KRAKOW PHOTOMONTH VOLUNTEER TEAM #WOLOMFK

In our #wolomfk team we have lot of photography and art enthusiasts whose create festival with us every year! 2020 filled with many challenges, clearly showed us that the strength of #wolomfk is based on teamwork. Last edition of Krakow Photomonth opened us to different and new forms of cooperation that we want to continue this year during the upcoming 19th edition! We have decided to open #wolomfk for collective work in various areas and focus on team spirit volunteers work in many intersecting areas, developing their passions and acquiring skills required in their future jobs.

Why is it worth it?

  • you can develop your skills in many different areas from technical and manual work during the assembly of exhibitions, through the development of artistic passions and photographic skills, to organizational experience related to the teamwork
  • we offer participation in specialized sections like social media or photojournalism
  • you will become an ambassador and co-organizer of one of the most important photography events in Europe
  • you will gain friendships for years the #wolomfk team is a group of young people who support and constantly inspire each other
  • you will be able to cooperate with us at various stages of the festival such as producing exhibitions, supporting accompanying events, distributing promotional materials or supporting the Festival Center you will see how large events such as an international festival are organized
  • you will meet many photography enthusiasts, as well as world-famous artists working in a wide field of visual arts

See how volunteering looks in practice – check out our Instagram!

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How to apply?

The recruitment process ended in March 2021 but if you really want to join us – please contact wolomfk@photomonth.com. We’ll do our best to find a place in #wolomfk team for you.

CHECK IN WHAT AREAS YOU CAN DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS

Volunteers supervise exhibitions at the appointed hours and places throughout the festival, as well as provide visitors with information about a given artist and their work. Volunteers in this section also help to ensure that the festival events such as workshops, openings and meetings proceed in a smooth way. If you are an art lover, would like to spend some peaceful time in the gallery or you wish to improve your communication skills – this field can be perfect for anyone!
Volunteers are responsible for distributing the festival’s promo materials – posters, booklets programs and postcards. If you don’t like staying in one place, know the city inside out or wish to know it a bit better sign up here! Distribution is a collective effort taking place before and during the festival.
Volunteers help set up exhibitions in May – around two weeks before the festival opening. If you are not afraid of physical effort and enjoy resolving various technical and manual issues, join this field! Patience and fine motor and manual skills are essential for the job. At times, you will also be needed to prepare the space for the installation team, which will require a good understanding not only of people but of things too. The work will continue throughout the festival and approximately a week after when the exhibitions are being uninstalled which would be at the end of June.
This area was initially dedicated to documenting volunteers’ work as well as the festival itself. We are looking for photographers and videographers willing to experiment visually and share the results of their work with us and the public as well as creating visual content in form of photo coverage and video materials. If you are interested in social media areas our #wolomfk Instagram is a place just for you. During the festival our volunteers run our Instagram, they also contribute materials to the official festival social media channels. We are looking for creative and determined people with a sense of aesthetics who want to work with specialists and, in cooperation with them, improve their workshop. You can also support the festival editorial staff, by translating, writing articles for a website or sending newsletters. You can train your reporting skills by writing notes or conducting interviews for our blog.
Final form of this department will depend on the epidemiological situation and duties will be adjusted to the prevailing conditions. It will then be important to involve a small group of volunteers to accompany the festival guests and artists, most likely during the events (panels, meetings, tours) during the opening weekend. This field is intended for punctual, agile and communicative people who would like to take advantage of the opportunity to get to know and have interesting conversations with curators, artists and journalists.
Final form of this department will depend on the epidemiological situation and duties will be adjusted to the prevailing conditions. Volunteers working in this area will then be responsible for issuing welcome packs for guests, providing information related to the festival and all events, and for the possible sale of festival publications and merch. It is an area for organized, independent and communicative people who fluently communicate in English. Most of the work will probably take place during the opening weekend, among a small selected team, which will require a sense of responsibility for the current affairs of the festival.

Final form of this department will depend on the epidemiological situation and duties will be adjusted to the prevailing conditions. Krakow Photo Fringe takes place parallel to the Photomonth and it is an initiative bringing together exhibitions of independent artists. Volunteers have a chance to learn about creating such an undertaking from scratch, working directly under the supervision of the Fringe team. The tasks will include assistance in the organization of events, support in social media, and above all, photographic documentation and creation of photo coverage during openings taking place throughout Krakow, combined with the distribution of KPF promotional materials.

We know how such collective work can be a huge opportunity for volunteers themselves, but also for us – the organizers. It is thanks to you that we learn and grow every year – each time different and new. None of the previous editions of the festival would have succeeded without the support and commitment of #wolomfk, who are an integral part of Krakow Photomonth and have a direct and real impact on the formula of our event. Volunteers are the ones who create the atmosphere and build not only an artistically engaged community, but also a fully inclusive and friendly safe space of #wolomfk.
For many years we have been continuing our mission of changing volunteering for the better. Our ambition is to deliver it to the highest possible standards of collaboration in which we do succeed, which has been proven by the ​Volunteer Friendly Organization certificate awarded to the Foundation for Visual Arts in 2015. For us, the certificate is both a reward for our efforts and a guide for our future activity. For more information about the certification go to:​ ​dobrywolontariat.pl/idea.

FIND US AT:
www.instagram.com/wolomfk
www.wolomfk.photomonth.com

FAQ

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Basia Klaczak
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
basia.klaczak@photomonth.com
wolomfk@photomonth.com

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