Every March, the focus of the creative world's attention turns to Austin, Texas and the SXSW Conferences and Festivals. While the focus is on the invasion of celebrities, techies and musicians, this event also relies on thousands of people that help make SXSW a reality. Over 3,000 people from Austin, as well as all over the nation and even the world, generously offer their time and talents to volunteer at SXSW and help produce one of the most notable annual events held anywhere. It's a unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals, while earning a chance to see informative panels, catching an up-and- coming band or stand-up comedian, questioning an emerging filmmaker or rubbing elbows with your favorite internet idol. It's a great opportunity to network, socialize and most of all have fun.
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SXSW Week, March 7 - 16, 2014, is offering a multitude of volunteer opportunities. Jobs range from festival production to conference activities including registration, information, trade show, technical support, and much more. Day and night positions are available during the conference. Volunteers must be able to work a minimum of 30 hours or 3 shifts during the event, depending on their crew type.
Applications are available online and crew shift selections will take place at the Volunteer Call on Saturday, January 18, 2014 between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, January 28, 2014 between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. at the Austin Convention Center, Ballroom ABC on the First Floor. If you are unable to attend the Volunteer Call or need any information about volunteering, please contact a SXSW Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512/467-7979 as soon as possible.
For more information, please visit the SXSW Volunteer website http://volunteer.sxsw.com
The SXSW Film Festival runs from March 7 - 15, 2014; the Film Conference runs from March 7 - 11, 2014; the SXSW Interactive Festival runs from March 7 - 11, 2014; the SXSW Music Conference and Festival runs from March 11 - 16, 2014.
SXSW is sponsored by Miller Lite, Monster Energy, Esurance, Chevrolet, AT&T, IFC, The Austin Chronicle, Sonicbids, Deloitte, and American Express.