June 26 - July 2, 2018 Scotiabank Centre, Halifax

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Get Involved with one of Halifax's Biggest Events

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo relies heavily on volunteers, some of whom have been involved since the Tattoo’s beginning in 1979. Volunteers travel from as far away as the Bahamas and Scotland every year just to be a part of this show!

If you would like to join the volunteer team, please complete the application form.

The time commitment varies with each position. For instance, in addition to the production period, Props volunteers are required periodically throughout the year while Arena Masters are required only during the production period. The production period, which is from approximately June 15 to July 08, is the peak time for volunteering in all areas. The more flexible you are, the more likely you are to be chosen to volunteer.

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Get Involved, Get Rewarded 

Aside from being a part of one of the most exciting summer events in Halifax, you will come away with a sense of pride and patriotism by having contributed to the success of this world-renowned event.  You will meet people from many different countries and no doubt make many new friends. 

You will also receive:

  • Two tickets to the Preview Show*
  • An exclusive Cast T-shirt*
  • Tattoo ID Badge*
  • And more

*Volunteers must work at least 20 hours to receive benefits.

 

Ways to get Involved

ARENA MASTERS

Control and coordinate acts/scenes as they enter/leave the arena floor during rehearsals and shows. Prior experience as a Curtain Puller is helpful.

Volunteer Period –  June 15 to  July 6*

ADMINISTRATION

Assist the staff in the Production Office by answering the telephones, issuing IDs, printing and distributing memos, reconciling meal vouchers, and other logistical duties in support of the cast and staff.

Volunteer Period – June 12 to  July 6*

BACKSTAGE MARSHALS

Marshals maintain order backstage.  Duties may include keeping noise levels down during performances, security (such as checking IDs at entrances), and ensuring performers are following safety rules.

Volunteer Period – June 27 to  July 6*

CURTAIN PULLERS

Operating the curtains at the entrances/exits to the arena floor under direction of the Arena Masters.  Also assist with the efficient entry and exit of performers.

Volunteer Period – June 15 to July 6*

EXTRAS

Tattoo Extras are used in the show wherever bodies are needed to complete a scene. Extras must be willing to make the commitment to be available for fittings, all required rehearsals and performances. Volunteering does not necessarily mean that you will be chosen. Certain scenes require male or female performers and those chosen must fit the costumes/uniforms in stock.

When applying, provide clothing size, weight, height, etc., by completing Part 5 on the application.

Volunteer Period – June 10 to July 6*

FRIENDS INFO TABLES

At performances, staff the Friends of the Tattoo information tables/concourse area, signing up new members to be added to the Tattoo Times mailing list.

Volunteer Period - June 29 to July 06*

POSTER & BROCHURE DISTRIBUTOR

Distribute posters and brochures throughout the HRM or other parts of the province. If you live outside HRM, this provides the opportunity to remain in your home area for volunteering.

Be sure to complete Part 3B on the Volunteer Application form if you are applying for this position.

Volunteer Period – May 15 to July 6*

PROPS ASSISTANTS

If you are handy with a hammer or a paint brush, this is the perfect spot for you! Our Props department is always looking for enthusiastic people to build and repair props. Carpentry experience is a definite asset, but not a requirement. Props volunteers are also required periodically throughout the year.

Volunteer Period –  May 1 to July 6*

TOUR GUIDE

Guide backstage tours of the Scotiabank Centre prior to the show. Tours usually consist of 20-25 people. Must be be energetic, enthusiastic about the Tattoo, and able to comfortably speak to large groups of people. Knowledge of the Tattoo and it's history is perfered.

Volunteer Period -  June 29 to July 6*

WARDROBE ASSISTANTS/DRESSERS

Dressers assist the Wardrobe department in ensuring the performers are dressed properly for every show.  Assistants may be called upon for some sewing, hemming, or other costume repairs.

Volunteer Period – June 10 to July 6*

*These are approximate starting dates. Actual starting date may vary.

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