Volunteer Information

Volunteer sign-up for our 2018 season is NOW OPEN!

Link to Applyhttps://goo.gl/forms/HrZqnBzYNBi6FwNG2

Deadline for Application: Friday, June 8

Open Roof Festival is back for its ninth season and eager as ever to provide Toronto with a fun and unique summer experience! Open Roof events feature live music and film screenings with food and drinks and take place every Wednesday from June 20 – August 22, 2018. This year we’re at a NEW VENUE: on Sterling Road in the Lower Junction near the new site of MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art).

We rely on Toronto’s dedicated, enthusiastic, and energetic community of volunteers to help run Open Roof Festival, and to make it a welcoming and inclusive space! Our volunteers are often drawn from dedicated film lovers, indie-music scenesters, postsecondary students, and anyone looking to participate in TO’s coolest outdoor event. We promise you’ll have fun, meet new friends, hear music and watch films! Please feel free to forward this information to trusted friends and colleagues.

Available Shifts: 10 screenings, June 20 – August 22

Wednesday, June 20 (Opening Night Celebration)
Wednesday, June 27
Wednesday, July 4
Wednesday, July 11
Wednesday, July 18
Wednesday, July 25
Wednesday, August 1
Wednesday, August 8
Wednesday, August 15
Wednesday, August 22 (Closing Night Celebration)

SHIFT TIMES: Start time is at 6:00PM (unless otherwise specified) and the shift ends by midnight.

WHERE: Sterling Road in the Lower Junction (the lot adjacent 158 Sterling Road)

Open Roof Festival’s 2018 venue is located adjacent the new location of MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) on Sterling Road in the Lower Junction. It is accessible by TTC (subway stops: Dundas West or Lansdowne); the UP Express’s Bloor Station, and the 505 Dundas West and 506 College streetcars/replacement buses. Castlepoint Numa is Open Roof Festival’s official venue partner.

Types of Volunteer duties: • Event set-up & tear down (lifting and moving chairs, tables etc) • Providing a welcoming attitude, friendly face and customer service • Greeting patrons and giving information • Ripping/scanning tickets • Wrist banding (helping Box Office staff check for ID) • Tracking attendance • Directing patrons around event site • Manning concession tables (popcorn and candy) • Box Office assistance with Will Call tickets.

Eligible volunteers must be able to stand for long periods of time and have signed up for at least three (3) shifts. Experience in festivals, events and/or customer service is an important asset but not a requirement.

Volunteer Rewards: Food and water on every shift, plus free entry to one event (excluding opening night and closing night) for each shift you work. You must work at least (3) three shifts to be eligible for volunteer rewards. Please email: alicia@openrooffestival.com noting the date(s) you would like to attend. Your name will be placed on the guest list for free admission. Please send any questions to: alicia@openrooffestival.com

THANK YOU! We couldn’t do this without amazing volunteers like you!