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8 January 2016

Call for Volunteers – Carabosse Fire Garden

Do you enjoy taking part in fun and creative public activities? Do you love fire? Are you good with your hands? Are you enthusiastic and friendly?

The Auckland Arts Festival has a fantastic opportunity for up to 13 volunteers for Carabosse - Fire Garden at the Auckland Domain.

Carabosse volunteers

About Carabosse - Fire Garden  Carabosse are a world-renowned company of French fire artists and sculptors who create fire installations in outdoor sites around the world including Stonehenge, the Kremlin, Marrakech and Vietnam’s Truong Tien Bridge.

Fire Garden is a three hour-long fire installation takes the audience on a journey through a fiery landscape of dreams, surprise and magic. The audience moves through structures built with fire, metal, fire pots and lanterns.

Who are we looking for? We need enthusiastic adult volunteers aged 18+who work alongside the Carabosse team to set up and light the fire elements each night and mind the installations while the public walk through. During the day you would help refill the structures with charcoal, change candles and fire pots.

You’ll need to be relatively fit and strong, good at following direction, happy to work outside, comfortable around flames, and really good at interacting with the public to give them a great experience at Fire Garden.

You must be able to speak and understand English and if you can speak French or other languages as well, even better!

Full training for the role will be given by Carabosse. Costumes, safety gear and meals will be provided.

You will be required onsite for all of the following times (exact times subject to change):

3 March

4.00pm – 11.30pm

Meet the Carabosse team

Briefing & demonstration

Costume fitting

4 March

9.00am – 6.30pm

8.00pm - 11.30pm

Set up of the installation

The show

5 March

9.00am – 6.30pm

8.00pm - 11.30pm

Set up of the installation

The show

6 March

9.00am – 6.30pm

8.00pm - 11.30pm

Set up of the installation

The show

7 March

9.00am – 11.30pm



In return you will get:

  • an Auckland Arts Festival T-shirt & tote bag

  • 2 x free tickets for 4th March show for you to give to your friends or family

  • 2 x double passes from a selection of other Festival shows

  • lunch and/or dinner each day

  • an unforgettable experience!

Volunteering is a great way to gain work experience, get on-the-job training, ‘give back’ to the community, meet new people and get involved behind the scenes of a fantastic festival. We can also provide a letter following the event to add to your CV.

Click here for more information on Fire Garden.

Please complete the application form and send it to Angela Green, Programme Manager, angela.green@aaf.co.nz by Friday 5 February 2016.

Thank you for your interest!