Volunteer for Semi Permanent Aotearoa 2023

Semi Permanent Sydney 2022 – Volunteer

Semi Permanent Aotearoa, the country’s premier festival of creativity and design, is set to return to the country’s capital of Wellington.

Taking place across two venues within the city, from Wednesday 8th until Friday 10th November 2023, the festival will welcome thousands of attendees from across the Asia Pacific region for three days of keynote talks, panel discussions, workshops and masterclasses that will serve to educate and inspire.

The heart of the event.

The success of Semi Permanent 2023 relies on the support of our highly valued volunteers. Your positive interaction with our attendees is of vital significance as their first point of contact, their lasting impression and their overall experience of the event. The gratitude for your time, skills and enthusiasm will be rewarded through ensuring you are offered a valuable learning volunteering experience, meaningful to you and above all fun. 

Sound like something you want to be a part of?

Get involved in this unique experience and assist us in bringing this dynamic event to life whilst gaining worthwhile work experience alongside a renowned creative events team.
We'd love to welcome you onto the team if you are:
- Dynamic and outgoing, with a warm, welcoming and approachable nature 
- Have a personal curiosity and passion for art, culture and events 
- Motivated and enthusiastic 
- Positive and reliable

Key event dates

Wednesday 8 November — Workshops and Event bump in & set up
Thursday 9 November — Live event day 1
Friday 10 November — Live event day 2

Event briefing

Successful applicants will be invited to a group interview (details TBC) where they will meet the event management team and be briefed on the event schedule and roles & responsibilities.  


Volunteer responsibilities will vary across the event and we will give you an opportunity to experience different positions based on your availability. Responsibilities may include welcome and direction of guests, registration, packing of gift bags, workshop room monitors, VIP hosting, speaker concierge and speaker session ushers.

Event Venue

St James Theatre, Wellington

Event volunteer contact

Tania Hack – Ticketing & Community Manager (

Apply Here