StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival, which takes place each March in St Andrews, is looking for volunteer photographers. The festival has about 100 events featuring poetry, music, film, visual art and talks and discussions, and works with a team of about 80 volunteers, many of whom return year after year. They are looking for enthusiastic photographers to join the team to take photographs at events and around the festival. Volunteers would need to have their own cameras and would be expected to provide copies of the best of the photographs taken in digital form after the festival. If you are able to offer anything from a few hours up to several days, this would be welcome and appreciated. Please e-mail [email protected] with "Volunteer photographer" in the subject line. Please provide your name, address and contact details and let them know when you would be available between 9.30am and 8.00pm from 5 to 8 March March. You can also register your interest using the form below.
Details guidance sheets are provided to volunteers, and the organisation holds a pre-festival meeting for instruction and any appropriate training on 29 Feb. Volunteers will be supported as per StAnza policies and procedures.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Volunteers can claim travel expenses at the festival by producing vouchers for public transport, or for agreed mileage at 25p per mile.
Possesses their own camera (this can be a smart phone with a camera) which can work in silent mode
Enjoys taking photographs
Able to take some good photographs, but doesn?t need to be a superior photographer
Able to be quiet, discreet and unobtrusive in events while taking photographs
Happy to take instruction on where/how to take photographs
Willing for their photographs to be used by StAnza later
Would be able to share the best of their photographs with us by digital means
Restrictions on who can volunteer
StAnza don't have the capacity to supervise under 18s as volunteers
No, not for this opportunity.
The festival takes place at various venues around the town centre of St Andrews. The hub venue is the Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews KY16 9LA and volunteers report for duty to the Festival Desk on Level 2 (near the Box Office) in the Byre Theatre.
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
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