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About the Position
Position #: 2008
OrganizationMaritime Museum of BC
Position: CLASSIC BOAT FESTIVAL: Festival Ambassador / Dock Volunteer - Classic Boat Festival
Impact Statement: The Maritime Museum of BC is proud to host the annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival (August 30 – September 1)! For over 40 years, the Victoria Classic Boat Festival has showcased classic boats from all over the Pacific Northwest each Labour Day Weekend. Each year, approximately 10,000 visitors tour the docks and the boats on display. In 2017, the Maritime Museum of BC took over operations of the Festival, incorporating marine-related exhibitions and family-friendly programs into the weekend’s activities.

The Festival is run by Museum staff, Board members, and dedicated volunteers. With the tremendous support of volunteers, the Museum is able to continue to preserve BC's maritime heritage and to engage people with this ongoing story.
Description: 1. Festival Donation Volunteer responsibilities include: welcoming visitors, accepting donations, answering visitor questions

2. Festival Dock Volunteers responsibilities include: dock safety, fulfilling ice requests, carrying a VHF radio, ensuring safety of all visitors. Familiarity with VHF radio and/or marine experience preferred
Training Details: An information session will be held on Wednesday, August 21 or Tuesday, August 27 at 5:30pm. Volunteers do not have to attend both sessions, but may attend the one that is most convenient to them. This session is about 15 - 30 minutes.

Upon arrival at the Festival, the Volunteer Coordinator will greet you and introduce you to your station for further training. Training should be no more than 15 minutes.
Working Conditions: Volunteers will be expected to work outdoors. Sunscreen and coverage are encouraged, as the weather is typically sunny.

Tshirt, lunch, snacks, and water are provided.
Minimum Duration: Special event
Timing: Weekday - Daytime, Weekend - Daytime
Time Detail: Your choice of shifts:

Friday, August 30 (8 AM - 12 PM)
Friday, August 30 (11 PM - 3 PM)
Friday, August 30 (2 PM - 6 PM)
Friday, August 30 (5 PM -8 PM)

Saturday, August 31 (8 AM - 12 PM)
Saturday, August 31 (11 PM - 3 PM)
Saturday, August 31 (2 PM - 6 PM)
Saturday, August 31 (5 PM -8 PM)

Sunday, September 1 (8 AM - 12 PM)
Sunday, September 1 (11 PM - 3 PM)
Sunday, September 1 (2 PM - 6 PM)
Special Event Start Date: 2019-08-30
Special Event End Date: 2019-09-01
Age: 16+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Arts/Culture, Events/Fundraising, Special Events
Skill(s): Communicate in Plain Language, Verbal Communication, Adaptability, Respect, Flexibility
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://mmbc.bc.ca/
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Rhian McKee
Phone: 2503854222 Ext. 105
Address: 634 Humbolt Street Victoria, V8W 1A4


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