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Buying books from Amazon and reading them on your Kindle… or listening to them on Audible. Cashing in CDs and subscribing to Spotify. Having your music discovered on Soundcloud.

Love it or hate it, technology and entrepreneurship are disrupting the music and literature industries. From the way we consume music and literature to the way it is created, produced and sold, they have all been affected by increasingly frequent new inventions.

But there is still room for innovation in this area. Still so many more possibilities, opportunities, improvements.

At Startup Weekend Sheffield, we’re known for bringing together creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and technical talent to take great ideas from concept to reality. These exciting weekend experiences foster great teams, high energy, and new ideas in health, transport, education, social and more. Now, we want to do the same for music and literature.

But we need to find our dream team. Behind every Startup Weekend Sheffield, there’s a team of passionate organisers and volunteers who work hard to make these events happen. Could you be part of this team?

We’re looking for:

Passionate and committed organisers

Interested or have experience in how technology can be used to disrupt the music or literature industries? Have a background in music/literature/technology and feel like you have insight to bring to the table?

Being a Startup Weekend organiser requires commitment of time and effort and is completely voluntary. You must be available on every day of the weekend (26-28 June 2015) and for regular meetings and preparation work for three months prior to the event. If you would rather have less time commitment, but still be involved during the event, perhaps applying to be a volunteer would be a better option.

If you’d like to join the team, please send us the following:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Mobile phone number
  • Twitter handle
  • LinkedIn URL
  • Location

And answer the following questions:

  • Have you been to Startup Weekend before? If so, which city and when?
  • Why would you like to be involved in organising this event?
  • Tell us about your background in music/literature/technology
  • If you could book any speaker for this event, who would you book and why?
  • Do you run any meetups or events?
  • Do you have experience/expertise in (Please include all that apply and don’t worry if none apply):
    • Marketing
    • Sponsorship
    • Getting great speakers/coaches/judges
    • Creative design
    • Technology/website management/coding
    • Events management

Deadline for application for this event is Friday 27th February. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

sheffield@startupweekend.org

Energetic and enthusiastic volunteers

Startup Weekend literally could not happen without the support of our amazing volunteers throughout the weekend. They’re the ones who keep the weekend running smoothly and make sure that all the attendees have everything they need to have the best time possible.

Being a Startup Weekend volunteer requires commitment of time and effort and is completely voluntary. You must be available on the weekend (26-28 June 2015).

We need volunteers to commit a minimum of 8 hours throughout the weekend. Duties may include:

  • manning the reception desk
  • directing attendees to amenities
  • directing attendees between buildings
  • contributing to social media
  • keeping the venue clean and tidy
  • moving furniture and equipment around
  • setting up food and drinks
  • distributing stationery

Although we can’t offer any financial reimbursement (hence ‘volunteer’), we will feed you at mealtimes, give you a Startup Weekend Tshirt and invite you to the after-party. And you get to soak up the creative atmosphere and spend your weekend doing something a little bit different.

If you’d like to join the team, please send us the following:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Mobile phone number
  • Twitter handle
  • LinkedIn URL
  • Location

And answer the following questions:

  • Have you been to Startup Weekend before? If so, which city and when?
  • Why would you like to be involved in volunteering at this event?
  • Tell us about your background in music/literature/technology
  • Do you have experience/expertise in (Please include all that apply and don’t worry if none apply):
    • Social media
    • Photography
    • Videography
    • Creative design

Deadline for application for this event is Friday 1st May. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

sheffield@startupweekend.org

 


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Samantha Deakin