Festival Headquarters – Julia James
Assist at headquarters booth at greeting guests as they arrive on site. Provide Festival guests and campers with information and assistance where needed. Answer phone. Act as a central contact point for any needed resources.
Hospitality – Sherrie Watkowicz
Provide food and beverage to performers and guests in the hospitality area. Maintain a clean dining area. Staff the door to check credentials of those coming and going.
Kids’ Activities – Sandra Theoharatos
Assist in setting up and supervising activities for children during the day. Assist in the clean up after activities.
Kitchen – Joanna Begin
Assist with the prep, cooking, and clean-up of the hospitality kitchen.
Main Stage – Jim Sharpley
Assist the Main Stage Captain in maintaining a welcoming and safe environment in the backstage area.
Trading Post – Terry Tangarone
Assist in the sales of festival items at the Trading Post.
Maintenance – Bob Francks
Assist in the removal of trash and help with the maintenance of restrooms and showers.
Setup Crew – Rich James
This crew is for the setup of the festival grounds. Set up starts on Monday and should take through Wednesday. You are welcome to arrive any time after sun-up on Monday. Should be able to handle physical work. Some carpentry background would be helpful but not mandatory. You will be scheduled to work Monday through Wednesday and then have the rest of the festival off. Before being placed on this crew you will be contacted by phone by the Volunteer Coordinator to be sure you are a fit for this crew. Although not mandatory, it would be helpful if you could assist with teardown on Sunday.
Breakdown Crew – Rich James
This crew will be responsible for assisting in the breakdown of the festival. Including…… disassembling of stages, taking down signage, loading all festival material into trailers, etc…..
If you sign up for this crew you should be ready to start Sunday mid-morning to put a full day in on Sunday and finish on Monday. If accepted onto this crew, you must check in with the Volunteer Coordinator when you arrive on the grounds and will then be free to enjoy the festival until we start work on Sunday. You will be receiving a phone call from the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss the job duties required and the time you will be needed to be sure you are a fit for this crew. You must be able to show that you are reliable!!!!
Litchfield Stage – Jeff Horton
Assist in maintaining the schedule of performances of acts, arranging onstage setup, monitoring p.a. system. Must be personable, organized, and possess at least minimal knowledge of sound equipment.
Housatonic Stage – Dave Carney
Assist in maintaining the schedule of performances of acts, arranging onstage setup, and monitoring p.a. system. Must be personable, organized, and possess at least minimal knowledge of sound equipment.
Day Tickets & Parking – Rich Heepe
Assist with the sales of Day Tickets. Help with Day Ticket parking.
Main Gate – Rich Whitman
Assist in the flow of traffic and check-in and arm banding of campers, volunteers, artists, and VIPs as they arrive at the main gate.
Photography – Shanna Conner The photography Crew consists of a fun group of individuals who have a good eye for finding great images to capture. The crew is responsible for working as a team to photograph the entire festival. Podunk hosts a band competition, has three stages, a kids’ academy and activities, camping, and much more. Of course, photographers must display the utmost respect to our artists and attendees, and as a representative of Podunk should always assist in providing a welcoming environment. Members accepted for Photo Crew use their own camera/equipment and will be expected to upload their images to an online platform by October 1st.