Your day could involve anything from directing traffic, to setting up venues, to patrolling the site.
No one day will be the same. It's one of the most hands-on roles with a lot of interaction with team and delegates. Smiling is essential! The stewarding team ensures the smooth running of the event. You'll uphold onsite safety and security regulations and direct delegates around the site. Applicants are required to work as part of a team, under the direction of the chief steward, liaising closely with the control office and within health and safety and fire regulations. The role involves patrolling the whole site and taking action in line with the showground’s and New Wine's regulations. Stewards work in all the venues maintaining security and helping delegates.
Main stewarding team: This team covers the general site and seminar venues (as well as the main Meeting Place and Impact venues in Newark), and involves welcoming delegates, ensuring safety and assisting in any way to help things run smoothly. You must be 16 years and over to apply.
Control office: Based in the control office, this role mans radio traffic and coordinates what happens on site; the team are required to work some night shifts. Please note: we would particulalry welcome more over 21s on the control team!
Night crew: This team ensures the safety of the site, venues and delegates throughout the night. You must be 18 years and over to apply.
Main stewarding team
Hours: All stewards will work shifts of approx nine hours each day. Day stewards work between 8am and midnight. Night stewards work between midnight and 8am.