Austin Food + Wine Festival
April 22-24, 2016
Auditorium Shores
Austin, TX
Taking place in downtown Austin, Austin Food + Wine Festival returns for its 5th year in 2016 with an authentic, fresh and inspiring experience that will have even the most discriminating gourmet coming back for more. This food, wine & spirits Festival puts you at the heart of gastronomic revelry! 
For two delectable days, the nation’s top chefs, and wine, spirit and beer purveyors will join the region’s epicurean heroes to entice your senses with tastings, showcases and demonstrations.

This application is your chance to be a part of the event.
We are seeking food, wine and people enthusiasts who are willing to invest time and passion to see the Festival succeed. You will enhance the patron experience by providing a happy and hospitable presence in one of the festival's key areas.  
Please fill out the application below to apply for an hourly paid Crowd Services Staff Position at the 2016 Austin Food + Wine Festival.
Applications will be reviewed and selected as they are received. Once all positions are filled, we will close the application.

If accepted, you will be sent a confirmation email with your assigned shift. The acceptance email will include details about your assigned team position and shift times. At that time, you will have the opportunity to accept or decline the position. All applications will be considered when filling positions.
You will be notified of your application status by early-April.
Submitting this application does not guarantee entry into the Festival.
Questions? Contact crowdservices@austinfoodandwinefestival.com. 
Thank you so much for your interest in joining the team!
Deadline to Apply: Thursday, March 31, 2016


- I am at least 21 years old as of April 22, 2016.

- I understand that I am representing the festival as paid Staff.

 - I understand that I am applying to provide hospitality to the festival's guests. This means I will work towards the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.

- I understand that when I am working I will wear my festival shirt and will promptly remove it when I am not working. 

- I understand that I will receive $10/hour, less witholding for applicable taxes, for services provided as a Crowd Services Representative.

- I understand that failure to perform my duties as expected/required may result in my dismissal from the event and will affect future placement within future programs.

- I understand that I will earn a staff wristband for each day I work at Austin Food + Wine Festival 2016. It does not grant me access to backstage or any other back of house areas.

- I will complete my festival assignment in a superb manner (reporting on time for shifts, staying the entire shift, reporting for all shifts, wearing assigned identification during shift, respecting other staff members, performers, and patrons of the festival).

- I understand that use of alcohol and/or controlled substances before or while on duty is strictly prohibited. Violators will be subject to immediate dismissal from the event.

- I understand that missing an assigned shift or shifts (or not completing a shift) will jeopardize my participation with Austin Food + Wine Festival in the future.

- Upon applying, I understand that the email address I provide may be used for future crowd services opportunities. 



- The biggest perk is entry into the festival each day of your shift! After your shift, you are free to enjoy the event. If your shift begins mid-day, you can check-in early to receive your credential and enjoy the Festival. YOU MUST still return to the staff check-in tent to meet your team lead 20 minutes before your shift, or you will be counted as a no-show. Please note that we give priority to those that are availabe both days.

- You will also get a limited edition staff t-shirt to wear while you’re on shift and to keep as a nice memory of your contribution to the Festival.

- We’ll provide water which will be located at various spots throughout the park.

- You’ll be part of a team that’s putting on a one of a kind event. It’s a fun way to meet people with shared interests and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you were a big part of making the festival happen.



*Applicants with flexible availability are most likely to get accepted. 
Which categories are you interested in applying for? Please choose all that strike an interest. The more you select, the more likely you are to be selected.  *


Are you TABC certified? Certification is required for any role involving alcohol service. *

Have you volunteered or worked for Austin Food + Wine Festival before? *
Do you have other food and wine event experience?  *
Do you have experience working in the service industry? *
Do you have experience working with people with disabilities?  *
Please list two references: *


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