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Leeds: Event Marshal - Easter Joust 2019

This challenge is now full! Thanks to all who have signed up. We will be needing a hand at some of our future events this year so keep a look out for future challenges or sign up to one of our Induction sessions. 

Hail Fellow! Here at the Royal Armouries we aim to bring history to life through live performances that are inspired by our world class collection. Our Easter horse show is the highlight of the year taking place in our outdoor arena over the Easter Bank Holiday. This year we have an international competition over four days and need friendly faces to join our merry band and help ensure everyone has a great day. You will be outdoors and in close proximity to horses, re-enactors (some with with fantastic facial hair), and excited visitors. 

Volunteers must be 18 or older for this challenge

What's involved?

  • 3 hour induction and 'dress rehersal' between 13th-14th April prior to the event weekend and a chance to see the horses in action before the Joust.
  • You can volunteer for up to four days over the Easter Bank holiday between 19th and 22nd April 2019
  • Meet and greet visitors
  • Direct them to the event and related areas
  • Help with the smooth running of the show
  • Whooping and cheering is not a must, but strongly encouraged

What to bring

  • Dress for the weather, this is an outdoor event and you will be outside for part or all of the day. (We recommend boots, layers, suncream, sunglasses, hats, etc)
  • Lunch!

Why get involved?

  • Be apart of our biggest event of the year
  • Meet the teams, make new friends and get to experience our exciting horse shows from a unique perspective
  • Learn new skills and knowledge that could be applied to a future career
  • There is plenty to do over the day, but we will ensure you get to see a show during your shift (unless you'd prefer to stay indoors)

How to get involved?

Step 1) Accept the challenge.

Step 2) We will contact you to arrange the date and time for your induction and a day or days to assist with the Easter Joust 

Step 3) Have a great time with us at the event!!

Step 4) If you wish, join us in the pub on Easter Monday for a social drink 

If you haven't volunteered on site with us before we will ask you to bring along some photo ID - such as a passport - and the contact details of one reference

Volunteers must be 18 or older for this challenge


Ideal Skill

  • Event Stewarding

Ideal Interests

  • Community Work
  • Events and Programming
  • Learning and Education
  • Visitor Service/ Front of House
  • Testing interest

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