Supernormal is organised by a small, friendly team who create this intimate and unique experimental arts and music festival. We need a strong team of enthusiastic volunteers to help us make it all come together; build the festival, run the event and clear it all away again afterwards.
Supernormal is run on a minimal budget, so we truly appreciate your contribution and in return we aim to provide a highly enjoyable experience and a valuable insight into how a festival runs.
There are a small amount of volunteer opportunities available during the build week for people with specific skills where you will really get to see how the festival takes shape. You will need to be available to be onsite from Monday 1st August.
All pre-festival volunteers get a weekend pass to the festival and all meals will be provided during the set-up week.
Flexibility and a can-do attitude is essential for these practical, hands on and physical roles. The crew work long, hard days so these roles are not for the faint hearted!
Working with the build manager and crew, we need handy, creative people to assist in setting up the site for the festival including erecting and creating structures and general site build. Experience in this area is essential.
To provide vital assistance to the site crew and production team to help out with general organisational tasks and odd jobs around the site. Tasks include setting up areas, sign painting, fetching and carrying and generally being ready to help.
All weekend volunteers get a weekend pass to the festival and a hot evening meal during the weekend
Weekend volunteers will do 3 shifts of 4 hours each day Friday, Saturday, Sunday (12 hours total) and need to arrive onsite to attend the Volunteer briefing on Thursday evening before the festival opens to the public on Friday
Great communication, flexibility and team spirit are required for these roles across the festival site and weekend.
Drivers will only work a single shift over the weekend, making occasional runs to Reading/Oxford throughout the day and enjoying the festival in between. The rest of your time is your own. Must provide own vehicle but mileage will be paid. A cushy way to earn yourself a free festival ticket, if you can survive a day dry.
Assisting with the co-ordination and smooth running of the production tent involving dealing with audience enquiries and artist liaison, compiling and sharing information, general organisation and being helpful.
To provide vital assistance to the crew and production team to help out with general organisational tasks and all manner of odd jobs as they arise on site throughout the weekend.
Supporting the crew caterers in a small, busy kitchen to provide meals for the SN team and volunteers over the weekend. Some experience in food preparation is required for this role.
Providing information to audience and artists throughout the site, and looking after areas including the car park, house, campsite, and out of bounds areas. Confident communication required.
This role involves managing artists merchandise and a small village shop. Tasks include stock and cash handling and complex record keeping as well as communicating with audiences.
Assisting at the busy bars on site, you will be required to serve drinks to customers, handle cash, tidy and clear down. Bar experience and use of bank card machine is required.
Attendants are required to manage the eco composting toilets around the site; to re-stock, clean, and tidy as well as maintaining the outdoor showers. Not a portaloo in sight, this is not a ‘dirty’ job!
Dealing with festival guests and artist arrivals, you will be managing guest lists to issue wristbands and handling cash as well as providing information about the festival and site . As the first point of contact for arrivals, a friendly, organised, and welcoming manner is essential.
Primary job of the music/Tech volunteers is to help out with anything that needs attending to vis a vis the smooth running of the stages.Ability to work with tech specs to ensure that bands/artists on the bill are comfortable with their equipment and feel able to perform to their abilities.
Helping with all creative tasks such as painting, decoration and art installation. You will make sure artist equipment is organised for activities and workshops. You will also assist with the delivery of performances and artistic contributions throughout the festival.
Post festival volunteers get to enjoy the weekend first, then stay on site until Tuesday evening to help with the take down.
You will be required to leave a bank card, drivers license or passport as a deposit when you arrive at the festival.
This essential role includes assisting to take down the festival and clear the site. You will need to be available all day Monday & Tuesday following the festival. It is a physical role, so be prepared to be energetic after the weekend frivolities and get stuck in.
If you’d like to apply for one of these roles, fill out the form below. If you haven’t volunteered with us before, you’ll need to pay a £40 deposit via Paypal. This will be refunded immediately after the festival.