FOLKFabulous@theFair 2019 Volunteer

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South Carolina State Fair Grounds

1200 Rosewood Dr

Rosewoods Building

Columbia, SC 29201

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FOLKFabulous@theFair returns October 9 – 20 for the 150th anniversary of the South Carolina State Fair, and we need your help!

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As a volunteer, you will engage with the public, participate in hands-on activities, and spend time with some of South Carolina’s finest traditional artists. This year’s program will feature quilting, yarn-bombing, bluegrass and old-time music, Gullah singing and storytelling, and more! McKissick Museum will provide volunteers with transportation to and from the fairgrounds, free swag, snacks and other perks.

Volunteer roles and duties include the following:

Hospitality

1. Become familiar with the festival themes and featured programs

2. Assist with set up and take-down

3. Check in with all staff, volunteers, and artists

4. Help interpret and present the festival: greet the public; answer fairgoer questions

5. Help record attendance

6. Assist in program evaluation, including engaging with the public to obtain oral and written feedback about their experiences

Program & Artist Assistant

1. Become familiar with the festival themes and featured programs

2. Assist with set up and take-down

3. Assist artists in setting up their displays and work areas, as needed

4. Support visual artists in hosting hands-on arts activities—including replenishing art supplies, assisting fairgoers with activities, spotting the artists for breaks, monitoring visual displays, etc.

5. Support performing artists with any instrument/equipment moving and set up, music case storage, etc.

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South Carolina State Fair Grounds

1200 Rosewood Dr

Rosewoods Building

Columbia, SC 29201

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