Position Vacant - Coordinator: Falls Festival Loo Crew 2015

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Volunteer Coordinator - Falls Festival Loo Crew (paid position)

Employer: The Bob Brown Foundation
Work Type/s: Contract
Classification/s: Environment & Sustainability, Recycling & Waste Management, Volunteer Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Hobart

Job posted on: 23 September, 2015.
Applications close: 06 October, 2015.

The Bob Brown Foundation has been given the role of coordinating the volunteers at the Marion Bay Falls Festival to maintain the eco-friendly composting toilets. In return, The Bob Brown Foundation receives a substantial donation to continue our important campaigns for environmental protection.

The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting, training and supervising volunteers.

Employment period is 12 weeks from 26th October - 2nd January

Approx 11 hours per week for 9 weeks at $25 per hour - 26th October until 28th December

Approx 31 hours from 28th Dec – 2 Jan at $30 per hour

Recruiting 60 – 80 volunteers who will work for four x four hour shifts on site at the Falls Festival each day from 28 Dec 2015 – 1st Jan 2016 inclusive

The successful applicant will need to start on the 26th October based in our Foundation's Hobart office.

Position Description:

  • Recruit 60-80 Loo Crew volunteers using community networks;
  • Establish and maintain volunteer personnel files;
  • Foster, develop and maintain strong and effective working relationships with volunteers;
  • Provide regular and consistent contact with volunteers;
  • Plan and carry out volunteer orientation;
  • Coordinate a social event for volunteer induction prior to the festival;
  • Prepare an orientation kit and volunteer handbook;
  • Maintain frequent email correspondence with volunteers;
  • Develop a volunteer information, pack setting out rules, expectations, online induction, OHS and emergency response;
  • Conduct volunteer induction on site at the festival;
  • Work onsite for the duration of the festival as one of three paid volunteer coordinators at the Falls Festival (approx. 28 hours from 28 Dec – 1 Jan);
  • Provide a written debrief report to The Bob Brown Foundation

How to apply for this job

Applications for the position with a CV due by Tuesday 6 October 2015

Please address the following selection criteria:

  1. Demonstrable commitment to and knowledge of environmental issues
  2. Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  3. Proven ability to manage volunteers
  4. Proven ability to manage budgets
  5. Ability to manage and prioritise a range of tasks, plan tasks and work to deadlines
  6. Ability to work with a team
  7. Proven time management skills


Apply by email to Jenny at jenny@bobbrown.org.au

This position is also advertised on ethicaljobs.com.au


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