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Volunteering for Photography Assistant 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 Photography Assistant

Work in teams to identify winning quilts to be photographed and move to staging area.

Photography Assistant Job Duties

  • Volunteers will work in teams of four to complete the following job duties:
    • Climb step ladders, carefully take down quilt and walk to staging area. (2 volunteers)
    • Hold the center bottom of bed-size quilts to ensure they do not touch the floor. (1 volunteer)
    • Locate next quilt to be photographed and direct volunteers to the correct location. (1 volunteer) 
  • Return each quilt to original hanging location post-photography. 
  • Follow instructions given by your captain and staff photographer.
  • Direct questions to your captain as needed.

Photography Assistant Job Skills and Requirements

  • Friendly and positive demeanor.
  • Physically able to stand and circulate throughout the exhibit to move quilts into their assigned locations.
  • Able to routinely lift and move quilts weighing up to 15 pounds.
  • Know and follow safety practices regarding lifting and use of step ladder and other equipment
  • Be able to read and interpret a basic map.
  • Ability to discern when to ask your captain for assistance.
  • Must wear white gloves during entire shift.
  • Volunteers 18 and older may participate; volunteers 5’5” and taller are preferred.
  • Flat soled shoes are required to use step ladder; flat sole and/or rubber soled, comfortable shoes are recommended for this assignment.

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

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