Volunteering for Floater at The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show

September 09 - September 12, 2020 | Virtual Experience

In response to COVID-19, The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show team has made the difficult decision to transition the event into an immersive online experience. The safety of our attendees, vendors, presenters and volunteers is paramount. So, while this decision was difficult, we know it is the right choice. Thank you for your continued support and patience during this time. We will share more details as plans develop and look forward to connecting with you virtually this September!

The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show is an educational and community fundraising event presented by PBS Wisconsin and Nancy Zieman Productions. Attendees can connect with their creative muse by participating in sewing workshops, lectures and stage presentations. See an artist's creativity turned into a beautiful quilt by walking through our juried quilt exhibit. And don't forget to bring your walking shoes as guests can shop their way through a 85,000-square-foot vendor mall!

About Floater

Volunteers will be given a job assignment to fill openings due to cancellations, unfilled positions and other staffing needs.

Floater Job Duties

  • Willingness to undertake an unfilled or open volunteer position. Possible job assignments include:
    • Community Service Project Assistant
    • Greeter
    • Handstamper
    • Lecture Assistant
    • Main Stage Presentation Assistant
    • Package Check
    • Quilt Appraisal Assistant
    • Quilt Exhibit Attendant
    • Quilt Exhibit Greeter
    • Raffles Sales & Information Desk
    • Ticket Sales
    • Vendor Greeter
    • Volunteer Check-In
    • Wheelchair Rental Check-In
    • Will-Call Desk
    • Workshop Assistant
  • Work with event staff to determine your job assignment.
  • Carry out the assigned job duties.
  • Provide visitors with general event information.
  • Direct visitors to the location of seminars, demonstrations, workshops, exhibitor booths, food stations, and other Alliant Energy Center amenities.
  • Direct questions to your captain as needed.

Floater Job Skills and Requirements

  • Capability to complete the tasks of any of the above listed job assignments.
  • High customer service orientation.
  • Strong communication and pronunciation skills.
  • Enjoy working in a people focused environment.
  • Flexibility to complete a variety of job tasks. Some tasks may involve lifting or carrying.
  • Easily able to adjust to changing working needs.
  • Aural acuity to hear and speak with visitors in an environment that has noise/distractions.
  • Comfortable working with cash and credit cards.
  • Ability to maintain a calm and helpful demeanor in stressful or conflict situations.
  • Physically able to stand and circulate among attendees.
  • Know and follow safety practices regarding use of equipment related to your assigned job area.
  • Ability to discern when to ask your captain for assistance.
  • Volunteers 16 and older may participate

Volunteer Registration for this event will tentatively begin on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Please check back with us.

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