals to join us. If you are interested in helping or you are looking to build your resume, we have various volunteering opportunities waiting for you.

Onsite Volunteer Positions

Job Description:

TAIWANfest is seeking Volunteer Ambassadors. An Ambassador is responsible for volunteer management at events, including during setup/tear-down. This role requires responsible organization skills and clear communication with staff, volunteers, and festival attendees. 

Applicants should be willing to commit to full attendance during the festival and be able to attend an additional online orientation before commencing this role.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Helping volunteers with check-in and check-out
  • Delegating tasks and assigning breaks
  • Understanding of this year’s events and activities

Job Description:

TAIWANfest is seeking motivated Stage Managers to coordinate with emcees, talent and stage technicians to ensure a successful performance at venues. This role requires the ability to keep to a schedule as well as being able to adjust to any sudden changes during the festival.

Interested applicants must provide a resume and participate in an interview to be considered for this role. Prior experience in event planning and coordination is an asset but not a requirement.  

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating the arrival of performers
  • Checking for appropriate signage and visuals for performances
  • Maintaining venue’s safety
  • Working with sound/lighting equipment (moderate to heavy lifting)

Job Description:

TAIWANfest is seeking experienced and talented photographers to capture all angles of this year’s events including audience, performers, volunteers, staff, programming, festival culture and community vibe. 

Applicants should have their own camera and equipment and must possess prior experience in photography. Applicants must provide a resume and participate in an interview to be considered for this role. All captured images will remain the creative property of ACSEA for use in in-house. Interested applicants should submit a sample of their work for consideration to

Job Description:

TAIWANfest is looking for capable and enthusiastic volunteers to help with festival set up and takedown. Responsibilities include showing up at designated times and assisting staff with equipment before and after the event, moderate to heavy lifting, and cooperation with other volunteers.

Job Description:

Front of House

Front of House volunteers will be assigned to our concert/show venue. Volunteers will work together with team members to greet guests as they arrive, distribute seating tickets and will remain onsite for the duration of the event to assist guests with directions or concerns.

Activity Volunteer

Activity Volunteers lend a helping hand and interact with guests at on-site activity booths (except exhibition stations). Volunteers should be comfortable interacting with guests and possess outstanding leadership and conversation skills.

Exhibition Volunteer

Exhibition volunteers introduce and give background on artworks in the events collection, answer any questions guests may have and are responsible for preventing theft of collection pieces.

Info /  Merchandise Volunteer

Information volunteers are knowledgeable about the event site and locations, directing guests and answering questions as needed. Merchandise volunteers promote event merchandise to guests. Both should be comfortable interacting with guests and possess outstanding leadership and conversation skills.

Jack of All Trades 

Can’t choose just one position to volunteer? As a Jack of All Trades, you don’t have to. Jack of All Trades go where they’re needed, filling in for absent volunteers and lending a helping hand when things get busy. One moment you’re introducing artwork at exhibitions; the next, you’re promoting merchandise to event attendees. Rescue Rangers are never bored! Applicants should be flexible, adventurous and ready to save the day at any of the positions listed below.

Job Description:

We are looking for individuals interested in hosting the activities during the festival. This role includes communicating with staff, performers, and other volunteers, as well as interacting with live audiences at the festival.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Communicating with staff to learn about the festival programs that the emcee is presenting
  • Imbue festival audience with energy and passion 
  • Articulating and presenting the events with respect and enthusiasm
  • Being present during the festival and events at scheduled times
  • Willing to handle equipment with care, assist stage managers and technicians when necessary
  • Check the schedule with performers and stage manager beforehand

Required Qualifications:

  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Must attend orientation sessions prior to the event
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate in Mandarin is an asset
  • Ability to meet changing priorities while meeting strict deadlines
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative environment
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