Bricktober – Perth 2016 – Volunteer Roles

Below are the different types of roles that help run Bricktober as an event. Volunteers will predominantly be assigned to one section during the event*. Volunteers are required to help assist in the general running of their assigned area.

We also do a number of Promotion Days where we display one to two tables and engage with the public, hand out flyers, talk about Bricktober and LEGO.

Departments may have technical equipment which requires the use, handling or supervision by volunteers. As such, volunteers will be provided specific training needs as required.

* Volunteers may be assigned to more than one department depending on Bricktober’s volunteering needs. As such, you may be required to assist in other duties/activities not specifically listed

PRE-SHOW PROMOTION DAYS

In the preparation and publicity for Bricktober we run a number of Promotion Days where we display one to two tables and engage with the public, hand out flyers, talk about Bricktober and LEGO.

Most PR days are on the weekends thou we may also have some on weekdays.

We attend a number of other shows and events, shopping centers, Bunnings ect.

Responsibilities and skills:

  • Neat and presentable
  • Energetic and friendly
  • A polite and outgoing attitude
  • Good communication skills
  • Handing out flyers
  • Talking about the activities at Bricktober
  • Explaining the need to book online and how the Timer Entry System works

 

BUMP IN DAY / BUMP OUT DAY

This role consists of 2 sections incorporating the set up and pack up days.

On the set up day (Friday 7 October 2016) you will assist the exhibitors move in their displays and may be asked to help them set up and help with the set up of equipment and infrastructure for the show.

The following items will need to be put out and set up.

Tables and chairs, put up marquees and tents,  signage, set up the interactive zone, set up the movie screen and projector and sound system,  and any other general set up requirements for the show.

Responsibilities and skills:

  • Able to do heavy lifting of up to 25 kgs
  • Good physical coordination skills
  • Able to use cordless power tools, hand tools.
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Follow instructions, floor maps and documents.

TICKET SCANNING, ENTRY, EXIT.

Bricktober will be using the Try-Booking scanner system where the patrons that have booked a timed entry, assemble at the entry gate, have their ticket scanned and then enter the venue.                                                                                                           We will have an exit that people can use to go off site and return.  Anyone wishing to exit and return will have their hand stamped for re-entry. We also have some select VIP’s who will have complimentary tickets that they will use to enter the show. This will also be the entrance for all staff and team members.

Responsibilities and skills:

  • Crowd management outside the event
  • Checking and ensuring people have the correct ticket for that day and session.
  • Provide accurate information about access to the site and within the site, including accessibility information for patrons with special needs.
  • Energetic and friendly
  • Excellent customer service
  • Good communication skills and confidence in speaking to groups
  • Good organisational skills
  • Work well under pressure
  • Good negotiation skills
  • A polite and outgoing attitude

EXHIBITION HALLS ATTENDANTS

This role involves being present in the display hall to act as security for the displays and to ensure that the public respects the displays and do not touch them or get too close.From time to time the exhibitors will need to leave their exhibits to have a break and may need you to watch their display while they are gone.You will also be called upon to answer questions from the public and direct them to the facilities and point out to them areas that are freed up and not so busy (to keep the crowds moving)Responsibilities and skills:

  • Crowd management skills
  • Provide information about access to the site and within the site, including accessibility information for patrons with special needs.
  • Energetic and friendly
  • Excellent customer service
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Work well under pressure
  • Good negotiation skills
  • A polite and outgoing attitude

TECH SUPPORT

From time to time, technical things will stop working or will need resetting or adjusting.

This role is important when things go wrong.

Responsibilities and skills:

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Can work well under pressure
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Understanding of computers and scanners, Ipads, projectors and PA systems

Drive a LEGO® Train/ Remote controlled LEGO® vehicles

Part of the shows attraction is we let the children big and small, have a go at driving a train around the displays.Responsibilities and skills:

    • Good with children.
    • Crowd management
    • Can work well under pressure
    • Energetic and friendly
    • Good negotiation skills
    • A polite and outgoing attitude
  • An understanding of LEGO® train systems and LEGO® Power Functions (prier experience is highly desirable and will make the role easier for you)

 Brick pit

The interactive zone includes a large pile of LEGO® bricks that the children over 3 can play and create with.Your role would be to monitor the pit and ensure no children are putting Lego in their mouths, throwing Lego, removing it from the pit area or being disruptive and not playing fair with the other children Responsibilities and skills:

On the final day of the show all the bricks need to be separated from each other so that they can be cleaned and sanitised later on.

  • Good with children
  • Crowd management
  • Can work well under pressure
  • Energetic and friendly
  • Good negotiation skills
  • A understanding of the Lego play system would be an advantage

LEGO® building competitions

Bricktober will have lots of Lego building competitions during the event, like Build in a bag,Rapid MOC (My Own Creation)Speed Build – to find the Fastest Builder in the West

This is the busiest session of our show and is not for the faint hearted.

It offers a great opportunity to see some of the great creativity of children.

Responsibilities and skills:

  • Good with children
  • Crowd management
  • Can work well under pressure
  • Energetic and friendly
  • Good negotiation skills
  • A understanding of the Lego play system would be an advantage

Collection and promotion of Peoples choice awards/colouring in competitions/lost and found

Bricktober will have several competitions and promotions that will be collected on the day and compiled.Personal in this role will be actively asking people to vote in the peoples choice awards and actively promote participation.

Responsibilities and skills:

  • Good with children
  • Crowd management
  • Can work well under pressure
  • Energetic and friendly
  • Good negotiation skills
  • A polite and outgoing attitude
  • Excellent customer service
  • Good organisational skills

 and also not forgetting………………….

RELIEF for bricktober team, general run around

In order to allow team members to be able to have comfort and refreshment  breaks during their roster, we need a pool of volunteers that are adaptable and highly skilled in being able to attend to many roles during the show.There will be requirements that pop up during the show and we need a crack team of individuals that can turn their hands to any task.

    • Adaptable and can do attitude
    • Able to do heavy lifting of up to 25 kgs
    • Good physical coordination skills
    • Good with children
    • Crowd management
    • Can work well under pressure
    • Energetic and friendly
    • Good negotiation skills
    • A polite and outgoing attitude
    • Excellent customer service
    • Good organisational skills
    • A understanding of the Lego play system would be an advantage
    • A polite and outgoing attitude
  • An understanding of LEGO® train systems and LEGO® Power Functions (we will teach you this but prier experience is highly desirable and will make the role easier for you)

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