Collaborations Festival 2013: Volunteers Wanted


After the unprecedented success of last year, The Jack Burdell Experience returns with their second COLLABORATIONS Festival. COLLABORATIONS is a multi-disciplinary Arts Festival, which is running from February 22nd to March 9th 2013.

COLLABORATIONS 2013 is going to be bigger and better than last year; over 15 days we’re presenting a great mix of New Plays, Rehearsed Readings, Poetry, Dance, Art, and other excitement; with a different programme nearly every night.

 We are looking for volunteers to join our Front of House, and Backstage teams in the venue. Shifts will usually be about 3-4 hours in length, and as a thank you we would like to offer you free entry to a show with each shift you work for us, and a volunteer T-shirt. Volunteering is a great way to gain experience; see new work from some of the best up-and-coming writers, artists, and theatre practitioners in Ireland; and form new contacts and friendships.

The entire COLLABORATIONS programme will take place in and around Smock Alley Theatre. Being a small festival, you will have the chance to get to know everyone, and have a real peek behind the scenes. The passion and enthusiasm of volunteers plays a huge role in creating an atmosphere of excitement and creativity; and was a great contributor in making our inaugural festival in 2012 such a huge success.

This year, we will also be recruiting interns for Production, and Stage Management. The chosen participants must be available between February 18th and March 9th 2013 (this includes the 4 days of technical rehearsal, as well as the run of the Festival) and for some part-time shifts before this. The COLLABORATIONS Festival is run by a very small team, so you’ll be right in the thick of the action. Though intern positions will require a much larger commitment than the volunteer roles, you will also have the opportunity to gain valuable experience of Theatre, and of the inner workings of a Festival!

 As a volunteer you will be making an invaluable contribution to the whole event; we literally couldn’t do it without you!

2013 Volunteer Application Form

To apply, please fill in the above application form, and return it to with ‘volunteers’ or ‘interns’ in the subject line. Applications close on Friday January 25th 2013 at 6pm. For more information on the festival, please go to our website:


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