Spirit West Coast Electrical Department
Volunteers Needed - Read On
SWC Monterey Electrical Team runs from July 27 - August 7, 2013.
The festival actually runs August 1-3, 2013, but we'll start setting up on July 27th and tear down can last until August 7th.
Spirit West Coast runs multiple stages, vendor booths, and tents at the same time: each with differing electrical requirements.
It's our job to build the electrical distribution system and provide repairs as necessary. Applicants must be comfortable working with both 3 phase 480 and 120/208 voltages.
We work long and hard hours. Our work begins approx 1 week before festival (see Setup Requirements below) and continues until approx 3-4 days after (see Teardown Requirements below).All applicants are pre-screened prior to acceptance to the team. This involves submitting a resume or a brief summary of qualifications, a brief phone interview, and then completing the online application process found on the Spirit West Coast website. Our criteria is not terribly strict,
but we must be sure that you have a basic understanding of electricity, electrical troubleshooting, and electrical
We need volunteers available for set up and during the event, OR available during the event and tear down.
(Granted, if you can be there for all three, that's OK too.) Our greatest need will be during tear down.
We have four
semi-trailers of equipment to set out and connect. We start Saturday (7/27) by unloading the trailers and pre-staging supplies.
Over the next five days we will be using large and long cables with cam lock connectors to create an electrical distribution system
connecting PG&E power to approx 20 large three phase 480/208 transformers, several electrical panels, and other power distribution
equipment throughout the venue. Power will be provided for all stages, food vendors, vendor tents, and SWC offices. Lights will
also require mounting in tents and other areas.
All members of the team will need to be on standby during the festival to handle any difficulties that
come up or to make any necessary electrical changes. There may be some maintenance work to be completed
also during the festival. During the festival, Saturday morning will be a time of pre-staging for teardown.
What goes up, must come down. Beginning Saturday, the electrical team will begin to tear down. The team normally starts at midnight and
works until four the next morning. We restart after the Sunday morning service. Tear down will take 3-4 days,
this includes returning all materials to the yard and reloading the trailers with all supplies.
Our goal is to glorify God and our Lord Jesus through hard work, fellowship and service. Come be part of God’s plan to
bring others to Christ through music and everyone’s hard work at Spirit West Coast 2012.
Go through phone interview and/or resume screening.
Electrical Dept Leader will send prospective applicants the link and code necessary to signup. Use of the code indicates to SWC Volunteer staff that you're application has been prescreened and approved.