Camping Committee: Field

Monday, March 14


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The Field Division of the Camping Committee is organized and led by our Co-Chairman, Craige "Dollar Dot" Keith. Craige and his right hand, Assistant Chair Rick Emery, along with their group of OPS Supervisors oversee the various Field Groups at Fest that fall under the Field Division banner; the Training and Safety Group led by Phil "Cherryman" Hardy, Department of Transportation (DOT) led by Mike "Dotman" Carlton and of course the Field Crews that hold back the hordes.

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Monday, March 14
Crew Chief Job Description
Duties and Responsibilities

This key role Crew Chief exists within most of the divisions that make up the Camping Committee. Crew Chiefs supervise a crew of 3 to 6 Field Foot Volunteers. There is some variation in the Crew Chiefs duties depending on the Field Group they fall under.

Field Operations Division:

There are a number of groups within Field Operations Division where Crew Chiefs can work. These include General Crew, Shuttle Services, Field Maintenance and Showers.

General Crew Chief:

They are responsible for training the Foot Volunteers working for them. They usually are assigned a radio for the duration of their shift. Training in its use will have been given prior to Festival at an orientation, or in the case of a field promotion, provided by the Communications Supervisor prior to going out on shift. They will then be responsible to answer all radio calls to them as well as report in at regular roll calls during their shift, usually once every half-hour in the case of Field Operations. This role exists within the Field Operations Division.   General Crew Chiefs report directly to the Field Supervisor on duty for the duration of their shift and will keep in contact with them at regular times throughout their tour of duty (shift). When they are called in at the end of their shift, they will turn in their radio to the Communication Supervisor. Then they will evaluate their crew members at the Field Operations area where they will be met by a member of the Data Entry Staff who will take their information and enter it into the database. The Crew Evaluation is a critical task of the Crew Chief as it enables us to track the capability and reliability of our foot volunteer. As new Crew Chiefs are needed, these evaluations are a main factor of the promotion process.

The General Crew Chief is usually one of the first Camping Committee volunteer a camper comes to when they have a question or problem. This hospitality function is a critical asset of the Camping Committee. They can be asked questions about on-going events at the Festival, rules of the campground or directions to locations within the campground and outside of the Festival site. It is important that Crew Chiefs direct the inquiring camper to someone who can answer questions if they can't. Whether asking questions or making complaints the Crew Chief will meet campers with civility and empathy at all times.

Field Maintenance Crew Chief:

Although Field Maintenance is a Field Operations group, it is generally staffed by Crew Chiefs who are making up missed shifts or an individual appointed Crew Chief for that particular shift. The Communications Supervisor assigns them a task or multiple tasks for the duration of their shift. These generally include fence repair throughout the campground perimeter.

Shuttle Services Crew Chief:

Crew Chiefs working with this group are usually hand-picked individuals that have been performing this task for the group for a number of years. Shuttle Crew Chiefs supervise the use of a shuttle vehicle for the duration of their shift. The will make sure the vehicle is operated in a safe manner and that it has an eligible driver at the wheel. They will transport camper's equipment between off-site parking areas and the campground on pickup trucks. The Shuttle Crew Chiefs also perform a hospitality function for the campers, any help or information they can offer when asked, goes a long way to helping the Camping Committee and guarantees a good camping experience for everyone. They can be asked questions about on-going events at the Festival, rules of the campground or directions to locations within the campground and outside of the Festival site. If they can't answer knowledgeably, it is important that the Crew Chief direct the inquiring camper to someone who can. Whether asking questions or making complaints, they will meet campers with civility and empathy at all times.

Showers Crew Chief:

Crew Chiefs working with this group supervise the use of our on-site Shower Trailer for the duration of their shift. They will make sure the vehicle/facility is secure and sanitary. If neccessary they will reset the power to the heater or contact the vendor if the equipment malfunctions. The Shower Crew Chiefs also perform a hospitality function for the campers, any help or information they can offer when asked, goes a long way to helping the Camping Committee and guarantees a good camping experience for everyone. They can be asked questions about on-going events at the Festival, rules of the campground or directions to locations within the campground and outside of the Festival site. If they can't answer knowledgeably, it is important that the Crew Chief direct the inquiring camper to someone who can. Whether asking questions or making complaints, they will meet campers with civility and empathy at all times.


Monday, March 14
Foot Volunteer Job Description
Duties and Responsibilities

A key role of the Camping Committee, the position of Foot Volunteer exists within most of the divisions that make up the Committee. They are usually the first person an individual in the campground will talk to if they have a problem or complaint. Thus their attitude and demeanor reflects on the overall perception of the Camping Committee. Foot Volunteers are the eyes and ears of the Camping Committee.

This role exists within the Field Operations Division, the Vehicular Camping Division and the Pre-Festival Division. As these divisions all perform varied tasks, the Foot Volunteers role depends on the division they fall under. There are even varied duties depending on the group within the division the Foot Volunteer can work for.


Field Operations Division:

There are a number of groups within Field Operations Division where Foot Volunteers can work. These include General Field Foot Volunteer, Shuttle Services, Field Maintenance and Showers.

General Field Foot Volunteer:

Foot Volunteers working with this group can patrol within the campground, monitoring the safety and security of its campers and their campsites as well as the safety of Camping Committee roads, structures and equipment. They can also patrol the boundaries of the campground, making sure that campers enter or leave the campground through the gates we have in place. As the need arises Foot Volunteers will deter people from jumping over the fence or handing equipment or other gear over the fence in the area they are designated to patrol. They maintain the 24 foot fire lane that goes along the fences on the inside of the campground, so it is imperative that when they see campers setting up in these areas, that they stop them. The General Foot Volunteer can also control the entry in and out of the campground, making sure that the campers entering the campground, have the proper wristlets and do not bring in items that are not permitted in the campground. They also control the entry into the campground by various vehicles, insuring that all vehicles that enter have the proper entry passes and that the individuals in them are all wristletted. Foot Volunteers may also work on the Shower Crew maintaining the order, operation and cleanliness of the facility.

The General Field Foot Volunteer is usually the first Camping Committee volunteer a camper comes to when they have a question or problem. This hospitality function is an important as the security function. They can be asked questions about on-going events at the Festival, rules of the campground or directions to locations within the campground and outside of the Festival site. It is important that Foot Volunteers direct the inquiring camper to someone who can answer questions if they can't. Whether asking questions or making complaints the Foot Volunteer will meet campers with civility and empathy at all times.

Field Maintenance:

Although Field Maintenance is a Field Operations group, it is generally staffed by Foot Volunteers who are making up missed shifts and has no supervisory positions beyond Crew Chief. The crews of this group are managed and evaluated by the Communications Supervisor.

Shuttle Services:

Foot Volunteers working with this group are usually handpicked individuals that have been performing this task for the Camping Committee for a number of years. Generally the Shuttle Services Supervisor directly recruits these volunteers. These Foot Volunteers transport camper's equipment between off-site parking areas and the campground on pickup trucks. Foot Volunteers on the Shuttle also perform a hospitality function for the campers, any help or information they can offer when asked, goes a long way to helping the Camping Committee and guarantees a good camping experience for everyone. They can be asked questions about on-going events at the Festival, rules of the campground or directions to locations within the campground and outside of the Festival site. If they can't answer knowledgeably, it is important that Foot Volunteers direct the inquiring camper to someone who can. Whether asking questions or making complaints, the Foot Volunteer will meet campers with civility and empathy at all times.


Pre-Festival Division:

Foot Volunteers working with this group are usually handpicked individuals that have been performing this task for the Camping Committee for a number of years. This position is not open to new volunteers. Long-time Foot Volunteers who wish to apply for this position must notify the Prefest Senior Supervisor and if accepted are placed on a waiting list for when openings occur.

Vehicular Camping Division:

Foot Volunteers working with this group are usually handpicked individuals that have been performing this task for the Camping Committee for a number of years.   They are generally recruited directly by the Vehicular Camping Senior Supervisor. If veteran foot volunteers are interested in joining this group, they need to contact directly the Vehicular Camping Senior Supervisor.