Construction Crew

We need a few people to help with our dirtiest, least glamorous, labor-intensive tasks – including: 

  1. Working in teams to move large, heavy objects (e.g., picnic tables, stage components, straw bales, carpet rolls, safety cones, etc.  Involves loading, unloading, & riding on a truck bed or flatbed trailer.
  2. Erecting 100s of yards of plastic fencing.  Taking it all down Sunday night & Monday morning.
  3. Pounding and pulling many steel t-posts used to support fencing.
  4. Distributing piles of woodchips and straw bales – usually with the help of a tractor/truck/trailer.
  5. Spreading woodchips over large areas using wheelbarrows, rakes, and shovels. 

This year our busiest days will be Tuesday the 12th; Wednesday the 13th -- AND Monday June 18th for post-fest takedown.   (Our crew members rarely, if ever, work during the event itself.)

Applications will be considered on a priority basis – according to availability: 

  1. Highest priority goes to those available to work all 3 of our busy days –Tue, Wed, and 2nd Mon (takedown & cleanup, until about 2 pm).
  2. Second priority to volunteers available after the music ends Sunday night (2-3 hrs) plus the next day, takedown Monday.
  3. Lowest priority to pre-fest days only – Mon to Thu. 

The only tools you’ll need are gloves for your hands, a water bottle (water provided on site), wire cutters (diagonal pliers or snips) and a sharp knife (razor blade or other).  Optional tools: rake and/or wheelbarrow/cart for wood chips, post pounder and/or post puller for steel t-posts. 


Needed: Experienced Tractor Driver

Safely operate our Live Oak rental tractor to distribute large loads of woodchips to work crews & help spread them.  All day Wednesday.  Be on call for smaller tractor jobs until Thursday around 2 pm. 

Needed:  Tow Vehicle & Driver

To haul flatbed utility trailer (2 axle, 17 ft. long overall, 8’6″ wide) from Atascadero to Live Oak Camp on pre-fest Monday, and back to Atascadero the following Monday, a week later.   The flatbed trailer belongs to Semmes & Co. in Atascadero and will be loaded with scaffolding for the follow-spot platform.  A 2’5/16 inch ball will be provided for your tow vehicle's hitch receiver.