Position Title: Festival Gatekeeper

Overview: A Festival Gatekeeper is in charge of the front gates and is the first point of contact for visitors coming to the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival.

Location: Eden Mills, Ontario

Roles and Responsibilities

Overview of the tasks for the position of a Festival Gatekeeper

  • Make accurate cash transactions and change
  • Security of tickets and cash at all times
  • Provide information to festival patrons as needed
  • Provide directions to patrons as asked
  • Make radio requests when required
  • Help out with other tasks as assigned

Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hour commitment during the day of the festival

Position Commitment: If accepted as a volunteer, you are required to show up on time for your shift on the day of the festival and complete all required tasks to the best of  your ability.


  • Previous experience handling cash transactions an asset
  • Previous experience providing customer service an asset
  • Able to communicate in English clearly to festival patrons
  • Have a people person type of personality
  • Must be a minimum of age 18 for this position

Benefits of a Festival Gatekeeper

  • Enjoy the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival for free after your volunteer shift
  • Get to interact with people from all walks of life and cultures

Training and Orientation: To carefully read over all pre-festival email instructions sent by the Volunteer Coordinator

Responsible to: Marilyn Baxter, Volunteer Coordinator of the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival