The sixth, annual 2019 Porkapalooza BBQ Festival takes place on Father’s Day weekend: Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Sunday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Edmonton Expo Centre grounds.
Every year, we invite over 15,000 guests to celebrate BBQ culture with us, and that means we have a need for approximately 100 volunteers to help us out with various tasks. Shifts are no more than four hours long, and volunteers will receive a BBQ food voucher, accepted by Porkapalooza’s vendors, for their efforts.
There are many positions available, including:
- BBQ Experience Tent and Tour Guides: The BBQ Experience Tent is a concept we launched last year, designed to introduce guests to the world of BBQ. This includes static and working displays of BBQs, information on the different types of BBQs, information on rubs, sauces and basic BBQ techniques. In this role, volunteers will be present in the tent answering questions related to the displays and leading tours of the competition area, stopping at key locations and directing guests to our various vendors and presentations occurring on the festival grounds.
- Competition Assistant: As a Competition Assistant, you will be required to assist in the judging area during the BBQ competition. This includes set up, take down, clean up and helping the BBQ Judging Coordinator ensure that judges have everything that they need. This role requires someone who is very punctual to be called upon at specified times.
- Greeters:Greeters working at information stations or walking around the site are the first and last contact with guests, and as such, they must be friendly, outgoing and comfortable in dealing with the public. Greeters must familiarize themselves with the event and the venue. In this front-line position, you will be expected to treat all guests with excellent customer service. A greeter is responsible for managing the flow of incoming attendees and monitoring the festival entrances. Some greeters will be asked to walk the festival grounds to engage guests and provide information.
- Green Team members: The Green Team is responsible for site clean up and monitoring. This includes maintaining festival tidiness by clearing tables and disposing of waste and recyclable appropriately and promptly. Green Team members must wear closed-toe shoes.
If you would like to inquire about a position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.