SIGN UP HERE for your shift. Please follow the link and sign up in the same way you would purchase a ticket online. It is free to sign up and each 5 hour shift gives you a free panel pass ($75 value) that will admit you to over 25 events during the Festival weekend. A one-hour orientation/training (encouraged, but not mandatory) will be held two times before the Fest, on Mar. 9th (Sunday) and 12th (Wednesday), both meeting at 4pm at the Monteleone lobby. Dress code: dressy casual (no jeans, no sneakers). Assignments vary and include collecting/checking tickets, giving info, helping with concessions. Please note your “sign up ticket time” as your shift is your responsibility.
With its many Master Classes, literary panels, special theater presentations, and exciting venues in the French Quarter, the Festival promises to live up to USA Today’s assertion that “the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival is one of the best in the country.”
We could not produce this event if it weren’t for our dedicated volunteers and site managers. With that in mind, each year we at the Festival office rely “on the kindness of strangers.”
In the months leading up to the Festival, we will begin seeking volunteers for all aspects of the festival. We will need ushers and ticket takers for the panels and special events. We will need smiling faces to assist our box office staff and information desk. Other positions include guest registration, messengers, runners, concessions, and party assistants.
Volunteer benefits include one free panel pass for each 4 to 5-hour shift, (special events and theatre presentations excluded), and more. Shifts are flexible, as are locations.
It is a great opportunity to meet great people while attending New Orleans’ most famous literary festival. A volunteer orientation will be held prior to the event. For more information, revisit this page during the months of February and March when our volunteer signup is live. And if you sign up for our e-newsletter, we’ll let you know when it does.