Magical marquee (Romainmôtier-Envy VD)
Description: Event dedicated to families, nature, street and theatre arts, music, dance and good locally-sourced foods... 2009 Jan Reymond constructed a beautiful traditionally made marquee using his woodworking skills, to host a small gathering. People were so impressed that the event was repeated, year after year since then. The "Magical marque" is a joyous melting pot and meeting place: between its audience and artists from here and elsewhere, between different generations united by the various shows, and also between the various workers that inhabit the event. It is a unique opportunity for intercommunity gatherings around artistic creations and gastronomy, where everything is set up to encourage and allow exchanges, in a timeless atmosphere that catalyzes creativity and sharing.
Type of Work: Dozens of volunteers start working weeks in advance to transform the edge of the medieval village of Romainmôtier into a magical village to accommodate the few thousand visitors who will flock to the premises. The type of work that the SCI volunteers would be involved in is mainly around building and taking down the various venue structures: various tents, tables, grounds covering, toilets, restaurant area, trailers, amongst other infrastructures. This entails mainly lifting and handling. Be aware that the workload might be unpredictable, sometimes you might have less work to do and still have to be around and available to intervene when needed.
Study Theme: • Woodworking and landart (Jan Reymond) • Medieval history linked to Romainmôtier (Jan Reymond) • Events infrastructure organization (hands-on)
Accommodation: Still needs to be defined!
Language: The local language is French. If French isn't your mother tongue, we will contact you to check your language skills.
Requirements: As part of your application, please send us a motivation letter in FRENCH.
Approximate Location: The event takes place every year, nestled in a clearing at the edge of the Nozon river.
Notes: SCI Switzerland likes supporting non-profit festivals and we believe in the respectful and neat approach of “Scenes du Chapiteau” that follows a high ecological standards, local participation and familiar atmosphere.