The most important message in this blog post is: we are still looking for more volunteer staff! If you have some some time in August (can be just a few hours), please:
- Register on Our Staff Page (You will get periodic emails with the latest news: no obligation)
- Come to a staff meet. Dates in July:
- July 19, 18:30 at the Machi-Tsukuri Center
- July 29, 18:30 at Omachi Kaikan (just down the hill from Motomachi Park).
We are especially looking for people with some language skills, and people over 20 (we have jobs such as selling alcoholic drinks, handling the cash ticket proceeds at the main gate, and ensuring safe audience flow in the park that are best carried out by adults).
This said, our 2nd staff meet overflowed the main meeting room into the corridor outside and the neighbouring WMDF office space. Thanks to more than 90 people for turning out. Since there were so many new staff, there were introductions of this year’s artists, followed by a rundown of the “han” that we split staff into to run the event.
At the next staff meeting (Jul 19: in your calendar already?) most of the time will be spent doing preparation work for the festival, so we hope for an even bigger turnout. WMDF really wants its staff to have fun at our event, so the more staff we have, the better. Also, this year, we are running for 7 days for the first time, and we want to be able to give people time off during the event to recharge…. OK, OK, we repeated the message enough. Become a staff member and help us (and yourself!) enjoy a great August.