Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is a sumptuous feast of ideas. The Festival’s core values are to serve as a democratic, non-aligned platform offering free and fair access. Every year, the Festival brings together a diverse mix of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue.
Volunteers form the backbone of the Festival and we are looking for enthusiastic and hardworking individuals who are keen to learn about production and hospitality. The Festival attracts some of the biggest names in the world of literature, culture and politics but we still need our volunteers to be focused on the job rather than get distracted. If the prospect of meeting celebrities and authors is your key motivation for volunteering, we suggest you apply to attend as a General Participant.
Over the last decade, the size and scale of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival has increased by leaps and bounds and it wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and support of our volunteers. The Festival requires the help of almost 300 volunteers; however we cannot guarantee all applicants a position. For the 2019 edition, we once again require an amazing army of volunteers who will be the interface between us, the audience and the authors! We primarily choose volunteers from Jaipur. As a volunteer, you will get the opportunity to work closely with the Festival producers and directors, artists and educators as well as students and audiences.
We’re aware that you’re excited to volunteer for the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival. However, excitement can sometimes get the better of us and silly mistakes can be made, affecting your chances of being shortlisted.
We get over 2500 applications and we want your application to be successful. So, this year, before we open our registrations, we wanted to give you a CRASH COURSE.
How carefully you fill out the form tells us you’ve taken the time to understand the questions, you have an eye for detail and that you are thorough; these are all qualities that we appreciate in our volunteers.
Don’t be in a hurry to click the ‘Submit’ button. Instead take your time to assess your strengths and expectations. While our aim is to keep registrations open for 90 days, we don’t want you to wait until the last minute to apply. Do remember that our applications are evaluated on a ‘first come-first serve’ basis.Who are we looking for?
Young enthusiastic college students/working professionals who are interested in working ‘behind the scenes’ at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival and understanding what goes into the making of a festival of this scale.
You all have existing expectations to live up to and we would like to see your experience of working with us reflect in your application. Please don’t assume that because you have volunteered with us before, you will be automatically selected or that a department such as ‘Registration’ is not worth your time.
We expect you to take up these challenges and inspire new applicants/volunteers. Share your knowledge and guide the first timers on what volunteering at the Festival is all about. It is certainly not just about meeting authors and attending sessions. While we have a long-standing understanding and bond with most of you, we do not appreciate giving away our email IDs and contact details to your friends or to enquire about the application status of your acquaintances.Hope to see you all benefit from this crash course! Take your time filling out the volunteer registration form and we hope to see you next year!
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