VMMF Seeks a Volunteer Coordinator

Do you love making things and the people who make? Do you want to help support creatives and participate in one of Vancouver’s largest maker events?

The Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is looking for an enthusiastic & highly organized person to join our team as Volunteer Coordinator. Do you have experience coordinating large groups of volunteers, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and mad time-management skills? Can you think quickly on your feet and keep a smile on your face as you head into your 3rd day of working 10-12 hours? Then tell us all about yourself and we’ll see if you’re a good fit.

Application Deadline: 6pm Thursday March 19

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Be Part of the Textile Village at the 2015 Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Hey, textile enthusiasts! Don’t miss the deadline to apply to the 5th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire and be part of this year’s Textile Village! You thought the Faire was just for tech-heads and robot enthusiasts? Think again! Whether you’re a spinner or weaver, knitter or crocheter, seamstress or basket weaver, felter or other textile artist, we’ve got a spot for you.

Photo credit Felicity Ronaghan

Photo credit Felicity Ronaghan

Come out and share your passion project -finished or still in progress- with an enthusiastic and appreciative audience! If you have an unusual tool or machine you’d like to show off, we’d love to see that, too. We especially encourage exhibits that feature a hands-on component, so if you have a skill you’d like to share with attendees, please let us know. Continue reading

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Volunteer Photographers & Videographers Wanted!

Are you passionate about the maker movement and love to photograph or make short films? We are looking for volunteers for our Documentation Team to help make the 5th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire a success. Our goal for the documentation team is to highlight Vancouver’s growing maker community through photo essays and short films about individual makers, community organizations and companies that encourage the do-it-yourself spirit. Another function of the Documentation Team is to record this year’s event by creating visual content for use in our social media, newsletters and other promotional content for future faires, with full credit to you, of course!

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Volunteer Bloggers Wanted!

Are you passionate about the maker movement and love to write? We are looking for volunteer bloggers to help make the 5th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire a success. Our goal for the blog is to highlight Vancouver’s growing maker community through interviews with and profiles of individual makers, community organizations and companies that encourage the do-it-yourself spirit in our city.

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What we require:

  • A curious nature and a desire to find out more about Vancouver’s maker community.
  • A commitment to write two or more 500-word blog posts per month in the lead-up to the faire
  • A comfort in conducting interviews, connecting with the public and researching topics.
  • An interest in social media and an initiative to help promote your work through a variety of channels.
  • An ability to write short, compelling posts that are fun to read.
  • A great photographic eye is a bonus!

What you will receive:

  • Full credit for your work in all social media posts and promotions.
  • Writing samples to add to your portfolio.
  • A free weekend pass to Vancouver Mini Maker Faire.
  • Attendance at our annual volunteer appreciation party.
  • A fabulous Vancouver Mini Maker Faire T-shirt.
  • A reference letter upon completion and by request.

To apply, please fill out our Volunteer Registration form. Any questions? Please contact Lindsay, our media coordinator, at media@makerfaire.ca. Please mark Blog Team in the subject line.

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