Volunteering Opportunities

Telecommunications Engineer

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod currently has a volunteering opportunity for a Telecommunications Engineer to support the set up and maintenance of the site phone system for Eisteddfod week.

The person should ideally be an experienced telecommunications engineer who would be willing to give time over the two weeks leading up to the festival in July to set up a temporary switchboard system between the main office in the Pavilion building and various points around the site. They would also need to be available to provide support in case of any issues arising with the system during the week.

They would be working closely with another experienced volunteer who would be able to give guidance on what is needed. They would need to supply their own specialist tools.

If you or someone you know has the necessary skills and would be interested in playing a role in this unique and vibrant event, please get in touch with Colin Roberts as soon as possible colin.roberts@llangollen.net. or download an application form from here.

Archive Team: Research Assistant

The Archive team would like to enlist one or more volunteer assistants to help with the preparation of the display in the Archive Tent at the 2017 Eisteddfod, and also to help find information to support the publication of a book to mark seventy years of the festival.

You would be working closely with Prof Chris Adams, and other members of the Archive Committee. You could also be liaising with archives and museums throughout North Wales, and beyond.

Here are some examples of what you might be asked to do:

  • Track down information about episodes in the Eisteddfod’s history, such as:
  • Competitor stories: Finding the winners of the 1948 Folk Dance Competition, who were from a Displaced Persons’ camp in Anglesey: what was their story?
  • Prepare up-to-date biographies of personalities: adjudicators, day presidents, choirmasters, visitors………..
  • Identify photographs and relate to newspaper stories
  • Many more, all different.
  • Identify who owns the copyright of pictures, videos, and documents to be used in the book and the display, and to make approaches about getting permission
  • Convert documents, videos, and audio material to high quality digital files

The position would suit someone of historical bent, who is computer literate, keen on web-searching, and competent with digitising information.