Come volunteer at the 2018 Native American Festival

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On July 7th, from 10 am to 4 pm the Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market will celebrate its 25th year! The festival is an opportunity to meet and mingle with local Native artists and see their amazing work, all while learning about contemporary Wabanaki art and culture. And in order to make it happen, we could use your help! This year your support is especially important because the Festival is moving into downtown Bar Harbor and taking over the Abbe Museum backyard. Exciting changes lead to more volunteer opportunities, so be sure to read on to see this year’s needs – just a few hours of your time will have a big impact.

If you are interested in lending a hand, please contact Jill Sawyer at 207-288-3519 or jill@abbemuseum.org. We can't wait to work with you!


SPECIFIC TIME COMMITMENT

SET UP & BREAKDOWN (THURSDAY, JULY 5: 2 PM; SATURDAY, JULY 7: 4 PM)
Volunteers assisting with Set Up and Breakdown will be on hand to transform the backyard into the Native American Festival...and back again. There are 2 opportunities to help -- set up will be taking place the day before the event on Friday, July 6 and breakdown will be directly after the festival closes on Saturday, July 7 at 4 pm.

ARTIST SET UP ASSISTANTS (SATURDAY, JULY 7: 7 AM)
Once the event is set up it is time for the artists to come in and make it come alive. We could use a handful of people to help artists get settled and assist in their booth set up. Set up will begin at 7 am on Saturday, July 7 and end at 10 am.


HALF/FULL DAY OPPORTUNITIES

GREETERS (TWO SHIFTS: 10 AM – 1 PM; 1 – 4 PM)
Stationed at an entrance to the backyard, Greeters will be responsible for orienting visitors, answering questions, and potentially taking donations. It’s a fun and easy way to help out, all while meeting new people and enjoying the beautiful July weather.
**Must be comfortable handling cash.

ABBE BOOTH ATTENDANT (TWO SHIFTS: 10 AM - 1 PM; 1 - 4 PM)
At the Abbe Museum's information booth you will get to talk about all of the amazing things that are happening at the Museum, answer questions about the event, and even sell raffle tickets. It's a front row seat to the festival and a great way to meet interesting people.
**Must be comfortable handling cash.