WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A VOLUNTEER?

THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME IS AN ASSOCIATED STRUCTURE TO THE SIBIU INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL AND IS ORGANIZED BY THE “RADU STANCA” NATIONAL THEATRE SIBIU.

Registration for the FITS 2023 International Volunteering Programme has started!

The Sibiu International Theatre Festival has started registrations for the International Volunteer Programme for FITS 2023. The 30th edition of the Festival will take place between June 23 and July 2, 2023.

Those who want to be FITS volunteers can sign up by October 31 by filling out the form HERE.


Be part of a fenomenal festival team!

Become a FITS volunteer and enjoy numerous benefits, such as free training, the feeling of playing an active role in the community, life experience, opportunity to learn and develop new useful skills. Join an exceptional team and meet people who share the same values as you!

You will have the chance to proudly wear the FITS volunteer T-shirt and your own FITS badge, as well as to receive a FITS volunteer certificate, which can tip the scale in your favour at employment competitions (as per Law no. 78/2014). The certificate can also help you secure a place at a university abroad.

Be part of the non-formal education programme that brings together a huge community of volunteers from Romania and abroad! We are proud that the largest and most important platform for promoting non-formal education through performing arts has been set up in Sibiu.

The FITS Volunteering Program was created while building the framework for Sibiu European Capital of Culture 2007.

Partnerships

EU-Japan Fest joined FITS and the programme Sibiu European Capital of Culture 2007 due to the vision on and credit granted to volunteering. Thus, throughout the ten years of exceptional partnership, over 130 Japanese young people have come to Sibiu and contributed to the organization of FITS.

From 2009, the Takayama City Hall in Japan has sent around 15 volunteers. In 2010, Mayumi Taniguchi together with three other volunteers representing their hometown Takayama came to Sibiu for the first time. Since then, Mayumi has returned every year and in 2014 she became the international volunteer coordinator. In 2012, the cities Takayama and Sibiu became sister cities, with Mayumi contributing to strengthening the relations between the two cities. Thus, in 2015 and 2016, with the support of FITS, TNRS, Sibiu City Hall, Takayama City Hall, as well as the Embassy of Romania to Tokyo and the Gheorghe Lazăr High School in Sibiu, five Romanian FITS volunteers became volunteers of the Takayama Autumn Festival as part of the Sibiu - Takayama Exchange Project (STEP). This project started in 2009, when three volunteers from Sibiu participated at the Takayama Autumn Festival for the first time.

In 2012, the Seoul Performing Arts Festival (SPAF – the most important performing arts market in Asia) started collaborating with FITS, sending their most-prized volunteer to FITS. In 2016, SPAF and FITS agreed over a three-year partnership to reward the most dedicated volunteer in fulfilling SPAF tasks, who enjoyed the FITS volunteering experience the following year.

Profile of a Volunteer:

  • +16 years
  • not in the final years of studies
  • excited to learn, discover and meet people
  • dedicated, trustworthy
  • assertive and respectful
  • empathic and positive
  • observant
  • flexible, polite
We will help you discover yourself and become a super volunteer. How? Fill out the registration form, join the training, remember the information made available and required to pass the tests, be engaged and on time. Everything else will follow!

Become a FITS volunteer and discover the magic, feel the joy and the intensity of those ten festival days, choose to try a one-of-a-kind experience, immerse yourself in the mysterious world of performing arts.

Departments

Advertising

Responsibilities:
  • Checking the FITS posters for each event/performance
  • Organizing and managing FITS posters
  • Delivering posters and programs to FITS partners and locations


PERFORMING ARTS MARKET

Responsibilities:
  • Communicating with different guests
  • Assisting the coordinator in various daily tasks
  • Spreading promotional materials throughout the venues


THE CRISIS CELL

Responsibilities:
  • Managing unforeseen events that may occur during FITS
  • Assisting other coordinators or volunteers
  • Collaborating with other departments to help them fulfill their tasks
  • May have to solve another department’s task, so these volunteers should be familiar with the responsibilities of all departments
  • May have to work over the pre-established schedule


Companies

Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring the communication between the companies’ members and FITS’ staff
  • Keeping in touch with the logistic department regarding the designated company
  • Assisting the members of the company throughout their staying at the festival (assembly, rehearsals, show, dismantle) 

Special Conferences and Book Launches

Responsibilities
  • Communicating with the guests
  • Assisting the coordinator in various daily tasks
  • Spreading promotional materials throughout the venues

Exhibitions

Responsibilities
  • Communicating with the invited artists
  • Assisting the coordinator in various daily tasks
  • Spreading promotional materials throughout the venues

Info Desk

Responsibilities
  • Offering informations regarding the festival in the InfoPoint desk
  • Daily reviewing the festival’s schedule and notifying the errors
  • Printing the badges for the FITS’ participants
  • Spreading promotional materials throughout the InfoPoint desk


Logistics

Responsibilities
  • Assisting the coordinator in various daily tasks
  • Ensuring the communication between the festival’s members and the participants


Outdoor

Responsibilities
  • Assisting the coordinator in various daily tasks
  • Spreading promotional materials
  • Ensuring the communication between the festival’ staff and the members of the outdoor companies


Pr and Communication

Responsibilities
  • Participating at the special events
  • Writing presentations, short texts regarding the events
  • Communicating with various guests of the festival
  • Assisting the coordinator in various daily tasks

Protocol

Responsibilities
  •  Ensuring the protocol in all the venues of the festival
  •  Assisting the coordinator in various daily tasks


Sponsors

Responsibilities
  • Spreading promotional materials throughout the venues
  • Assisting the coordinator in various daily tasks


Technic

Responsibilities
  • Technical assistant (working in PowerPoint and video projections)
  • Ensuring the translation, if needed, between FITS’ staff and the technicians from the invited companies


Ticketing

Responsibilities
  • Checking/Scanning the tickets at the venues
  • Helping the audience to their seats
  • Offering details regarding the performances

Video

Responsibilities
  •  Assisting the video team in recording the performances
  •  Assisting the staff in the process of video editing
  • Handling the technical equipment 


TEAM

Ștefania Dogariu - Coordinator of Volunteers Program -  voluntari@sibfest.ro
Mayumi Taniguchi - International Coordinator of Volunteers Program
Daria Ciobanu - Volunteering Programme Coordinator - daria.ciobanu@sibfest.ro