Big Dub volunteers and staff are the backbone of the festival and the driving force behind its success. Many thanks to the fantastic people who give their time and passion to make Big Dub a great place to be. If you are interested in joining our team, please read all the information on this page carefully before proceeding to the application.
For all first-time crew members, there is a deposit of $185 that must be sent via PayPal if approved. Upon completion of the required number of hours we refund the deposit. This deposit is in place to ensure that crew members complete the required number of hours. As a thank you, we waive all fees for all returning crew that are in good standing. If you don’t already have a PayPal account and want more info, please CLICK HERE. Sorry, we don’t accept deposits via mail.This deposit is not a ticket. If you are not eligible or not hired for a position, we will refund the total amount back to your account within 90 days of applying. IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CANCELLATIONS: We hope this won’t apply but if you do have to cancel PLEASE email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you can. The more notice you can give us, the better. We appreciate your consideration, since we’ll need to find someone else to take your place. Any cancellations made after July 15th are not eligible for a deposit refund, except in extenuating circumstances, and at the discretion of Big Dub. For those that cancel after this date, deposits are kept to cover administrative costs associated with last minute changes to hiring and scheduling.
Big Dub is a 24 hour festival, there are day and night shifts available. It is imperative that you arrive to your shift well rested, on time, and sober. You must be prepared for the work situation and the weather, wearing any personal protective equipment that is assigned to you. You are responsible for maintaining enough rest, food and water to complete all of your shifts. You must work in a safe manner and abide by all work safe regulations. You must attend a team meeting at the beginning of each shift. Be sure you have signed in and out for all of your shifts with your Supervisor! At conclusion of the festival if you have completed all your shifts your deposit will be refunded within 7 days via PayPal. We do our best to return deposits as soon as possible. Incomplete information will cause delays in your deposit being returned.
Pack camp friendly food! Make sure you eat regularly, especially before the start of a shift. Arrive to work fed and caffeinated. It is very important to leave a positive impression on everyone we interact with throughout the festival and keeping yourself fueled helps! Any member of EMS, Security or the Camp Counselor program will have meals provided twice daily in the dining hall if scheduled for 16 hours or more. You should start your shift with snacks and a full water bottle to take to your post. Above all, please think ahead to make sure you have the nourishment your body needs while you’re on shift.
You are expected to bring your own water. There are spigots at each camping area that you can use to refill your drinking container. Since this is a leave no trace festival, we recommend a container that can be re-used by you throughout the festival.
Whether it’s the scorching heat of mid-day or the to-the-bone chilliness at night and the wee hours of the morning, temperatures are known to wildly fluctuate and changes in weather can happen quickly. Pack for all types of outdoor conditions including warm water-proof shoes, winter clothing, extra socks, sunscreen, bug spray, rain gear and a good hat for sun or rain. Comfort is the key to staying happy and healthy.
All positions scheduled during the festival between Tuesday, July 25th to Sunday, July 30th are considered “Showtime” positions. All Showtime work takes place at Four Quarters Farm (festival site). Big Dub runs 24hrs a day during public showtime and schedules reflect this.
We aim to create shift schedules which are fair, fun, and provide enough time off during the festival for you to get out there, enjoy yourself and do some dancing! For this reason we have established the following guidelines when creating volunteer schedules:
There are a few crews that work in the weeks leading up to the festival (July 17 – Aug 6, 2017). Please refer to the Job List for more info on which teams have preshow positions. These positions require a time commitment of 12 hours a day. For crew who are committed to returning the farm to it’s natural beauty, we also have a post show clean up team.