Thanks for your interest in joining the Calgary Expo family. Want to know how you can join our dynamic team and what’s involved? Read on!
What does the Expo Crew do?
It’s simple: The Expo Crew makes people happy!
We work all over the show, behind the scenes and in the public eye to ensure each and every person that interacts with the Expo feels welcome and has a memorable experience. You could be keeping our Creator Guests fuelled and fed, providing fans with info at Customer Service, distributing much-needed goodies to your fellow crew members, or keeping your watchful gaze over autograph lines and Media Guests. It takes a village, and every member is important.
There are many teams that make up the Expo: Operations, Distribution, Programming, Customer Service, Welcome Team, Admissions and many more. We do our best to connect each member with a team that fits their skill set and interest as they climb up the ranks.
What are the benefits of joining the Expo Crew?
First off, you get to be a member of an exciting and enthusiastic community of people who are fans just like you. Many of our crew members have developed great friendships at Expo and enjoy mini reunions each year they return. There are also perks, which are determined by your (new for 2017) Crew Tier. The more time you share with us, the more perks you get!
Please Note: All crew are required to sign up for a minimum of two shifts. To maintain awesome service for our fans, one of those two shifts must be on Saturday or Sunday.
Common questions about joining the Expo Crew.
Yes! Crewmembers are given $10 meal-cards for each shift.
On the registration page, right where you pick the teams you are interested in, there is a link to a document with the team descriptions. Look through this document for teams that may spark your interest!
Note: We do our best to assign people to their teams of choice, but there is a chance you will end up on a team you did not select because your preferred teams are already at capacity. This gives you a chance to try out something you will likely find surprisingly more fun that you had imagined!
As soon as team assignments are done (mid-March), your team lead will get in touch with you to welcome you to their team and will let you know their preferred method of communication.
For most people, messaging them via Shiftboard would suffice, but when in doubt, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will direct your message where it needs to go.
A minimum of 2 shifts. The more shifts you have, the more perks you get. Please note that shifts can run anywhere from 8 hours to 12 hours depending on your team.
NOTE: One of your two shifts must be Saturday or Sunday
You have to be at least 16 years of age to join the crew.
However, if you have been specially recruited by a Team Lead who will vouch for you during the show, just have them contact us directly and we can make an exception.
If plans change – because you know, life happens – make sure to message your team lead and/or email@example.com well in advance of the show to let us know you can no longer make it and we will put your account on hold for the next show. If you do not inform us ahead of time and fail to show up for your scheduled shift(s), this may pose a hindrance next time you try to volunteer with us.
Water, comfortable shoes and clothing, a bright smile, and lots of energy! (We’ll have water on-site too. Bring a refillable bottle if you can; the Stampede Grounds has bottle-filling stations!)